There is much to love about the Jeep® Compass. All new in model year 2017, the SUV has much in common with its Jeep Brand counterparts – classic styling, legendary capability, advanced technology and so on. And, like the other vehicles in the fabled Jeep Brand lineup, it too is built with safety and security in mind. In fact, we’re pleased to report the Jeep Compass has earned a Top Safety Pick rating for 2017 from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)*.
Such a rating is contingent upon performance in a series of vehicle tests that evaluate crashworthiness. The 2017/2018 Jeep Compass had the highest possible scores in tests that simulate the following.
- A side impact with a large SUV or pickup truck
- A moderate-offset frontal impact
- A small-offset frontal impact
- Roof-deformation consistent with a rollover
- A rear collision capable of inducing whiplash
The 2017/2018 Jeep Compass also earned a “superior” rating from the IIHS for its available Automatic Emergency Braking technology (AEB), due in large part to the sensor-fusion technology found in Full-speed Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking^, the SUV’s available driver-assist feature.
“Sensor-fusion combines the attributes of radar technology and cameras, while most competitive systems use one or the other,” says Mark Chernoby, Chief Technical Compliance Officer – Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. “This approach affords greater precision for monitoring the road ahead.”
Full-speed Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking is among more than 70 standard and available safety and security features in the 2017/2018 Jeep Compass. To learn more about all 70, we invite you to visit a BusinessLink dealership near you.
*Visit iihs.org for more information.
^This system is an alert system for the front of the vehicle. It is not a substitute for active driver involvement. The driver must remain aware of traffic conditions and be prepared to use brakes to avoid collisions.