2017 Jeep Com­pass re­ceives 5-star Euro NCAP safety rat­ing

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The re­cently launched Jeep Com­pass has just been awarded a 5-star rat­ing un­der Europe’s New Car As­sess­ment Pro­gramme (Euro NCAP). Clas­si­fied as a small off-road ve­hi­cle, the Com­pass scored a high 90% on adult oc­cu­pant pro­tec­tion and 83% on child safety. Pedes­trian safety is rated at 64% while Safety As­sist is rated at 59%. A Euro­pean-spec left-hand-drive model was used for the test, which came with a 2.0-litre diesel en­gine, a 4x4 driv­e­line, fea­tured eight airbags and came with an au­ton­o­mous brak­ing sys­tem. Ac­cord­ing to the agency, the SUV’S pas­sen­ger com­part­ment re­mained sta­ble in the frontal off­set test and dummy read­ings in­di­cated good pro­tec­tion of the knees and thighs of both the driver and pas­sen­ger. Also, im­pact pro­tec­tion of the driver and front pas­sen­ger was good for all crit­i­cal body areas. How­ever, in the full-width rigid-bar­rier test, while pro­tec­tion of the driver was good, the chest pro­tec­tion for the rear pas­sen­ger was rated as mar­ginal. Tests on the seats and head re­straints demon­strated good pro­tec­tion for oc­cu­pants against whiplash in­jury in the event of a rear-end col­li­sion.

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