Jeep Renegade Secures Top Safety Pick Rating
Published on Tue, Dec 10, 2019
By: The LACar Editorial Staff
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has awarded the 2020 Jeep Renegade a Top Safety Pick rating.
The 2020 Jeep Renegade boasts more than 70 available safety and security features, and recorded the highest possible crashworthiness grade in five additional tests. Jim Morrison, the Head of Jeep Brand – FCA North America says, “… the Jeep Renegade provides drivers with the confidence to handle any adventure, in any weather condition.”
Some of these as available safety and security features include Automatic Emergency Braking Technology, Forward Collision Warning Plus, Lane Departure Warning Plus, and LED projector headlamps with optional automatic high-beam control.
The optional Forward Collision Warning Plus was awarded a “superior” grade, and is the best possible score in front crash prevention. The system initially sends an alert to the driver to avoid a possible front collision. If the driver does not act quickly, the vehicles brakes may be activated if the collision risk remains.
Foreword by Collin Morgan
Press release below
December 6, 2019 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – The 2020 Jeep® Renegade has earned a Top Safety Pick rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
The rating applies to Jeep Renegade models produced after September of this year, when equipped with the Jeep brand’s available Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) technology – Forward Collision Warning-Plus – and LED projector headlamps with optional automatic high-beam control.
These are among more than 70 standard and available safety and security features. In addition, Renegade offers the segment’s first availability of Forward Collision Warning-Plus and LaneSense Departure Warning-Plus.
“The Jeep stable of SUVs continues to be recognized for superior on- and off-road performance and the addition of many available advanced technology, safety and security features,” said Jim Morrison, Head of Jeep Brand – FCA North America. “With more than 70 advanced safety and security features paired with benchmark 4×4 systems, Jeep Renegade provides drivers with the confidence to handle any adventure, in any weather condition.”
The Renegade’s optional Forward Collision Warning-Plus system was graded “superior,” the highest possible rating awarded by IIHS in front crash prevention. The system initially warns the driver to take action to avoid a collision. If the driver does not act in a timely manner, the system may activate the vehicle’s brakes if collision risk remains.
The Top Safety Pick rating is also enabled by the Jeep Renegade’s available LED projector headlamps with optional automatic high-beam control. The available feature switches headlamp modes between high- and low-beam function – depending on traffic conditions – without driver intervention.
The Jeep Renegade recorded “good” results – the highest possible crashworthiness rating – in five additional crashworthiness tests.