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2013 Hyundai Santa Fe

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

Front crash prevention
Crash avoidance rating
Not available

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1
Side airbags: front and second row head curtain airbags 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
Model year Front overlap SideRoof strengthHead restraints & seatsFront crash prevention
SmallModerate
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 2013-15 models

Overall evaluation
M
Structure and safety cage
P
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Hip/thigh
G
Lower leg/foot
M
Restraints and dummy kinematics
A
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.

Structure

The driver's space was seriously compromised by intruding structure. Lower interior intrusion measured as much as 26 cm at the lower hinge pillar. Upper interior intrusion measured 19 cm at the hinge pillar and as much as 18 cm at the instrument panel. The rocker panel was pushed in laterally 16 cm toward the driver, and the steering column was pushed back 8 cm.

Injury measures

The dummy’s head barely contacted the frontal airbag before sliding off the left side as the steering column moved 13 cm to the right, leaving the head vulnerable to contact with forward structure. 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.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Measures from the dummy indicate that injuries to the left lower leg would be possible in a crash of this severity. The risk of significant injuries to other body regions is low.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2015 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 4-door 4wd
Weight 4,181 lbs.
Side airbagsfront and second row head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase110 in.
Length193 in.
Width74 in.
Engine3.3 L V6
EPA ratings18 mpg city / 24 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEN1511
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm)26
Footrest (cm)13
Left toepan (cm)6
Brake pedal (cm)6
Parking brake (cm)21
Rocker panel lateral average (cm)16
Upper occupant compartment
Steering column8
Upper hinge pillar max (cm)19
Upper dash (cm)18
Lower instrument panel (cm)14

Driver injury measures

Test IDCEN1511
Head
HIC-1575
Peak gs at hard contactno contact
Neck
Tension (kN)1.2
Extension bending moment (Nm)7
Maximum Nij 0.24
Chest maximum compression (mm)16
Femur (kN)
Left4.8
Right1.1
Knee displacement (mm)
Left10
Right3
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left3
Right0
Maximum tibia index
Left1.18
Right0.70
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left1.6
Right1.0
Foot acceleration (g)
Left119
Right39

Applies to 2013-15 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 2013 model year. Moderate overlap 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 vehicle2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 4-door 4wd
Weight 3,578 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 ratings21 mpg city / 28 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDVTF1204
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)5
Left (cm)11
Center (cm)12
Right (cm)6
Brake pedal (cm)8
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)1
Right (cm)3
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)-7
Rearward (cm)-1
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)1

Driver injury measures

Test IDVTF1204
Head
HIC-15180
Peak gs at hard contactno contact
Neck
Tension (kN)1.0
Extension bending moment (Nm)21
Maximum Nij 0.22
Chest maximum compression (mm)26
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)0.5
Femur force - right (kN)0.7
Knee displacement - left (mm)1
Knee displacement - right (mm)2
Maximum tibia index - left0.28
Maximum tibia index - right0.39
Tibia axial force - left (kN)1.3
Tibia axial force - right (kN)2.1
Foot acceleration (g)
Left45
Right54

Applies to 2013-15 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.

The Hyundai Santa Fe was redesigned for the 2013 model year. 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 model, but extra weight was added to the vehicle to increase its curb weight to that of a comparable 4-wheel drive model.)

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 2013-15 models

Overall evaluation
G
Curb weight3,877 lbs
Peak force16,982 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio4.38
Tested vehicle
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 2013-15 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

Applies to 2013-15 models

Overall evaluation

Crash avoidance rating
Not available
0 points total

Forward collision warning

Not available.
0 points

Low-speed autobrake

Not available.
0 points

High-speed autobrake

Not available.
0 points

How this rating is determined

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