Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Hyundai ix35 2010

2.0 D 'style' , 5-door SUV

Test Date: Aug 2010

Hyundai ix35 crash test picture
Overall Star Rating Crash Rating 5 Stars
Adult Occupant 90%
Child Occupant 88%
Pedestrian 54%
Safety Assist 71%

Compare with other cars in the Small SUV category

Driver head - Good
Driver neck - Good
Driver chest - Adequate
Driver abdomen
Driver right femur - Good Driver left femur - Good
Driver right lower leg - Adequate Driver left lower leg - Adequate
Driver right foot - Adequate Driver left foot - Adequate
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 - Good
Passenger right foot Passenger left foot
Side impact head - Adequate
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 remained stable in the frontal impact. Dummy readings indicated good protection for the knees and femurs of both driver and passenger. Hyundai presented additional test data which showed that similar levels of protection would be offered to occupants of different sizes and those sat in different positions. In the side barrier impact, dummy readings were good. However, in the more severe side pole test, the curtain airbag got trapped in the door pillar trim and did not deploy fully. As this airbag is intended to provide protection in all types of side impact, a penalty was applied to the head score for both the side barrier test and the side pole test. Chest protection was marginal in the side pole test. The seat and head restraint offered good protection against whiplash injuries in the event of a rear-end collision.

Child occupant

The front passenger's airbag can be disabled to allow a rearward facing child restraint to be used in that seating position and clear information is provided to the driver regarding the status of the airbag. A permanently attached label clearly warns of the dangers of using a child restraint in that seat without first disabling the airbag.


The bumper provided predominantly good protection to pedestrians' legs. However, the front edge of the bonnet offered poor protection and scored no points. The protection offered by the bonnet was good in some areas where a child's head might strike but was marginal away from the centre. Protection for an adult's head was mixed but most areas tested were poor.

Safety assist

Electronic stability control is standard equipment on all variants along with a seatbelt reminder system for the driver and front passenger seats.

applies to all ix35s of the specification tested