The safety performance of the Wrangler is limited, falling well shy of the expected standard in three of the four key areas of assessment,” said Goodwin in a press release. “Chest protection was a concern for the driver and rear passenger in each of the frontal crash tests; a number of penalties were applied for structural deformation and potential leg injury hazards; and base variants lack autonomous emergency braking altogether.”
So how did the Wrangler fair in each of ANCAP’s categories? It racked up scores of just 50% in the Adult Occupant Protection segment, 49% in the Vulnerable Road User Protection category, and 32% in the Safety Assist rankings.
It’s unlikely these scores will have any effect on the Wrangler’s loyal fanbase, even though the JL-generation Wrangler hasn’t been tested by the IIHS and though the NHTSA hasn’t yet assigned the 2019 Wrangler an overall rating (though it gave the SUV a four-star front collision rating and a three-star rollover rating). Stay safe out there, yeah?
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