|06-09-2012 01:09 PM|
|beardown||maybe it meant dangerous to other drivers whos flimsy fiberglass cars get in the way of a jeep steel front bumper|
|06-09-2012 12:08 PM|
|hazmatcom1||Of golf carts hahahahahahaha|
|06-09-2012 12:07 PM|
|06-09-2012 10:48 AM|
i call shananigans on the Wrangler rating, granted i have a Rokmen front bumper. But i have been hit once head on while i was doing 38mph, and the other driver doing 20-25mph and i lost a fog light and thats it, here yota camry was trasheddddd
also been hit on the side by a kid blowing a stop sign at about 30 and had no issues. told the insurance the axles were bent and i got a set of Ten factory axles from Northridge4x4 courtesy of the other driver
i did lose my center cap for my wheel tho, that was the worst. i had just painted the "jeep" engraved part black
|06-08-2012 04:32 PM|
|WranglerJR83||Wow!! I can't believe the smart car, fiat 500, or any of the other tiny ass cars that are out there are not on that list. I will take my "death trap" jeep over any small car out there. I hit one of those and they are done.|
|06-08-2012 11:41 AM|
|06-07-2012 01:44 PM|
|06-06-2012 11:09 PM|
|06-06-2012 05:40 PM|
Good to know. It isn't fair to compare it to a Subaru or any "full" vehicle that focuses on safety, has fixed doors, B pillars, etc. They could improve it but the Wrangler sells so well and buyers do not complain about it, so why would Chrysler care!
I think it is rear and side impact hits above a certain mph (maybe 45) that could be worse than if you were in a Subaru or Volvo or another SUV. This is why I need a Hemi...so I can floor it and get out of the way.
|06-06-2012 05:17 PM|
|06-06-2012 09:44 AM|
|MacCTD||Interesting the JKU is worse than the JK, would not have guessed that.|
|06-06-2012 07:57 AM|
|06-06-2012 07:20 AM|
|Whobeme||A little over a year ago I got hit by a State tandem dump truck with a front and side plow fully loaded with salt. It did just under $12,000 damage to my Jeep. I suffered a lot of bruising, a concussion, and cracked ribs. I also drive a truck simular to the one that hit me for my city job and have seen the damage done to cars when they are hit. I'll keep my unsafe Jeep.|
|06-05-2012 05:19 PM|
|06-05-2012 04:17 PM|
|JeepinDad||I own the second most dangerous according to this article. Our Colorado is more comfortable than the Jeep but I guess the Jeep is safer. Oh well, you only live once.|
|06-05-2012 04:12 PM|
|Wrangler_Man11||A vehicle is only as dangerous as the person driving it. I feel just as safe in my heep with the top and doors off as I feel in my F-150.|
|06-05-2012 04:10 PM|
|OIIIIOersCreepers||havent taken any side impact accidents on wranglers. but in my experience, side impacts are bad no matter what. neck snaps or head hits own door or hits grill of other vehicle...no real surviving even at slow speeds. granted some cars that have tons of side impact air bags DO help with head injuries, usually this saves bad head injuries, leaving usually only pelvic, arm, rib and/or leg bone injuries. i have the side impact air bag on my jeep for SOME protection. also the higher the vehicle the safer....that always works on the wives for the reason to buy the big lift and tires!|
|06-05-2012 03:03 PM|
|FuzzyJK||have to remember to the absurd amount of saftey gear going into other cars and trucks its not that there UNSAFE its just not as safe|
|06-05-2012 02:37 PM|
|Jared66||Fell asleep in my jku. Into a 4 ft ditch. Pushed the front axle back 8 inches bent all the conyroll arms blew out frot right tire. Just puy a smitty bumper on the front 2 days before drove through a telephone poll. Not even whiplash. No damage other then the suspension either. The bumper didnt even bend. And the pole exploded and nearly fell back on me. Hung by 1 high voltage wire left on top. Solid rigs.|
|06-05-2012 01:37 PM|
|Annienaaron09||Has anyone got into a wreck in their wrangler? I'm pretty sure they are safer than most think|
|06-05-2012 01:08 PM|
|KittyPrawn||I feel safer in my Jeep than in my Pontiac G5. If I got hit in the side by an SUV or pick-up, that bumper is coming through my window and into my face.|
|06-05-2012 01:04 PM|
I guess the journalist couldn't think of anything to write about.
The co-relationship between safety and sales number made by the author is really dumb. The sales figures have nothing to do with the safety rating but the life cycle. It usually, if not always, sells best the first year or 2 and gradually decreases because of competitons and less interest until a mid-term refreshes and upgrades.
IMO, it's better to see if sales figure have been getting lowered for used car when the new cars are now much safer.
|06-05-2012 12:48 PM|
My Jeep's side impact rating is certainly a LOT better than my motorcycle's!!!
|06-05-2012 11:18 AM|
|06-05-2012 11:13 AM|
|COL V||There is something to be said about living dangerously.|
|06-05-2012 10:41 AM|
The Wrangler is the 6th most dangerous vehicle....
The Most Dangerous Cars in America | Fox Business