2022 Hyundai Elantra 4-door sedan (2023)

Small overlap front: driver-side

Rating applies to 2021-23 models

Tested vehicle: 2021 Hyundai Elantra SE 4-door

The Hyundai Elantra was redesigned for the 2021 model year. Driver-side small overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test of a 2021 Elantra conducted by Hyundai as part of frontal crash test verification.

Overall evaluation

G

Structure and safety cage

G

Driver injury measures
Head/neck

G

Chest

G

Hip/thigh

G

Lower leg/foot

A

Driver restraints and dummy kinematics

G

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDVTN2015
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm)4
Footrest (cm)6
Left toepan (cm)3
Brake pedal (cm)1
Parking brake (cm)
Rocker panel lateral average (cm)1
Upper occupant compartment
Steering column0
Upper hinge pillar max (cm)2
Upper dash (cm)3
Lower instrument panel (cm)2

Driver injury measures

Test IDVTN2015
Head
HIC-15122
Peak gs at hard contactno contact
Neck
Tension (kN)1.2
Extension bending moment (Nm)20
Maximum Nij0.23
Chest maximum compression (mm)30
Femur (kN)
Left1.4
Right0.1
Knee displacement (mm)
Left0
Right0
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left0
Right0
Maximum tibia index
Left0.62
Right0.45
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left4.5
Right1.7
Foot acceleration (g)
Left126
Right85

How the driver-side small overlap front test is conducted

Small overlap front: passenger-side

Rating applies to 2021-23 models

Tested vehicle: 2021 Hyundai Elantra SE 4-door

The Hyundai Elantra was redesigned for the 2021 model year. Passenger-side small overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test of a 2021 Elantra conducted by Hyundai as part of frontal crash test verification.

Overall evaluation

G

Structure and safety cage

G

Passenger injury measures
Head/neck

G

Chest

G

Hip/thigh

G

Lower leg/foot

G

Passenger restraints and dummy kinematics
The dummy’s head contacted the right side of the frontal airbag but began to slide into the gap in coverage between the frontal and side curtain airbags, leaving the head vulnerable to contact with forward structure. The inflated side curtain airbag has sufficient forward coverage to protect the head from contact with side structure and outside objects.

A

Driver injury measures
Head/neck

G

Chest

G

Hip/thigh

G

Lower leg/foot

G

Driver restraints and dummy kinematics

G

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on passenger side

Test IDVTP2020
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm)5
Footrest (cm)7
Right toepan (cm)3
Center toepan (cm)2
Rocker panel lateral average (cm)1
Upper occupant compartment
Center dash (cm)2
Upper hinge pillar max (cm)2
Upper dash (cm)4
Right lower dash (cm)4

Passenger injury measures

Test IDVTP2020
Head
HIC-15143
Peak gs at hard contactno contact
Neck
Tension (kN)1.4
Extension bending moment (Nm)11
Maximum Nij0.22
Chest maximum compression (mm)27
Femur (kN)
Left0.1
Right0.2
Knee displacement (mm)
Left0
Right0
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left0
Right0
Maximum tibia index
Left0.37
Right0.62
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left0.9
Right1.6
Foot acceleration (g)
Left32
Right48

Driver injury measures

Test IDVTP2020
Head
HIC-1567
Peak gs at hard contactno contact
Neck
Tension (kN)0.8
Extension bending moment (Nm)15
Maximum Nij0.14
Chest maximum compression (mm)34
Femur (kN)
Left0.2
Right0.2
Knee displacement (mm)
Left0
Right0
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left0
Right0
Maximum tibia index
Left0.31
Right0.29
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left0.3
Right0.5
Foot acceleration (g)
Left40
Right48

How the passenger-side small overlap front test is conducted

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2021-23 models

Tested vehicle: 2021 Hyundai Elantra SE 4-door

The Hyundai Elantra was redesigned for the 2021 model year. Moderate overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test of a 2021 Elantra conducted by Hyundai as part of frontal crash test verification.

