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post #1 of 10 Old 04-08-2014, 03:39 PM Thread Starter
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WK2 Safety Pick

IIHS have released the crash ratings for the new 14 WK2. It went from a 2013 top safety pick to marginal in 2014.

Apparently if your doing 40mph and strike something with 25% of the frontal width it's going to hurt. Good news that it won't hurt as bad if you strike something with 40% of the frontal width at 40 mph.

Guess something has changed.

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post #2 of 10 Old 04-08-2014, 04:01 PM
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Didn't they change some of the frontal impact test methods? Seems like many SUV's suffered with the new tests.

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Safe car.gov has two different ratings for the 2014. A early release and a later release. The ratings that IIHS doesn't jive with the Safecar. Where IIHS rated some hi, safe car rated them lower. Which one is right?
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I don't think the rating is based on the crash test.

I believe it's based on the Uconnect issues.
Kinda simialar to what ford went thru with the Sync(sink...lol).


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Didn't they change some of the frontal impact test methods? Seems like many SUV's suffered with the new tests.
From the news stories it looks like this new "small" overlap frontal impact is giving most everyone grief. The gist I got was that in 2012 they added this test to account for how accidents are happening now (distracted drivers vs. pure frontal smashes) which is "nicking" other cars, telephone poles etc... I guess the "medium" overlap is thought to be more of a simulation of crossing the centerline and nailing an oncoming car. I guess the car has to score Good in all 4 tests or it doesn't get "recommended". The JGC got Good in all the others but Marginal on the small overlap frontal crash test.

Looks like mfrs are scrambling to beef up the front structure (medium overlap) and the door posts (small overlap).

You want to see bad results look at the Honda Pilot.

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Safe car.gov has two different ratings for the 2014. A early release and a later release. The ratings that IIHS doesn't jive with the Safecar. Where IIHS rated some hi, safe car rated them lower. Which one is right?
No way the ratings could match since they are derived from different tests. Safecar.gov doesn't do overlap frontals but they do rollover tests. IIHS does 2 overlaps and no rollover just a roof strength. Eh, which one's better? Good question!
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I noticed that the frontal crash rating was only 4 stars in the earlier release 2014 JGC 4WD (build date prior to July 22, 2013) but it's 5 stars in the later release 2014 (after July 22, 2013). Any idea why?
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I noticed that the frontal crash rating was only 4 stars in the earlier release 2014 JGC 4WD (build date prior to July 22, 2013) but it's 5 stars in the later release 2014 (after July 22, 2013). Any idea why?
July 23, 2013 and later builds are the so-called 2014.5 (midyear refresh) rigs. That means they got "plus"/full-stop/stop-n-go versions of ACC and FCW. Definitely a "safer" version of both features. It's on wk2jeeps dot com if you want to readup on it.

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Good to know. I did some reading but couldn't exactly find anything definitive. I also heard that the early release JGC was built in Canada and used different headlights. The later releases were built in USA and used LED. Has anyone else heard this? Either way, I think i'm going to make sure I purchase one that was built after July 23, 2013. Thanks for the response!
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Good to know. I did some reading but couldn't exactly find anything definitive. I also heard that the early release JGC was built in Canada and used different headlights. The later releases were built in USA and used LED. Has anyone else heard this? Either way, I think i'm going to make sure I purchase one that was built after July 23, 2013. Thanks for the response!
Below r the definitive reference pages. All JGC's have and are produced at Jefferson North Assembly Plant, US. Headlights are a trim level variable.

This covers ACC+/Stop which also reduces chances of a crash and the feature cutover date.

http://wk2jeeps.com/wk2_cruise_contr...#ADAPTIVE_STOP

This covers the FCW Plus. Plus is the crash mitigation which is auto brake apply that sure is responsible for the crash test rating improvement.

http://wk2jeeps.com/wk2_Forward_Collision_Warning.htm

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