The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has released the crash test results for the 2022 Jeep Compass. The Compass earned the Institute’s second highest award, Top Safety Pick.
In order to receive this award, a vehicle has to earn Good ratings in all six crash tests, which includes three types of frontal crashes, a side impact, rear impact and a rollover. In addition, a vehicle must also earn high ratings for its headlights and automatic emergency braking system.
The Compass received a Good rating in all six crash tests and its automatic emergency braking system earned the highest possible rating – Superior. Its pedestrian/ cyclist automatic emergency braking system earned the second highest rating – Advanced.
When you move onto the scoring for the Compass’s headlights, there’s a clear distinction that prevented it from earning the higher Top Safety Pick Plus rating. The Compass is available with four different headlights, but only the top versions with the LED projectors earned the Good rating. The models with the LED reflectors and automatic high beams earned an Acceptable rating, while the lower versions without automatic high beams earned a Marginal rating. To earn the Top Safety Pick Plus award, all available headlights have to be rated as Acceptable or Good.
Lastly its seat belt reminders and child seat anchors were rated as Marginal, since the reminder took too long to alert occupants and the anchors are difficult to use.