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High Safety Rating Awarded to 2017 Jeep Compass

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2017 Jeep Compass Trailhawk

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is so impressed by the safety features in the all-new 2017 Jeep® Compass that it’s deemed the compact SUV a “Top Safety Pick for 2017.”

After scoring “good” marks after being tested in IIHS’s five simulations of: a small-offset frontal impact, a rear collision capable of inducing whiplash, roof-deformation consistent with a rollover, a moderate-offset frontal impact, and a side impact with a large SUV or pickup truck, the all-new 2017 Jeep® Compass earned the prestigious safety distinction from the IIHS, according to Jeep®, who noted that the Compass’ available Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) tech was worthy of IIHS’s “superior” rating.

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“The all-new Jeep Compass benefits from high-strength steel content that exceeds 65 percent,” says Mike Manley, Head of Jeep Brand – FCA Global. “This not only contributes to crashworthiness, it speaks to a level of engineering sophistication that makes this vehicle the most capable small SUV ever.”

In addition to the impressive and advanced AEB technology, the all-new Jeep® Compass also features another available innovative technology designed to aid the driver—Full-speed Forward Collision Warning-Plus, which exemplifies Jeep®’s integration of “sensor-fusion technology.”

“Sensor-fusion combines the attributes of radar technology and cameras, while most competitive systems use one or the other,” says Mark Chernoby, Chief Technical Compliance Officer–Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. “This approach affords greater precision for monitoring the road ahead.”

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Seven safety airbags come standard in the Jeep® Compass and it also features a long list of available driver-assist technologies and security features (over 70) for drivers who prioritize safety such as: ParkView® Rear Back Up Camera, ParkSense® Rear Park Assist System, Rear Cross Path Detection, Blind Spot Monitoring system, LaneSense® Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist, and Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking.