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2001 Hyundai Santa Fe

Small SUV
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    P
Ratings shown are the latest available for this model year.
See below for ratings based on manufacture date.
1
Side airbags: front seat-mounted combination head and torso airbags (2002 models manufactured after March, 2002).
2
Antilock brakes (optional)
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
2009
G
G
G
2008
G
G
G
2007
G
G
G
2006
G
A
P
2005
G
A
P
2004
G
A
P
2003
G
A
P
2002
G
A
P
2001
G
P

Applies to 2001-06 models built after March 2001

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

The Hyundai Santa Fe was introduced in the 2001 model year. All 2001 Santa Fe models manufactured after March 2, 2001 include a modified accelerator pedal intended to reduce right leg injury risk in frontal offset crashes. Beginning with 2002 models manufacturered after March 2002, they were equipped with standard side airbags for drivers' and front passengers' heads and chests (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 Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has evaluated the crashworthiness of a Santa Fe with the modified accelerator pedal in a 40 mph frontal offset crash test into a deformable barrier. The vehicle was retrofitted with the modified accelerator pedal before the crash test.

A redesigned, larger Santa Fe was introduced in the 2007 model year.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the neck, chest, and left leg 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 B-pillar, indicating that injuries to the head would be possible. Forces on the right tibia indicate that injuries to the lower leg would be possible.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. During rebound, the dummy's head hit the B-pillar.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2001 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 4wd
Weight 3,836 lbs.
Side airbagsnone
Wheelbase103 in.
Length177 in.
Width72 in.
Engine2.7 L V6
EPA ratings19 mpg city / 23 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEF0104
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)8
Left (cm)17
Center (cm)17
Right (cm)15
Brake pedal (cm)7
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)4
Right (cm)6
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)1
Rearward (cm)-7
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)3

Driver injury measures

Test IDCEF0104
Head
HIC-15359
Peak gs at hard contact110.000000
Neck
Tension (kN)1.6
Extension bending moment (Nm)35
Maximum Nij 0.47
Chest maximum compression (mm)33
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)3.6
Femur force - right (kN)4.0
Knee displacement - left (mm)7
Knee displacement - right (mm)0
Maximum tibia index - left0.50
Maximum tibia index - right0.89
Tibia axial force - left (kN)0.8
Tibia axial force - right (kN)3.6
Foot acceleration (g)
Left56
Right111

Applies to 2001-06 models

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

Seat type

All seats

How this test is conducted

Seat typeAll seats
Geometry
Backset (mm)62
Distance below top of head (mm)60
Seat design parameters
Pass/failFail
Max T1 acceleration (g)16.9
Head contact time (ms)84
Force ratingHigh
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)275
Max neck tension (N)1,658

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