Safest Jeeps for 2017
Jeeps are not exactly known for having high safety rankings. They can roll over and have low crash impact scores. However, Jeep has been making a conscious effort to change this and make their vehicles safe for those who love the brand. If you are in the market to buy a brand new Jeep, you may be wondering which are ranked the highest. Here are three of the safety ranked Jeeps for 2017 that are perfect for touring the top 5 California maps, along with some of the features that make them so safe for touring the top 5 California maps as well as other roads across the United States.
The Jeep Patriot
The Jeep Patriot is a great little jeep. It can be driven on road and off road. One of the best features of this vehicle is its side crash and side barrier rating. It received five out of five stars for both of these factors. This means that you will be extremely safe if someone hits your car from the side. However, this vehicle is not the safest car to be in if you are in a head-on collision. The vehicle only received an average rating of three stars for head on collisions. But, with dual front-side mounted airbags, your car will take the bulk of the damage, leaving you and your loved ones to walk away, even if there is a head on accident. The vehicle also has emergency braking assist and a post-collision safety system to keep you safe in this vehicle.
The Jeep Compass
The Jeep Compass is one of the smallest vehicles in the Jeep lineup. And while smaller vehicles are inherently not as safe as larger ones, this vehicle does an amazing job at keeping the driver and passenger safe when they are riding in the vehicle. This vehicle has six advanced airbags positioned throughout the car to help prevent front and side impact from a collision. This vehicle also have electronic roll mitigation, which senses when a rollover may occur. Jeeps have been notorious for rolling over when a drive loses control and Jeep is now doing something to change that with this feature. The vehicle sense when a driver is losing control and applies the brakes appropriately to prevent a rollover accident. Additionally, the car has an anti-lock brake system and electronic stability control to keep everyone riding in the car safe and sound.
The Jeep Grand Cherokee
The Jeep Grand Cherokee received a safety rating of four stars out of five stars, giving it one of the highest Jeep safety ratings. The vehicle received five out of five stars for front barrier crashes, side crashes, side barrier crashes and combination of front and side crashes. Where this vehicle has points taken away was on its rollover rating. This vehicle received three out of five stars when it came to rollover prevention and rollover safety ratings. However, that should not deter you from driving this car. It is highly unlikely that if you are driving the speed limit, practicing tips learned from a defensive driving course,and driving safely that you will be involved in this type of auto accident. All in all, this is a safe and sound family vehicle.
It is important that you look for a vehicle with a high safety ranking. If the vehicle is ranked well, it may not be likely to roll over and may have good front end, back end and/or side impact protection. All of these things can keep you safe if you are ever involved in a collision. While Jeep has had a few years of bad rankings, they are turning things around with their safety ratings and are now making vehicles such as the three described above, that you can feel safe riding around in.