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Hyundai Santa Fe and Elantra Earn IIHS Top Safety Pick

The Hyundai Santa Fe and Elantra have just earned a 2021 Top Safety Pick from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS) when equipped with specific headlights. Impressively the Elantra and Santa Fe are Hyundai’s 8th and 9th to receive a 2021 Top Safety Pick (TSP) or TSP+ rating. Hyundai has 7 models with a TSP rating and 2 earning the top rating of TSP+, and all Hyundai SUVs have a TSP or TSP+ rating.

“These top ratings prove our commitment to safety,” 

said Brian Latouf, chief safety officer, Hyundai Motor North America. 

“Being an industry leader in safety and IIHS accolades is foundational to our brand, and we continually strive to provide outstanding passenger safety to our customers.”

How do Vehicles Qualify to be IIHS Top Safety Picks?

To qualify for TSP, vehicles must earn good ratings in all six IIHS crashworthiness evaluations, including the driver-side small overlap front, passenger-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests. They must also be available with a front crash prevention system that earns advanced or superior ratings in both the vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian tests and good- or acceptable-rated headlights. For the higher-tier TSP+ award, good or acceptable headlights must be standard on all models, regardless of trim level. 

Looking for more information on Hyundai’s impressive safety features? Check out our previous posts on Hyundai’s Lane Keep Assist and Brake Assist System.  

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