Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Hyundai Sonata 2006

2.4 GLS , 5-door saloon

Test Date: Nov 2006

Hyundai Sonata crash test picture Crash Star Rating Crash Rating 4 Stars
Front-impact score
Side-impact score
Seat belt reminder
Total score
9 (56.0%)
16 (89.0%)
Pedestrian Star Rating Pedestrian Rating 2 Stars
Pedestrian-test score 12 (33.0%)

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Dummy readings showed that the driver's left knee would have been injured by contact with the lower edge of the steering column shroud. Protection of this body region was compromised for both passenger and driver by structures in the dashboard which presented a potential hazard to the knees and femurs. All three pedals were displaced rearward by more than 100mm, posing a risk of injury to the driver's lower legs and ankles. Hyundai were not satisfied with the original performanc of the Sonata in the side impact - Euro NCAP allowed Hyundai to make improvements to the car and re-tested the modified vehicle. For pedestrian protection, the part of the bonnet likely to be struck by an adult's head was rated predominantly 'fair'. However, neither the bumper nor the front edge of the bonnet scored any points for the protection they offered.

Driver head - Good
Driver neck - Good
Driver chest - Marginal
Driver abdomen
Driver right femur - Marginal Driver left femur - Weak
Driver right lower leg - Good Driver left lower leg - Adequate
Driver right foot - Marginal Driver left foot - Marginal
Passenger head - Good
Passenger neck - Good
Passenger chest - Adequate
Passenger abdomen
Passenger right femur - Marginal Passenger left femur - Marginal
Passenger right lower leg - Good Passenger left lower leg - Adequate
Passenger right foot Passenger left foot
Side impact head - Good, Pole test - Pass
Side impact chest - Marginal
Side impact abdomen - Adequate
Side impact pelvis - Good
Green = Good Good
Yellow = Adequate Adequate
Orange = Marginal Marginal
Brown = Weak Weak
Red = Poor Poor

Rating applies from Chassis number KMHEU41BR6A292900