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All-new Jeep® Compass SUV Named IIHS Top Safety Pick for 2017

  • 2017 Jeep® Compass earns Top Safety Pick from Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)
  • Highest possible ratings for crashworthiness and collision-warning technology
  • All-new Compass achieves “good” rating in each of five IIHS crashworthiness tests
  • Available Automatic Emergency Braking technology – Full-speed Forward Collision Warning-Plus – gets “superior” rating; system benefits from
    sensor-fusion strategy
  • Most capable compact SUV ever offers 70 available safety and security features, including seven standard-equipment air bags
October 17, 2017,  Auburn Hills, Mich. - The all-new Jeep® Compass has earned a 2017 Top Safety Pick rating from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS).
 
The 2017 compact SUV achieves “good” ratings in each of five IIHS tests that evaluate crashworthiness. Its available Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) technology also earns a grade of “superior.”
 
Each is the highest possible IIHS rating in its category. A Top Safety Pick designation is contingent on such performance.
 
“The all-new Jeep Compass benefits from high-strength steel content that exceeds 65 percent,” says Mike Manley, Head of Jeep Brand – FCA Global. “This not only contributes to crashworthiness, it speaks to a level of engineering sophistication that makes this vehicle the most capable small SUV ever.”
 
More than half of its high-strength steel comprises hot-stamped steel and advanced high-strength steel, indicative of a trend that has seen FCA US increase their overall use by more than 50 percent since model-year 2012.

The 2017 Jeep Compass scored “good” ratings in tests that simulate:
  • 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; and
  • a rear collision capable of inducing whiplash

Advanced AEB technology is a hallmark of the safety strategy embraced by FCA US LLC. Accordingly, the all-new Jeep Compass benefits from sensor-fusion technology in its available driver-assist feature, Full-speed Forward Collision Warning-Plus.
 
“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-Plus is among 70 safety and security features in the all-new 2017 Jeep Compass. Among its seven standard-equipment air bags are seat-mounted side pelvic-thorax air bags and full-length, side-curtain air bags.
 
The all-new 2017 Jeep Compass starts at $20,995, excluding destination, taxes, title and registration fees.
 
Jeep Brand
Built on more than 80 years of legendary heritage, Jeep® is the authentic SUV brand that delivers legendary off-road capability, interior refinement, high-tech features and versatility to people who seek extraordinary journeys. The Jeep brand delivers an open invitation to live life to the fullest by offering a broad portfolio of vehicles that continues to provide owners with a sense of safety and security to handle any journey with confidence. Jeep Wave, a premium owner loyalty and customer care program that is available to the entire Jeep 4x4 lineup, is filled with benefits and exclusive perks to deliver Jeep brand owners the utmost care and dedicated 24/7 support. The legendary Jeep brand's off-road capability is enhanced by a global electrification initiative that is transforming 4xe into the new 4x4. All Jeep brand vehicles in North America will offer an electrified variant by 2025.

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