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2013 Hyundai Elantra

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2013 Hyundai Elantra
2013 Hyundai Elantra
Crashworthiness
  • Small overlap front
    A
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    G
  • Roof strength
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    G

Crash avoidance & Mitigation
Front crash prevention
Crash avoidance rating
Not available


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Model year Front overlap Side Roof strength Head restraints & seats Front crash prevention
Small Moderate
2017
G
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Superior
2016
A
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Not available
2015
A
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Not available
2014
A
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Not available
2013
A
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Not available
2012
A
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
2011
A
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
2010
G
M
G
Crash avoidance rating
2009
G
M
A
Crash avoidance rating
2008
G
M
A
Crash avoidance rating
2007
G
M
A
Crash avoidance rating
2006
G
P
P
Crash avoidance rating
2005
G
P
P
Crash avoidance rating
2004
G
P
P
Crash avoidance rating
2003
P
P
P
Crash avoidance rating
2002
P
P
P
Crash avoidance rating
2001
P
P
P
Crash avoidance rating
2000
A
Crash avoidance rating
1999
A
Crash avoidance rating
1998
A
Crash avoidance rating
1997
A
Crash avoidance rating
1996
A
Crash avoidance rating

Applies to 2011-16 models

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

The Hyundai Elantra was redesigned for the 2011 model year.

Structure

The driver space was not maintained well, with maximum intrusion of the lower interior of 22 cm at the lower hinge pillar. Upper interior intrusion measured 18 cm at the upper hinge pillar and 15-17 cm at the instrument panel. The steering column was pushed back 11 cm toward the driver.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity. (Note: during the test, most injury data from the neck were not obtained, but after the Institute considered the low head injury and neck bending moment measures, in combination with good head engagement with the frontal and side airbags, the head/neck injury risk was rated good.)

Restraints and dummy kinematics

The dummy’s head contacted the frontal airbag but slid off the left side, leaving the head vulnerable to contact with forward structure. Additionally, the seat belt allowed excessive forward excursion of the dummy’s head and torso. The side curtain airbag deployed and had sufficient forward coverage to protect the head from contact with side structure and outside objects. The side torso airbag also deployed.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle 2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 4-door
Weight 2,780 lbs.
Side airbags front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase 106 in.
Length 178 in.
Width 70 in.
Engine 1.8 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings 28 mpg city / 38 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEN1310
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 22
Footrest (cm) 11
Left toepan (cm) 7
Brake pedal (cm) 0
Parking brake (cm)
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 10
Upper occupant compartment
Steering column 11
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 18
Upper dash (cm) 17
Lower instrument panel (cm) 15

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEN1310
Head
HIC-15 215
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) no data
Extension bending moment (Nm) 13
Maximum Nij 0.00
Chest maximum compression (mm) 21
Femur (kN)
Left 2.3
Right 1.3
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 4
Right 2
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.69
Right 0.56
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 2.1
Right 3.0
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 75
Right 54

Applies to 2011-16 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.

This rating applies to vehicles other than the specific model and body style tested.

The Hyundai Elantra was redesigned for the 2011 model year. Moderate overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Hyundai as part of frontal crash test verification.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. The driver side curtain and side torso airbags deployed during the crash. After the dummy moved forward into the frontal airbag, its head contacted the side curtain airbag.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle 2011 Hyundai Elantra GLS 4-door
Weight 2,773 lbs.
Side airbags front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase 106 in.
Length 178 in.
Width 70 in.
Engine 1.8 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings 29 mpg city / 40 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTF1021
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 5
Left (cm) 7
Center (cm) 7
Right (cm) 4
Brake pedal (cm) 4
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 0
Right (cm) 0
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) -4
Rearward (cm) -3
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 0

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTF1021
Head
HIC-15 235
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.3
Extension bending moment (Nm) 23
Maximum Nij 0.28
Chest maximum compression (mm) 27
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 0.5
Femur force - right (kN) 2.0
Knee displacement - left (mm) 0
Knee displacement - right (mm) 4
Maximum tibia index - left 0.40
Maximum tibia index - right 0.71
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 1.5
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 3.7
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 52
Right 125

Applies to 2011-16 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
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.

This rating applies to vehicles other than the specific model and body style tested.

The Hyundai Elantra was redesigned for the 2011 model year. Two tests of the Elantra were conducted, one by the Institute and the other by Hyundai as part of side crash test verification. Ratings are based on both tests.

Injury measures

Driver — In both tests, measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Passenger — Measures from the dummies in the two tests, taken together, indicate that a fracture of the left femur would be possible in a crash of this severity. The risk of significant injuries to other body regions is low.

Head protection

Driver — In both tests, 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. In the test conducted by Hyundai, the head was also protected by a side airbag that deployed from the seat.

Passenger — In both tests, 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 vehicle 2011 Hyundai Elantra GLS 4-door
Weight 2,751 lbs.
Side airbags
Wheelbase 106 in.
Length 178 in.
Width 70 in.
Engine 1.8 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings 29 mpg city / 40 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTS1101 CES1107
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.
-14.5 -12.5

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTS1101 CES1107
Head HIC-15 172 342
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.1 1.2
Compression (kN) 0.3 0.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 35 15
Lateral force (kN) 1.6 1.4
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 32 27
Average deflection (mm) 29 22
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 3.64 3.73
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.38 0.31
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 1.7 2.1
Acetabulum force (kN) 1.9 0.7
Combined force (kN) 3.6 2.6
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 1.3 0.4
L-M moment (Nm) 201 227
A-P moment (Nm) 63 44

Passenger injury measures

Test ID VTS1101 CES1107
Head HIC-15 175 301
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.3 0.4
Compression (kN) 0.6 0.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 43 36
Lateral force (kN) 1.6 1.6
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 38 36
Average deflection (mm) 32 32
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 2.90 3.97
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.50 0.76
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.4 0.1
Acetabulum force (kN) 1.0 1.2
Combined force (kN) 1.2 1.2
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.6 1.0
L-M moment (Nm) 234 299
A-P moment (Nm) 51 -65

Applies to 2011-16 models

Overall evaluation
G
Curb weight 2,748 lbs
Peak force 13,933 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 5.07
Tested vehicle
2011 Hyundai Elantra 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 2011-16 models built after March 2011

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 seat built after March 2011

How this test is conducted

Seat type Manual cloth seat mfg after March 2011
Geometry
Backset (mm) 20
Distance below top of head (mm) 13
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 10.7
Head contact time (ms) 54
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 0
Max neck tension (N) 453

Applies to 2013-16 models

Overall evaluation

Crash avoidance rating
Not available
0 points total

Forward collision warning

Not available.
0 points

Low-speed autobrake

Not available.
0 points

High-speed autobrake

Not available.
0 points

How this rating is determined

1
Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
2
Electronic stability control
3
Antilock brakes
4
Daytime running lights

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