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2015 Hyundai Genesis

Large luxury car

Crashworthiness
Front crash
prevention
Crash avoidance rating
Superior
with optional
equipment
  • Small overlap front
    G
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    G
  • Roof strength
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    G
1
Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags and front and rear seat-mounted torso airbags
2
Rollover sensor: designed to deploy the side curtain airbags in the event of an impending rollover
3
Driver knee airbag: a separate airbag in the lower instrument panel designed to minimize knee injuries in frontal crashes
4
Electronic stability control
5
Antilock brakes
6
Daytime running lights
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2015
G
G
G
G
G
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 2015 models

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

The Hyundai Genesis was redesigned for the 2015 model year.

Structure

The driver space was maintained well, with maximum intrusion of the lower interior of 19 cm at the footrest. Upper interior intrusion measured 3-4 cm at the upper hinge pillar and instrument panel.

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

The dummy’s movement was well controlled. The dummy’s head loaded the frontal airbag, which stayed in front of the dummy until rebound. The side curtain airbag deployed and has sufficient forward coverage to protect the head from contact with side structure and outside objects.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2015 Hyundai Genesis 3.8 4-door
Weight 4,345 lbs.
Side airbagsfront and rear head curtain airbags and front and rear seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase119 in.
Length196 in.
Width74 in.
Engine3.8 L V6
EPA ratings18 mpg city / 29 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEN1419
Lower hinge pillar max (cm)5
Footrest (cm)19
Lower occupant compartment
Left toepan (cm)13
Brake pedal (cm)5
Parking brake (cm)
Rocker panel lateral average (cm)1
Steering column0
Upper hinge pillar max (cm)3
Upper occupant compartment
Upper dash (cm)4
Lower instrument panel (cm)4

Driver injury measures

Test IDCEN1419
Head
HIC-15106
Peak gs at hard contactno contact
Neck
Tension (kN)0.8
Extension bending moment (Nm)12
Maximum Nij 0.18
Chest maximum compression (mm)20
Femur (kN)
Left0.4
Right0.5
Knee displacement (mm)
Left2
Right2
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left0
Right0
Maximum tibia index
Left0.54
Right0.31
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left2.0
Right1.1
Foot acceleration (g)
Left94
Right44

Applies to 2015 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 Genesis was redesigned for the 2015 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. (The car tested by Hyundai was designated as a 2014 model but was fully representative of the redesigned 2015 model.)

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 thorax airbags deployed during the crash. After the dummy moved forward into the frontal airbag, it rebounded into the seat without its head coming close to any stiff structure that could cause injury.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2014 Hyundai Genesis 5.0 4-door
Weight 4,572 lbs.
Side airbagsfront and rear head curtain airbags and front and rear seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase119 in.
Length196 in.
Width74 in.
Engine5.0 L V8
EPA ratings15 mpg city / 23 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDVTF1319
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)1
Left (cm)2
Center (cm)2
Right (cm)3
Brake pedal (cm)3
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)-1
Right (cm)0
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)-4
Rearward (cm)6
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)0

Driver injury measures

Test IDVTF1319
Head
HIC-15154
Peak gs at hard contactno contact
Neck
Tension (kN)1.3
Extension bending moment (Nm)17
Maximum Nij 0.27
Chest maximum compression (mm)30
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)1.3
Femur force - right (kN)1.9
Knee displacement - left (mm)4
Knee displacement - right (mm)3
Maximum tibia index - left0.44
Maximum tibia index - right0.65
Tibia axial force - left (kN)2.1
Tibia axial force - right (kN)3.4
Foot acceleration (g)
Left55
Right82

Applies to 2015 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
G
Head protection
G
Side crash test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

The Hyundai Genesis was redesigned for the 2015 model year. Side ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Hyundai as part of side crash test verification. (The car tested by Hyundai was designated as a 2014 model but was fully representative of the redesigned 2015 model.)

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.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2014 Hyundai Genesis 5.0 4-door
Weight 4,586 lbs.
Side airbagsstandard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front and rear seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase119 in.
Length196 in.
Width74 in.
Engine5.0 L V8
EPA ratings15 mpg city / 23 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDVTS1401
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.
-15.5

Driver injury measures

Test IDVTS1401
Head HIC-15172
Neck
Tension (kN)0.4
Compression (kN)0.6
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)22
Lateral force (kN)1.0
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)27
Average deflection (mm)25
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)4.14
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.45
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)1.3
Acetabulum force (kN)1.7
Combined force (kN)2.9
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.1
L-M moment (Nm)98
A-P moment (Nm) 36

Passenger injury measures

Test IDVTS1401
Head HIC-1529
Neck
Tension (kN)0.3
Compression (kN)0.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)15
Lateral force (kN)0.6
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)16
Average deflection (mm)9
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)2.47
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.15
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)0.3
Acetabulum force (kN)1.2
Combined force (kN)1.3
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.4
L-M moment (Nm)50
A-P moment (Nm) 24

Applies to 2015 models

Overall evaluation
G
Curb weight4,323 lbs
Peak force21,387 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio4.95
Tested vehicle
2015 Hyundai Genesis 3.8 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 2015 models

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

Power leather seat

How this test is conducted

Seat typePower leather seat
Geometry
Backset (mm)15
Distance below top of head (mm)-12
Seat design parameters
Pass/failPass
Max T1 acceleration (g)17.1
Head contact time (ms)56
Force ratingLow
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)0
Max neck tension (N)281

Applies to 2015 models

System details

  • Optional Automatic Emergency Braking

Package name

  • Optional Tech Package

Overall evaluation

Crash avoidance rating
Superior
with optional
equipment
6 points total

Forward collision warning

This system meets the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's criteria for forward collision warning.
1 point

Low-speed autobrake

In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
2 points

High-speed autobrake

In the 25 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
3 points

Tested vehicle

2015 Hyundai Genesis 3.8 4-door

How this rating is determined

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