If you prioritize safety features and tech in your new vehicle, you will have plenty of highly rated models to choose from in the Hyundai lineup. The automaker boasts 11 models worthy of the Top Safety Pick/Top Safety Pick+ ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the most of any brand on the market today. Subaru takes second place with 10 models while Toyota occupies third place with nine models; Honda and Mazda tie in fourth place with eight models with TSP/TSP+ ratings.
To earn a Top Safety Pick rating, vehicles must earn a “good” rating in the agency’s six crashworthiness tests — small overlap front; driver-side, small overlap front: passenger-side, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraints and seats. The vehicle’s available headlights must earn a “good” or “acceptable” rating and accident-prevention/mitigating technologies offered in the vehicle must rate as “advanced” or “superior.”
Top Safety Pick+ rated vehicles must meet all the standards of Top Safety Pick-rated vehicles plus offer headlights worthy of the “acceptable” or “good” rating as standard equipment.
Hyundai Top Safety Pick Winners
When equipped with optional front crash prevention technology and specific headlights, the Hyundai Elantra, Elantra GT, Veloster, Kona, and Tucson earn the Top Safety Pick rating.
When equipped with specific headlights, the Hyundai Venue, Santa Fe, Sonata, and Palisade (2020 model year) are also award winners.
Hyundai Top Safety Pick+ Winners
The Hyundai Nexo and 2021 Palisade take home the agency’s highest rating — Top Safety Pick+.
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