The Hyundai Tucson was awarded good rating for a crash test that was conducted by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS). The Tucson was the only vehicle in the American 'small SUV' segment to achieve the rating.
The crash test included a small-overlap crash test and the Tucson scored good, for both passenger and driver safety.
The key reason why the Tucson scored well is the fact that the automaker has used extensive high tensile strength steel, along with other safety features. The carmaker claims that over 50 percent of the Tucson is made from high tensile strength steel.
The integrated crumple zones in the chassis of Tucson, along with the front subframe are made up of the same material, helping it to reduce forces that are caused in an accident, that are passed on to the cabin in a crash.
The Tucson is also built with added safety beams in the door to protect passengers from side impacts. The carmaker has also used something known as Tailor Welded Blanks (TWB), that is used to reinforce important structural components.
Other safety features in the new Hyundai Tucson include airbags, ABS, EBD, Electronic Stability Program (ESP), lane departure warning, and autonomous emergency braking.