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2020 Hyundai Palisade

midsize SUV / 4-door SUV

Award applies only to vehicles with specific headlights

2020 Hyundai Palisade 4-door SUV

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Small overlap front: driver-side
Small overlap front: passenger-side
Moderate overlap front
Side
Roof strength
Head restraints & seats

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Headlights(varies by trim/ option)
Front crash prevention
Standard system
Superior

Child seat anchors

LATCH ease of use

Other available safety features

  • Standard daytime running lights
  • Optional blind spot detection
  • Standard lane departure warning
  • Standard lane departure prevention

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.

Small overlap front: driver-side

Rating applies to 2020 models

Tested vehicle: 2020 Kia Telluride SX 4-door 4wd

The Kia Telluride and Hyundai Palisade were introduced in the 2020 model year. Driver-side small overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Hyundai/Kia as part of frontal crash test verification and apply to both vehicles.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTN1906
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 9
Footrest (cm) 8
Left toepan (cm) 5
Brake pedal (cm) 4
Parking brake (cm)
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 2
Upper occupant compartment
Steering column 0
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 5
Upper dash (cm) 5
Lower instrument panel (cm) 6

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTN1906
Head
HIC-15 109
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.1
Extension bending moment (Nm) 18
Maximum Nij 0.29
Chest maximum compression (mm) 25
Femur (kN)
Left 1.2
Right 1.4
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 0
Right 3
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.38
Right 0.35
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 1.4
Right 1.3
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 58
Right 41

How the driver-side small overlap front test is conducted

Small overlap front: passenger-side

Rating applies to 2020 models

Tested vehicle: 2020 Kia Telluride SX 4-door 4wd

The Kia Telluride and Hyundai Palisade were introduced in the 2020 model year. Passenger-side small overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Hyundai/Kia as part of frontal crash test verification and apply to both vehicles.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Passenger restraints and dummy kinematics
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on passenger side

Test ID VTP1912
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 8
Footrest (cm) 11
Right toepan (cm) 14
Center toepan (cm) 4
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 2
Upper occupant compartment
Center dash (cm) 3
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 2
Upper dash (cm) 4
Right lower dash (cm) 5

Passenger injury measures

Test ID VTP1912
Head
HIC-15 119
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.9
Extension bending moment (Nm) 30
Maximum Nij 0.34
Chest maximum compression (mm) 24
Femur (kN)
Left 0.5
Right 0.7
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 0
Right 1
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.47
Right 0.42
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 1.3
Right 1.7
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 43
Right 52

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTP1912
Head
HIC-15 163
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.2
Extension bending moment (Nm) 10
Maximum Nij 0.20
Chest maximum compression (mm) 26
Femur (kN)
Left 0.4
Right 0.4
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 1
Right 1
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.34
Right 0.27
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 1.4
Right 1.0
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 42
Right 48

How the passenger-side small overlap front test is conducted

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2020 models

Tested vehicle: 2020 Kia Telluride SX 4-door 4wd

The Kia Telluride and Hyundai Palisade were introduced in the 2020 model year. Moderate overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Hyundai/Kia as part of frontal crash test verification and apply to both vehicles.

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 VTF1910
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 6
Left (cm) 10
Center (cm) 10
Right (cm) 8
Brake pedal (cm) 7
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 0
Right (cm) 0
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) -2
Rearward (cm) -4
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 0

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTF1910
Head
HIC-15 211
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.8
Extension bending moment (Nm) 16
Maximum Nij 0.19
Chest maximum compression (mm) 30
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 1.2
Femur force - right (kN) 1.2
Knee displacement - left (mm) 1
Knee displacement - right (mm) 2
Maximum tibia index - left 0.26
Maximum tibia index - right 0.57
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 2.0
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 2.1
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 51
Right 84

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side

Rating applies to 2020 models

Tested vehicle: 2020 Kia Telluride LX 4-door 4wd

The Kia Telluride and Hyundai Palisade were introduced in the 2020 model year. Two side tests of the Telluride were conducted, one by the Institute and the other by Hyundai/Kia as part of side crash test verification. Ratings are based on both tests and apply to both vehicles.

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 side airbags in the Institute's test.

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 CES1902 VTS1912
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -14.5 -18.0
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID CES1902 VTS1912
Head HIC-15 108 102
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.1 0.8
Compression (kN) 0.6 0.6
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 37 35
Lateral force (kN) 1.7 1.3
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 35 33
Average deflection (mm) 30 26
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 2.58 2.51
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.36 0.39
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 1.9 1.5
Acetabulum force (kN) 0.6 1.3
Combined force (kN) 2.3 2.7
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.1 0.8
L-M moment (Nm) 58 92
A-P moment (Nm) 16 23

