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2009 Hyundai Santa Fe

Midsize SUV
2007 Hyundai Santa Fe shown
2007 Hyundai Santa Fe shown
Crashworthiness
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    G


Ratings shown are the latest available for this model year.
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Model year Front overlap Side Roof strength Head restraints & seats Front crash prevention
Small Moderate
2017
G
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Superior
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 2007-12 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 Santa Fe was redesigned for the 2007 model year. Its size and weight have increased sufficiently to reclassify it as a midsize SUV. (Earlier models were classified as small SUVs.) Frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Hyundai as part of frontal crash test verification.

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 vehicle 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 4-door 4wd
Weight 4,187 lbs.
Side airbags head curtain airbags for all three rows of seats and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase 106 in.
Length 184 in.
Width 74 in.
Engine 3.3 L V6
EPA ratings 19 mpg city / 24 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTF0607
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 6
Left (cm) 10
Center (cm) 13
Right (cm) 12
Brake pedal (cm) 10
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 3
Right (cm) 3
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 3
Rearward (cm) -1
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 1

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTF0607
Head
HIC-15 234
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.3
Extension bending moment (Nm) 17
Maximum Nij 0.31
Chest maximum compression (mm) 29
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 5.1
Femur force - right (kN) 3.8
Knee displacement - left (mm) 1
Knee displacement - right (mm) 1
Maximum tibia index - left 0.53
Maximum tibia index - right 0.46
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 2.9
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 2.3
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 80
Right 76

Applies to 2007-12 models built after March 2007

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
A
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 Santa Fe was redesigned for the 2007 model year. Beginning with 2007 models built after March 2007, minor design changes were made to the side curtain airbags to improve occupant protection in side impact crashes.

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 airbag that deployed from the seat. The side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof enhances head protection in side crashes especially for taller occupants.

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 vehicle 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe SE 4-door 4wd
Weight 4,174 lbs.
Side airbags standard head curtain airbags for all three rows of seats and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase 106 in.
Length 184 in.
Width 74 in.
Engine 3.3 L V6
EPA ratings 19 mpg city / 24 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CES0713
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.
-10.5

Driver injury measures

Test ID CES0713
Head HIC-15 133
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.4
Compression (kN) 0.1
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 35
Lateral force (kN) 1.4
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 39
Average deflection (mm) 32
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 4.77
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.65
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 3.2
Acetabulum force (kN) 1.3
Combined force (kN) 4.3
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.2
L-M moment (Nm) 76
A-P moment (Nm) 48

Passenger injury measures

Test ID CES0713
Head HIC-15 64
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.2
Compression (kN) 0.3
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 31
Lateral force (kN) 2.0
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 41
Average deflection (mm) 31
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 3.07
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.43
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.8
Acetabulum force (kN) 2.2
Combined force (kN) 2.7
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.9
L-M moment (Nm) 73
A-P moment (Nm) -27

Applies to 2007-09 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

Manual cloth seats AHR

How this test is conducted

Seat type Manual cloth seats AHR
Geometry
Backset (mm) 28
Distance below top of head (mm) 35
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 11.0
Head contact time (ms) 54
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 61
Max neck tension (N) 408
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 (beginning with 2010 models)
3
Electronic stability control, and beginning with 2010 models, includes roll stability control
4
Antilock brakes

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