2011 Hyundai Equus  RealSafeCars73Safety Rating

#40 of 2011 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#86 of all 2011 vehicles


The Equus, part of Hyundai's lineup since 2011, is a large sedan with seating up to 5. The Hyundai Equus provides superior horsepower for its class, offering great power. 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 Equus is below average 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 Equus has a score of 73, implying a 0.051% chance of driver death (4.5% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2011 Hyundai Equus has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0508% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.7982%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0508% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.7982% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2011 Hyundai Equus is 6% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2011 Hyundai Equus is 1% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9955Cadillac DTSCadillac STSINFINITI M-37Lexus GSHyundai EquusAcura RLBMW X5Audi Q7M.-B. E-ClassM.-B. R-ClassSaab 95Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2011 Hyundai Equus with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 55 to 99. The 2011 Hyundai Equus is safer than the 2011 Cadillac DTS and the 2011 Cadillac STS and less safe than the 2011 Acura RL, the 2010 Saab 95, the 2011 Mercedes-Benz R-Class, the 2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, the 2010 Audi Q7, and the 2010 BMW X5. It is about as safe as the 2011 Lexus GS.

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