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2009 Hyundai Genesis

Large luxury car
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    G
Ratings shown are the latest available for this model year.
See below for ratings based on manufacture date.
1
Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags and front and rear seat-mounted torso airbags
2
Electronic stability control
3
Antilock brakes
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
2010
G
G
G
G
2009
G
G
G

Applies to 2009-14 models built after November 2008

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 Genesis was introduced in the 2009 model year.

Two tests of the Genesis were conducted. In the first test, the dummy's head hit the steering wheel through the airbag, producing a high head acceleration. Also, forces on the dummy's right lower leg, knee, and foot indicated that injuries would be likely to the leg and possible to the knee and foot. In response, Hyundai modified the airbag and added padding behind the knee bolster in the area of the push-button ignition switch. In the second test, the right leg/foot injury rating improved to Good. Most injury data from the head were not obtained, but after the Institute reviewed comparable test data from Hyundai, the head/neck injury risk was rated Good in the second test.

The airbag and knee bolster modifications apply to all 2009 and later models manufactured after November 2008 (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). The cars manufactured before and after being modified are rated separately, except that the structural ratings for both vehicles are based on both Institute tests.

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 head were not obtained, but after the Institute reviewed comparable head and neck test data from Hyundai, the head/neck injury risk was rated good.)

Restraints and dummy kinematics

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

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2009 Hyundai Genesis 4-door
Weight 3,845 lbs.
Side airbagsfront and rear head curtain airbags and front and rear seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase116 in.
Length196 in.
Width74 in.
Engine3.8 L V6
EPA ratings18 mpg city / 27 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEF0817CEF0901
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)1111
Left (cm)1211
Center (cm)1210
Right (cm)1210
Brake pedal (cm)136
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)23
Right (cm)22
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)10
Rearward (cm)11
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)11

Driver injury measures

Test IDCEF0901
Head
HIC-15
Peak gs at hard contactno data
Neck
Tension (kN)1.2
Extension bending moment (Nm)17
Maximum Nij 0.40
Chest maximum compression (mm)32
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)4.8
Femur force - right (kN)5.0
Knee displacement - left (mm)3
Knee displacement - right (mm)9
Maximum tibia index - left0.41
Maximum tibia index - right0.61
Tibia axial force - left (kN)2.8
Tibia axial force - right (kN)3.9
Foot acceleration (g)
Left72
Right139

Applies to 2009 models built before December 2008

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

The Hyundai Genesis was introduced in the 2009 model year.

Two tests of the Genesis were conducted. In the first test, the dummy's head hit the steering wheel through the airbag, producing a high head acceleration. Also, forces on the dummy's right lower leg, knee, and foot indicated that injuries would be likely to the leg and possible to the knee and foot. In response, Hyundai modified the airbag and added padding behind the knee bolster in the area of the push-button ignition switch. In the second test, the right leg/foot injury rating improved to Good. Most injury data from the head were not obtained, but after the Institute reviewed comparable test data from Hyundai, the head/neck injury risk was rated Good in the second test.

The airbag and knee bolster modifications apply to all 2009 and later models manufactured after November 2008 (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). The cars manufactured before and after being modified are rated separately, except that the structural ratings for both vehicles are based on both Institute tests.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the neck and chest indicate low risk of injuries to these body regions in a crash of this severity. A high head acceleration occurred when the dummy's head hit the steering wheel through the airbag, indicating that head injuries would be possible. Forces on the right tibia, knee, and foot indicate that injuries would be likely to the lower leg and possible to the knee and foot. Head accelerations from the roof rail and B-pillar hits were low.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was reasonably well controlled. During rebound, the dummy's head moved partway out the open side window and hit the roof rail and B-pillar.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2009 Hyundai Genesis 4-door
Weight 3,865 lbs.
Side airbagsfront and rear head curtain airbags and front and rear seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase116 in.
Length196 in.
Width74 in.
Engine3.8 L V6
EPA ratings18 mpg city / 27 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEF0817CEF0901
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)1111
Left (cm)1211
Center (cm)1210
Right (cm)1210
Brake pedal (cm)136
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)23
Right (cm)22
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)10
Rearward (cm)11
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)11

Driver injury measures

Test IDCEF0817
Head
HIC-15452
Peak gs at hard contact117
Neck
Tension (kN)1.3
Extension bending moment (Nm)15
Maximum Nij 0.26
Chest maximum compression (mm)30
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)5.6
Femur force - right (kN)4.5
Knee displacement - left (mm)8
Knee displacement - right (mm)13
Maximum tibia index - left0.60
Maximum tibia index - right1.25
Tibia axial force - left (kN)2.3
Tibia axial force - right (kN)4.9
Foot acceleration (g)
Left146
Right180

Applies to 2009-10 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
A
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
A
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 Genesis was introduced in the 2009 model year. Two tests of the Genesis were conducted. In the first test, the side curtain and side torso airbags deployed late, contributing to high forces recorded on the driver dummy's torso. These measures indicated that rib fractures and/or internal organ injuries would be likely.

As a result, Hyundai modified the side airbag programming on all 2009 and later Genesis models manufactured after November 20, 2008. A second test was conducted to assess the effect of the fix. In the second test, the airbags deployed normally, and the torso injury measures were much improved. Hyundai implemented a service campaign to reprogram the side airbags on all 2009 models produced before the change was made on the production line.

The evaluation of the Genesis is based on the second test, except for the structural rating, which is based both tests.

Injury measures

Driver — In the second test, measures taken from the dummy indicate that rib fractures would be possible in a crash of this severity. The risk of significant injuries to other body regions is low.

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

Head protection

Driver — In the second test, 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 vehicle2009 Hyundai Genesis 4-door
Weight 3,845 lbs.
Side airbagsstandard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front and rear seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase116 in.
Length196 in.
Width74 in.
Engine3.8 L V6
EPA ratings18 mpg city / 27 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCES0836CES0904
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.
-11.0-10.5

Driver injury measures

Test IDCES0904
Head HIC-15133
Neck
Tension (kN)0.9
Compression (kN)0.1
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)45
Lateral force (kN)1.3
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)41
Average deflection (mm)35
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)6.45
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.69
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)2.4
Acetabulum force (kN)2.4
Combined force (kN)4.6
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.3
L-M moment (Nm)167
A-P moment (Nm) 59

Passenger injury measures

Test IDCES0904
Head HIC-1535
Neck
Tension (kN)0.3
Compression (kN)0.3
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)12
Lateral force (kN)0.7
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)17
Average deflection (mm)12
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)1.52
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.07
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)0.3
Acetabulum force (kN)1.6
Combined force (kN)1.7
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.3
L-M moment (Nm)47
A-P moment (Nm) 17

Applies to 2009-14 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)42
Distance below top of head (mm)41
Seat design parameters
Pass/failPass
Max T1 acceleration (g)11.6
Head contact time (ms)58
Force ratingLow
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)1
Max neck tension (N)208

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