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Renegade gets top NCAP safety score

by David Zatz on

The Jeep Renegade actually beat its platform-mate, the Fiat 500X, in Europe’s NCAP safety tests, earning the full five stars.

The Renegade is fairly hefty, at around 3,000 lb with front wheel drive, but it has to be capable to dealing with severe challenges to a its torsional rigidity, and apparently some of the weight may be due to enhanced safety measures.

Jeep Renegade safety test

The car did well in the front deformable barrier test, at 40 mph, and achieved the maximum score in the standard 50 kp/h side impact; even the “more severe” side pole impact provided good protection, though there was only marginal protection against whiplash.  1½ year and 3 year old child dummies also scored maximum points. (From autoevolution.com via chryslerondemand.com

Much more information, including protection “heat graphs,” various illustrations and tables, and videos, are at the Euro NCAP Jeep Renegade page.

David Zatz founded Allpar in 1998 (based on a site he had begun in 1993-94), after years of writing reviews for retail trades. He has been quoted by the New York Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Detroit News, and USA Today. Before making Allpar a full-time career, he was a consultant in organizational psychology. You can reach him by using our contact form (much preferred) or by calling (313) 766-2304


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