Jeep Wrangler Safety Rating 2023

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Jeep wrangler safety rating scores are based on the tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the National Highway Traffic Satiety Administration (NHTSA). The Jeep Wrangler safety ratings are based on the crash test scenarios conducted by both organizations.

The Jeep Wrangler 2022 safety scorecard according to Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the National Highway Traffic Satiety Administration (NHTSA) is 8.7/10 with an Overall Rating of “GOOD”

We normally get questions regarding the safety of the Jeep wrangler, Afterall we are the best Jeep Wrangler Parts and Accessories website in the world and specialize in it, it can be unclear to customers what their Jeep Wrangler Safety ratings are and how safe it will keep them.

Jeep wrangler safety rating

Jeep Wrangler Safety Ratings: We Look at the Test Results

The Jeep Wrangler is one of the most popular SUVs in the United States, when it comes to the safety of Jeep users, Jeep has improved on the safety features included in both standard and optional features provided with your Jeep Wrangler. Whether you are planning to offroad in Jeep trails or use your Jeep as a daily driver, the Jeep has a lot to offer when it comes to safety of the Jeep Wrangler, The Jeep managed to get an overall Jeep Wrangler safety rating of “Good”

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The table below summarizes 2022 Jeep wrangler Safety ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the National Highway Traffic Satiety Administration (NHTSA).

Jeep Wrangler TestsOverall Ratings
Overall RatingsGood Ratings
Small overlap front: driver-sideMedium Safety Ratings
Moderate overlap frontGood Safety Ratings
Side: original testGood Safety Ratings
Side: updated testMedium Safety Ratings
Roof strengthGood Safety Ratings
Head restraints & seatsGood Safety Ratings
Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-vehicleSuperior Safety Ratings
HeadlightsMedium Safety Ratings
Seat belt remindersMedium Safety Ratings
Child seat anchorsGood+ Safety Ratings
Jeep wrangler safety rating table

Jeep Wrangler Safety Features

One of the most important safety features of any car is the airbags, the Jeep wrangler features 8 airbags, this includes the from airbags, as well as side airbags fitted in the side panels of the Jeep wrangler, The frontal and side-impact airbags protect the driver and the passengers in the front and the sides.

Exploded Jeep Wrangler Airbag
Exploded Jeep Wrangler Airbag

The Jeep Wrangler is made using high-duty steel frames that offer a rigid chassis, that forms the foundation of Jeep’s safety features that maximizes the safety of the Jeep Wrangler. Jeep wrangler unibody and Ladder frames are 3.5 mm thick to offer maximum protection for the Jeep driver and its passengers. The Jeep Wrangler can withstand the twisting forces of off-road and uneven terrain which are one of the most used cases of Jeep wrangler, making the Jeep good for off-roading activities.

The Heavy-duty steel frame is not the only feature that the Jeep Wrangler has to offer, the Jeep Wrangler is also equipped with advanced technology safety features that we are going to explain below:

The Jeep Wrangler comes with an array of advanced safety technology and driver-assist features that helped it get good ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the National Highway Traffic Satiety Administration (NHTSA), the features tested include:

  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Automatic High-Beam Headlamps
  • Parksense® Rear Park Assist System
  • Parkview® Rear Back-Up Camera

Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Path Detection

Jeep wrangler has a blind spot and rear cross-path detection safety features, these features are installed in your Jeep to help you see where your eyes can’t see, the blind spot monitoring features in the Jeep wrangler alert you with visual and audio when the Jeep is near or has entered a blind spot. The Jeep Wrangler has two radar sensors attached to the rear bumper fascia or the rear camera.

We have noticed that Jeep doesn’t have front sensors on its front bumpers, this is because the Jeep is a highly modifiable vehicle, and the first thing Jeep owners do is to remove the front bumpers and replace them with aftermarket bumpers.

Forward Collision Warning

The Jeep wrangler Forward Collision Warning safety feature provides Jeep owners with audio and visual warning within the DID, they warn the driver in case there is potential for collision, the main intention of the forward collision warning is to assist the driver in preparation and mitigation of the risk.

Forward Collision Warning Setting features on a Jeep Uconnect Touchscreen
Forward Collision Warning Setting features on a Jeep Uconnect Touchscreen

Our Jeep Wrangler features show a forwards collision warning that we can control on the Uconnect Touchscreen setting, The Forward Collision Warning setting is found on the Safety and driving assistant, on the Uconnect display we can select three settings options, the sound when an obstacle is detected, enable and disable the Forward Collision Warning system.

