2009 Hyundai Tucson

small SUV / 4-door SUV

2009 Hyundai Tucson 4-door SUV
2006 Hyundai Tucson shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Side
Roof strength
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 2005-09 models

Tested vehicle: 2006 Hyundai Tucson GLS 4-door 4wd

The Hyundai Tucson was introduced in the 2005 model year. The Kia Sportage was redesigned for the 2005 model year after a two-year absence from the market.

For the 2010 model year, these ratings apply only to the Sportage, because the Tucson was redesigned.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Restraints and dummy kinematics

Action shot taken during the frontal offset crash 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.

Smeared pink and red greasepaint indicates where the dummy's head hit the B-pillar and head restraint during rebound. Head accelerations from these hits were low.

Forces on the the left leg were high enough to indicate the likelihood of injuries.

Side

Rating applies to 2005-09 models

Tested vehicle: 2006 Hyundai Tucson GLS 4 dr 4wd with standard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags

The Hyundai Tucson was introduced in the 2005 model year. The Kia Sportage was redesigned for the 2005 model year after a two-year absence from the market.

For the 2010 model year, these ratings apply only to the Sportage, because the Tucson was redesigned.

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 curtain airbag.

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

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2005-09 models

Tested vehicle: 2008 Kia Sportage LX 4-door 2wd

Roof strength tested vehicle is 2008 Kia Sportage LX 4-door 2wd, but listed curb weight taken from 4wd model.

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 3,638 lbs
Peak force 8,834 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 2.43

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2009 models

Seat type: Manual cloth seats AHR

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry