Two Hyundais—the 2018 Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport—earned the IIHS’s TOP SAFETY PICK+ for earning scores of “Good” in five crashworthiness tests, earning a score of “Advanced” or “Superior” in front crash prevention, and a rating of “Good” for headlights. More impressive still, the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport were the only two vehicles in their segment to earn the honor.
“Hyundai was one of the leading brands for Top Safety Pick+ and Top Safety Pick awards in 2018,” said Mike O’Brien, vice president of corporate and product planning at Hyundai Motor America, in a statement on the honors. “The safety of our customers and their loved ones is paramount in our thinking when we design new vehicles.”
Five other Hyundais—Hyundai Ioniq, Elantra, Elantra GT, Sonata, and Tucson—earned the TOP SAFETY PICK, just missing the additional +-mark with “Acceptable” headlight ratings. This is a testament to Hyundai’s commitment of making sure that its drivers and passengers can ride along with ease, knowing that their safety is a top priority.
“We raised the safety bar for 2018,” said Adrian Lund, IIHS president. “Now vehicles have to achieve an even higher level of safety. Our Top Safety Pick and Top Safety Pick+ awards help consumers zero in on the vehicles with the best overall performance for crash prevention and protection.”
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