2017 Hyundai Elantra  RealSafeCars69Safety Rating

#71 of 2017 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#143 of all 2017 vehicles


The Elantra, part of Hyundai's lineup since 1992, is a small sedan/hatchback/wagon with seating up to 5. Exceeding the average MPG (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and the carbon footprint. 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 2017 Hyundai Elantra is somewhat 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 2017 Hyundai Elantra has a score of 69, implying a 0.056% chance of driver death (5% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.049%, and the chance of injury falls to 4.4%.

We estimate that the 2017 Hyundai Elantra has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.056% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 6.3939%, meaning the average driver has a 0.056% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 6.3939% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2017 Hyundai Elantra is 17% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2017 Hyundai Elantra is 9% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

2017 Hyundai Elantra offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 12%.


But it is about as safe as many comparable models.

7660Nissan SentraChevrolet SonicMitsubishi LancerKia ForteChevrolet CruzeFord FocusSubaru ImprezaToyota CorollaMazda 3Hyundai ElantraVolkswagen JettaHonda CivicComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2017 Hyundai Elantra with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 60 to 76. The 2017 Hyundai Elantra is safer than the 2017 Nissan Sentra, the 2017 Chevrolet Sonic, the 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer, and the 2017 Kia Forte and less safe than the 2017 Toyota Corolla, the 2017 Subaru Impreza, and the 2017 Ford Focus. It is about as safe as the 2017 Honda Civic and the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta.

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