Hyundai has the Most IIHS Top Safety Pick+ and Top Safety Pick Awards in the Industry
2019 Santa Fe Earns a TOP SAFETY PICK+ Rating from the IIHS
2019 Accent Earns a TOP SAFETY PICK Rating from the IIHS
- A Total of Ten New Hyundai Models Have a TOP SAFETY PICK+(TSP+) or TOP SAFETY PICK (TSP) Rating when equipped with optional front crash protection and specific headlights, the Most in the Industry
- Six New Hyundai Models have a TSP+ Rating when equipped with optional front crash protection and specific headlights
MONTGOMERY, Ala., Sept. 20, 2018 – With the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe being named a TOP SAFETY PICK+ and the 2019 Accent being named a TOP SAFETY PICK by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) today, Hyundai now has the most combined TSP+ and TSP-rated vehicles in the automotive industry. The Santa Fe trophy will be presented to Hyundai at a celebration at its Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama assembly plant tomorrow, where the Santa Fe is made.
Hyundai TOP SAFETY PICK+ models
- 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe with specific headlights
- 2018 Hyundai Sonata with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights; applies only to vehicles built after September 2017
- 2018 Hyundai Kona with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights; applies only to vehicles built after May 2018
- 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe (LWB) with optional front crash prevention and specific headlight
- 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights; applies only to vehicles built after June 2017
- 2018 Hyundai Elantra with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights; applies only to vehicles built after December 2017
- 2019 Hyundai Accent with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights
- 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT with optional front crash prevention and specific headlight
- 2018 Hyundai IONIQ Hybrid with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights
- 2018 Hyundai Tucson with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights
Hyundai TOP SAFETY PICK models
.@Hyundai 2019 Santa Fe and 2019 Accent named #TopSafetyPicks by @IIHS_autosafety Tweet
To qualify for 2018 Top Safety Pick+, the 2019 Santa Fe earned good ratings in the driver-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests, as well as a good rating in the passenger-side small overlap front test. It also earned superior rating for front crash prevention and a good headlight rating.
To qualify for 2018 Top Safety Pick, the 2019 Accent earned good ratings in the driver-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests, as well as an acceptable rating in the passenger-side small overlap front test. It also earned a superior rating for front crash prevention and an acceptable headlight rating.
“Hyundai Smart Sense technologies help keep Santa Fe owners alert, confident and in control while driving,” said Scott Margason, director, Product Planning, Hyundai Motor America. “Safety is paramount when designing new Hyundai vehicles, which is why it was important to make so many great safety features standard on the 2019 Santa Fe.”
Santa Fe’s and Accent’s awards adds to the list of ten new Hyundai models that are rated TOP SAFETY PICK+ or TOP SAFETY PICK when equipped with front crash prevention and specific headlights, the most in the industry. The 2018 Kona (built after May 2018), Elantra (built after Dec. 2017), Sonata (built after Sept. 2017), 2018 Santa Fe and the 2018 Santa Fe Sport (built after June 2017) all earned the organization’s highest rating, while the Elantra GT, Ioniq Hybrid and Tucson received a TOP SAFETY PICK rating when equipped with optional front crash protection and specific headlights.
Smart Sense Technologies available on the 2019 Santa Fe
Hyundai Smart Sense technologies are now available on Santa Fe. Below are key standard and optional features:
|Visibility||HBA||High Beam Assist (Standard)|
|Collision||FCA||Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (Standard)|
|BCA||Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (Standard)|
|SEA||Safe Exit Assist (Standard)|
|LKA||Lane Keeping Assist (Standard)|
|Driver||DAW||Driver Attention Warning (Standard)|
|Driving Convenience||SCC with Stop & Go||Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go (Standard)|
|Parking Safety||RVM with PG||Rear View Monitor with Parking Guidance and tailgate safe-open guide and high definition camera (Standard)|
|SVM||Surround View Monitor (Optional)|
|RCCA||Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist (Standard)|
|PDW||Parking Distance Warning Reverse (Optional)|
2019 Santa Fe Safety Features
Hyundai’s standard Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist (RCCA) puts eyes in the back of drivers’ heads. When backing up, the Blind Spot Detection system may warn the driver if vehicles approach from the rear side and may also apply the brakes automatically.
Additional safety features include the optional Rear Occupant Alert, which Hyundai is debuting with the 2019 Santa Fe. The system monitors the rear seats using an ultrasonic sensor that helps to detect the movements of children and pets. The system first reminds drivers to check the rear seats when exiting the vehicle with a message on the center instrument cluster display. If the system detects movement in the rear seats after the driver leaves the vehicle and locks the doors it will honk the horn and send a Blue Link alert to the driver’s smartphone via Hyundai’s Blue Link connected car system. The system is designed to help prevent children and pets from being forgotten in the car, but it also helps in case children accidentally lock themselves in the vehicle.
The 2019 Santa Fe also features Hyundai’s first standard Safe Exit Assist system. To enhance the safety of Hyundai’s passengers, Safe Exit Assist uses radar to help detect cars approaching from the rear and cautions passengers looking to exit the vehicle. If a passenger attempts to open the door when a car is approaching from behind, a visual and acoustic warning on the center cluster may alert the driver. In addition, if the driver attempts to deactivate the Electronic Child Safety Lock feature, Safe Exit Assist will override the driver and ensure the rear doors remain locked until the approaching vehicle has passed. Once the road is clear, the driver can then deactivate the Electronic Child Safety Lock and successfully unlock the rear passenger doors.
Comprehensive Safety and the 2019 Accent
Accent offers a wide array of advanced safety technologies to provide another layer of protection for passengers. For example, Accent offers available Forward Collision-avoidance Assist that utilizes a front forward facing radar to help detect a vehicle and warn the driver of a potential collision. If the driver does not react to avoid the impact, the system may apply emergency braking.
A six-airbag system is standard, along with Electronic Stability Control, Vehicle Stability Management, Traction Control and ABS.
Hyundai Motor America
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