Jeep Wrangler Missing key Safety Features, Gets One-Star Euro NCAP Rating

In a major setback to the American Automaker, the latest Jeep Wrangler  has received only one-star rating. The one-star Euro NCAP rating holds true for the  entire Wrangler range. As per the agency, the poor rating was mainly because of missing safety features. These features are now part and parcel for standard modern cars. But were surprisingly absent in the  Jeep Wrangler. Safety Features which were missing include:

  • Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Lane Keep Assist
  • Blind Spot Monitoring 
  • Knee Airbags

Reportedly, Jeep claims that  Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) will be part of safety feature list by early 2019 was found to be hollow. Every Wrangler model used during the test was without  AEB feature. Here’s the Jeep Wrangler Euro Ncap test report card.

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CriteriaSafety Percentage
Adult Occupancy 50 Percent
Child Occupancy 69 Percent
Vulnerable Road Users 49 Percent
Safety Assist Features 32 Percent

Key Standard safety features on the Wrangler include six airbags, a speed assist system (which includes speed warning and speed limiters), a belt pre-tensioner.

Reportedly, the Jeep Wrangler carries a premium Rs 58.74 lakh price tag in India. While the Jeep American Automaker claims that Wrangler is best suited for adventure, the lack of safety features surely adds some undesired twist to the adventure-plot.

The nest-gen Wrangler is slated for a mid-2019 launch. This time it will be powered by all new 2.0-litre turbo-petrol and 2.2-litre turbo-diesel engines. Transmission duties will resty on an 8-speed automatic gearbox. Following the NCAP results, we hope Jeep will tighten all lose ends with a more safety focused approach on the next-gen Jeep Wrangler.