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2007 Hyundai Elantra

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  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    M
  • Head restraints & seats
    A
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Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
2
Electronic stability control (optional beginning with 2008 models)
3
Antilock brakes
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2014
A
G
G
G
G
2013
A
G
G
G
G
2012
A
G
G
G
G
2011
A
G
G
G
G
2010
G
G
G
2009
G
M
A
2008
G
M
A
2007
G
M
A
2006
G
P
P
2005
G
P
P
2004
G
P
P
2003
P
P
P
2002
P
P
P
2001
P
P
P
2000
A
1999
A
1998
A
1997
A
1996
A

Applies to 2007-10 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 Elantra was redesigned for the 2007 model year. Frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Hyundai as part of frontal crash test verification.

The frontal offset crash test ratings also apply to the station wagon version of the Elantra, known as the Elantra Touring, beginning with 2009 models.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the head, neck, and chest indicate low risk of injuries to these body regions in a crash of this severity. Forces on the right tibia indicate that injuries to the lower leg would be possible. Head acceleration from the roof rail hit was low.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. During rebound, the dummy's head hit the roof rail.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2007 Hyundai Elantra GLS 4-door
Weight 2,895 lbs.
Side airbagsfront and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase104 in.
Length177 in.
Width70 in.
Engine2.0 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings28 mpg city / 36 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDVTF0608
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)6
Left (cm)10
Center (cm)7
Right (cm)5
Brake pedal (cm)10
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)2
Right (cm)2
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)2
Rearward (cm)-3
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)2

Driver injury measures

Test IDVTF0608
Head
HIC-15303
Peak gs at hard contact38
Neck
Tension (kN)1.0
Extension bending moment (Nm)13
Maximum Nij 0.53
Chest maximum compression (mm)21
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)3.9
Femur force - right (kN)4.0
Knee displacement - left (mm)2
Knee displacement - right (mm)11
Maximum tibia index - left0.73
Maximum tibia index - right0.95
Tibia axial force - left (kN)2.5
Tibia axial force - right (kN)3.2
Foot acceleration (g)
Left72
Right114

Applies to 2007-10 models

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

The Hyundai Elantra was redesigned for the 2007 model year. These ratings do not apply to 2010 Elantra models manufactured after November 2009, because of design changes made to the side airbags and body side and rear door structure to improve occupant protection in side impact crashes (note: information about when a specific vehicle was manufactured is on the certification label typically affixed to the car on or near the driver door).

Injury measures

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

Passenger — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries 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 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 vehicle2008 Hyundai Elantra GLS 4-door
Weight 2,895 lbs.
Side airbagsstandard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase104 in.
Length177 in.
Width70 in.
Engine2.0 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings25 mpg city / 33 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCES0853
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.
-7.5

Driver injury measures

Test IDCES0853
Head HIC-15188
Neck
Tension (kN)1.5
Compression (kN)0.3
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)37
Lateral force (kN)1.3
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)50
Average deflection (mm)45
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)6.78
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)1.53
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)3.2
Acetabulum force (kN)2.8
Combined force (kN)5.9
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.9
L-M moment (Nm)236
A-P moment (Nm) 50

Passenger injury measures

Test IDCES0853
Head HIC-15436
Neck
Tension (kN)0.4
Compression (kN)0.6
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)37
Lateral force (kN)1.3
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)30
Average deflection (mm)25
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)4.22
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.52
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)1.7
Acetabulum force (kN)3.7
Combined force (kN)4.8
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.4
L-M moment (Nm)86
A-P moment (Nm) 48

Applies to 2007-09 models

Overall evaluation
A
Dynamic rating
A
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)45
Distance below top of head (mm)58
Seat design parameters
Pass/failFail
Max T1 acceleration (g)9.9
Head contact time (ms)72
Force ratingLow
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)71
Max neck tension (N)461

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