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2016 Hyundai Tucson ► Crash Tests

By YouCar

The passenger compartment remained stable in the offset frontal impact. Dummy readings indicated good protection of the knees and femurs of the driver and passenger dummies. Hyundai showed that a similar level of protection would be provided to occupants of different sizes and to those sat in different positions. For the passenger dummy, protection of all other body regions was also rated as good. In the full-width rigid barrier test, protection of both dummies was good apart from the chest, protection of which was adequate for the front driver and marginal for the rear passenger. In the side barrier impact, protection of all critical body areas was good and the Tucson scored maximum points. However, in the more severe side pole test, dummy readings of rib compression indicated marginal protection of the chest, other critical body regions being well protected. Tests on the front seats and head restraints showed good protection against whiplash injury in the event of a rear-end collision and a geometric assessment indicated the same for rear seat passengers. An autonomous emergency braking system is available which operates from the low speeds typical of city driving at which many whiplash accidents occur. As the system is not standard equipment it was not included in this assessment. The Tucson scored maximum points in the dynamic crash tests for its protection of the 11⁄2 year dummy. Chest accelerations of the 3 year dummy, sat in a forward facing restraint, were marginally elevated but, otherwise, protection was good. The front passenger airbag can be disabled to allow a rearward-facing child restraint to be used in that seating position. Clear information is provided to the driver regarding the status of the airbag and the system was rewarded. All of the child restraint types for which the Tucson is designed could be properly installed and accommodated in the car. The Tucson has a deployable bonnet for increased pedestrian protection. Sensors in the bumper detect when a pedestrian has been struck and actuators lift the bonnet, providing greater clearance between the surface and the hard structures in the engine compartment. Hyundai showed that the system worked robustly for a variety of pedestrian statures and over a wide range of speeds. Accordingly, the bonnet was tested in the deployed (raised) position and performed well, showing good protection at almost all test points. Protection of the pelvic region was predominantly poor while the bumper provided mostly good protection to pedestrians' legs. If you love cars, you should subscribe now to official YouCar's channel: Go! It's free! Music: Healing by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution ( Source: Artist:

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