You’ve probably heard about the IIHS safety ratings that Hyundai has been receiving for all of its vehicles, like the 2019 Veloster. All twelve of the vehicles on the brand’s lineup have received Top Safety Pick or Top Safety Pick+ ratings, even the NEXO Fuel Cell Vehicle. Now, the NHTSA has begun releasing its ratings for the 2020 model year. The 2020 Hyundai Kona, Santa Fe and Tucson each earned 5-Star Overall Safety Ratings.
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“Driver safety is our top priority. From Hyundai SmartSense to now Rear Occupant Alert, we are always looking to implement the latest in safety technologies, in order to provide enhanced safety for all of our customers. The 5-Star Overall Safety Ratings from NHTSA and our recent IIHS Top Safety Pick/Top Safety Pick+ awards for our growing SUV line-up are a testament to our safety commitment and goal to obtain top-line safety ratings in all of our models.”
– Mike O’Brien, Vice President of Product, Corporate and Digital Planning, Hyundai Motor America
How does a vehicle earn a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating?
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration only hands out 5-Star Overall Safety Ratings to the safest vehicles on the market. The fact that the Kona, Santa Fe and Tucson all earned these ratings speak highly of their results on the crash tests that the NHTSA put them through. On top of passing their crashworthiness tests, these vehicles were exemplary in terms of collision avoidance as well, thanks in large part to the Hyundai SmartSense suite of safety technologies, which includes programs like Forward Collision-Avoidance Assists and Lane Keeping Assist.
If you’re interested in bringing one of these impressively safe vehicles home to your own garage, be sure to get in touch with us right away here at Coastal Hyundai!