The Jeep Patriot has been awarded the maximum five-star safety rating by ANCAP after excelling in the organisation’s rigorous crash testing.


ANCAP reports the Jeep Patriot “scored well in each of the physical crash tests, offering a high level of protection for occupants” adding that the crash test outcome was a “great result for Jeep”.


“The Patriot has proven it too is a safe choice for consumers," said ANCAP Chairman, Lauchlan McIntosh.


The Jeep Patriot scored 15.94 out of a possible 16 in its side-impact test, and 13.79 out of a possible 16 in its frontal offset test, along with receiving an overall whiplash rating of ‘good’ – ANCAP’s highest possible rating.


The outstanding result follows an equally impressive five-star ANCAP rating for the all-new Jeep Cherokee, which scored an impressive 36.16 points out of a possible maximum of 37.


Commenting on the results, Ms Veronica Johns, Fiat-Chrysler Australia President and CEO, said: “The ANCAP rating, and similarly impressive crash-test results around the world, are a direct result of Jeep’s focus on driver and passenger safety.”


“The results prove price doesn’t have to be a barrier to safety, with the five-star Jeep Patriot available for just $25,500 drive-away.”