2012 Jeep Patriot Safety

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Safety remains a strength for the Patriot; while it hasn't been rated by the federal government since the ratings system changed last year, it's again a Top Safety Pick for 2012. All the expected safety features are standard, too, and the boxy body brings good outward visibility.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety awards the Patriot with 'good' scores in frontal and side tests. Roof strength testing, which the IIHS has started to conduct over the past year, also yields a result of 'good.'

Those seeking a compact, off-road-capable vehicle that's also safe should consider the 2012 Jeep Patriot.

Overall, the list of standard safety features in the Patriot is particularly strong for the price; standard items include electronic stability control with roll mitigation, front side airbags, and side-curtain bags. Models with four-wheel drive add off-road brake traction control and hill descent control.

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