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2017 Hyundai Santa Fe

Midsize SUV
Crashworthiness
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    G
  • Roof strength
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    G

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Model year Front overlap SideRoof strengthHead restraints & seatsFront crash prevention
SmallModerate
2017
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
2016
M
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Not available
2015
M
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Not available
2014
M
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Not available
2013
M
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Not available
2012
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
2011
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
2010
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
2009
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
2008
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
2007
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
2006
G
A
P
Crash avoidance rating
2005
G
A
P
Crash avoidance rating
2004
G
A
P
Crash avoidance rating
2003
G
A
P
Crash avoidance rating
2002
G
A
P
Crash avoidance rating
2001
G
P
Crash avoidance rating

Applies to 2017 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 Santa Fe Sport was introduced in the 2013 model year, with two rows of seats and distinct from the somewhat longer and heavier Santa Fe, which has three rows of seats. Beginning with 2017 models, extensive structural reinforcement of the occupant compartment was made to improve occupant protection in small overlap and moderate overlap frontal crashes.

Moderate overlap ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Hyundai as part of frontal crash test verification. Ratings apply to both 2-row and 3-row models.

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

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.4 4-door 4wd
Weight 3,760 lbs.
Side airbagsfront and rear head curtain airbags and front-seat mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase106 in.
Length185 in.
Width74 in.
Engine2.4 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings20 mpg city / 26 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDVTF1611
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)2
Left (cm)4
Center (cm)3
Right (cm)3
Brake pedal (cm)5
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)0
Right (cm)1
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)1
Rearward (cm)-1
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)0

Driver injury measures

Test IDVTF1611
Head
HIC-15159
Peak gs at hard contactno contact
Neck
Tension (kN)1.1
Extension bending moment (Nm)12
Maximum Nij 0.19
Chest maximum compression (mm)28
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)0.5
Femur force - right (kN)1.0
Knee displacement - left (mm)1
Knee displacement - right (mm)3
Maximum tibia index - left0.28
Maximum tibia index - right0.37
Tibia axial force - left (kN)1.4
Tibia axial force - right (kN)1.8
Foot acceleration (g)
Left35
Right53

Applies to 2013-17 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.

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

The Hyundai Santa Fe was redesigned for the 2013 model year. There are now two distinct Santa Fe models, a 2-row Sport and a somewhat longer and heavier 3-row Santa Fe. Side ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Hyundai as part of side crash test verification. (Note that the vehicle tested was a 2-wheel-drive Sport model, but extra weight was added to the vehicle to increase its curb weight to that of a comparable 4-wheel drive model.) Ratings apply to both 2-row and 3-row models.

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 vehicle2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 4-door 2wd
Weight 3,578 lbs.
Side airbagsstandard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase106 in.
Length185 in.
Width74 in.
Engine2.4 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings22 mpg city / 33 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDVTS1206
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.
-15.0

Driver injury measures

Test IDVTS1206
Head HIC-15165
Neck
Tension (kN)1.0
Compression (kN)0.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)27
Lateral force (kN)1.1
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)27
Average deflection (mm)20
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)7.00
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.50
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)1.8
Acetabulum force (kN)1.5
Combined force (kN)3.2
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.8
L-M moment (Nm)182
A-P moment (Nm) 34

Passenger injury measures

Test IDVTS1206
Head HIC-15109
Neck
Tension (kN)0.2
Compression (kN)0.8
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)32
Lateral force (kN)1.4
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)31
Average deflection (mm)28
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)3.50
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.50
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)0.2
Acetabulum force (kN)1.0
Combined force (kN)1.1
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.9
L-M moment (Nm)106
A-P moment (Nm) 31

Applies to 2013-17 models

Overall evaluation
G
Curb weight3,877 lbs
Peak force16,982 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio4.38
Tested vehicle
Rating applies to both the 2-row Santa Fe Sport (tested) and the somewhat longer and heavier 3-row Santa Fe.
2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T 4-door 4wd
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 2013-17 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 seats

How this test is conducted

Seat typePower leather seats
Geometry
Backset (mm)17
Distance below top of head (mm)-2
Seat design parameters
Pass/failPass
Max T1 acceleration (g)11.4
Head contact time (ms)58
Force rating1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)0
Max neck tension (N)324
1
Side airbags: head curtain airbags for all three rows of seats and front 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, includes roll stability control
5
Antilock brakes
6
Daytime running lights (beginning with 2015 models)

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