Watch the new Jeep earn its spectacularly poor 1 star crash test rating

Ouch.

The new Jeep Wrangler has largely been met with warm praise since getting a revamp earlier this year. There certainly seems to be lots to like: the chunky styling and excellent off-road capabilities of Jeeps past remain, complimented by a much improved interior, more mod cons and the option of four doors.

However, it seems the new Jeep has an Achilles heel: namely its ability to protect its occupants.

Footage has been released of the 2019 Wrangler being crash tested, and it’s a poor showing. It performs well in most areas but several factors, including difficulty to instal child seats and - most crucially - a poor showing in the frontal crash test resulted in a dismal overall score.

Check out the footage below, along with footage of the much smaller Jimny’s test, which resulted in a 3 star score.

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Comments (49)

  • Back in my old auto parts days we joked Jeep = just expect every problem

      2 years ago
  • I hate the fact cars get down marked on safety assistance systems. Is it that hard to use your brain and eyes when driving. The occupant safety didn't look that bad, I have seen worse (rover metro comes to mind)

      2 years ago
    • metro is a rather low standard too...

        2 years ago
    • By modern standards the Wrangler is terrible for occupant protection.

      The test raised concerns with the dashboard and footwells collapsing and intruding into the passenger space.

        2 years ago
  • The Brits just don't understand what real off-road 4x4ing is. They think this is it.

      2 years ago
  • These vehicles are in two different class categories. The Jeep is being tested as a large off road vehicle and Jimny as a super mini.

      2 years ago
    • ...and when the 'muricans can't build a tank that can save your ass, you know that's why their auto industry in in the shitter. 'murica talks all this shite about how others build cheap assed products but their own DOT allows 'cheap'...

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        2 years ago
  • Those 4-door "Wranglers" aren't really Wranglers anyway. They're just Durangos with a body kit.

      2 years ago
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