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new Jeep Wrangler JL blows the safety test

What do you think of the 1 star rating?  

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  1. 1. What do you think of the 1 star rating?

    • silly europeans and their overzealous requirements!
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    • WTF Jeep, you tryin to kill me bro?
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I know from experience that the Euro standards are very demanding when it comes to vehicle/pedestrian accidents.

I’ve tested radio antennas at work to provide data as to where and how the antennas break off in order to determine if they pose a danger of impalement to a pedestrian in a collision.

 

Based on that, I wouldn’t put too much stock in their rating of the new JL when it comes to being an unsafe vehicle to own and drive.

 

The fact that it doesn’t come standard with all the “safety nanny” features popular today is probably something Jeep people in our crowd are not too concerned about either.

 

Their report wouldn’t keep me from buying one if I was in the market for a new Jeep

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Looks to me like the main take from that article is, as a pedestrian, you don't want to get hit by a JL. Protesters beware! :o

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You could learn a lot from a dummy :rolleyes:

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Looks to me like the main take from that article is, as a pedestrian, you don't want to get hit by a JL. Protesters beware! :o

 

Trail spotters get out of the way!

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The 2019 JL has a bunch of new technology that wasn’t included during their Wrangler tests. I feel safer driving my JL than I did with my previous JK.

I can’t speak for the pedestrian thing, I haven’t hit one yet.

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It's true that they have higher standards but based on the photos (physically) I fell like the bumper was not as damaged compared too some tests I saw but of course maybe they also tested the impact of that to the passengers.

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