Adaptive Cruise Control

Our Jeep Wrangler has an adaptive cruise control system safety feature, the system can automatically control the acceleration and braking of our Jeep. We can activate and deactivate the Adaptive Cruise Control using a button and can be canceled through the button or the brakes. Our Jeep Wrangler can be able to increase or decrease the car’s speed to maintain the Jeep speed we have set. Our Jeep Advanced Adaptive Cruise control systems can slow and stop a car in traffic jams, then accelerate for you and stop if necessary.

By using Radar sensors and radars our Jeep can make subtle adjustments to the Jeeps accelerations that helps us maintain a distance from vehicles in the front and keep the Jeep at the center of the lanes.

Automatic High-Beam Headlamps

Our Jeep contains two headlight settings, that are rated Good by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the National Highway Traffic Satiety Administration (NHTSA). The two-headlight setting on our Jeep wrangler turns on the daytime running lights and off when in the rain, or snowy conditions, they also turn off during the night. The Automatic High-Beam Headlamps safety feature also turns on high beam headlights depending on road and lighting conditions automatically.

We have also been able to add daytime running lights on a Jeep sport by using programmers such as Jscan and Tazer, these programmers can add daytime running lights using the DRL function on a Jeep wrangler sport, or when using aftermarket headlights.

Parksense® Rear Park Assist System

The Parksense® Rear Park Assist System safety feature uses sensors to alert you when you are close to an obstacle while backing up, many consumer-oriented cars feature factory-installed Parksense latest technology that is effective and stops your car when close to obstacles. Jeep Parksense® Rear Park Assist System can be personalized and adjusted manually through Jeep’s infotainment system.

Jeep Wrangler Parksense® Rear Park Assist System Displayed in the Infotainment system
Jeep Wrangler Parksense® Rear Park Assist System Displayed in the Infotainment system

On our Jeep Wrangler, the parking sensor safety feature detects obstructions and gives a chirm sound when we are close to an obstruction, we can also view the obstacles through the Jeeps infotainment system, the Jeeps infotainment system shows a warning alert, and a relative direction and distance our Jeep is towards the obstacle. We can control the Jeeps Parksense® Rear Park Assist System using a button on the center control console, below the Uconnect display.

Parkview® Rear Back-Up Camera

Another Jeep wrangler safety feature on our Jeep Wrangler is the Parkview® Rear Back-Up Camera that is integrated with the Uconnect infotainment system, The backup camera is mounted at the exterior spare tire mounting kit, the camera enhances the safety of our Jeep wrangler.

The Parkview® Rear Back-Up Camera safety system was first integrated into the Jeep wrangler in the year 2018 with the introduction of the Jeep Wrangler JL, ever since Jeep has been improving on the Parkview® Rear Back-Up Camera and in today’s Jeep wrangler we have 4K rear view cameras that provide a clear 149-degree view from the back of the Jeep.


Jeep wrangler safety ratings are based on different testing methods, And the Jeep Wrangler performed admirably. The Jeep Wrangler contains standard safety features and optional safety features depending on your budget and the type of Jeep you want to purchase.

The Standard features on a Jeep wrangler include brake assist that gives the driver braking assistance, the driver is also protected by airbags fitted in the Jeeps dashboard and side panels. The latest Jeep Wrangler is also equipped with traction to assist both when off-road and, on the highway, the traction control is improving the stability of the Jeep wrangler, and preventing rollover.

Optional Jeep wrangler safety features include blind-spot monitoring, which is controlled and activated by tracking sensors on the Jeep Wrangler, Bling spot monitoring has been useful to us in traffic jams and parking lots where we have to part and move at slow speeds, the blind-spot monitoring is effective while on slow speeds.

Forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking systems are also optional features on a Jeep wrangler, these features are very helpful when there is an imminent collision that can result in frontal crushes. Optional safety features in the Jeep Wrangler also include adaptive cruise control that can increase or decrease the speed of your Jeep based on the personalized settings, you can also opt for a keyless Jeep wrangler that has more security features included.

The video below shows Jeep Wrangler Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the National Highway Traffic Satiety Administration (NHTSA) testing, to award it a Jeep wrangler safety rating

Jeep Wrangler National Highway Traffic Satiety Administration (NHTSA) testing youtube video.
James Ndungu - Jeep Runner Writer

Author: James Ndungu

James is an Automotive Service Writer, I4WDA certified trainer, Jeep enthusiast, and shop owner specializing in Jeep parts, accessories, and Electric Vehicles Charging Station Installation services. His interest and first-hand experience in electric vehicle charging technology motivated him to achieve certification through the Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Training Program (EVITP).

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