The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has downgraded the four-door 2019 Jeep Wrangler to a “Marginal” rating (one step above “Poor”) in the small overlap front crash test.
The IIHS has released a video showing how two 2019 Jeep Wranglers rolled onto their sides during the mentioned test, while the passenger safety cage and driver injury measurements gained a “Good” rating.
In both tests, the vehicle tipped onto its passenger side after striking the barrier. The IIHS considers it is not an acceptable outcome for a frontal crash test.
In a side collision test, the Wrangler performed much better and got a “Good” score. The testers noticed the rear passenger’s head protection was insufficient.
Overall, four of five crash tests of the 2018–2020 Wrangler are rated “Good”.
The two-door Jeep Wrangler has not undergone the full set of tests yet.
FCA states they have not heard of incidents which correlate with the vehicle dynamic portion of the IIHS test result. Besides, the real-world and growing demand indicate the Wrangler Unlimited (pictured) meets customer satisfaction.
The 2020 Jeep Wrangler is priced between $28,295-42,195. It has an exceptional off-road ability, powerful engine options, good intuitive tech features and a spacious cabin for a 4-door variant. But a firm ride, poor fuel economy and lowest-possible predicted reliability rating speak against the vehicle.
Source: Car and Driver