The 2017 Wrangler has not been fully crash-tested, but has not changed significantly from last year and this Wrangler generation has done poorly in crash tests. In the IIHS test, the two-door Wrangler receives the top “Excellent” for light frontal impacts, but gets “marginal” in small overlapping frontal trials and on the rear seat-based rear categories, and only “Bad” for side impacts The four-door Unlimited Wrangler Model received a “Good” score in a head-on collision test, but this score is somewhat better than the “Marginal” side.
If the top crash and passenger safety tests are your priority, you’re in the wrong place. Jeep Wrangler does not fare well in crash tests, and with its high and heavy design, it is clear that inheritance and off-road prowess take precedence over security pragmatism and family vehicles.
“Do not look into the 2017 Jeep Wrangler for top-notch test ranks or the latest safety features”
From NHTSA, Wrangler earned a low score for rollover resistance – three stars out of five – but has not yet been subjected to other tests.
Wrangler continues to lack advanced security features. Hill-start assist is the standard for manual transmission models and the trailer wag control is standard on all models.
The only standard air bag is a mandatory double front bag. Side-impact front bags remain an option both Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited, except on a trim-level sports base where they are not optional. They are a seat-mounted unit in both cases. We can think of no other vehicle that does not make them short of forklifts or Radio Flyer carts.
Visibility can be challenging with top ups, and there is no standard rearview camera system. As a typical Wrangler owner will reply, it is easy to look out, provided you remove the top.