Are Jeeps Safe?

If you’re constantly driving your family between Valparaiso and Westville, you’re probably wondering, “Are Jeeps safe?” As a pioneer in off-road performance and advanced 4×4 systems, Jeep offers a host of features that are sure to keep your family safe! New Jeep vehicles include the everyday safety and security features you need for peace of mind on the streets of Michigan City and Portage and Indiana Dunes National Park. Learn more about the latest Jeep safety systems, ratings, and 4×4 systems below!

 

 

Highlighted Jeep Safety Features

There are dozens of Jeep safety features that come on every new model, like the LED lights on the Jeep Wrangler. Here are some of our favorites:

  • Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking: This system will warn you if you’re approaching a stopped vehicle too quickly. Your brakes will automatically engage if you’re about to collide with a stopped car.
  • Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Path Detection: BSM will notify you when there’s an obstruction in your blind spot, while RCPD will alert you to approaching vehicles and pedestrians as you’re reversing.
  • ParkSense® Rear Park Assist System: When you’re parking, this system senses obstacles behind your Jeep.
  • LaneSense® Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist: If you begin to move from your lane without signaling, this system will alert you to keep you on track.
  • ParkView® Rear Backup Camera: Part of your Uconnect® display, this backup camera makes everything from hitching a trailer to snagging parking spaces streets less stressful.
  • SOS Call and Assist Buttons: Located on the rearview mirror, the SOS Call button connects you to a Public Safety Answering point, so you can request emergency assistance. The Assist button lets you request roadside assistance.
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Range of Sophisticated 4×4 Systems

Of course, Jeep models are renowned for their off-road prowess. The Jeep Wrangler, Grand Cherokee, Cherokee, Compass, Renegade, and Gladiator are offered with Trail Rated® badge. Trail Rated® Jeep 4×4 vehicles have been extensively tested and proven to offer outstanding traction, ground clearance, water fording, and more. Jeep 4×4 systems like Command-Trac® and Jeep Active Drive Lock offer settings for various traction conditions, including:

  • Mud
  • On-Road
  • Gravel
  • Snow
  • Rock
  • Sand

IIHS Crash Test Ratings

Curious about Jeep safety ratings? Take a look at the most current Jeep safety ratings availale below.

2019 Jeep Cherokee

  • Moderate Overlap Front: Good
  • Side Impact: Good
  • Crash Avoidance & Mitigation: Superior (with optional equipment)

2019 Jeep Compass

  • Moderate Overlap Front: Good
  • Side Impact: Good
  • Crash Avoidance & Mitigation: Superior (with optional equipment)

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee

  • Moderate Overlap Front: Good
  • Side Impact: Good
  • Crash Avoidance & Mitigation: Superior (with optional equipment)

2018 Jeep Renegade

  • Moderate Overlap Front: Good
  • Side Impact: Good
  • Crash Avoidance & Mitigation: Advanced (with optional equipment)

2017 Jeep Wrangler

  • Moderate Overlap Front: Good
  • Side Impact: Marginal
  • Front Crash Avoidance & Mitigation: Not Available

Test Drive a New Jeep at Connors Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Chesterton!

Are you still wondering, “are Jeeps safe?” Schedule a test drive today! We’ll help show you all the extensive safety and security features you can find in your next new Jeep, along with what you can expect from lifted Wrangler. Whether you want to learn more about 4×4 systems, AWD vs. FWD, or active safety technology, we’ll show you leave no doubt in your mind.

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