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2011 Hyundai Equus

large luxury car / 4-door sedan

2011 Hyundai Equus 4-door sedan

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Side
Roof strength
Head restraints & seats

Other available safety features

  • Standard daytime running lights
  • Standard lane departure warning

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 2011-15 models

Tested vehicle: 2010 Hyundai Equus Signature 4-door

The Hyundai Equus was introduced in the 2011 model year. The car is derived from the Hyundai Genesis, but is larger, heavier, and more expensive. Frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Hyundai as part of frontal crash test verification. (The tested car was designated as a 2010 model but was representative of 2011 models built for the US market.)

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 VTF1019
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 9
Left (cm) 12
Center (cm) 14
Right (cm) 10
Brake pedal (cm) 4
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 2
Right (cm) 3
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 3
Rearward (cm) -1
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 2

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTF1019
Head
HIC-15 207
Peak gs at hard contact negligible
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.4
Extension bending moment (Nm) 13
Maximum Nij 0.24
Chest maximum compression (mm) 35
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 1.6
Femur force - right (kN) 2.5
Knee displacement - left (mm) 3
Knee displacement - right (mm) 2
Maximum tibia index - left 0.53
Maximum tibia index - right 0.45
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 2.7
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 2.4
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 64
Right 68

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side

Rating applies to 2011-15 models

Tested vehicle: 2011 Hyundai Equus Signature 4-door with standard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front and rear seat-mounted torso airbags

The Hyundai Equus was introduced in the 2011 model year. The car is derived from the Hyundai Genesis, but is larger, heavier, and more expensive.

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 curtain airbag (paint mark from contact with side torso airbag not visible).

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CES1110
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -9.5
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID CES1110
Head HIC-15 188
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.0
Compression (kN) 0.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 49
Lateral force (kN) 2.2
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 38
Average deflection (mm) 34
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 3.94
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.59
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 3.7
Acetabulum force (kN) 0.9
Combined force (kN) 4.6
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.2
L-M moment (Nm) 117
A-P moment (Nm) 39

Passenger injury measures

Test ID CES1110
Head HIC-15 35
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.2
Compression (kN) 0.4
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 9
Lateral force (kN) 0.8
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 20
Average deflection (mm) 14
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 1.54
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.11
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.1
Acetabulum force (kN) 2.0
Combined force (kN) 2.1
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.3
L-M moment (Nm) 56
A-P moment (Nm) -24

How the side crash test is conducted

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2011-15 models

Tested vehicle: 2011 Hyundai Equus Signature 4-door

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 4,528 lbs
Peak force 22,032 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 4.87

How the roof strength test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2011-15 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) 60
Distance below top of head (mm) 34
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 10.2
Head contact time (ms) 56
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 1
Max neck tension (N) 302

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted