I guess its safe to say that the Jeep Compass is a big success in India clocking over 10,000 bookings. One of the reasons is perhaps its build quality, and it seems to have just been proven.
In the Euro NCAP crash test results, the Compass scored 5 stars giving the customer another reason to buy.
The tested variant was a 4X4 Limited with 2.0 diesel, having a kerb weight of 1575 kg. The Compass scored 90% for the adult occupant protection, 83% for child and 64% for pedestrian protection.
The vehicle was equipped with dual front airbags, side head airbag, side chest airbag, belt pretensioner and loadlimiter. Since it was a Euro-spec variant, other safety equipment included AEB City (Automatic Emergency Braking), AEB Inter-Urban, Speed Assistance System and Lane Assist System.
For the adult occupant, the report stated that the passenger compartment remained stable in the frontal offset test. Dummy readings indicated good protection of the knees and femurs of both the driver and passenger. Protection of the front passenger was good for all critical body areas. In the full-width rigid-barrier test, protection of the driver was good. Chest protection for the rear passenger was rated as marginal, based on dummy readings of chest compression, but that of other parts of the body was good or adequate.
In the side barrier test, protection of all critical body areas was good and full points were scored. However, in the more severe side pole impact, protection of the chest was rated as poor, based on high rib compression, although these remained lower than the values at which the risk of fatal injuries becomes unacceptably high. Tests on the front seats and head restraints demonstrated good protection against whiplash injury in the event of a rear-end collision. A geometric assessment of the rear seats also indicated good whiplash protection for occupants sat there. The Compass has a standard-fit autonomous emergency braking system. Tests of its performance at the low speeds at which whiplash injuries are often caused showed good performance with collisions avoided or mitigated at all test speeds.
As for the child occupant, the report said that in the frontal offset test, protection of both child dummies was rated as good or adequate with the exception of the chest of the 6 year dummy, for which dummy readings of deceleration indicated a weak level of protection. In the side barrier test, protection of both dummies was rated as good.
The bonnet provided predominantly good or adequate protection to the head of a struck pedestrian. The bumper provided good protection to pedestrians’ legs and the pelvis was well protected by front end of the car, said the report.
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