2014 Jeep Wrangler Safety

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Safety

The 2014 Jeep Wrangler does a better job with family utility than you might expect, but there are still a few significant safety concerns.

There are more than just a couple safety features built into the Wrangler–stability control and anti-lock brakes, Hill Start Assist for manual transmission models and Trailer Sway Control for towing.

Crash-test scores are among the lowest of today's passenger vehicles.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) hasn't rated this Jeep very well, and this is what's most concerning: The two-door Wrangler is rated 'good' for frontal impact, 'moderate' in the seat-based rear-impact test, and just 'poor' for side impact. Four-door Wrangler Unlimited models have the same frontal and rear ratings, but they get side-impact scores of 'moderate'--better, but still not top-notch.

One thing that may come to a surprise for some shoppers is that side-impact bags remain an option ($490) on the Wrangler Unlimited and aren't even available on the two-door Wrangler.

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