2020 Jeep Gladiator Crash Test

  1. jeepster345

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    Figured I’d post for anyone interested. :)

     
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    Those face plants on the airbags reminds me of my ex-wife's face in the local park on a tree any Saturday night!

    At least the axles didn't break!
     
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    So, what's the verdict? How did it do compared to a Tacoma or something similar?
     
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    They didn’t have a rating up on the NHTSA website, but I expect it to be the same as the Wranglers 4 stars. Everything is pretty much the same, other than weight differences.

    The 2019 Tacoma also got 4 stars.
     
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    The Verde for me is very favorable. It took that lick like a champ. If you can drive into a concrete barrier and open the doors it is a solid ride.
     
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    i'm afraid to watch the frontal offset, ostrich with head in the sand is probably a better choice for me.
     
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    I’m not sure how to process this...:lipssealed:
     
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    You got that right!
     
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    Head on collision windshield is fine,,tiny rock at 65 mph,,,,,,,,
     
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    Built like a WWII TANK! Holy cow! :surprised:

    Good news: Whatever you hit is going to lose.

    Bad news: There was NO deflection in the A-pillar, cab structure, or frame. The windshield didn't even crack. The truck is so rigid and so tank-like that the energy in a crash is going into the occupants.
     
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    Did this model have a steel bumper?

    Nvm, 35mph. Seems like a lot of damage for that speed. Car is totaled.



    This reminded me of the first crash test video I ever saw: the Smart Car going 70mph into a concrete wall and still being able to open the doors
     
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    Well done!
     
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    How do you like that? A frontal crash and the windshield doesn't even crack. Yet, we drive down the road and a small rock hits it and it cracks lol. Go figure ha!
     
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    I salvaged a 4.0 engine from a 94 ZJ - the vehicle was NOT well maintained but that's a different story. The driver missed a T-intersection, hit an embankment, flipped the thing end-for-end and it landed on the roof when the dust settled.
    I trailered it to my shop to get the engine and PCM and all wiring for a conversion I was doing - I was impressed. The windshield - intact. The A-pillars, hardly deformed at all. Roof was flat on the outside but inside it was as if nothing happened. It was amazing.
    The radiator, AC condenser, toast. The front upper corner of the valve cover had a hairline crack I didn't see until after I had installed the engine in my car and driven it a while. That thing took a licking and yet the inside was fine.
     
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    Aren't those wheels and that grill a Sport? I don't see the Overland or Rubicon grill "trim" in that video.
     
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