The 20 Least Safe Cars of 2015

hyundai accent 2015Photo by Ông Hoàng Oto


4. Hyundai Accent

The Hyundai Accent was given a low safety score due to earning a “poor” in the small overlap front test, and an “acceptable” in the side impact test. In the small overlap front test, the driver’s space was seriously compromised by intruding structure. Lower interior intrusion measured as much as 28 cm at the lower hinge pillar. Upper interior intrusion measured 19-22 cm at the hinge pillar and instrument panel. The steering column was pushed back 9 cm toward the driver. Measurements from the dummy indicated that injuries to the left hip, knee, and lower leg would be possible in a crash of this severity. The dummy’s head barely contacted the airbag before sliding off the left side, as the steering column shifted 16 cm to the right. In a side impact, measurements showed that rib fractures and/or internal organ injuries were possible in a crash of this severity.


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