The 2017 Jeep Compass SUV Earns Top Safety Award

By Ryan Everson | November 21st, 2017

If you’re looking for a crossover that offers wild adventure as well as dependable safety, check out the 2017 Jeep Compass. It just earned the Top Safety Pick from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and achieved “good” rating in each of five IIHS crashworthiness tests. Thanks to newly added active safety features and some smart engineering, you can count on the Jeep Compass to keep you safe. Take a look at what features contributed to earning this award and then take a look at our online inventory to start shopping with us now.

The incredible 2017 Compass is packed with more than 70 available safety and security features that include seven standard-equipment airbags. What sets this vehicle apart is the available Automatic Emergency Braking technology, featuring Full-speed Forward Collision Warning-Plus, and received a “superior” rating. The system benefits from the sensor-fusion strategy that uses a combination of radar and camera feeds to provide you with a holistic view of your vehicle.

“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.”

In addition, more than half of the Jeep Compass is comprised of high-strength steel that not only contributes to its crashworthiness, but also contributes in making this one of the most capable small SUVs ever. The Jeep Compass scored a “good” rating in the tests with the IIHS in tests that replicate:

• 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

Take a look at our current inventory of Jeep Compass vehicles and then come by to test drive one for yourself. Once you’re behind the wheel of this incredible crossover, you’ll love the experience and safety it can provide. Stop by today!


Images courtesy of Jeep Media

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