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2010 Hyundai Santa Fe

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  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    G
2007 Hyundai Santa Fe shown
2007 Hyundai Santa Fe shown
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
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 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 vehicle2007 Hyundai Santa Fe SE 4wd
Weight 4,187 lbs.
Side airbagshead curtain airbags for all three rows of seats and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase106 in.
Length184 in.
Width74 in.
Engine3.3 L V6
EPA ratings19 mpg city / 24 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDVTF0607
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 IDVTF0607
Head
HIC-15234
Peak gs at hard contactno 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 - left0.53
Maximum tibia index - right0.46
Tibia axial force - left (kN)2.9
Tibia axial force - right (kN)2.3
Foot acceleration (g)
Left80
Right76

Applies to 2007-12 models

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 vehicle2007 Hyundai Santa Fe SE 4wd
Weight 4,176 lbs.
Side airbagsstandard head curtain airbags for all three rows of seats and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase106 in.
Length184 in.
Width74 in.
Engine3.3 L V6
EPA ratings19 mpg city / 24 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCES0713
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 IDCES0713
Head HIC-15133
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 IDCES0713
Head HIC-1564
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 2010-12 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 typeManual cloth seats (AHR)
Geometry
Backset (mm)37
Distance below top of head (mm)20
Seat design parameters
Pass/failPass
Max T1 acceleration (g)12.1
Head contact time (ms)59
Force ratingLow
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)45
Max neck tension (N)257

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