2009 Hyundai Azera

large car / 4-door sedan

2009 Hyundai Azera 4-door sedan
2006 Hyundai Azera shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Side
Head restraints & seats

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.

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2006-11 models

Tested vehicle: 2006 Hyundai Azera Limited 4-door

The Hyundai Azera was introduced in the 2006 model year as a replacement for the Hyundai XG350. Frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Hyundai as part of frontal crash test verification.

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 VTF0503
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 7
Left (cm) 10
Center (cm) 10
Right (cm) 7
Brake pedal (cm) 10
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 5
Right (cm) 5
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 4
Rearward (cm) 5
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 2

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTF0503
Head
HIC-15 308
Peak gs at hard contact 43
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.5
Extension bending moment (Nm) 6
Maximum Nij 0.49
Chest maximum compression (mm) 28
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 3.8
Femur force - right (kN) 4.6
Knee displacement - left (mm) 4
Knee displacement - right (mm) 2
Maximum tibia index - left 0.53
Maximum tibia index - right 1.05
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 1.4
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 3.8
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 55
Right 82

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side

Rating applies to 2006-11 models built after April 2006

Tested vehicle: 2006 Hyundai Azera Limited 4-door with standard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front and rear seat-mounted torso airbags

The Hyundai Azera was introduced in the 2006 model year as a replacement for the Hyundai XG350. All 2006 and later Azera models manufactured after April 2006 include roof and floor structural upgrades and side airbag changes to improve occupant protection in side-impact crashes (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 tested car was manufactured after the modifications had been made.

Rating applies to 2006-11 models built after April 2006

Tested vehicle:2006 Hyundai Azera Limited 4-door

The Hyundai Azera was introduced in the 2006 model year as a replacement for the Hyundai XG350. All 2006 and later Azera models manufactured after April 2006 include roof and floor structural upgrades and side airbag changes to improve occupant protection in side-impact crashes (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 tested car was manufactured after the modifications had been made.

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

View of the vehicle and barrier just after the crash test.

View of the vehicle after the crash with doors removed, showing the side airbags and damage to the occupant compartment.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the driver dummy's head was protected from being hit by hard structures by the side airbags.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the rear passenger dummy’s head was protected by the side airbag.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CES0620
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -1.0
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID CES0620
Head HIC-15 218
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.2
Compression (kN) 0.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 37
Lateral force (kN) 1.7
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 42
Average deflection (mm) 39
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 5.21
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.98
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 4.9
Acetabulum force (kN) 3.0
Combined force (kN) 7.8
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.3
L-M moment (Nm) 123
A-P moment (Nm) 41

Passenger injury measures

Test ID CES0620
Head HIC-15 86
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.2
Compression (kN) 0.3
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 23
Lateral force (kN) 1.4
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 18
Average deflection (mm) 14
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 3.26
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.16
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.3
Acetabulum force (kN) 3.1
Combined force (kN) 3.2
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.5
L-M moment (Nm) 92
A-P moment (Nm) -30

How the side crash test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2006-11 models

Seat type: Power leather seats AHR

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type Power leather seats AHR
Geometry
Backset (mm) 40
Distance below top of head (mm) 55
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Fail
Max T1 acceleration (g) 10.9
Head contact time (ms) 71
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 20
Max neck tension (N) 611

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted