Advertisement
Go
2010 Jeep Wrangler Photo
6.0
/ 10
On Safety
BASE INVOICE
$20,614
BASE MSRP
$21,165
On Safety
The 2010 Jeep Wrangler has reasonably good occupant protection and some aids for off-road safety—but it sorely lacks standard side airbags.
6.0 out of 10
Browse Jeep Wrangler inventory in your area.

SEE LOCAL CLASSIFIEDS

SAFETY | 6 out of 10

Expert Quotes:

Five stars, front impact protection
NHTSA

Four-door, "good" and "marginal"; two-door, "acceptable" and "marginal
IIHS

optional side airbags
Cars.com

Safety isn't the Wrangler's strongest point, as it has lackluster crash-test ratings and doesn't include the same level of standard equipment as some other SUVs.

The 2010 Jeep Wrangler scores five-star ratings for front and side impact protection. Two-wheel-drive models have four-star rollover protection, while four-wheel drivers have a three-star rating. Standard safety features include Hill Start Assist (HSA) to prevent rollback on graded surfaces and Trailer Sway Control (TSC), which monitors vehicle movement relative to the intended path and activates the Electronic Stability Program (ESP) if the trailer begins to sway outside set parameters. Anti-lock brakes and stability control are now standard, but side-impact airbags remain an option in a class where they're almost always now standard.

"Optional side airbags," says Cars.com, are placed in the seats, providing a higher level of safety than the 2010 Wranglers without these airbags. But to the point, they're optional at a time when side airbags are standard on virtually every other vehicle.

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the Wrangler Jeep two-doors receive “good” ratings for front-impact safety and “marginal” protection for side impacts; four-doors get “acceptable” front-impact ratings and “marginal” side-impact ratings. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) rates both two- and four-door Wranglers at five stars for front-impact protection. Side-impact data is unavailable from NHTSA.

Conclusion

The 2010 Jeep Wrangler has reasonably good occupant protection and some aids for off-road safety—but it sorely lacks standard side airbags.

« Prev: Comfort and Quality Next: Features »
Advertisement
Other Choices Read More
7.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
Advertisement
Related Used Listings
Browse used listings in your area
Advertisement

How does the
TCC Rating work?
The TCC Rating is a clear numeric rating value based on a 10-point scale that reflects the overall opinion of our automotive experts on any vehicle and rolls up ratings we give each vehicle across sub-categories you care about like performance, safety, styling and more.

Our rating also has simple color-coded “Stop” (red), “Caution” (orange),
or “Go” (green) messages along with the numerical score so you can easily understand where we stand at a glance.

Our automotive experts then also collect and show you what other websites say about these different aspects of any vehicle. We do this leg work for you to simplify your research process.

Learn more about how we rate and review cars here.

 
© 2014 The Car Connection. All Rights Reserved. The Car Connection is published by High Gear Media. Stock photography by Homestar, LLC. Send us feedback.