ANCAP (Australian New Car Assessment Programme) has awarded the India-made Jeep Compass a 5 star safety rating in its latest crash test round. The tested model was right-hand-drive (RHD) Longitude 2WD version of the SUV, which is exported in select global markets including Australia, New Zealand. Interestingly, the ANCAP safety rating applies to all variants of the SUV developed from September 2017.
The model that was subjected to the crash test comes loaded with the standard nine airbags including dual frontal, side curtain and side chest and a driver knee airbag. While the manual-set speed limiter is standard on the carline, the Lane support systems (LSS) and autonomous emergency braking (AEB) are optional offerings. Read – Jeep Compass To Get Expensive Soon
Jeep Compass ANCAP Crash Test Video
With a score of 14.93 points (out of 16), the Compass offers good protection to the driver and front passenger’s head and knee during the frontal offset crash test. Though, the lower legs and chest protection levels were acceptable.
The SUV scored full points (16 out of 16) in the side impact test. In fact, it provides good protection for driver’s upper body, head and neck in the whiplash test. The pedestrian protection was also rated good. The Compass’s passenger compartment structure remained stable during the frontal offset test. The total score of the vehicle stood at 35.93 points out of 37. Read – Top 5 Jeep Compass Alternatives
Jeep Compass ANCAP Crash Test Pictures
Carrying a kerb weight of 1510kgs, the Australia-spec Compass comes with a 2.4-litre petrol engine paired to a ZF 9-speed automatic gearbox. On the other hand, the India-spec model weighs 1,615kg and uses a 162bhp, 1.4-litre petrol and a 173bhp, 2.0-litre diesel powertrains. Though, the body-built and structural dimensions of both the models are same. Check Out – India’s First Custom Jeep Compass Pictures
Just to jog your memory, the Jeep Compass also received the top safety rating in Euro NCAP that was conducted in September 2017. However, the tested model was the left-hand-driver (LHD) version. These results prove that Compass is one of the safest cars in its segment.
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