Jeep®’s compact Renegade has earned a Top Safety Pick rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The new rating applies to Renegade models with the optional Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) technology, Forward Collision Warning-Plus, and LED projector headlamps with optional automatic high-beam control. The models with the new rating were also produced after September of this year.
This comes after the Renegade’s intensive update for the 2019 model year, which brought updated styling, a new powertrain option, and more than 70 standard and available safety and security features.
“The Jeep stable of SUVs continues to be recognized for superior on- and off-road performance and the addition of many available advanced technologies, 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. Renegade also received a “good” results, the highest possible crashworthiness rating.
For more information on the 2020 Jeep® Renegade results from IIHS, be sure to visit their website for a more in-depth look.