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2008 Hyundai Tucson

Small SUV
  • Moderate overlap front
    A
  • Side
    A
  • Roof strength
    P
  • Head restraints & seats
    G
Ratings shown are the latest available for this model year.
See below for ratings based on manufacture date.
2006 Hyundai Tucson shown
2006 Hyundai Tucson shown
1
Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
2
Electronic stability control, includes roll stability control
3
Antilock brakes
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2014
P
G
G
G
G
2013
P
G
G
G
G
2012
P
G
G
G
G
2011
P
G
G
G
G
2010
P
G
G
G
G
2009
A
A
P
G
2008
A
A
P
G
2007
A
A
P
P
2006
A
A
P
P
2005
A
A
P

Applies to 2005-09 models

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

The Hyundai Tucson was introduced in the 2005 model year. The Kia Sportage was redesigned for the 2005 model year after a two-year absence from the market.

For the 2010 model year, these ratings apply only to the Sportage, because the Tucson was redesigned.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the head, neck, and chest indicate low risk of injuries to these body regions in a crash of this severity. Forces on the left tibia indicate that injuries would be likely for the left lower leg. Forces on the right tibia and right foot indicate that injuries would be possible for the right lower leg and foot. Head acceleration from the B-pillar hit was low.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

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

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2006 Hyundai Tucson GLS 4wd
Weight 3,699 lbs.
Side airbagsfront and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase104 in.
Length170 in.
Width72 in.
Engine2.7 L V6
EPA ratings19 mpg city / 24 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEF0607
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)11
Left (cm)18
Center (cm)14
Right (cm)14
Brake pedal (cm)11
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)3
Right (cm)4
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)1
Rearward (cm)0
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)2

Driver injury measures

Test IDCEF0607
Head
HIC-15270
Peak gs at hard contact33
Neck
Tension (kN)1.3
Extension bending moment (Nm)34
Maximum Nij 0.36
Chest maximum compression (mm)39
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)3.6
Femur force - right (kN)5.9
Knee displacement - left (mm)1
Knee displacement - right (mm)0
Maximum tibia index - left1.29
Maximum tibia index - right1.04
Tibia axial force - left (kN)1.5
Tibia axial force - right (kN)6.7
Foot acceleration (g)
Left53
Right159

Applies to 2005-09 models

Overall evaluation
A
Structure and safety cage
A
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
M
Head protection
G
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
A
Head protection
G
Side crash test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

The Hyundai Tucson was introduced in the 2005 model year. The Kia Sportage was redesigned for the 2005 model year after a two-year absence from the market.

For the 2010 model year, these ratings apply only to the Sportage, because the Tucson was redesigned.

Injury measures

Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate that a fracture of the pelvis would be possible in a crash of this severity. The risk of significant injuries to other body regions is low.

Passenger — Measures taken from the dummy indicate that a fracture of the pelvis would be possible in a crash of this severity. The risk of significant injuries to other body regions is low.

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.

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 vehicle2006 Hyundai Tucson GLS 4wd
Weight 3,704 lbs.
Side airbagsstandard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase104 in.
Length170 in.
Width72 in.
Engine2.7 L V6
EPA ratings19 mpg city / 24 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCES0621
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.
-5.5

Driver injury measures

Test IDCES0621
Head HIC-15295
Neck
Tension (kN)1.8
Compression (kN)0.0
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)47
Lateral force (kN)1.8
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)39
Average deflection (mm)31
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)5.79
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.82
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)4.7
Acetabulum force (kN)1.8
Combined force (kN)6.5
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.4
L-M moment (Nm)66
A-P moment (Nm) -17

Passenger injury measures

Test IDCES0621
Head HIC-15141
Neck
Tension (kN)0.1
Compression (kN)0.8
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)31
Lateral force (kN)1.4
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)42
Average deflection (mm)33
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)3.95
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.67
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)2.6
Acetabulum force (kN)3.1
Combined force (kN)5.6
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.6
L-M moment (Nm)166
A-P moment (Nm) -23

Applies to 2005-09 models

Overall evaluation
P
Curb weight3,638 lbs
Peak force8,834 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio2.43
Tested vehicle
2008 Kia Sportage LX 4-door 2wd
Roof strength test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

How this test is conducted

Applies to 2008 models built after December 2007

Overall evaluation
G
Dynamic rating
G
Seat/head restraint geometry
G
Important: Head restraints & seats ratings 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)29
Distance below top of head (mm)3
Seat design parameters
Pass/failPass
Max T1 acceleration (g)11.5
Head contact time (ms)57
Force ratingLow
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)38
Max neck tension (N)440

Applies to 2006-08 models built before January 2008

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)48
Distance below top of head (mm)42
Seat design parameters
Pass/failFail
Max T1 acceleration (g)11.4
Head contact time (ms)82
Force ratingHigh
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)225
Max neck tension (N)978

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