2012 Hyundai Genesis  RealSafeCars78Safety Rating

#26 of 2012 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#55 of all 2012 vehicles


Pictured: 2015 Hyundai Genesis
The Genesis, part of Hyundai's lineup since 2009, is a large sedan with seating up to 5. The Hyundai Genesis 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 Genesis is 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 Genesis has a score of 78, implying a 0.044% chance of driver death (4% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2012 Hyundai Genesis has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0445% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.0795%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0445% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.0795% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2012 Hyundai Genesis is 7% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2012 Hyundai Genesis is 14% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


But it is safer than many comparable models.

9258Nissan MaximaCadillac CTSHyundai AzeraAcura TLToyota AvalonLincoln MKZVolvo S80Chrysler 300Cadillac SRXHyundai GenesisBuick LaCrosseHonda CrosstourComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2012 Hyundai Genesis with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 58 to 92. The 2012 Hyundai Genesis is safer than the 2012 Nissan Maxima, the 2012 Cadillac CTS, the 2012 Hyundai Azera, the 2012 Acura TL, the 2012 Toyota Avalon, and the 2012 Lincoln MKZ and less safe than the 2012 Cadillac SRX, the 2012 Chrysler 300, and the 2012 Volvo S80.

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