The left-hand-drive Jeep Compass scores 5 stars in Euro NCAP crash tests.
The Jeep Compass recently underwent Euro NCAP crash tests and came out with a score of 5 stars. The Jeep Compass that was put for tests is the left-hand-drive 4×4 Limited variant. The Compass was recently launched in India and has crossed the 10,000 bookings mark in just a few weeks after launch.
The baby Grand Cherokee scored a 90 percent score for adult occupant safety, 83 percent score for child occupant safety and 64 percent for pedestrian safety. The passenger compartment in the front and rear was found to be intact protecting the front and rear occupants from serious injuries. However, a severe side pole impact showed signs of rib compression.
The Compass tested here and the Compass that’s ‘Made-in-India’ differ slightly. Apart from the left-hand-drive configuration, the car tested here gets 8 airbags while the top-end Compass sold in India gets only 6. However, the structures and crumple zones on both the cars are similar.
On the safety front, both the cars get ISOFIX points at the rear for child seats, ABS, Traction Control, Panic Brake Assist, ESC (Electronic Stability Control) and Electronic Roll Mitigation.
The ‘Made-in-India’ Jeep Compass is powered by two engine options – a 1.4-litre MultiAir petrol and a 2.0-litre MultiJet diesel. The oil burner produces 173 HP of power and 350 Nm of torque while the petrol engine puts out 162 HP of power and 250 Nm of torque. Both come mated to a standard 6-speed manual transmission, while the petrol engine gets an option of a 7-speed automatic gearbox and a 6-speed diesel automatic will be offered next year.
Jeep Compass Euro NCAP
– The left-hand-drive Compass scores 5 stars in Euro NCAP ratings
– The adult and child occupant safety rated at 90 and 83 percent respectively
– The Compass tested for Euro NCAP features 8 airbags