2011 Hyundai Elantra  RealSafeCars64Safety Rating

#70 of 2011 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#139 of all 2011 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. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. The Hyundai Elantra has some real zest, surpassing typical horsepower for its class. Hyundai offers a 5-year, 60,000-mile basic warranty, and a 10-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2011 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 2011 Hyundai Elantra has a score of 64, implying a 0.063% chance of driver death (5.6% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2011 Hyundai Elantra has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0629% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 7.1821%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0629% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 7.1821% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2011 Hyundai Elantra is 31% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2011 Hyundai Elantra is 22% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


But it is safer than many comparable models.

8424Kia RioFord FocusKia ForteFord FiestaHonda CivicToyota CorollaChevrolet CruzeVolkswagen JettaMazda 3Hyundai ElantraMitsubishi LancerNissan SentraComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2011 Hyundai Elantra with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 24 to 84. The 2011 Hyundai Elantra is safer than the 2011 Kia Rio, the 2011 Ford Focus, the 2011 Kia Forte, the 2011 Ford Fiesta, the 2011 Honda Civic, and the 2011 Toyota Corolla and less safe than the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta and the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze. It is about as safe as the 2011 Mazda 3.

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