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Jeep Wrangler Flips Over In Crash Test

The Jeep Wrangler is known for being a very capable off-roader. For a while, it didn't include lane assist or automatic emergency braking. Australia and Europe both gave the Wrangler a jaw dropping one star rating, and now America's Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has tested it for the first time this year, and it did NOT turn out well.

In this test, IIHS gave the Wrangler a 'marginal' rating, because it flipped over on its passenger side. That is not safe at all. The rest of the SUV's performance was good, according to IIHS; the dummy was well controlled, and the driver's space was maintainable. The fact the it flipped over poses a serious risk, and the removable doors and roof don't help. Fiat Chrysler tested it themselves, but it did not flip. This made Fiat Chrysler question the way IIHS tested the car. IIHS agreed to conduct another test, but it flipped over again.

All other tests went well, such as the moderate overlap front, side, roof and head restraint evaluations and received 'good' ratings for every one. Also, in the vehicle-to-vehicle front crash prevention system, it received a superior rating. Although, its base halogen and premium LED projector headlights were given very poor ratings.

Source Credits: CarBuzz


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