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New to forum. I am in the market to buy a Jeep Renegade for my wife. I am a little concerned that I can not find any safety data or crash test information.

If anyone has heard of how safe this Jeep model is please send some info. Keep in mind there will be children riding in this vehicle also.

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Thank you for the site on crash test. What is your opinion? Looks good where the front and side impact was tested. Seemed it crumbled in its designed location. Also do you think that their crash test is better or compatible with American standards?

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I have no idea. The car is too new to have US crash testing info yet. But, considering Europe has the Autobahn, and if per their standard it got 5-stars, I see no reason why it wouldn't be save for American roads.

Honestly, I don't think safety is something to worry about with the Renegade. Stick around and read the other posts on this forum. Initial build quality, low availability of replacement parts and new product quirks are the things to worry about.
 

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I have no idea. The car is too new to have US crash testing info yet. But, considering Europe has the Autobahn, and if per their standard it got 5-stars, I see no reason why it wouldn't be save for American roads.

Honestly, I don't think safety is something to worry about with the Renegade. Stick around and read the other posts on this forum. Initial build quality, low availability of replacement parts and new product quirks are the things to worry about.
We just have to keep an eye out for this information since once it becomes available it'll go viral, especially with the Renegade being what it is.
 

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fmunk

Thank you for the site on crash test. What is your opinion? Looks good where the front and side impact was tested. Seemed it crumbled in its designed location. Also do you think that their crash test is better or compatible with American standards?

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Their tests are harder than nhtsa. They are on par with iihs tests as far as I can tell from both organizations' descriptions of testing criteria.

The EU side impact into a pole test may actually be tougher, and iihs has introduced small overlap tests which are rough. With the wheels being as wide set as they are compared to the passenger cabin, it should fare reasonably well on that one.

But based on the EU tests, it is reasonable to say that it is at least as crash worthy as some of the iihs top rated 2013 models.
 

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I'm in the same boat (shopping for my 7 month old) and looking to get something a bit bigger than my R56 Mini JCW but still small, and with the best child protection.

Given that the Renegade has been out in Europe since 2014 it has already gone through Euro NCAP testing. I really like the Euro site since they actually score rear facing infant protection and forward facing 3 year old

http://www.euroncap.com/en/results/jeep/renegade/7869

I'd be interested to see how it does in the IIHS test since the 500L its based on did so poorly in the small overlap test as did most small SUVs like the BMW X1. Supposedly the Renegade has been specifically engineered to pass this test with new front beams to redistribute the forces.

http://www.iihs.org/iihs/ratings/vehicle/v/fiat/500l-4-door-hatchback/2015
 
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