Hyundai’s 2024 Elantra and Tucson Earn IIHS’ Top Safety Pick+ Awards, Setting a New Standard in Crashworthiness


In a significant safety achievement, Hyundai proudly announces that the 2024 Elantra and Tucson have been honored with the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick+ (TSP+) awards, the organization’s highest safety rating. This recognition is a testament to both vehicles meeting the IIHS’ latest and most rigorous crashworthiness evaluations, showcasing Hyundai’s dedication to advancing driver and pedestrian safety standards.

Brian Latouf, the Global Chief Safety Officer at Hyundai Motor Company, expresses enthusiasm about this accomplishment for the recently refreshed Elantra sedan and Tucson compact SUV. Hyundai’s commitment to enhancing safety engineering is evident in achieving the more-stringent TSP+ testing requirements implemented by IIHS. Notably, Hyundai now holds five TSP+ awards (2023 Palisade, 2023 IONIQ 6, 2024 Tucson, Elantra, and IONIQ 5) and one TSP (2023 Sonata/Sonata HEV) for the 2023 IIHS vehicle ratings.


To qualify for the prestigious TSP+ in 2023, a vehicle must secure “Good” ratings in various crash tests, including driver-side and passenger-side small overlap fronts, original moderate overlap fronts, and updated side tests. Standard “Acceptable” or “Good” headlights across all trims and an advanced front-crash prevention system with “Advanced” or “Superior” ratings in both daytime and nighttime vehicle-to-pedestrian evaluations are essential criteria.

According to IIHS, both the Elantra and Tucson boast a standard front crash prevention system, achieving Superior ratings in daytime pedestrian tests and an Advanced rating in the nighttime evaluation for Tucson, along with a Superior rating for Elantra. This recognition underscores Hyundai’s ongoing commitment to raising the bar for automotive safety standards.

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