The Jeep Compass has gained a massive momentum in India since its launch. And with an impressive start, at the recent Euro NCAP crash test, the Compass scored an impressive 5-star safety rating emphasizing its solid build quality. The Jeep Compass was recently launched in India and has received over 10,000 bookings and about 92,000 enquiries.
In the adult occupant safety category, the Jeep Compass scored a 90 percent, while in the child occupant category, the SUV scored 83 percent. The Jeep Compass 4x4 Limited variant also scored 64 percent on pedestrian safety. While the tested Jeep Compass model is a left-hand drive vehicle, the company claims that the Compass sold across the world offer the same level of safety.
While the India-spec Jeep Compass is equipped with six airbags, the global model comes with eight airbags. However, both the models get similar structures and crumple zones as well as ISOFIX points at the rear for child seats.
As per the Euro NCAP, passenger compartment remained stable in the frontal protecting the front occupants from serious harm. Also, protection for the rear passengers in the Jeep Compass tested revealed minimal impact to critical areas like the knees or the chest.
In the side barrier test, the Jeep Compass showed protection to critical body areas, but a more significant side pole impact showcased signs of rib compression. The left-hand drive Jeep Compass is equipped with autonomous braking systems as standard that help lessen whiplash type injuries at lower speeds.
While there might be a difference in safety features such as airbags between the left-hand drive model and the India-spec model, Jeep claims the Compass' build quality is the same as the left-hand drive model. Read our extensive first drive review of the Jeep Compass to understand more about the SUV.