Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Hyundai i40 2011

1.7 diesel GLS , 5 door hatchback

Test Date: Aug 2011

Hyundai i40 crash test picture
Overall Star Rating Crash Rating 5 Stars
Adult Occupant 92%
Child Occupant 86%
Pedestrian 43%
Safety Assist 86%

Compare with other cars in the Large Family Car category

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

Adult occupant

The passenger compartment of the i40 remained stable in the frontal impact. A driver knee airbag is standard equipment and dummy readings indicated good protection of the knees, femurs and pelvis for both front seat occupants. The steering column was considered a potential risk but Hyundai demonstrated that other parts of the facia offered good protection. The i40 scored maximum points in the side barrier test and provided adequate chest protection in the more severe side pole impact. The seat and head restraint provided good protection against whiplash injuries in the event of a rear-end collision.

Child occupant

The front passenger airbag can be disabled to allow a rearward-facing restraint to be used in that seating position and the i40 provides clear information to the driver regarding the status of the airbag. A permanently attached label gives a clear warning of the dangers of using a rearward facing seat in the passenger seat without first disabling the airbag.


The protection offered by the bonnet was predominantly poor or marginal. The front edge of the bonnet also offered mostly poor or marginal protection to pedestrians. Only the bumper scored maximum points, offering good protection to pedestrians' legs.

Safety assist

The i40 is equipped with electronic stability control (ESC) as standard equipment. A driver-set speed limitation device is optional on low grades but its sales as standard equipment on higher grade models are exepcted to exceed Euro NCAP's 2011 requirements. A seat belt reminder is standard for both the driver and front seat passenger.

applies to all i40s of the specification tested