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2013 Hyundai Equus

Large luxury car

Crashworthiness
Front crash
prevention
Crash avoidance rating
Not Available
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    G
  • Roof strength
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    G
2011 Hyundai Equus shown
2011 Hyundai Equus shown
1
Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags and front and rear seat-mounted torso airbags
2
Driver knee airbag: a separate airbag in the lower instrument panel designed to minimize knee injuries in frontal crashes
3
Electronic stability control
4
Antilock brakes
5
Daytime running lights
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2014
G
G
G
G
2013
G
G
G
G
2012
G
G
G
G
2011
G
G
G
G

Applies to 2011-14 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 Equus was introduced in the 2011 model year. The car is derived from the Hyundai Genesis, but is larger, heavier, and more expensive. Frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Hyundai as part of frontal crash test verification. (The tested car was designated as a 2010 model but was representative of 2011 models built for the US market.)

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 roof rail hit was negligible.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

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

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2010 Hyundai Equus Signature 4-door
Weight 4,592 lbs.
Side airbagsfront and rear head curtain airbags and front and rear seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase120 in.
Length203 in.
Width74 in.
Engine4.6 L V8
EPA ratings16 mpg city / 24 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDVTF1019
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)9
Left (cm)12
Center (cm)14
Right (cm)10
Brake pedal (cm)4
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)2
Right (cm)3
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)3
Rearward (cm)1
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)2

Driver injury measures

Test IDVTF1019
Head
HIC-15207
Peak gs at hard contactnegligible
Neck
Tension (kN)1.4
Extension bending moment (Nm)13
Maximum Nij 0.24
Chest maximum compression (mm)35
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)1.6
Femur force - right (kN)2.5
Knee displacement - left (mm)3
Knee displacement - right (mm)2
Maximum tibia index - left0.53
Maximum tibia index - right0.45
Tibia axial force - left (kN)2.7
Tibia axial force - right (kN)2.4
Foot acceleration (g)
Left64
Right68

Applies to 2011-14 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
A
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
G
Head protection
G
Side crash test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

The Hyundai Equus was introduced in the 2011 model year. The car is derived from the Hyundai Genesis, but is larger, heavier, and more expensive.

Injury measures

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

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 and a side airbag that deployed from the seat.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2011 Hyundai Equus Signature 4-door
Weight 4,555 lbs.
Side airbagsstandard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front and rear seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase120 in.
Length203 in.
Width74 in.
Engine4.6 L V8
EPA ratings16 mpg city / 24 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

This rating has no supporting structure data.

Driver injury measures

This rating has no supporting structure data.

Passenger injury measures

This rating has no supporting structure data.

Applies to 2011-14 models

Overall evaluation
G
Curb weight4,528 lbs
Peak force22,032 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio4.87
Tested vehicle
2011 Hyundai Equus Signature 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 2011-14 models

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

Seat type

Power leather seats (AHR)

How this test is conducted

Seat typePower leather seats (AHR)
Geometry
Backset (mm)60
Distance below top of head (mm)34
Seat design parameters
Pass/failPass
Max T1 acceleration (g)10.2
Head contact time (ms)56
Force ratingLow
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)1
Max neck tension (N)302

Applies to 2013-14 models

Overall evaluation

Crash avoidance rating
Not Available

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

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