2008 Hyundai Elantra

small car / 4-door sedan

2008 Hyundai Elantra 4-door sedan

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 2007-10 models

Tested vehicle: 2007 Hyundai Elantra GLS 4-door

The Hyundai Elantra was redesigned for the 2007 model year. Frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Hyundai as part of frontal crash test verification.

The frontal offset crash test ratings also apply to the station wagon version of the Elantra, known as the Elantra Touring, beginning with 2009 models.

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 2007-10 models built before December 2009

Tested vehicle: 2008 Hyundai Elantra GLS 4-door with standard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags
The Hyundai Elantra was redesigned for the 2007 model year. These ratings do not apply to 2010 Elantra models manufactured after November 2009, because of design changes made to the side airbags and body side and rear door structure to improve occupant protection in side impact crashes. (Information about when a specific vehicle was manufactured is on the certification label typically affixed to the car on the driver door or adjacent B-pillar.)

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

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.

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2007-09 models

Seat type: Manual cloth seats AHR

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry