Ford Bronco vs Jeep Wrangler – Crash Test

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Here's a video of a crash test comparison:

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So the lesson here is, if you want a mom wagon that can travel the highways in safety and comfort, maybe the Wrangler isn’t for you. I would wager that it’s pretty common knowledge Jeeps can be tippy. These aren’t marketed as 5 star crash rated.
 

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I would rather have a solid axle that would flip me than an IFS that is designed to break off to keep me from being flipped! Additionally, at 1:13 you can see that the two harnesses that propel the vehicle down the track are different. The Jeep had a wire rope. The Bronco had a thick chain. While it appears that the harnesses detached upon impact the fact is that the setups are different and could contribute to the different outcomes.
 

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You can clearly see why the Jeep rolls and the bronco doesn’t. Look how the rim gets pushed under the frame on the Jeep and shoved into the slider on the bronco.

Is this a fluke of this run? What would the outcome be if the wall was positioned a little different? What if the Jeep had a rock slider?
 

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I would rather have a solid axle that would flip me than an IFS that is designed to break off to keep me from being flipped! Additionally, at 1:13 you can see that the two harnesses that propel the vehicle down the track are different. The Jeep had a wire rope. The Bronco had a thick chain. While it appears that the harnesses detached upon impact the fact is that the setups are different and could contribute to the different outcomes.
Wow. Great observation 👍👍
 

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You can clearly see why the Jeep rolls and the bronco doesn’t. Look how the rim gets pushed under the frame on the Jeep and shoved into the slider on the bronco.

Is this a fluke of this run? What would the outcome be if the wall was positioned a little different? What if the Jeep had a rock slider?
Your point about the rock slider is compelling. I do wonder what the results would have been if the
Wrangler was similarly equipped
 

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That model of Bronco has crash bars, while the Jeep does not (and some Broncos don’t).

since it was the tire getting wedged under the chassis that flipped the Jeep, I wonder if youd see something similar with a Bronco Sasquatch (since it has no crash bars)
 

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What would happen with a fully built jeep with heavy 3/16” front bumpers in this type of crash test?
 

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It appears the 2022 Wranglers have been redesigned in this area because on the IIHS website, the small overlap test results are now listed as only 2018-21 and the 2022 Wrangler is missing the results. I speculate that testing is underway and a rating for 2022 will be forthcoming.
 

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I’ll take the Jeep’s slow rollover to scrub off speed rather than the Bronco’s extreme deceleration any day of the week. What sort of G forces were those CTD’s subjected to? I bet considerably less in the Wrangler.
 

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It appears the 2022 Wranglers have been redesigned in this area because on the IIHS website, the small overlap test results are now listed as only 2018-21 and the 2022 Wrangler is missing the results. I speculate that testing is underway and a rating for 2022 will be forthcoming.
Where did you see the 2022 Jeep Wrangler has been redesigned? I was hoping they would but saw no evidence. I went ahead and ordered my JWRXR with steel bumpers anyways
 

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Where did you see the 2022 Jeep Wrangler has been redesigned? I was hoping they would but saw no evidence. I went ahead and ordered my JWRXR with steel bumpers anyways
Look at https://www.iihs.org/ratings/vehicle/jeep/wrangler-4-door-suv/2021#small-overlap-front-driver-side

The small overlap test says "Rating applies to 2018-21 models." All the others are 2018-22. And then if you look at 2022, there's no small overlap test result listed: https://www.iihs.org/ratings/vehicle/Jeep/wrangler-4-door-suv/2022

I've spent a lot of time at the IIHS website and it's not an oversight. Something changed or else they would have applied the small overlap test result to 2022 just like all the past ones. Now we just need them to update the 2022...could take months.
 
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