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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
Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-vehicle
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
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Driver 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.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEN1419
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 5
Footrest (cm) 19
Left toepan (cm) 13
Brake pedal (cm) 5
Parking brake (cm)
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 1
Upper occupant compartment
Steering column 0
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 3
Upper dash (cm) 4
Lower instrument panel (cm) 4

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEN1419
Head
HIC-15 106
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.8
Extension bending moment (Nm) 12
Maximum Nij 0.18
Chest maximum compression (mm) 20
Femur (kN)
Left 0.4
Right 0.5
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 2
Right 2
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.54
Right 0.31
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 2.0
Right 1.1
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 94
Right 44

How the driver-side small overlap front test is conducted

Small overlap front: passenger-side

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
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on passenger side

Test ID VTP1715
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 6
Footrest (cm) 30
Right toepan (cm) 21
Center toepan (cm) 8
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 0
Upper occupant compartment
Center dash (cm) 4
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 1
Upper dash (cm) 7
Right lower dash (cm) 9

Passenger injury measures

Test ID VTP1715
Head
HIC-15 138
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.8
Extension bending moment (Nm) 12
Maximum Nij 0.27
Chest maximum compression (mm) 19
Femur (kN)
Left 0.2
Right 0.3
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 0
Right 1
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.33
Right 0.46
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 1.5
Right 2.2
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 38
Right 85

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTP1715
Head
HIC-15 52
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.6
Extension bending moment (Nm) 9
Maximum Nij 0.17
Chest maximum compression (mm) 22
Femur (kN)
Left 0.1
Right 0.3
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 1
Right 1
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.40
Right 0.27
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 0.1
Right 1.1
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 33
Right 40

How the passenger-side small overlap front test is conducted

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
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTF1319
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 1
Left (cm) 2
Center (cm) 2
Right (cm) 3
Brake pedal (cm) 3
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) -1
Right (cm) 0
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) -4
Rearward (cm) -6
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 0

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTF1319
Head
HIC-15 154
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.3
Extension bending moment (Nm) 17
Maximum Nij 0.27
Chest maximum compression (mm) 30
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 1.3
Femur force - right (kN) 1.9
Knee displacement - left (mm) 4
Knee displacement - right (mm) 3
Maximum tibia index - left 0.44
Maximum tibia index - right 0.65
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 2.1
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 3.4
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 55
Right 82

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

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
Driver head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Rear passenger head protection
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTS1401
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -15.5
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTS1401
Head HIC-15 172
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.4
Compression (kN) 0.6
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 22
Lateral force (kN) 1.0
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 27
Average deflection (mm) 25
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 4.14
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.45
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 1.3
Acetabulum force (kN) 1.7
Combined force (kN) 2.9
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.1
L-M moment (Nm) 98
A-P moment (Nm) 36

Passenger injury measures

Test ID VTS1401
Head HIC-15 29
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.3
Compression (kN) 0.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 15
Lateral force (kN) 0.6
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 16
Average deflection (mm) 9
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 2.47
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.15
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.3
Acetabulum force (kN) 1.2
Combined force (kN) 1.3
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.4
L-M moment (Nm) 50
A-P moment (Nm) 24

How the side crash test is conducted

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

How the roof strength test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Seat type: Power leather seat

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type Power leather seat
Geometry
Backset (mm) 15
Distance below top of head (mm) -12
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 17.1
Head contact time (ms) 56
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 0
Max neck tension (N) 281

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted

Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-vehicle

System details

  • Standard Automatic Emergency Braking

Overall evaluation

Applies to 2017 models

Superior
Superior
  • 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.

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
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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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.

Technical measurements for this test
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
Applies to 2017-19 models
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 91.3 m None
Straightaway left edge 46.6 m None
250m radius right curve, right edge 72.1 m 3.8 %
250m radius left curve, left edge 47.9 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 66.8 m None
150m radius left curve, right edge 44.5 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 142.1 m
Straightaway left edge 126.3 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 74.5 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 68.6 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 67.4 m
150m radius left curve, right edge 62.9 m

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.

Overall evaluation
Vehicle trim 3.8
Seat type leather
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
Technical measurements for this test

Seat position 21

3

Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 2-4
Force (lbs) 16
Clearance angle (degrees) 60
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 2-4
Force (lbs) 15
Clearance angle (degrees) 76
Tether anchor
Location Rear deck
Confusing hardware present No
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

Seat position 22

2

Lower anchor A
No lower latch for this seat position
Lower anchor B
No lower latch for this seat position
Tether anchor
Location Rear deck
Confusing hardware present No
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

Seat position 23

1

Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 2-4
Force (lbs) 19
Clearance angle (degrees) 71
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 2-4
Force (lbs) 20
Clearance angle (degrees) 50
Tether anchor
Location Rear deck
Confusing hardware present No
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

How child seat anchors are evaluated