StaffAllpar HomeMore NewsCarsTrucksUpcomingRepairsTest drives

Compass aces NCAP

by David Zatz on

In the United States, there are two major safety ratings: IIHS, the insurance industry’s standard, and NHTSA, the government standard. In Europe, though, NCAP tests, conducted by an independent group, dominate.

The 2017 NCAP tests place a greater margin on active safety features which prevent crashes. The 2017 Jeep Compass, having everything FCA could throw at it (either standard or optional), gained the top rating — five stars — in the latest test.

The new Jeep Compass has not been rated in the United States yet; its predecessor had four stars overall (three for frontal crash, five for side crash, four for rollover). IIHS, likewise, has not rated the new Compass, but rated the old one as “Good” (its best rating) in side crashes, head restraints, and seats, with no ratings for front overlap crashes or roof strength.  The 2011-17 Jeep Compass and 2017-18 Jeep Compass have completely different bodies, platforms, and architectures, sharing only their engines and relatively minor parts.



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

Mopar’s first PHEV wins Ward’s
portal - journey crossover replacement
Windsor, AWD, and the mysterious CUV

How’s ProMaster doing?

More Mopar Car
and Truck News

Some popular Allpar pages

Dodge Demon

2018 Wrangler JL

Staff details/contactsTerms of ServiceInformation is presented to the best of our knowledge. Plans change and sometimes mistakes are made. Decisions or purchases made based on this site's verbiage or images are done at the reader's own risk. Also see the Allpar News archives, 1997-2008 • Copyright © 2008-2017, Allpar LLC. All rights reserved. • Mopar, Dodge, Jeep, Chrysler, HEMI, and certain other names are trademarks of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.