I haven't seen any, have there been any crash test reports for U.S. ?
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.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.
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.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.
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.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.
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.
To bad but thanks for the pic, interesting to see the undersides.Here is a pix of my Renegade during the repair process = Rear ended while sitting at a red light.
Here is a pix of my Renegade during the repair process = Rear ended while sitting at a red light.
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.
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.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.Never trust your family's safety with a guess.