Jeep Wrangler Fails IIHS Crash Test, Again
U.S. agency Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) puts a significant number of vehicles through its crash tests each year, which helps determine which models are the safest on the market.
Over the years, the tests have been refined to reflect different situations that motorists may encounter. The IIHS’s well-earned reputation for rigour in the way it evaluates vehicles has forced manufacturers to offer products that are safer and safer during impacts.
This is all excellent. And it’s shining a not-so-flattering light on the Jeep Wrangler, which is having a devil of a time with the agency’s small overlap crash test in particular. Basically, in that test, only 25 percent of the front of the vehicle comes into contact with an obstacle, causing it to rotate on itself.
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The Jeep Wrangler’s reaction to this type of collision is cause for concern, evidently. In 2019, when the new generation model was subjected to the impact, it ended up on its side. Recently, the IIHS put a 2022 model through the same test and the result was very similar. Which tells us no substantial improvements have been made by the manufacturer.Read more