With 'marginal'-rated headlights, the 2017 edition falls short of the Top Safety Pick Plus club.
The 2017 Jeep Compass has earned a Top Safety Pick rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
The redesigned model received top marks in all five crashworthiness tests. Its optional collision avoidance system also landed a 'superior' rating, avoiding impacts at 12 mph and 25 mph.
The new Compass fell short in headlight performance, disqualifying the model from the Top Safety Pick Plus club.
"When equipped with optional high-intensity discharge lights and high-beam assist, a feature that automatically switches between high beams and low beams depending on the presence of other vehicles, the Compass earns a marginal headlight rating," the IIHS said. "The SUV's base halogen headlights earn a poor rating."
The rating applies to 2017 Compass models built in the 2017 calendar year, as some 2017 models built before January were of the previous generation.