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2022 Hyundai Santa Fe earns Top Safety Pick+ IIHS award


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SEE ALSO: Complete IIHS Test Results - 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe

The 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe, a midsize SUV, qualifies for a Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, following improvements to the available headlight offerings.

To qualify for either of the Institute’s two awards, vehicles must earn good ratings in all six IIHS crashworthiness evaluations, including the driver-side small overlap front, passenger-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests. They must also be available with a front crash prevention system that earns advanced or superior ratings in both the vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian evaluations.

Headlight ratings are what separate the higher-tier Top Safety Pick+ award from the lower-tier Top Safety Pick. For the lower-tier award, at least one good or acceptable headlight system must be available. For the “plus,” good or acceptable headlights must be standard across all trims.

The 2021 Santa Fe was a Top Safety Pick. It missed out on the higher award because not all of the available headlight systems earned good or acceptable ratings. Model year 2022 vehicles built after July 2021 come exclusively with good or acceptable headlights.

The Santa Fe comes with a standard front crash prevention system that earns superior ratings in both the vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian evaluations.

Hyundai News Release

Hyundai's 2022 Santa Fe Awarded Highest Safety Rating TSP+ by IIHS

  • Fifteen combined Hyundai and Genesis products have earned TSP or TSP+ IIHS ratings - When equipped with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights
  • Hyundai tied for first in IIHS safety awards to date

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Sept. 1, 2021 – Hyundai’s 2022 Santa Fe has been awarded a TOP SAFETY PICK+ (TSP+) designation from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The Santa Fe was recognized for meeting all six IIHS crash-worthiness evaluations and improved headlight performance for vehicles built after July 2021. The full Hyundai SUV lineup now hold an IIHS TSP or TSP+ designation. This latest accomplishment places Hyundai and Genesis 2021 and 2022 product lineups as a top safety leader with a combined 15 IIHS safety awards.


Figure 1. IIHS safety award industry ranking. The figure illustrates Hyundai and Genesis combined IIHS award leadership.

“Safety is paramount at Hyundai, as evidenced by every vehicle in our SUV lineup earning an IIHS Top Safety or Top Safety Pick+ designation,” said Brian Latouf, chief safety officer, Hyundai Motor North America. “Through R&D and HMMA collaborative hard work we were able to improve the Santa Fe’s LED-headlamp performance to meet the stringent testing demands by IIHS. We are extremely proud of the 2022 Santa Fe’s recent TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating and continuing Hyundai’s industry leadership in IIHS awards.”


The 2022 Santa Fe is photographed in Ladera Ranch, CA on July 12, 2021

To qualify for IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+, the higher of the Institute’s two awards, vehicles must earn good ratings in all six IIHS crash-worthiness evaluations, including the driver-side small overlap front, passenger-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side roof strength and head restraint tests. Additionally, vehicles must be available with a front crash prevention system that earns advanced or superior ratings in both the vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian evaluations and good or acceptable headlights must be standard across all trim levels.

“The 2022 Santa Fe models built after July 2021 come exclusively with good or acceptable headlights,” said Joe Young, public affairs, IIHS. “The Santa Fe also comes with a standard front crash prevention system that earns superior ratings in both the vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian evaluations.”

During hot summer months, please join Hyundai, The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration, (NHTSA) and the Department of Transportation (DOT), in a public awareness program Look Before You Lock, aimed at the prevention of Pediatric Heatstroke.

If someone else is driving your child, or your daily routine has been altered, always check to make sure your child has arrived safely to their destination. Tips on NHTSA’s Child Heatstroke prevention program can be found here.

Safety reminder – Please buckle-up! Seat belts save lives every day.  Always wear seat belts and use appropriate restraints for all child passengers.

 

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