Passenger injury measures

Test ID CES1902 VTS1912
Head HIC-15 132 86
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.3 0.2
Compression (kN) 0.3 0.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 34 25
Lateral force (kN) 1.4 1.2
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 38 33
Average deflection (mm) 28 24
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 3.19 3.83
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.52 0.43
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.2 0.2
Acetabulum force (kN) 0.8 0.8
Combined force (kN) 0.9 0.8
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 1.0 0.7
L-M moment (Nm) 171 118
A-P moment (Nm) -70 -34

How the side crash test is conducted

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2020 models

Tested vehicle: 2020 Kia Telluride LX 4-door 4wd

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 4,243 lbs
Peak force 19,634 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 4.63

How the roof strength test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2020 models

Seat type: Manual cloth seat

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type Manual cloth seat
Geometry
Backset (mm) 20
Distance below top of head (mm) 1
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 9.9
Head contact time (ms) 57
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 0
Max neck tension (N) 342

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted

Headlights

Ratings are given for 2 different headlight variations available on this vehicle.

Trim level(s)

  • SEL trim equipped with Premium package
  • Limited trim
Low-beam headlight type LED projector
High-beam headlight type LED projector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler 0 ft 100 ft 200 ft 300 ft 400 ft 500 ft 600 ft Low beams Optimal low-beam illumination High beams Optimal high-beam illumination Some glare

Low beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was good in all 4 tests.

The low beams created some glare.

High beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on the right side of the road and fair on the left side. On curves, visibility was good in all 4 tests.

Technical measurements for this test
Trim level(s)
  • SEL trim equipped with Premium package
  • Limited trim
Low-beam headlight type LED projector
High-beam headlight type LED projector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Applies to 2020 models
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 110.1 m None
Straightaway left edge 72.0 m None
250m radius right curve, right edge 92.6 m None
250m radius left curve, left edge 91.8 m 30.4 %
150m radius right curve, right edge 70.1 m None
150m radius left curve, left edge 70.2 m 11.1 %
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 173.3 m
Straightaway left edge 131.1 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 94.5 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 95.2 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 71.1 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 71.1 m

Trim level(s)

  • SE trim
  • SEL trim
Low-beam headlight type Halogen projector
High-beam headlight type Halogen projector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler 0 ft 100 ft 200 ft 300 ft 400 ft 500 ft 600 ft Low beams Optimal low-beam illumination High beams Optimal high-beam illumination High-beam assist credit

Low beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on the right side of the road and inadequate on the left side. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

The low beams never exceeded glare limits.

High beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on the right side of the road and inadequate on the left side. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

High-beam assist compensates for some limitations of this vehicle's low beams on the straightaway, on both left curves and on both right curves.

Technical measurements for this test
Trim level(s)
  • SE trim
  • SEL trim
Low-beam headlight type Halogen projector
High-beam headlight type Halogen projector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Applies to 2020 models
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 106.7 m None
Straightaway left edge 39.4 m None
250m radius right curve, right edge 51.5 m None
250m radius left curve, left edge 39.5 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 43.6 m None
150m radius left curve, left edge 37.5 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 173.5 m
Straightaway left edge 113.9 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 55.7 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 49.0 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 47.5 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 41.0 m

How headlights are evaluated

Front crash prevention

System details

  • Standard Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist

Applies to 2020 models

Overall evaluation

  • This system meets the requirements for forward collision warning.
  • In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
Superior
Superior

How front crash prevention is evaluated

Child seat anchors

Applies to 2020 models

Overall evaluation
Vehicle trim Limited
Seat type leather

This vehicle has 3 rear seating positions with complete child seat attachment (LATCH) hardware.

It has 1 additional seating position with a tether anchor only.

1 3 6 4 5
G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor
Seating positions that rely on borrowed lower anchors or have only a tether anchor available are not rated.
thether anchor symbol
Tether anchor
lower anchor symbol
Lower anchors
shared lower achors symbol
Lower anchor(s) can be borrowed from adjacent positions(s)
No hardware available

Details by seating position

1
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors
3
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors
5
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
none available
6
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
not too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
difficult to maneuver around anchors
Technical measurements for this test

Seat position 21

3

Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 2-4
Force (lbs) 16
Clearance angle (degrees) 78
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 2-4
Force (lbs) 20
Clearance angle (degrees) 75
Tether anchor
Location Middle seatback
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
Yes

Seat position 23

1

Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 2-4
Force (lbs) 22
Clearance angle (degrees) 72
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 2-4
Force (lbs) 16
Clearance angle (degrees) 72
Tether anchor
Location Middle seatback
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
Yes

Seat position 31

6

Lower anchor A
Open access rated Yes
Depth Visible
Force (lbs) 0
Clearance angle (degrees) 53
Lower anchor B
Open access rated Yes
Depth Visible
Force (lbs) 0
Clearance angle (degrees) 52
Tether anchor
Location Middle seatback
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
Yes

Seat position 32

5

Lower anchor A
No lower latch for this seat position
Lower anchor B
No lower latch for this seat position
Tether anchor
Location Middle seatback
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
Yes

How child seat anchors are evaluated