Safe and beautiful, 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport receives prestigious award from IIHS. Details here!
2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) TOP SAFETY PICK+ award for achieving high levels of safety, when equipped with the optional front crash prevention. Santa Fe Sport received overall excellent rates in the institute's moderate overflap front, small overflap front, side, roof strength and bead restraints tests. Also, Santa Fe Sport's optional Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) with Pedestrian Detection has also received positive feedback.
As you know, TOP SAFETY PICK+ is institute's highest award. And in order to deserve such prestigious award, a vehicle mush have good rates in the five occupant protection tests and superior rates, as it comes to the crash prevention system.
So, what else is worth saying about the Santa Fe?
2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport in terms of safety
The standard safety equipment of the Santa Fe includes Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) with Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and Traction Control System. Also, there are seven airbags, includes driver's knee airbag, four-wheel disc brakes and ABS with Electronic Brake-Force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist. Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC) with Downhill Brake Control (DBC) and Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) are also available.
Furthermore, the AEB uses both forward-facing radar and camera, through a special sensor fusion only to detect a vehicle or pedestrian and warns the driver of potential risk of collision. In other words, if the driver does not react quickly enough to avoid the impact, the system will do it for him. How sweet!