The Jeep Compass, redesigned for the first time in a decade, has qualified for the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick award when equipped with optional front crash prevention.
The Compass, a small SUV, earns a superior rating for its optional front crash prevention system. With the system, the Compass avoided collisions in the 12 mph and 25 mph IIHS track tests. The vehicle’s headlights fall short of the acceptable or good rating needed to qualify for the Top Safety Pick+ award.
When equipped with optional high-intensity discharge lights and high-beam assist, a feature that automatically switches between high beams and low beams depending on the presence of other vehicles, the Compass earns a marginal headlight rating. The SUV’s base halogen headlights earn a poor rating.
The award applies to 2017 Compass models built in the 2017 calendar year.