You’ve heard the saying “safety first.” This timeless tagline still has merit today because safety is still important. In fact, it’s so important that safety features should be your utmost priority when selecting your next car. When it comes to protecting you and your passengers, Hyundai realizes that safety is not an option, it’s a necessity. That’s why Hyundais are equipped with more standard safety features than other manufacturers. Plus, engineers at Hyundai have developed innovations that not only help guard you in the instance of a crash; they can also prevent accidents from ever occurring.
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The Elantra is endowed with award-winning safety. Last year, the Hyundai Elantra was recognized as an IIHS Top Safety Pick for features like its smarter safety management system. The comprehensive Vehicle Stability Management system (VSM) kicks in to provide more control in varying terrains and deteriorating road conditions. The VSM incorporates Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and Motor-Driven Power Steering (MDPS) to provide optimal stability, improve brake performance and acceleration or even increase steering power. Whatever the open road has in store for you, the 2013 Elantra is ready for anything.
As the first midsize sedan to receive a 5-star crash test rating even under new, more demanding guidelines, it’s no surprise that the Hyundai Sonata was named a 2013 IIHS Top Safety Pick. Nothing will stand in the way of keeping you and your family safe with the Sonata’s Brake Assist system. In instances of emergency braking, most drivers are unable to apply the necessary braking force to achieve the shortest possible stopping distance. Hyundai’s Brake Assist system helps detect emergency braking and ensures the maximum braking force is automatically applied to help bring your Sonata to a stop in time.
2013 Santa Fe
If you have more passengers to haul, you have even more passengers that you need to keep safe. The Santa Fe Sport was named a 2013 IIHS Top Safety Pick, seats up to five and is fully equipped with seven airbags. This is a greater standard airbag offering than the Chevrolet Equinox, Ford Edge or Toyota RAV4. The Santa Fe’s long list of standard safety equipment also includes the groundbreaking Electronic Brake-Force Distribution (EBD). EBD helps you to maintain control in crucial braking situations as it balances braking forces at each wheel of the Santa Fe, depending on the weight of the passengers and cargo that the vehicle is carrying.
2013 Safest Cars by Mikey Boccanfuso