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2012 Hyundai Accent

Minicar
  • Small overlap front
    P
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    A
  • Roof strength
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    G
1
Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
2
Electronic stability control
3
Antilock brakes
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 2012-14 models

Overall evaluation
P
Structure and safety cage
P
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Hip/thigh
M
Lower leg/foot
M
Restraints and dummy kinematics
P
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

The Hyundai Accent was redesigned for the 2012 model year.

Structure

The driver's space was seriously compromised by intruding structure. Lower interior intrusion measured as much as 28 cm at the lower hinge pillar. Upper interior intrusion measured 19-22 cm at the hinge pillar and instrument panel. The steering column was pushed back 9 cm toward the driver.

Injury measures

Measures from the dummy indicate that injuries to the left hip, left knee, and left lower leg would be possible in a crash of this severity. Head acceleration from the instrument panel hit was low.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

The dummy’s head barely contacted the frontal airbag before sliding off the left side as the steering column moved 16 cm to the right, resulting in little airbag cushioning for the chest. Additionally, the seat belt allowed excessive forward excursion of the dummy’s head and torso, contributing to the head hitting the instrument panel. The side curtain airbag deployed but does not have sufficient forward coverage to protect the head from contact with forward side structure and outside objects. The side torso airbag deployed.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2013 Hyundai Accent GLS 4-door
Weight 2,528 lbs.
Side airbagsfront and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase101 in.
Length172 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 IDCEN1329
Lower hinge pillar max (cm)28
Footrest (cm)13
Lower occupant compartment
Left toepan (cm)6
Brake pedal (cm)2
Parking brake (cm)
Rocker panel lateral average (cm)7
Steering column9
Upper hinge pillar max (cm)22
Upper occupant compartment
Upper dash (cm)21
Lower instrument panel (cm)19

Driver injury measures

Test IDCEN1329
Head
HIC-15108
Peak gs at hard contact
Neck
Tension (kN)1.4
Extension bending moment (Nm)40
Maximum Nij 0.47
Chest maximum compression (mm)18
Femur (kN)
Left6.1
Right1.0
Knee displacement (mm)
Left15
Right1
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left16
Right0
Maximum tibia index
Left1.14
Right0.55
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left2.1
Right1.2
Foot acceleration (g)
Left127
Right34

Applies to 2012-14 models

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

The Hyundai Accent was redesigned for the 2012 model year.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity. Head acceleration from the A-pillar hit was low.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. The driver side curtain and side torso airbags deployed during the crash. During rebound, the dummy's head contacted the side curtain airbag and the top of the A-pillar.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2012 Hyundai Accent GLS 4-door
Weight 2,525 lbs.
Side airbagsfront and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase101 in.
Length172 in.
Width67 in.
Engine1.6 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings30 mpg city / 40 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEF1107
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)5
Left (cm)12
Center (cm)7
Right (cm)4
Brake pedal (cm)8
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)2
Right (cm)0
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)-7
Rearward (cm)3
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)1

Driver injury measures

Test IDCEF1107
Head
HIC-15304
Peak gs at hard contact25
Neck
Tension (kN)2.5
Extension bending moment (Nm)20
Maximum Nij 0.40
Chest maximum compression (mm)33
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)0.2
Femur force - right (kN)2.1
Knee displacement - left (mm)0
Knee displacement - right (mm)2
Maximum tibia index - left0.26
Maximum tibia index - right0.49
Tibia axial force - left (kN)2.4
Tibia axial force - right (kN)3.4
Foot acceleration (g)
Left72
Right60

Applies to 2012-14 models

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

The Hyundai Accent was redesigned for the 2012 model year.

Injury measures

Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate that rib fractures and/or internal organ injuries plus a left femur fracture would be possible in a crash of this severity.

Passenger — Measures taken from the dummy indicate that rib fractures and a left femur fracture would be possible in a crash of this severity.

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.

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 vehicle2012 Hyundai Accent GLS 4-door
Weight 2,532 lbs.
Side airbagsstandard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase101 in.
Length172 in.
Width67 in.
Engine1.6 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings30 mpg city / 40 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCES1112
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.
-10.0

Driver injury measures

Test IDCES1112
Head HIC-15258
Neck
Tension (kN)1.3
Compression (kN)0.3
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)30
Lateral force (kN)1.5
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)30
Average deflection (mm)22
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)9.94
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)1.07
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)2.1
Acetabulum force (kN)2.6
Combined force (kN)4.4
Left femur
L-M force (kN)1.3
L-M moment (Nm)269
A-P moment (Nm) 90

Passenger injury measures

Test IDCES1112
Head HIC-15366
Neck
Tension (kN)0.4
Compression (kN)0.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)36
Lateral force (kN)1.4
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)45
Average deflection (mm)38
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)3.63
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.70
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)0.1
Acetabulum force (kN)0.9
Combined force (kN)0.9
Left femur
L-M force (kN)1.6
L-M moment (Nm)265
A-P moment (Nm) -88

Applies to 2012-14 models

Overall evaluation
G
Curb weight2,523 lbs
Peak force13,172 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio5.22
Tested vehicle
2012 Hyundai Accent GLS 4-door
Roof strength test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

In the test, the strength of the roof is determined by pushing a metal plate against one side of it at a slow but constant speed. The force applied relative to the vehicle's weight is known as the strength-to-weight ratio. This graph shows how the ratio varied as the test of this vehicle progressed. The peak strength-to-weight ratio recorded at any time before the roof is crushed 5 inches is the key measurement of roof strength.

A good rating requires a strength-to-weight ratio of at least 4. In other words, the roof must withstand a force of at least 4 times the vehicle's weight before the plate crushes the roof by 5 inches. For an acceptable rating, the minimum required strength-to-weight ratio is 3.25. For a marginal rating, it is 2.5. Anything lower than that is poor.

How this test is conducted

Applies to 2012-14 models

Overall evaluation
G
Dynamic rating
G
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 (AHR)

How this test is conducted

Seat typeManual cloth seats (AHR)
Geometry
Backset (mm)16
Distance below top of head (mm)6
Seat design parameters
Pass/failPass
Max T1 acceleration (g)11.3
Head contact time (ms)55
Force ratingLow
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)14
Max neck tension (N)436

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