The recently updated 2022 Jeep® Compass has earned a TOP SAFETY PICK rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The rating applies to those models equipped with LED projector or LED reflector headlamps when paired with high-beam assist.
To earn either of the Institute’s two awards in 2022, vehicles must garner good ratings in six IIHS crashworthiness evaluations, including the driver-side small overlap front, passenger-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, original side, roof strength, and head restraint tests. They must also be available with a front crash prevention system that earns advanced or superior ratings in both the vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian evaluations.
For the lower-tier TOP SAFETY PICK rating, at least one good or acceptable headlight system must be available. For the higher-tier TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating, good or acceptable headlights must be standard across all trims. The 2022 Jeep Compass offers LED projector headlamps on the following packages…
- Latitude Lux (with Premium Lighting Package)
- Limited (RED) Edition
- Limited (with Elite Group)
- Trailhawk (with Trailhawk Elite Group)
- High Altitude
|2022 Jeep® Compass IIHS Ratings|
|Small Overlap Front: Driver-Side||Good|
|Small Overlap Front: Passenger-Side||Good|
|Moderate Overlap Front||Good|
|Side: Original Test||Good|
|Head Restraints & Seats||Good|
|Crash Avoidance & Mitigation:|
|Headlights (Varies By Trim/Option)||Good/Acceptable/Marginal|
|Front Crash Prevention: Vehicle-To-Vehicle||Superior|
|Front Crash Prevention: Vehicle-To-Pedestrian||Advanced|
|Seat Belts & Child Restraints:|
|Seat Belt Reminders||Marginal|
|LATCH Ease Of Use||Marginal|
“The new 2022 Jeep Compass demonstrates our steadfast commitment to customer satisfaction,” said Jim Morrison, Vice President, Jeep® North America. “The Compass blends exceptional active and passive safety features with legendary Jeep 4×4 capability. The result is outstanding value for our customers and their families.”
The SUV’s TOP SAFETY PICK rating was driven by its performance in six IIHS crashworthiness tests that included three types of frontal crashes. The remaining tests evaluate behavior in a side impact, rear impact, and a rollover. The 2022 Compass achieved the highest possible score in each.
Further, the vehicle’s automatic emergency braking technology – Full-Speed Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking – earned the highest possible rating of “Superior,” while its Pedestrian/Cyclist Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) system was rated “Advanced.” Both features are standard equipment on the 2022 Compass.
Although the ongoing semiconductor shortage and inflation have plauged the automotive market, it hasn’t stopped the updated Compass from being a success. Sales in the United States for the 2022 Jeep Compass are up 22% in the first quarter of this year, compared to the same time in 2021.