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IIHS: Jeep Compass Earns TOP SAFETY PICK Award

The Jeep Compass 2022, a small SUV, is eligible for a TOP SAFETY PICK award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety when equipped with specific headlamps

The Jeep Compass 2022, a small SUV, is eligible for a TOP SAFETY PICK award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety when equipped with specific headlamps.

To earn one of the Institute’s two awards in 2022, vehicles must achieve good ratings in six IIHS crashworthiness evaluations, including driver side with small overlap front, passenger side with small overlap front, moderate overlap front, original side, roof strength and test headrest. They must also be available with a frontal crash prevention system that earns advanced or superior ratings in both the vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian ratings.

For the lower TOP SAFETY PICK, at least one good or acceptable headlamp system must be available. The higher level TOP SAFETY PICK+ requires good or acceptable headlamps to be standard for all trims.

With a standard front-end collision avoidance system that earns a superior rating in the vehicle-to-vehicle evaluation and an advanced rating in the vehicle-to-pedestrian test, the Compass meets all requirements for the lowest award on most trim levels.

The available LED projector headlamps deserve a good rating, and the base-level LED reflectors are rated as acceptable when paired with high beam assist – which Jeep added to several trims in May 2022. Without that feature, however, the base headlights earn a marginal rating, making the vehicle ineligible for the “plus”.

SOURCE: IIHS