2020 Genesis G90 Grabs Top Crash Safety Scores

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The redesigned-for-2020 Genesis G90 is turning heads for its big, dramatic face, and some safety news is making it look even more attractive. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety announced that the sedan earned the Top Safety Pick Plus award, the agency’s highest crashworthiness designation. 

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The G90 earned good scores in the driver-side small overlap front, passenger-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraints and seats tests. It also earned a superior rating for front crash prevention in vehicle-to-vehicle crashes and an advanced rating for pedestrian front crash prevention. The latter is a new component of IIHS’ safety-ratings system. 

The crash prevention system is standard, and IIHS reported that it avoided a collision in the agency’s 12-mph and 25-mph track tests for vehicle-to-vehicle interactions. In the pedestrian tests, IIHS said the G90 avoided collisions in the slower tests and achieved significant speed reductions in the higher-speed tests.

Also standard on the sedan are good-rated headlights, another qualifier for the Top Safety Pick Plus award. The agency said that the LED projector headlights provided good visibility in all four of its tests with low glare. All of a vehicle’s headlight options need to earn an acceptable or good rating to qualify for the award.

Currently, all three of Genesis’ cars have earned Top Safety Pick Plus status; the 2020 G90 joins the G80 and G70 on the list. 

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