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I haven't seen any, have there been any crash test reports for U.S. ?
 

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I haven't seen any, have there been any crash test reports for U.S. ?

No, but the EU tests are up, and they do pretty well in it. The NHTSA tests won't add anything of significance, the IIHS ones will. Mainly small overlap and rollover, plus IIRC some of the IIHS tests that are similar are done at a slightly higher speed by IIHS.
 

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I wonder how the Trailhawk does as compared to the other three trims. The Trailhawk has the thick steel tubes connecting the tow hooks to the sub-frame and might yield different crash results.
 

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I wonder how the Trailhawk does as compared to the other three trims. The Trailhawk has the thick steel tubes connecting the tow hooks to the sub-frame and might yield different crash results.
I doubt it. The bumpers still have to pass the US impact standard, and beyond that, they aren't what is dissipating crash energy. If they were placed in a position to intrude into the passenger compartment, I'd be concerned, but they aren't. Might make rear end collisions more expensive to repair on the TH model though.
 

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I'm not really expecting the Renegade to get a perfect crash test rating or anything. Hopefully it does acceptably though. FCA doesn't always make the most safe vehicles (ie Fiat 500) but this being a new vehicle, hopefully it will all work out.
 

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I'm not really expecting the Renegade to get a perfect crash test rating or anything. Hopefully it does acceptably though. FCA doesn't always make the most safe vehicles (ie Fiat 500) but this being a new vehicle, hopefully it will all work out.
Based on the EU tests I'm optimistic. It got the top rating for them. IIHS test will be a bit harder, and there's the rollover test and the small overlap test. All the reviews say the car is pretty nimble for a jacked up box on wheels, and it isn't like similar vehicles haven't passed that. The a pillars are huge too, so.. Then there's small overlap, which is hte hardest, but being a widened platform, it should be easier to get the wheels to push out the wheel wells rather than intruding into the cabin.

One thing to keep in mind is that the renegade was the inaugural vehicle for their facility in india that does simulation and FEA. That's probably the key tool to engineer right in crash tests.
 

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Crash Test - real life report

I took a 30MPH hit to the rear end two days ago. The Mazda sedan took on quite a bit of damage. My Renegade bumper is smashed under and the tailgate was dented in, but overall it did pretty well. I am pretty sore, but was impressed with how well it handled the accident.
 

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I took a 30MPH hit to the rear end two days ago. The Mazda sedan took on quite a bit of damage. My Renegade bumper is smashed under and the tailgate was dented in, but overall it did pretty well. I am pretty sore, but was impressed with how well it handled the accident.
Sorry to hear about your fender-bender. Glad to hear you're okay though, besides being a bit banged up. Hopefully you and your Renny can get back on the road again soon. :)
 

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How long does it take to get crash results in? 2016's are almost here and I haven't heard anything official on the 2015's yet.
 

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How long does it take to get crash results in? 2016's are almost here and I haven't heard anything official on the 2015's yet.

It depends. Usually 3-6 months. IIHS tests can be delayed for a number of reasons, one of which is the manufacturer requesting the results be delayed because they feel they can improve them. This usually means one or more tests went badly for the vehicle. IT could also be because FCA has the organizational skills of a rabid possum and the punctuality of a junkie. Other possibilities that lead to delay or omission are cost and scarcity. Neither should apply to the renegade, but it may be that we are effectively at month 4-5 rather than 6-7. Also, I've never IIHS stalked a vehicle that was a mid year introduction before, so no idea if that just means they missed the boat.
 

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For some odd reason the IIHS tested the 500X before the Renegade but it received a Top Safety Pick+ designation and since it's built on the same platform as the Rene, I don't see why ours wouldn't fare just as well in a crash.
 

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Never trust your family's safety with a guess.
It's not a guess since they both use the same chassis and front crash structures beneath the sheet metal. The Renegade already did wonderfully in the Euro NCAP. I came from Volvo and I wouldn't have purchased mine if I didn't know it was going to protect me and my passengers in the event of a serious accident. That's my number one priority.
 

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Never trust your family's safety with a guess.
It's not a guess. The renegade does well in all the euro tests. The only thing missing was the small overlap. It being a widened chassis helps with that and they likely get the marks they do by having a deflector plate in there to make the wheel roll out ot the side instead of intruding on the passenger cell.

The odds of them doing that differently for a vehicle made at the same time in the same plant using the same chassis is virtually nil. They'd actually have to spend more money to not do it.

It's not a guarantee, but it should be very reassuring to those who already purchased.

Also hopefully it means the renegade will get it's rating soon.
 

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My Renegade did well in the accident. Still in the dealers body shop - almost a month now. Takes a long time to get parts, no aftermarket but I am good with waiting for all OEM parts. Fuel line shutoff was triggered. Replaced the hatch, glass, outside bumper, inside bumper, floor pan (spare tire well) I was (still a little) sore but I walked away.
 

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