Hyundai Santa Fe2001-06 models built after March 2001
MODERATE OVERLAP FRONT TEST
|Structure/safety cage||Injury measures||Restraints/dummy kinematics|
|Head/neck||Chest||Leg/foot, left||Leg/foot, right|
Important: Frontal crash test ratings can be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.
Good Acceptable Marginal Poor
The Hyundai Santa Fe was introduced in the 2001 model year. All 2001 Santa Fe models manufactured after March 2, 2001 include a modified accelerator pedal intended to reduce right leg injury risk in frontal offset crashes. Beginning with 2002 models manufacturered after March 2002, they were equipped with standard side airbags for drivers' and front passengers' heads and chests (note: information about when a specific vehicle was manufactured is on the certification label typically affixed to the car on or near the driver door).
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has evaluated the crashworthiness of a Santa Fe with the modified accelerator pedal in a 40 mph frontal offset crash test into a deformable barrier. The vehicle was retrofitted with the modified accelerator pedal before the crash test.
A redesigned, larger Santa Fe was introduced in the 2007 model year.
Restraints/dummy kinematics — Dummy movement was well controlled. During rebound, the dummy's head hit the B-pillar.
Injury measures — Measures taken from the neck, chest, and left leg indicate low risk of injuries to these body regions in a crash of this severity. A high head acceleration occurred when the dummy's head hit the B-pillar, indicating that injuries to the head would be possible. Forces on the right tibia indicate that injuries to the lower leg would be possible.
Left to right:
- Action shot taken during the frontal offset crash test.
- The dummy's position in relation to the steering wheel and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was maintained well.
- Smeared greasepaint indicates where the dummy's head hit the B-pillar and head restraint during rebound. Head acceleration from the B-pillar hit was high.
- Forces on the lower right leg were high enough to indicate the possibility of injury.
- Side airbags: front seat-mounted combination head and torso airbags (2002 models manufactured after March, 2002).
- Antilock brakes (optional)
Tested vehicle specifications:
- 2001 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 4wd
- Class: Small SUV
- Weight: 3,836 lbs.
- Side airbags: none
- Wheelbase: 103 in.
- Length: 177 in.
- Width: 72 in.
- Engine: 2.7 L V6
- EPA ratings: 19 mpg city | 23 mpg highway