2015 Hyundai Genesis Prevails in Crash Test

Yesterday the IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) release crash test results for the new generation Hyundai Genesis sedan.

From the compartment intrusion measurement data on small overlap front test, moderate overlap front test, the performance of the Genesis sedan is superb. Look at the below photo after the small overlap front test, there is minimal shape changes for the safety cage; from the actual measurement data, the Genesis small overlap front intrusion is even better than some other cars’ moderate overlap test result.


For the side impact test, the Genesis performs OK, not bad but not the 1st class one. For example, Toyota Corolla has better result than it (Genesis: 15.5cm, Corolla: 18.5cm).

Apparently Hyundai uses lots of high strength steel in the Genesis sedan, therefore the Genesis is 200 – 300 lbs heavier than a similar equipped competitors such as the BMW 535i, Mercedes-Benz E350 etc. From our torsional rigidity data list, you can also see the 2015 Genesis has extremely high torsional rigidity of 39,400 nm/deg.

Because of the Genesis sedan’s superior rigidity, it earned the 2014 IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus award.

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