2019 Jeep Wrangler Bombs out at ANCAP

Jeep Wrangler one star ANCAP

Jeep has just launched the latest version of the Wrangler. With a long history Wrangler is popular amongst the 4WD buyers. However there is a problem with the latest model as Rob Fraser explains.

Jeep has had some problems of late with the Grand Cherokee the subject of many complaint to the ACCC and now the latest Wrangler bombs out with a one star ANCAP safety rating.

The key areas of concern are that It achieved scores of just 50% for Adult Occupant Protection, 49% for Vulnerable Road User Protection and 32% for Safety Assist.

ANCAP Chief Executive, James Goodwin. “The safety performance of the Wrangler is limited, falling well shy of the expected standard in three of the four key areas of assessment.”

“Chest protection was a concern for the driver and rear passenger in each of the frontal crash tests; a number of penalties were applied for structural deformation and potential leg injury hazards; and base variants lack autonomous emergency braking altogether,”

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Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.