2013 Hyundai Elantra sedan nominated Top Safety Pick + by IIHS
|   Sunday, August 11, 2013
The safety verdict which was given to Hyundai Elantra by Insurance Institute of Highway Safety was a great opportunity that included in the competition only six types of small cars. Except for the Hyundai Elantra Sedan which earned the award, four other models have also won the safety competition: Santa Fe Sport, Genesis, Tucson and 2013 Sonata.

The frontal crash tests concluded a moderate overlap chance of crash. After several professional tests run for days in a row, the specialists concluded that the vehicle has the empowerment to strongly hold up in a crash and quickly enables the functionality of seat belts and air bags.
These types of tests usually simulate moderate impacts between two or several cars rolling with an average speed of 45 mph.

All the vehicles awarded with the TOP SAFETY PICK + had to pass most of the evaluations, 4 out of 5, and show minimal likelihood of being implicated in hazardous breakage. The ending + proves the fact that the vehicle has also proven good results in the pursuance of the small overlap test. This test shows what is prone to happen in the moment when the front side corner of a car hits an object or another car. Quite a challenging evaluation for the side airbags and seat belts, the small overlap test displays how these features work as in case of such a crash subject might move both sideways or back and forth. What is even more compelling, this test takes into consideration a special criteria such as the evaluation of the effects of the crash on the spots where protection is known as decreased. Concerning the good rating in the small overlap test, the entire cage must hold great resistance to the force of crashes which aren't toned down by the structures of crush zone.

David Zuby, chief research office of IIHS, acknowledges that the entire side coverage of the curtain airbag has actually increased the rating of this vehicle in the small overlap test. He also grants that there might be an increasing trend in choosing small cars among the customers as six small cars have qualified for this award.

The CEO of Hyundai Auto Canada, Steve Kelleher, ensures the customers that Hyundai pledges for the exclusively best safety equipment for the entire system. The integrated vehicle discipline is managed by the Vehicle Stability Management system which controls the Electronic Stability Control and the Motor Driven electric Power Steering. Designed with a set of six airbags distributed in the front, side, rear side and front seat, the Hyundai Elantra is also equipped with Anti lock Braking System and four wheel disc brakes which integrate Break Assist toward obtaining the best braking force in case of an incident.

The passive safety was also paid a lot of attention as the 2013 Elantra has secure and energetic unibody structure including the back and front crush zones. The difference between this model and others consists in the set of internal dual beams which have been inserted in the rear doors.
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