2010 Hyundai Elantra  RealSafeCars57Safety Rating

#80 of 2010 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#149 of all 2010 vehicles


Pictured: 2017 Hyundai Elantra
The Elantra, a mainstay of Hyundai's lineup since 1992, is a small sedan/hatchback/wagon with seating up to 5. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2017. Hyundai offers a 5-year, 60,000-mile basic warranty, and a 10-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2010 Hyundai Elantra is very unsafe compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2010 Hyundai Elantra has a score of 57, implying a 0.072% chance of driver death (6.4% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2010 Hyundai Elantra has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.072% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 8.2261%, meaning the average driver has a 0.072% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 8.2261% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2010 Hyundai Elantra is 50% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2010 Hyundai Elantra is 40% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

7424Chevrolet CobaltKia RioFord FocusKia ForteHonda CivicHyundai ElantraMazda 3Dodge CaliberMitsubishi LancerToyota CorollaToyota MatrixNissan SentraComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2010 Hyundai Elantra with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 24 to 74. The 2010 Hyundai Elantra is safer than the 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt, the 2010 Kia Rio, the 2010 Ford Focus, and the 2010 Kia Forte and less safe than the 2010 Toyota Matrix, the 2010 Toyota Corolla, the 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer, the 2010 Dodge Caliber, and the 2010 Mazda 3. It is about as safe as the 2010 Honda Civic.

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