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2017 Genesis G80

large luxury car / 4-door sedan

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Small overlap front: driver-side
Small overlap front: passenger-side
Moderate overlap front
Side
Roof strength
Head restraints & seats

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Headlights (varies by trim/option)
Front crash prevention
Standard system
Superior

Child seat anchors

LATCH ease of use

Other available safety features

  • Standard daytime running lights
  • Standard blind spot detection
  • Standard lane departure warning
  • Standard lane departure prevention

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Small overlap front: driver-side

Rating applies to 2017-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2015 Hyundai Genesis 3.8 4-door

The Hyundai Genesis was redesigned for the 2015 model year.

Hyundai created a new luxury division known as "Genesis" beginning with the 2017 model year. The Hyundai Genesis therefore was renamed the Genesis G80 in the same year. Small overlap frontal ratings carry over unchanged to the G80.

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

Action shot taken during the driver-side small overlap frontal crash test.

The dummy's position in relation to the door frame, steering wheel, and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was maintained well.

The frontal and side curtain airbags worked well together to keep the head from coming close to any stiff structure or outside objects that could cause injury.

The driver's space was maintained well, and risk of injuries to the dummy's legs and feet was low.

Small overlap front: passenger-side

Rating applies to 2017-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2018 Genesis G80 Premium 4-door
The Genesis G80 was introduced in the 2017 model year as part of the new luxury division created by Hyundai named "Genesis." Passenger-side small overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based a test conducted by Hyundai as part of frontal crash test verification.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Passenger restraints and dummy kinematics
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2017-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2015 Hyundai Genesis 5.0 4-door

The Hyundai Genesis was redesigned for the 2015 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. (The car tested by Hyundai was designated as a 2014 model but was fully representative of the redesigned 2015 model.)

Hyundai created a new luxury division known as "Genesis" beginning with the 2017 model year. The Hyundai Genesis therefore was renamed the Genesis G80 in the same year. Moderate overlap frontal ratings carry over unchanged to the G80.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Restraints and dummy kinematics

Side

Rating applies to 2017-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2015 Hyundai Genesis 5.0 4-door with standard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front and rear seat-mounted torso airbags

The Hyundai Genesis was redesigned for the 2015 model year. Side ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Hyundai as part of side crash test verification. (The car tested by Hyundai was designated as a 2014 model but was fully representative of the redesigned 2015 model.)

Hyundai created a new luxury division known as "Genesis" beginning with the 2017 model year. The Hyundai Genesis therefore was renamed the Genesis G80 in the same year. Side ratings carry over unchanged to the G80.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Head protection

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2017-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2015 Hyundai Genesis 3.8 4-door

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 4,323 lbs
Peak force 21,387 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 4.95

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2017-19 models

Seat type: Power leather seat

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry

Front crash prevention

System details

  • Standard Automatic Emergency Braking

Applies to 2017 models

Overall evaluation

  • This system meets the requirements for forward collision warning.
  • In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
Superior
Superior

How front crash prevention is evaluated

Headlights

Trim level(s)

  • All trims
Low-beam headlight type HID projector
High-beam headlight type HID projector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating

Low beams
On the straightaway, visibility was fair on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was good on both right curves and inadequate on both left curves.

The low beams created some glare.

High beams
On the straightaway, visibility was fair on the right side of the road and inadequate on the left side. On curves, visibility was good on the sharp right curve and fair on the gradual right and both left curves.

High-beam assist compensates for some limitations of this vehicle's low beams on the straightaway and on both left curves.

How headlights are evaluated

Child seat anchors

Applies to 2017-19 models

Overall evaluation
Vehicle trim 3.8
Seat type leather

This vehicle has 2 rear seating positions with complete child seat attachment (LATCH) hardware.

It has 1 additional seating position with a tether anchor only.

1 2 3
G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor
Seating positions that rely on borrowed lower anchors or have only a tether anchor available are not rated.
thether anchor symbol
Tether anchor
lower anchor symbol
Lower anchors
shared lower achors symbol
Lower anchor(s) can be borrowed from adjacent positions(s)
No hardware available

Details by seating position

1
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
difficult to maneuver around anchors
2
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
none available
3
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors

How child seat anchors are evaluated