Posted by mike on 2006/3/31 5:55:00 (2252) reads
From a DaimlerChrysler press release
The 2006 Jeep® Commander has received the government's highest rating for frontal-impact crash protection from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The Jeep Commander's five-star rating for frontal crash protection makes it the 11th new product from Chrysler Group to achieve the top safety rating in the governmental frontal crash tests.
"Chrysler Group is offering Jeep Commander customers peace of mind through more standard safety and security equipment and the application of a broad range of engineering technologies," said Craig Love, Vice President – Rear-wheel Drive Product Teams, Chrysler Group. "The inherent stability and security we design in to all Chrysler Group vehicles is enhanced by both passive and active safety systems, whether driving on- or off-road."
The new 2006 Jeep Commander includes the highest level of standard safety and security technology and features ever offered on a Chrysler Group vehicle. Introduced for the first time on the Jeep Commander, standard side-curtain air bags with a roll detection system deploys air bags in certain rollover and side-impact situations. In addition, Electronic Stability Program, Electronic Roll Mitigation, Brake Assist, Anti-lock Brakes, and 4-Wheel Brake Traction Control System are also standard on Jeep Commander. These are only some of the many safety and security features — designed in from the beginning — that provide the Jeep Commander with the ability to "go anywhere, do anything" safely and securely.
Starting with the Chrysler Pacifica in 2003, Chrysler Group has had 11 product launches that produced NHTSA-rated five-star vehicles for frontal crash protection. These vehicles include: Chrysler Pacifica, Chrysler and Dodge minivans, Dodge Durango, Dodge Ram 1500, Dodge Ram Quad, Chrysler 300, Dodge Magnum, Dodge Dakota, Jeep® Grand Cherokee, Dodge Charger and Jeep Commander.
The 2006 Jeep Commander is built at Chrysler Group's Jefferson North Assembly Plant (JNAP) in Detroit, Mich., on the same production line as the award-winning Jeep Grand Cherokee.
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Posted: 2006/3/31 7:56 Updated: 2006/3/31 7:56
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Re: Commander Earns Top Government Safety Rating
I would expect that all of DCX's mid to large sized vehicles will attain a five-star rating from now on unless there are changes in the rating system.
I think the engineers have it down pretty good. There are indications that even the new Wrangler will be able to receive five-star side-impact ratings due to the new reinforced doors. Before the Wrangler was not even tested for side-impact because it would have been lucky to get a one-star rating.