Overall evaluation

G

Structure and safety cage

G

Driver injury measures
Head/neck

G

Chest

G

Leg/foot, left

G

Leg/foot, right

G

Driver restraints and dummy kinematics

G

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDVTF2020
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)5
Left (cm)9
Center (cm)6
Right (cm)4
Brake pedal (cm)7
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)0
Right (cm)1
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)-2
Rearward (cm)-5
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)0

Driver injury measures

Test IDVTF2020
Head
HIC-15153
Peak gs at hard contactno contact
Neck
Tension (kN)0.9
Extension bending moment (Nm)6
Maximum Nij0.19
Chest maximum compression (mm)32
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)0.6
Femur force - right (kN)0.9
Knee displacement - left (mm)0
Knee displacement - right (mm)0
Maximum tibia index - left0.32
Maximum tibia index - right0.28
Tibia axial force - left (kN)2.5
Tibia axial force - right (kN)2.0
Foot acceleration (g)
Left42
Right46

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side: original test

Rating applies to 2021-23 models

Tested vehicle: 2021 Hyundai Elantra SE 4-door

The Hyundai Elantra was redesigned for the 2021 model year. Side ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test of a 2021 Elantra conducted by Hyundai as part of side crash test verification.

Overall evaluation

G

Structure and safety cage

G

Driver injury measures
Head/neck

G

Torso

A

Pelvis/leg

G

Driver head protection

G

Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck

G

Torso

G

Pelvis/leg

G

Rear passenger head protection

G

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDVTS2021
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm)-15.5
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test IDVTS2021
Head HIC-15257
Neck
Tension (kN)1.1
Compression (kN)-0.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)40
Lateral force (kN)1.6
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)38
Average deflection (mm)37
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)4.78
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.83
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)2.2
Acetabulum force (kN)2.1
Combined force (kN)4.3
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.3
L-M moment (Nm)121
A-P moment (Nm)100

Passenger injury measures

Test IDVTS2021
Head HIC-15194
Neck
Tension (kN)0.2
Compression (kN)-0.9
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)-42
Lateral force (kN)1.0
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)37
Average deflection (mm)30
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)3.55
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.58
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)0.3
Acetabulum force (kN)2.5
Combined force (kN)2.5
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.8
L-M moment (Nm)104
A-P moment (Nm)-22

How the side crash test is conducted

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2021-23 models

Tested vehicle: 2021 Hyundai Elantra SE 4-door

Overall evaluation

G

Curb weight2,757 lbs
Peak force17,048 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio6.18

How the roof strength test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Seat type: Manual cloth seat

Overall evaluation

G

Dynamic rating

G

Seat/head restraint geometry

G

Technical measurements for this test

Seat typeManual cloth seat
Geometry
Backset (mm)25
Distance below top of head (mm)-10
Seat design parameters
Pass/failPass
Max T1 acceleration (g)10.3
Head contact time (ms)62
Force rating1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)36
Max neck tension (N)549


Currently, IIHS tests apply only to front seats.

Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-vehicle

Ratings are given for 2 different trim variations available on this vehicle.

System details

  • Optional Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian (FCA-Ped), Cyclist and Junction-Turning Detection

Package name

  • Optional Convience Package on SEL trim (standard on Limited trim)

Overall evaluation

Applies to 2021-23 models

Superior

Superior

with optional equipment

  • This system meets the requirements for forward collision warning.
  • In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.

System details

  • Standard Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection
  • This system meets the requirements for forward collision warning.
  • In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.

How front crash prevention is evaluated

Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-pedestrian (day)

Ratings are given for 2 different systems available on this vehicle.

System details

  • optional Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian (FCA-Ped), Cyclist and Junction-Turning Detection

Overall evaluation

This rating applies to 2021-23 models of the following trim lines: SEL trim equipped with Convenience package, Limited trim, SEL trim equipped with Premium package

Superior

Superior

with optional equipment

Crossing child

  • In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.

Crossing adult

  • In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.

Parallel adult

  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
  • In the 37 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision. A warning was issued 1.5 seconds before impact.

System details

  • standard Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection

Overall evaluation

This rating applies to all 2021-23 models

Advanced

Advanced

Crossing child

  • In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, impact speed was reduced by 14 mph.

Crossing adult

  • In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, impact speed was reduced by 21 mph.

Parallel adult

  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
  • In the 37 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision. A warning was issued 2 seconds before impact.

How front crash prevention is evaluated

Headlights

Ratings are given for 2 different headlight variations available on this vehicle.

