2012 Jeep Compass NCAP Result


We didn’t know it’s still possible for a new car, but Jeep Compass managed to score an all-time low score of just 2 stars in EuroNCAP test.

The recently refreshed Jeep Compass achieved only two stars against the 2012 criteria, underachieving in most areas of Euro NCAP’s assessment. The compact SUV was tested with an optional side thorax airbag but its test results showed a poor protection levels, particularly in the side pole test. In pedestrian protection, the Compass scored a disappointing 23 percent.

It’s a disastrous result for the Compass. Compact SUVs are the most popular sport-utility segment in Europe, but the Jeep Compass did not demonstrate itself as strong contender on safety in comparison to other tested competitors in the same category.

JEEP Compass NCAP 2012 Jeep Compass NCAP Result

Eight cars assessed last year also meet the more stringent requirements for 5 stars in 2012.  Euro NCAP has re-issued the 5 star rating for 2012 for the following vehicles: BMW 1 Series, BMW X1, Ford Focus, Ford Ranger, Mercedes M Class, Nissan LEAF, Subaru XV and Volvo V60.

Michiel van Ratingen, Euro NCAP Secretary General, says: ‘The results published today show clearly that a 5 star these days means a lot more than a 5 star some years ago. Many car makers have moved on and so have we. Cars based on older technology, brushed up and marketed as new are not providing the same levels as safety as the newest models developed against the new targets. Consumers interested in a fair comparison will not be fooled by these results.”

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