To earn the award, a vehicle must receive the top rating of Good in front, side, rear and rollover crash tests. The vehicle also must have electronic stability control, which is standard on the Equus.
Measurements taken during the Equus’ testing show a low risk of significant injury in a 40-mph frontal-offset crash. During side-impact testing, the driver’s and rear passenger’s heads were protected from the 3,300-pound deformable barrier traveling at 31 mph (shown above).
To pass IIHS’ roof-strength test, a vehicle’s roof must be able to withstand the force of four times the vehicle’s weight. The Equus can withstand 4.87 times its own weight.
The Equus joins four other Top Safety Picks from Hyundai: the Genesis, Sonata, Santa Fe and Tucson.