Trim level(s)

  • Limited trim

Low-beam headlight typeLED projector
High-beam headlight typeLED projector
Curve-adaptive?No
High-beam assist?Yes
Overall rating

G

Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:

Low beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was good in all 4 tests.

The low beams never exceeded glare limits.

High beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was good on the gradual left and both right curves and fair on the sharp left curve.

High-beam assist compensates for some limitations of this vehicle's low beams on the sharp left curve.

Technical measurements for this test

Trim level(s)
  • Limited trim

Low-beam headlight typeLED projector
High-beam headlight typeLED projector
Curve-adaptive?No
High-beam assist?Yes
Overall rating
Applies to 2021-23 models

G

LOW BEAMSAverage minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge104.6 mNone
Straightaway left edge61.9 mNone
250m radius right curve, right edge89.3 mNone
250m radius left curve, left edge71.4 mNone
150m radius right curve, right edge66.7 mNone
150m radius left curve, left edge58.7 mNone
HIGH BEAMSAverage minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge176.9 m
Straightaway left edge173.6 m
250m radius right curve, right edge92.2 m
250m radius left curve, left edge77.5 m
150m radius right curve, right edge67.4 m
150m radius left curve, left edge59.4 m

Trim level(s)

  • SE trim

  • SEL trim

  • N-Line trim

Low-beam headlight typeHalogen projector
High-beam headlight typeHalogen projector
Curve-adaptive?No
High-beam assist?Yes
Overall rating

P

Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:

Low beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on the right side of the road and inadequate on the left side. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

The low beams never exceeded glare limits.

High beams
On the straightaway, visibility was fair on the right side of the road and inadequate on the left side. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

High-beam assist compensates for some limitations of this vehicle's low beams on the straightaway, on both left curves and on both right curves.

Technical measurements for this test

Trim level(s)
  • SE trim

  • SEL trim

  • N-Line trim

Low-beam headlight typeHalogen projector
High-beam headlight typeHalogen projector
Curve-adaptive?No
High-beam assist?Yes
Overall rating
Applies to 2021-23 models

P

LOW BEAMSAverage minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge107.9 mNone
Straightaway left edge39.9 mNone
250m radius right curve, right edge49.0 mNone
250m radius left curve, left edge40.0 mNone
150m radius right curve, right edge41.6 mNone
150m radius left curve, left edge34.3 mNone
HIGH BEAMSAverage minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge130.0 m
Straightaway left edge72.2 m
250m radius right curve, right edge51.3 m
250m radius left curve, left edge47.6 m
150m radius right curve, right edge41.7 m
150m radius left curve, left edge38.7 m

How headlights are evaluated

Child seat anchors

Applies to 2021-23 models

Overall evaluation

A

Vehicle trimSE
Seat type cloth

This vehicle has 2 rear seating positions with complete child seat attachment (LATCH) hardware.

It has 1 additional seating position with a tether anchor only.

Overall evaluation

A

Vehicle trimSE
Seat type cloth
GGood
AAcceptable
MMarginal
PPoor
Seating positions that rely on borrowed lower anchors or have only a tether anchor available are not rated.

thether anchor symbol

Tether anchor

lower anchor symbol

Lower anchors

shared lower achors symbol

Lower anchor(s) can be borrowed from adjacent positions(s)
No hardware available

Details by seating position

1
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors
2
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
none available
3
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors

Technical measurements for this test

Seat position 21

3

Lower anchor A
Open access ratedNo
Depth (cm)2-4
Force (lbs)25
Clearance angle (degrees)67
Lower anchor B
Open access ratedNo
Depth (cm)2-4
Force (lbs)13
Clearance angle (degrees)73
Tether anchor
LocationRear deck
Confusing hardware presentNo
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

Seat position 22

2

Lower anchor A
No lower latch for this seat position
Lower anchor B
No lower latch for this seat position
Tether anchor
LocationRear deck
Confusing hardware presentNo
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

Seat position 23

1

Lower anchor A
Open access ratedNo
Depth (cm)2-4
Force (lbs)13
Clearance angle (degrees)74
Lower anchor B
Open access ratedNo
Depth (cm)2-4
Force (lbs)30
Clearance angle (degrees)69
Tether anchor
LocationRear deck
Confusing hardware presentNo
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

How child seat anchors are evaluated

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