Applies to 2017 models built after March 2016
|Structure and safety cage|
|Restraints and dummy kinematics|
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.
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.
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. Starting with 2017 models built after March 2016, the driver safety belt was modified to further improve occupant protection in small overlap crashes. (Information about when a specific vehicle was manufactured is on the certification label typically affixed to the car on the driver door or adjacent B-pillar.)
The small overlap ratings on this page apply only to the 3-row Santa Fe. The Santa Fe Sport was tested separately.
The driver space was maintained well, with maximum intrusion of the lower interior of 11 cm at the lower hinge pillar. Maximum upper interior intrusion measured 6-9 cm at the upper hinge pillar and instrument panel.
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. The side torso airbag also deployed.
Tested vehicle specifications
|Tested vehicle||2017 Hyundai Santa Fe SE 4-door 4wd|
|Weight|| 4,235 lbs.|
|Side airbags||head curtain airbags for all three rows of seats and front seat-mounted torso airbags|
|Engine||3.3 L V6|
|EPA ratings||18 mpg city / 24 mpg highway|
How this test is conducted
Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side
|Lower occupant compartment|
|Lower hinge pillar max (cm)||11|
|Left toepan (cm)||6|
|Brake pedal (cm)||4|
|Parking brake (cm)||9|
|Rocker panel lateral average (cm)||3|
|Upper occupant compartment|
|Upper hinge pillar max (cm)||7|
|Upper dash (cm)||9|
|Lower instrument panel (cm)||6|
Driver injury measures
|Peak gs at hard contact||no contact |
|Tension (kN)||0.8 |
|Extension bending moment (Nm)||13 |
|Maximum Nij ||0.17 |
|Chest maximum compression (mm)||20 |
|Knee displacement (mm)|
|Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)|
|Maximum tibia index|
|Tibia axial force (kN)|
|Foot acceleration (g)|