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2018 Jeep Compass Photo: Supplied
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Kez Casey | Dec, 22 2017 | 0 Comments

Jeep has announced that its newly-released Compass small SUV will carry a 5-star safety rating from safety body, the Australian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP).

Jeep’s newest model, which went on sale in December 2017, was tested locally under ANCAP’s 2017 assessment criteria, which is set to become more stringent after January 1st, 2018.

In Jeep’s case the five-star rating applies to the entire Compass range thanks to the inclusion of autonomous emergency braking on all variants.

Additional safety systems including high-speed forward collision warning, lane departure warning, and blind spot monitoring are only available as optional equipment on high-grade Limited and Trailhawk variants.

Overall the Compass carries a score of 35.93 out of 37 points - a figure that can be used to compare against locally tested vehicles, however ANCAP provides no such overall score for vehicles tested overseas making direct comparison difficult.

In physical tests the Compass scored 14.93 out of 16 in the frontal offset test, and 16 out of 16 for the side impact test. ANCAP rates driver and passenger protection as either ‘good’ or ‘marginal’.

Full width frontal test scores, adult occupant protection, child occupant protection, scores are not provided, again revealing the disparity between ANCAP-sourced and Euro NCAP-sourced crash data. Ancap did however provide a ‘good’ pedestrian protection rating thanks to a 29.1 out of 36 point score

Other standard safety equipment across the Compass range includes seven airbags, electronic stability control with trailer sway control, seatbelt pretensioners for all outboard occupants, tyre pressure monitoring, and a reverse camera.

MORE:  ANCAP | JeepSafety

 
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