Hyundai Owns Most IIHS Safety Awards in Industry

2021 Hyundai Sonata | Toronto, ON

Seeking a safe vehicle for you and your loved ones? Check out the Hyundai model lineup. We offer the most combined Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) safety awards in the industry, with 11 of its models earning the title of TOP SAFETY PICK or TOP SAFETY PICK+.

The 2021 Hyundai Palisade was the eleventh model to earn one of these titles from the IIHS. This three-row SUV was named a 2020 IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+, thanks to its standard LED headlamps and advanced driver-assistance technologies.

IIHS Safety Recognitions

  • 2021 Hyundai Venue: TOP SAFETY PICK with specific headlights
  • 2021 Hyundai Kona: TOP SAFETY PICK with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights
  • 2021 Hyundai Tucson: TOP SAFETY PICK with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights
  • 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe: TOP SAFETY PICK with specific headlights
  • 2021 Hyundai Nexo: TOP SAFETY PICK+
  • 2021 Hyundai Palisade: TOP SAFETY PICK+
  • 2020 Hyundai Palisade – TOP SAFETY PICK with specific headlights
  • 2021 Hyundai Elantra: TOP SAFETY PICK with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights
  • 2020 Hyundai Elantra GT: TOP SAFETY PICK with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights
  • 2021 Hyundai Veloster: TOP SAFETY PICK with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights
  • 2021 Hyundai Sonata: TOP SAFETY PICK with specific headlights

Award Title Explanations

A TOP SAFETY PICK+ must earn the top rating of “Good” in six crashworthiness tests and an “Advanced” or “Superior” rating for its front-crash prevention and a “Good” rating for its headlights.

To earn the title of IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK, a vehicle must earn a rating of “Acceptable” or “Good” on the passenger-side small overlap front test, along with an “Advanced” or a “Superior” rating for front-crash prevention. It also must have an “Acceptable” headlight rating.

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Hyundai Ties for Most IIHS Top Safety Pick Awards

2020 Hyundai IIHS Safety Scores | Toronto, ON

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is an organization that has helped create the benchmark for automotive safety in North America. Its Top Safety Pick awards are only given to vehicles that can pass their stringent tests. Hyundai has tied for the most IIHS Top Safety Pick awards in the automotive industry this year, boasting nine models that earned the honour.

The most notable is the all-new Hyundai Nexo fuel cell SUV. This model was one of six Top Safety Pick+ (the highest accolade given out by the IIHS) winners to come standard with headlights that have received the organization’s highest rating of “Good”. The “Good” rating indicates that the vehicle’s lights provides solid visibility, while also lacking excessive glare that could affect drivers in oncoming vehicles.

Along with the Nexo, the IIHS also recognized eight other Hyundai models with their Top Safety Pick accolade. These vehicles include:

  • Hyundai Kona when equipped with optional front crash protection and optional LED headlights
  • Hyundai Tucson when equipped with optional front crash protection and optional LED headlights
  • Hyundai Palisade when equipped with optional LED headlights
  • Hyundai Santa Fe when equipped with optional LED headlights
  • Hyundai Elantra when equipped with optional front crash protection and optional LED headlights
  • Hyundai Elantra GT when equipped with optional front crash protection and optional LED headlights
  • Hyundai Veloster when equipped with optional front crash protection and optional LED headlights
  • Hyundai Sonata when equipped with optional LED headlights

Get in touch with us here at Downtown Hyundai for more information about any of these safe and award-winning models.