Are Jeeps Safe?

Jeep Wrangler Off Road

You probably associate the Jeep brand with adventure, off-road prowess, and even high-tech features. But what about safety? Like other car shoppers, our customers looking for a new Jeep near Spanaway often wonder “are Jeeps safe?” The answer, when you take into account all the many safety features and strength-enhancing build quality components available on new Jeep models, is a resounding “yes!”. Learn more about Jeep safety systems and driver assistance technologies with Tacoma Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram. Want more information? Contact us and we’ll be happy to help!


Notable New Jeep Safety Technologies

Many new vehicles now include safety technologies and driver assistance features designed to keep Lakewood passengers safer during every adventure on or off-road. The new Jeep lineup of SUVs is no exception to that rule. In fact, new Jeeps include a wide range of safety features, like:

  • ParkView® Rear Backup Camera: Whether you’re trying to reverse with a trailer or squeeze into a tight parking space, the ParkView® rear backup camera can help.
  • ParkSense® Rear Park Assist System: Want a notification that there’s something behind you when you back up? This system provides just that.
  • LaneSense® Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist: Sometimes, despite our best efforts, distracted driving happens. When it does and causes you to drift out of your lane, this system sends you a reminder, and can even course-correct for you if you fail to respond.
  • Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking: If your Jeep senses that you’re moving too quickly towards the vehicle in front of you and aren’t planning to stop, this system can apply the brakes for you, effectively preventing an accident.
  • Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Path Detection: Blind spot monitoring alerts you when a vehicle is out of your field of vision. Rear Cross Path Detection works in conjunction with blind-spot monitoring to alert you to oncoming traffic while you’re backing up.
  • SOS Call and Assist Buttons: SOS Call button connects you to a Public Safety Answering point, so you can request emergency assistance. The Assist button connects you to local roadside assistance. Located on the rearview mirror of your Jeep, these buttons are easily locatable.
  • Adaptive Cruise Control: Adaptive cruise control helps you maintain a pre-set distance between your Jeep and the vehicle in front of it by monitoring road conditions and automatically adjusting your speed.
  • Automatic High Beam Headlamps: For enhanced safety on dark roads, these lamps will illuminate the path ahead automatically and just as quickly turn off when they detect oncoming traffic.

Safety-Enhancing 4×4 Systems

Each Jeep vehicle offers an available Jeep 4×4 system that’s been meticulously tested for enhanced safety standards. What’s more, each Jeep vehicle offers a Trail Rated® badge that signifies that they’ve passed this test. Trail Rated® vehicles have been tested in traction, water fording, articulation, maneuverability, and ground clearance. What’s more, some Jeep 4×4 systems offer Command-Trac® or Jeep Active Drive Lock, you can safely traverse mud, gravel, snow, rocks, and even sand.

IIHS Crash Test Ratings

Every year, when a new vehicle is released, the IIHS, or Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, ranks its durability and safety via crashworthiness scores. There are two scales. The first ranks vehicles from Poor to Good (good being the highest rating a vehicle can get). The second scale rates from Basic to Superior (superior being the highest rating). Read how a majority of popular 2020 Jeep models placed in IIHS testing:

2020 Jeep Cherokee

  • Moderate Overlap Front: Good
  • Side Impact: Good
  • Head Restraints & Seats: Good

2020 Jeep Compass 

  • Moderate Overlap Front: Good
  • Side Impact: Good
  • Front Crash Prevention – Vehicle to Vehicle: Superior (with optional equipment)

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee

  • Moderate Overlap Front: Good
  • Side Impact: Good
  • Roof Strength: Good

2020 Jeep Renegade

  • Moderate Overlap Front: Good
  • Side Impact: Good
  • Front Crash Prevention – Vehicle to Vehicle: Superior (with optional equipment)

2020 Jeep Renegade

  • Moderate Overlap Front: Good
  • Side Impact: Good
  • Front Crash Prevention – Vehicle to Vehicle: Superior (with optional equipment)

2020 Jeep Wrangler 

  • Moderate Overlap Front: Good
  • Side Impact: Good
  • Front Crash Avoidance & Mitigation: Superior (with optional equipment)

Find a New Jeep at Tacoma Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram!

Now that you’ve gotten an answer to the question “are Jeeps safe,” you can also find out the answer to this commonly asked question, “how much does a Jeep Wrangler weigh?” and “what is the Jeep Cherokee towing capacity?” We invite you to contact us here at Tacoma Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram in Tacoma if you have any outstanding questions. We also invite you to apply for financing so you’re that much closer to getting behind-the-wheel of your next new Jeep. We can’t wait to further assist you on your hunt for the perfect safe SUV near Gig Harbor!

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