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

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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