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Jeep® Wrangler Unlimited (JL) Gets Downgraded In Latest IIHS Side Safety Test!

Jeep® Wrangler Unlimited (JL) Gets Downgraded In Latest IIHS Side Safety Test!​

New Test Is Conducted With Faster Barrier And More Weight...​


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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has re-evaluated 18 midsized SUVs using its new side-impact test. The updated test uses a heavier barrier traveling at a higher speed to simulate the striking vehicle. Instead of using the 3,300 lbs. striking the test vehicle that the IIHS has been using for the past 20 years, the new one weighs around 4,200 lbs., approximately the weight of most modern midsize SUVs. Now, the striking test vehicle also runs at 37 mph, instead of the 31 mph conducted in the tests in the past. Those changes make the crash produce about 82% more energy.

 

JeepBen

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So a special interest group changed its own test which isn't used at all in the first place to set federal regulations.
I don't pay any attention to the IIHS.
 

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