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2007 Hyundai Accent

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  • Moderate overlap front
    A
  • Side
    P
  • Roof strength
    A
  • Head restraints & seats
    P
1
Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
2
Antilock brakes (standard on 2006 models, optional beginning with 2007 models)
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2014
P
G
A
G
G
2013
P
G
A
G
G
2012
P
G
A
G
G
2011
A
P
A
A
2010
A
P
A
A
2009
A
P
A
P
2008
A
P
A
P
2007
A
P
A
P
2006
A
P
A
P

Applies to 2006-11 models

Overall evaluation
A
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
A
Chest
G
Leg/foot, left
G
Leg/foot, right
P
Restraints and dummy kinematics
G
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

The Hyundai Accent and Kia Rio were redesigned for the 2006 model year.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the neck and chest indicate low risk of injuries to these body regions in a crash of this severity. Forces on the right tibia and knee indicate that injuries would be likely for the lower leg and possible for the knee. A high head acceleration occurred when the dummy's head hit the steering wheel through the airbag, indicating that head injuries would be possible. Head acceleration from the roof rail/window frame hit was low.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. During rebound, the dummy’s head hit the roof rail and upper window frame.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2007 Hyundai Accent GLS 4-door
Weight 2,557 lbs.
Side airbagsfront and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase98 in.
Length168 in.
Width67 in.
Engine1.6 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings28 mpg city / 37 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEF0609
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)9
Left (cm)12
Center (cm)10
Right (cm)11
Brake pedal (cm)4
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)4
Right (cm)3
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)-1
Rearward (cm)2
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)2

Driver injury measures

Test IDCEF0609
Head
HIC-15375
Peak gs at hard contact109
Neck
Tension (kN)1.2
Extension bending moment (Nm)20
Maximum Nij 0.37
Chest maximum compression (mm)36
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)0.8
Femur force - right (kN)5.8
Knee displacement - left (mm)4
Knee displacement - right (mm)17
Maximum tibia index - left0.52
Maximum tibia index - right1.46
Tibia axial force - left (kN)2.6
Tibia axial force - right (kN)5.8
Foot acceleration (g)
Left57
Right81

Applies to 2006-11 models

Overall evaluation
P
Structure and safety cage
M
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
P
Pelvis/leg
P
Head protection
G
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
A
Head protection
G
Side crash test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

The Hyundai Accent and Kia Rio were redesigned for the 2006 model year.

Injury measures

Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate that rib fractures and/or internal organ injuries plus a fracture of the pelvis would be likely in a crash of this severity. In addition, loading to the shoulder was excessive.

Passenger — Measures taken from the dummy indicate that a fracture of the pelvis would be possible in a crash of this severity. The risk of significant injuries to other body regions is low.

Head protection

Driver — The dummy’s head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof and a side airbag that deployed from the seat.

Passenger — The dummy’s head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2007 Hyundai Accent GLS 4-door
Weight 2,557 lbs.
Side airbagsstandard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase98 in.
Length168 in.
Width67 in.
Engine1.6 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings28 mpg city / 37 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCES0635
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm)
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.
-4.0

Driver injury measures

Test IDCES0635
Head HIC-15258
Neck
Tension (kN)1.6
Compression (kN)0.0
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)63
Lateral force (kN)1.7
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)61
Average deflection (mm)55
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)6.74
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)1.96
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)5.0
Acetabulum force (kN)3.9
Combined force (kN)8.8
Left femur
L-M force (kN)1.1
L-M moment (Nm)141
A-P moment (Nm) 27

Passenger injury measures

Test IDCES0635
Head HIC-15275
Neck
Tension (kN)0.7
Compression (kN)0.7
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)36
Lateral force (kN)1.6
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)42
Average deflection (mm)33
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)4.21
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.57
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)2.4
Acetabulum force (kN)3.8
Combined force (kN)5.7
Left femur
L-M force (kN)1.0
L-M moment (Nm)119
A-P moment (Nm) -75

Applies to 2006-11 models

Overall evaluation
A
Curb weight2,558 lbs
Peak force9,526 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio3.72
Tested vehicle
2009 Hyundai Accent GLS 4-door
Roof strength test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

How this test is conducted

Applies to 2006-09 models

Overall evaluation
P
Dynamic rating
P
Seat/head restraint geometry
G
Important: Ratings for head restraints & seats should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

Seat type

Manual cloth seats

How this test is conducted

Seat typeManual cloth seats
Geometry
Backset (mm)32
Distance below top of head (mm)60
Seat design parameters
Pass/failFail
Max T1 acceleration (g)12.4
Head contact time (ms)86
Force ratingHigh
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)274
Max neck tension (N)1,166

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