Applies to 2012-15 models
|Structure and safety cage|
|Restraints and dummy kinematics|
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.
The Hyundai Accent was redesigned for the 2012 model year.
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.
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 vehicle||2013 Hyundai Accent GLS 4-door|
|Weight|| 2,528 lbs.|
|Side airbags||front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags|
|Engine||1.6 L 4-cylinder|
|EPA ratings||28 mpg city / 37 mpg highway|
How this test is conducted
Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side
|Lower occupant compartment|
|Lower hinge pillar max (cm)||28|
|Left toepan (cm)||6|
|Brake pedal (cm)||2|
|Parking brake (cm)|
|Rocker panel lateral average (cm)||7|
|Upper occupant compartment|
|Upper hinge pillar max (cm)||22|
|Upper dash (cm)||21|
|Lower instrument panel (cm)||19|
Driver injury measures
|Peak gs at hard contact||not meas. |
|Tension (kN)||1.4 |
|Extension bending moment (Nm)||40 |
|Maximum Nij ||0.47 |
|Chest maximum compression (mm)||18 |
|Knee displacement (mm)|
|Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)|
|Maximum tibia index|
|Tibia axial force (kN)|
|Foot acceleration (g)|