2012 Hyundai Equus  RealSafeCars74Safety Rating

#40 of 2012 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#89 of all 2012 vehicles


The Equus, part of Hyundai's lineup since 2011, is a large sedan with seating up to 5. The Hyundai Equus has exceptional horsepower for its class, packing substantial oomph. 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 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 2012 Hyundai Equus has a score of 74, implying a 0.05% chance of driver death (4.5% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2012 Hyundai Equus has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0503% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.741%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0503% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.741% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2012 Hyundai Equus is 5% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2012 Hyundai Equus is 2% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9757Cadillac STSINFINITI M-37Hyundai EquusAcura RLBMW X5M.-B. E-ClassM.-B. R-ClassComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2012 Hyundai Equus with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 57 to 97. The 2012 Hyundai Equus is safer than the 2011 Cadillac STS and the 2012 INFINITI M-37 and less safe than the 2012 Mercedes-Benz R-Class, the 2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, and the 2012 BMW X5.

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