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2013 Hyundai Genesis

large luxury car / 4-door sedan

2013 Hyundai Genesis 4-door sedan
2010 Hyundai Genesis shown

Crashworthiness

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

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Front crash prevention
Not available

Other available safety features

  • Standard daytime running lights
  • Optional 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 2009-14 models built after November 2008

Tested vehicle: 2009 Hyundai Genesis 3.8 4-door

The Hyundai Genesis was introduced in the 2009 model year.

Two tests of the Genesis were conducted. In the first test, the dummy's head hit the steering wheel through the airbag, producing a high head acceleration. Also, forces on the dummy's right lower leg, knee, and foot indicated that injuries would be likely to the leg and possible to the knee and foot. In response, Hyundai modified the airbag and added padding behind the knee bolster in the area of the push-button ignition switch. In the second test, the right leg/foot injury rating improved to good. Most injury data from the head were not obtained, but after the Institute reviewed comparable test data from Hyundai, the head/neck injury risk was rated good in the second test.

The airbag and knee bolster modifications apply to all 2009 and later models manufactured after November 2008. (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.) The cars manufactured before and after being modified are rated separately, except that the structure ratings for both vehicles are based on both Institute tests.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics

Action shot taken during the second of two frontal offset crash tests.

In each test, the dummy's position in relation to the steering wheel and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was maintained well (second test shown).

Smeared greasepaint indicates where the dummy's head hit the roof rail during rebound in the second test.

Intrusion into the driver's space was minimal, and all leg and foot injury measures were low in the second test.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEF0817 CEF0901
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 11 11
Left (cm) 12 11
Center (cm) 12 10
Right (cm) 12 10
Brake pedal (cm) 13 6
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 2 3
Right (cm) 2 2
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 1 0
Rearward (cm) -1 -1
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 1 1

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEF0901
Head
HIC-15 no data
Peak gs at hard contact no data
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.2
Extension bending moment (Nm) 17
Maximum Nij 0.40
Chest maximum compression (mm) 32
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 4.8
Femur force - right (kN) 5.0
Knee displacement - left (mm) 3
Knee displacement - right (mm) 9
Maximum tibia index - left 0.41
Maximum tibia index - right 0.61
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 2.8
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 3.9
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 72
Right 139

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side

Rating applies to 2010-14 models built after January 2010

Tested vehicle: 2010 Hyundai Genesis 3.8 4-door with standard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front and rear seat-mounted torso airbags

The Hyundai Genesis was introduced in the 2009 model year. Beginning with 2010 models built after January 2010, design changes were made to the roof structure and B-pillar to improve occupant protection in rollover and 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.)

Two side tests of the modified 2010 Genesis were conducted, one by the Institute and the other by Hyundai as part of side crash test verification. Ratings are based on both tests.

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 Institute's crash test.

View of the vehicle after the crash with doors removed, showing the side airbags and damage to the occupant compartment (Institute test car shown).

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

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

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTS0911 CES1005
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -10.5 -8.5
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTS0911 CES1005
Head HIC-15 211 227
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.9 1.1
Compression (kN) 0.3 0.4
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 38 45
Lateral force (kN) 1.7 1.9
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 39 49
Average deflection (mm) 30 42
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 3.99 6.75
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.52 1.09
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 3.4 3.1
Acetabulum force (kN) 1.4 1.4
Combined force (kN) 4.7 4.4
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.7 0.3
L-M moment (Nm) 73 149
A-P moment (Nm) 144 36

Passenger injury measures

Test ID VTS0911 CES1005
Head HIC-15 27 35
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.3 0.3
Compression (kN) 0.1 0.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 11 12
Lateral force (kN) 0.7 0.7
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 19 18
Average deflection (mm) 13 12
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 1.92 1.61
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.13 0.07
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.2 0.3
Acetabulum force (kN) 1.2 1.6
Combined force (kN) 1.3 1.7
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.5 0.7
L-M moment (Nm) 15 101
A-P moment (Nm) -26 -16

How the side crash test is conducted

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2010-14 models built after January 2010

Tested vehicle: 2010 Hyundai Genesis 3.8 4-door

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 3,862 lbs
Peak force 19,000 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 4.92

How the roof strength test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

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) 42
Distance below top of head (mm) 41
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 11.6
Head contact time (ms) 58
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 1
Max neck tension (N) 208

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted