Euro NCAP has released the results for its latest round of crash tests and at the bottom of it is the 2019 Jeep Renegade. While most cars tested in 2019 have achieved five-star ratings from Euro NCAP, the Renegade is the only model to receive just three-stars.
According to the test results, the Renegade achieved a decent 82% score in Adult Occupant Protection and 84% in Child Occupant Protection but in all other areas including safety assists and road users’ protection, it performed poorly. In fact, the facelifted Renegade still offers autonomous emergency braking system (AEB) only as an option. It doesn’t get other active safety features like active bonnet or AEB systems designed specifically to detect pedestrians or cyclists, either. Ultimately, the Renegade has become the only car so far this year to achieve a rating of less than four stars.
Michiel van Ratingen, Euro NCAP’s Secretary General, said, “It is good to see manufacturer standardising AEB and keeping safety up-to-date even for older cars, to the benefit of their customers. It’s a pity that not everyone follows this example, and by prioritising looks over substance Jeep ended up at the bottom of the list of this year’s rated cars. The good news is that consumers have more choice than ever to find a safer alternative. ”