Are Jeeps Safe?

2021 Jeep Wrangler off-roading

Are Jeeps safe? Of course. This question tends to come up often among Hood River car shoppers because Jeeps are known for excelling as high-adventure vehicles with top-of-line off-road performance features. While a Jeep might sound “too thrilling” to some from that angle, the fact is that a vehicle with a host of brand-exclusive off-roading features has exceptional traction and stability. After all, when you buy a Jeep, you get a 4X4 drivetrain which is even more tractable than AWD. Aside from that, Jeeps comes with a bevy of driver-assist safety features. 

Read on to take a closer look at Jeep safety features and safety ratings. Then fill out a pre-approval and explore our new vehicle specials to take the next step at C. H. Urness Motors Co. in The Dalles. 

Jeep Safety Features 

So, are Jeeps safe? Let’s take a closer look at all the Jeep safety features that will bring you confidence on the roads of Goldendale, WA: 

  • ParkView® Rear Backup Camera: This camera displays a feed on your Uconnect® touchscreen and allows you to easily back out of a parking space.
  • ParkSense® Rear Park Assist System: If you’re about to hit an obstacle behind you as you back up, this system will alert you.
  • LaneSense® Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist: If you fail to signal when changing lanes or simply drift while not paying attention, this system will use audio and visual cues to alert you.
  • Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking: If you approach the car in front of you too fast, this system will alert you, and if you don’t respond fast enough, it will hit the brakes. 

Portland drivers will also enjoy Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Path Detection, SOS Call and Assist Buttons, Adaptive Cruise Control, and Automatic High Beam Headlamps! 

IIHS Crash Test Ratings

Each year, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) tests the durability of each vehicle that comes on the market, setting the standard for which vehicles are considered safe. Two scales are used to rate the “crashworthiness” of a vehicle: the first, from “Poor” to “Good,” and the second, from “Basic” to “Superior.” Here’s how Jeep fared in 2020:

2020 Jeep Cherokee

  • Moderate Overlap Front: Good
  • Side Impact: Good
  • Head Restraints & Seats: Good

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee

  • Moderate Overlap Front: Good
  • Side Impact: Good
  • Roof Strength: Good

2020 Jeep Compass 

  • Moderate Overlap Front: Good
  • Side Impact: Good
  • Front Crash Prevention – Vehicle to Vehicle: Superior (with optional equipment)

2020 Jeep Renegade

  • Moderate Overlap Front: Good
  • Side Impact: Good
  • Front Crash Prevention – Vehicle to Vehicle: Superior (with optional equipment)

2020 Jeep Wrangler 

  • Moderate Overlap Front: Good
  • Side Impact: Good
  • Front Crash Avoidance & Mitigation: Superior (with optional equipment) 

As of this writing, there are no IIHS safety ratings for the 2020 Jeep Gladiator. 

Explore the Jeep Safety Features More Closely at C. H. Urness Motors Co.

Are Jeeps safe? We think the answer is undeniable, “absolutely!”. If Beaverton drivers would like to take a closer look at all the accident prevention and mitigation features on a Jeep, give us a call at (541) 705-4360. We’ll happily answer any questions you have and arrange for a test drive in The Dalles. Have more questions about Jeep? Be sure to check out our manufacturer guides.

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