2012 Hyundai Elantra  RealSafeCars64Safety Rating

#80 of 2012 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#150 of all 2012 vehicles


Pictured: 2017 Hyundai Elantra
The Elantra, part 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 2012 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 2012 Hyundai Elantra has a score of 64, implying a 0.063% chance of driver death (5.6% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2012 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 2012 Hyundai Elantra is 31% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2012 Hyundai Elantra is 22% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

8041Kia ForteFord FiestaHyundai VelosterToyota CorollaKia RioNissan SentraChevrolet CruzeSubaru ImprezaFord FocusHonda CivicMazda 3Hyundai ElantraComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2012 Hyundai Elantra with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 41 to 80. The 2012 Hyundai Elantra is safer than the 2012 Kia Forte, the 2012 Ford Fiesta, the 2012 Hyundai Veloster, the 2012 Toyota Corolla, and the 2012 Kia Rio and less safe than the 2012 Honda Civic, the 2012 Ford Focus, the 2012 Subaru Impreza, and the 2012 Chevrolet Cruze. It is about as safe as the 2012 Mazda 3.

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