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2014 Hyundai Veloster

Small car

Crashworthiness
Front crash
prevention
Crash avoidance rating
Not Available
  • Small overlap front
    M
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    A
  • Roof strength
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    G
1
Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
2
Electronic stability control
3
Antilock brakes
4
Daytime running lights
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2014
M
G
A
G
G
2013
M
G
A
G
G
2012
M
G
A
G
G

Applies to 2012-14 models

Overall evaluation
M
Structure and safety cage
M
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Hip/thigh
G
Lower leg/foot
A
Restraints and dummy kinematics
M
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

The Hyundai Veloster was introduced in the 2012 model year. The sporty hatchback features an unusual door configuration, with the passenger side having two conventionally hinged doors and the driver side only a single door.

Structure

The driver space was not maintained well. Upper interior intrusion measured 16-18 cm at the upper hinge pillar and instrument panel. Maximum intrusion of the lower interior was 21 cm at the hinge pillar, and the door sill was pushed in laterally 13 cm toward the driver. The steering column was pushed back 9 cm.

Injury measures

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

Restraints and dummy kinematics

The dummy’s head barely contacted the frontal airbag before sliding off the left side as the steering column moved 12 cm to the right, leaving the head vulnerable to contact with forward side structure. Additionally, the seat belt allowed excessive forward excursion of the dummy’s head and torso. The side curtain airbag deployed but does not have sufficient forward coverage to protect the head from contact with forward side structure and outside objects. The side torso airbag deployed.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2014 Hyundai Veloster 3-door
Weight 2,749 lbs.
Side airbagsfront and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase104 in.
Length166 in.
Width70 in.
Engine1.6 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings28 mpg city / 36 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEN1415
Lower hinge pillar max (cm)21
Footrest (cm)14
Lower occupant compartment
Left toepan (cm)7
Brake pedal (cm)3
Parking brake (cm)
Rocker panel lateral average (cm)13
Steering column9
Upper hinge pillar max (cm)17
Upper occupant compartment
Upper dash (cm)18
Lower instrument panel (cm)16

Driver injury measures

Test IDCEN1415
Head
HIC-15100
Peak gs at hard contact
Neck
Tension (kN)1.4
Extension bending moment (Nm)24
Maximum Nij 0.38
Chest maximum compression (mm)16
Femur (kN)
Left2.7
Right2.9
Knee displacement (mm)
Left13
Right2
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left0
Right0
Maximum tibia index
Left0.87
Right0.73
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left2.6
Right2.9
Foot acceleration (g)
Left58
Right44

Applies to 2012-14 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 Veloster was introduced in the 2012 model year. The sporty hatchback features an unusual door configuration, with the passenger side having two conventionally hinged doors and the driver side only a single door.

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. The driver side curtain and side torso airbags deployed during the crash. After the dummy moved forward into the frontal airbag, its head contacted the side curtain airbag.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2014 Hyundai Veloster 3-door
Weight 2,737 lbs.
Side airbagsfront and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase104 in.
Length166 in.
Width70 in.
Engine1.6 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings28 mpg city / 36 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEF1406
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)6
Left (cm)7
Center (cm)7
Right (cm)5
Brake pedal (cm)10
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)0
Right (cm)0
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)-5
Rearward (cm)5
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)1

Driver injury measures

Test IDCEF1406
Head
HIC-15281
Peak gs at hard contactno contact
Neck
Tension (kN)1.8
Extension bending moment (Nm)8
Maximum Nij 0.33
Chest maximum compression (mm)22
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)0.4
Femur force - right (kN)3.1
Knee displacement - left (mm)0
Knee displacement - right (mm)5
Maximum tibia index - left0.31
Maximum tibia index - right0.65
Tibia axial force - left (kN)1.5
Tibia axial force - right (kN)2.8
Foot acceleration (g)
Left76
Right134

Applies to 2012-14 models

Overall evaluation
A
Structure and safety cage
G
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 Veloster was introduced in the 2012 model year. The sporty hatchback features an unusual door configuration, with the passenger side having two conventionally hinged doors and the driver side only a single door.

Injury measures

Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a left femur fracture 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 a left femur fracture 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 vehicle2014 Hyundai Veloster 3-door
Weight 2,751 lbs.
Side airbagsstandard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase104 in.
Length166 in.
Width70 in.
Engine1.6 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings28 mpg city / 36 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCES1402
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.
-16.5

Driver injury measures

Test IDCES1402
Head HIC-15176
Neck
Tension (kN)1.2
Compression (kN)0.4
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)33
Lateral force (kN)1.3
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)33
Average deflection (mm)30
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)6.92
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.53
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)1.1
Acetabulum force (kN)1.1
Combined force (kN)2.2
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.8
L-M moment (Nm)330
A-P moment (Nm) 68

Passenger injury measures

Test IDCES1402
Head HIC-15380
Neck
Tension (kN)1.1
Compression (kN)0.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)34
Lateral force (kN)1.3
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)24
Average deflection (mm)22
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)2.04
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.25
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)0.2
Acetabulum force (kN)0.8
Combined force (kN)0.8
Left femur
L-M force (kN)1.4
L-M moment (Nm)259
A-P moment (Nm) -111

Applies to 2012-14 models

Overall evaluation
G
Curb weight2,739 lbs
Peak force15,303 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio5.59
Tested vehicle
2014 Hyundai Veloster 3-door
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 2012-14 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 seat

How this test is conducted

Seat typeManual cloth seat
Geometry
Backset (mm)6
Distance below top of head (mm)13
Seat design parameters
Pass/failPass
Max T1 acceleration (g)11.0
Head contact time (ms)53
Force ratingLow
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)0
Max neck tension (N)396

Applies to 2013-14 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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