In case you needed another reason to be smitten with the 2017 Jeep® Compass, the compact SUV has just received one of the highest safety honors in the country. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has named the 2017 Jeep Compass a Top Safety Pick, an honor that isn’t awarded to just any vehicle. In order to achieve this status, a model must undergo a series of crashworthiness tests, as well as an evaluation of its Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) technology.

But with over 70 available safety and security features, it’s clear that the automakers used the best in Jeep parts and accessories to create the 2017 Jeep Compass with an eye to safety, and the IIHS tests confirmed that. The model earned the highest possible “good” rating in every one of the five crash tests administered by IIHS, like the front and side impact test, moderate-offset frontal impact, and rear collision tests.

But that’s not enough to get a Top Safety Pick rating from IIHS – they also looked at the model’s AEB, Full-speed Forward Collision Warning-Plus, which also earned the highest possible rating of “Superior.”

How does the 2017 Jeep Compass achieve all this? Well, the high-strength steel that makes up over 65 percent of the model certainly helped with the crash tests, and the Full-speed Forward Collision Warning-Plus utilizes an innovative sensor-fusion system to accurately detect crash situations. And ultimately, the whole model demonstrates that the creators of this Jeep SUV prioritized the safety of drivers and their passengers.

If you want to keep your family safe, and enjoy the utility and efficiency of a compact SUV, it’s hard to go wrong with the 2017 Jeep Compass. Get safety, security, and a great buying experience when you search for a “Jeep dealership near me.” Branford, New Haven, and North Haven, CT drivers will find Executive Jeep close by, and get the capable, safe Jeep SUV their family deserves.