Last post on Sep 07, 2008 at 7:24 PM
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Hyundai Elantra, Car Safety, Sedan
#14 of 16 Re: NHTSA frontal crash scores [backy]
Nov 22, 2006 (7:14 pm)
It says the car tested had stability control. I thought Elantra doesn't have that feature. I know my Se doesn't have it.
#15 of 16 Re: NHTSA frontal crash scores [acura03g]
Nov 22, 2006 (8:20 pm)
Didn't it say stability control is an option? And it is--but not yet in the U.S. Maybe they put that note there for other countries?
Or maybe HMA has something up its sleeve for the near future, related perhaps to the new rules from the IIHS about what it takes to be a top-rated car in their eyes. One thing is available stability control. Since Elantra already has it outside the U.S., adding it to the U.S. spec cars can be done anytime Hyundai wants to.
#16 of 16 IIHS low-speed crash tests
Sep 07, 2008 (7:24 pm)
The IIHS recently published its low-speed crash tests of small cars, and the Elantra didn't fare very well--3rd from the bottom of the cars tested, only ahead of the Prius and Rabbit in terms of total $ costs from all crashes. The Elantra did particularly poorly in the full-frontal (6 mph) test, with nearly $5000 in damage (highest of those tested), and the front corner test (just over $2000, again highest of those tested). It did relatively better in the rear tests though, on par with many of the other small cars. 2007+ Elantra owners, better keep your collision coverage paid up!