Top Safety Pick

2012 Hyundai Equus

large luxury car / 4-door sedan

2012 Hyundai Equus 4-door sedan
2011 Hyundai Equus shown

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
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Restraints and dummy kinematics

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).

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

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2011-15 models

Seat type: Power leather seats (AHR)

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry