2016 Hyundai Elantra  RealSafeCars65Safety Rating

#80 of 2016 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#150 of all 2016 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. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2017. Hyundai offers a 5-year, 60,000-mile basic warranty, and a 10-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2016 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 2016 Hyundai Elantra has a score of 65, implying a 0.061% chance of driver death (5.5% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2016 Hyundai Elantra has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0614% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 7.017%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0614% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 7.017% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2016 Hyundai Elantra is 28% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2016 Hyundai Elantra is 19% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

7955Toyota Scion tCKia RioNissan SentraKia ForteHyundai ElantraToyota CorollaDodge DartFord FocusToyota Scion iMMazda 3Volkswagen JettaHonda CivicComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2016 Hyundai Elantra with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 55 to 79. The 2016 Hyundai Elantra is safer than the 2016 Toyota Scion tC, the 2016 Kia Rio, and the 2016 Nissan Sentra and less safe than the 2016 Volkswagen Jetta, the 2016 Mazda 3, the 2016 Toyota Scion iM, the 2016 Ford Focus, and the 2016 Dodge Dart. It is about as safe as the 2016 Kia Forte and the 2016 Toyota Corolla.

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