Jeep Wrangler Safety Ratings Guide – 2011 until 2017

If you’re curious how safe your Jeep is, the NHTSA is a government agency that reviews the safety of vehicles. In 2011 they introduced increased testing and started keeping better track of vehicles.

There is another well known testing organization called the IIHS, a nonprofit entity that have been testing vehicles since 1959. Worried about safety and thinking about purchasing a Jeep Wrangler? Well, we’ve pulled together their ratings. 

Because of the design of the Jeep Wrangler remaining largely unchanged, most of the accident ratings are consistent and the designs will have similar flaws. 

Testing criteria: The IIHS tests based on a 4 point scale(Good, Acceptable, Marginal, Poor) and the NHTSA tests on a star system out of 5. 

The NHTSA is less comprehensive at testing as you will see from this list.

Here is the Jeep Wrangler Safety Ratings Guide from 2011 until today: 

Jeep Wrangler 2011 Safety Ratings

2 Door Model

IIHS Ratings:

  • Small overlap front driver side: Marginal
  • Passenger side: Not rated
  • Moderate overlap front: Good
  • Side: Poor
  • Head restraints and seats: Marginal

NHSTA Ratings:

      The 2 Door Model was not testing by the NHSTA in 2011. 

4 Door Model

IIHS Ratings: 

  • Small overlap front driver side: Good 
  • Passenger-Side: Not Rated 
  • Moderate overlap front: Good
  • Side: Marginal
  • Head restrains and seats: Marginal

NHSTA Ratings:

  • Overall rating: Not rated
  • Frontal crash: Not rated
  • Side crash: Not rated
  • Rollover: 3 out of 5 stars

Jeep Wrangler 2012 Safety Ratings

2 Door Model

IIHS Ratings:

  • Small overlap front driver side: Marginal
  • Passenger side: Not rated
  • Moderate overlap front: Good
  • Side: Poor
  • Head restraints and seats: Marginal

NHSTA Ratings:

      The 2 Door Model was not testing by the NHSTA in 2012. 

4 Door Model

IIHS Ratings: 

  • Small overlap front driver side: Good 
  • Passenger-Side: Not Rated 
  • Moderate overlap front: Good
  • Side: Marginal
  • Head restraints and seats: Marginal

NHSTA Ratings:

  • Overall rating: Not rated
  • Frontal crash: Not rated
  • Side crash: Not rated
  • Rollover: 3 out of 5 stars

Jeep Wrangler 2013 Safety Ratings

2 Door Model

IIHS Ratings:

  • Small overlap front driver side: Marginal
  • Passenger side: Not rated
  • Moderate overlap front: Good
  • Side: Poor
  • Head restraints and seats: Marginal

NHSTA Ratings:

      The 2 Door Model was not testing by the NHSTA in 2013. 

4 Door Model

IIHS Ratings: 

  • Small overlap front driver side: Good 
  • Passenger-Side: Not Rated 
  • Moderate overlap front: Good
  • Side: Marginal
  • Head restraints and seats: Marginal

NHSTA Ratings:

  • Overall rating: Not rated
  • Frontal crash: Not rated
  • Side crash: Not rated
  • Rollover: 3 out of 5 stars

Jeep Wrangler 2014 Safety Ratings

2 Door Model

IIHS Ratings:

  • Small overlap front driver side: Marginal
  • Passenger side: Not rated
  • Moderate overlap front: Good
  • Side: Poor
  • Head restraints and seats: Marginal

NHSTA Ratings:

      The 2 Door Model was not testing by the NHSTA in 2014. 

4 Door Model

IIHS Ratings: 

  • Small overlap front driver side: Good 
  • Passenger-Side: Not Rated 
  • Moderate overlap front: Good
  • Side: Marginal
  • Head restraints and seats: Marginal

NHSTA Ratings:

  • Overall rating: Not rated
  • Frontal crash: Not rated
  • Side crash: Not rated
  • Rollover: 3 out of 5 stars

Jeep Wrangler 2015 Safety Ratings

2 Door Model

IIHS Ratings:

  • Small overlap front driver side: Marginal
  • Passenger side: Not rated
  • Moderate overlap front: Good
  • Side: Poor
  • Head restraints and seats: Marginal

NHSTA Ratings:

      The 2 Door Model was not testing by the NHSTA in 2015. 

4 Door Model

IIHS Ratings: 

  • Small overlap front driver side: Good 
  • Passenger-Side: Not Rated 
  • Moderate overlap front: Good
  • Side: Marginal
  • Head restraints and seats: Marginal

NHSTA Ratings:

  • Overall rating: Not rated
  • Frontal crash: Not rated
  • Side crash: Not rated
  • Rollover: 3 out of 5 stars

Jeep Wrangler 2016 Safety Ratings

2 Door Model

IIHS Ratings:

  • Small overlap front driver side: Marginal
  • Passenger side: Not rated
  • Moderate overlap front: Good
  • Side: Poor
  • Head restraints and seats: Marginal

NHSTA Ratings:

      The 2 Door Model was not testing by the NHSTA in 2016. 

4 Door Model

IIHS Ratings: 

  • Small overlap front driver side: Good 
  • Passenger-Side: Not Rated 
  • Moderate overlap front: Good
  • Side: Marginal
  • Head restraints and seats: Marginal

NHSTA Ratings:

  • Overall rating: Not rated
  • Frontal crash: Not rated
  • Side crash: Not rated
  • Rollover: 3 out of 5 stars

Jeep Wrangler 2017 Safety Ratings

2 Door Model

IIHS Ratings:

  • Small overlap front driver side: Marginal
  • Passenger side: Not rated
  • Moderate overlap front: Good
  • Side: Poor
  • Head restraints and seats: Not Rated

NHSTA Ratings:

  • Overall rating: Not rated
  • Frontal crash: Not rated
  • Side crash: Not rated
  • Rollover: 3 out of 5 stars

4 Door Model

IIHS Ratings: 

  • Small overlap front driver side: Good 
  • Passenger-Side: Not Rated 
  • Moderate overlap front: Good
  • Side: Marginal
  • Head restraints and seats: Not Rated

NHSTA Ratings:

  • Overall rating: Not rated
  • Frontal crash: 3 out of 5 stars
  • Side crash: Not rated
  • Rollover: 3 out of 5 stars

As you can see, the NHTSA didn’t start testing the 2 Door models of the Jeep Wrangler until 2017. 

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