Shocking news for Chrysler! The new Jeep Compass has been rated a two-star car by EuroNCAP.
That’s a terrible result for any type of car, but it’s doubly bad for a SUV like the Compass. The new 2012 regulations are tougher, yes, but two stars? That’s the bottom of the barrel!
It’s a shame really. They’ve been excited about offering this car in Europe, they even made a Black concept version to show in Geneva. But this rating will do the car no good in sales.
According to Euroncap’s report, the car was tested with an optional side thorax airbag but its test results showed a poor protection levels, particularly in the side pole test. In pedestrian protection, the Compass scored a disappointing 23 percent.
The small SUV segment in which the new Compass is supposed to compete is full of great cars from Germany, Japan and Britain. And almost all of them are 5-star cars.
Tough break there, Jeep.