2017 Hyundai Tucson  RealSafeCars73Safety Rating

#50 of 2017 SUVs

#122 of all 2017 vehicles


Pictured: 2016 Hyundai Tucson
The Tucson, part of Hyundai's lineup since 2005, is a small SUV with seating up to 5. The Hyundai Tucson packs some potency, exceeding the average horsepower for its class. Exceeding the average MPG (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and the carbon footprint. The Tucson has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2016. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it handles mud, snow, and sand with ease. 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 Tucson 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 2017 Hyundai Tucson has a score of 73, implying a 0.051% chance of driver death (4.6% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.044%, and the chance of injury falls to 3.9%.

We estimate that the 2017 Hyundai Tucson has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0511% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.8319%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0511% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.8319% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2017 Hyundai Tucson is 6% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2017 Hyundai Tucson is 22% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

2017 Hyundai Tucson offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 14%.


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9064M. Outlander SportMitsubishi OutlanderHyundai TucsonSubaru CrosstrekToyota RAV4Kia SportageMazda CX-5MINI CountrymanFord EscapeJeep CompassSubaru ForesterJeep CherokeeComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2017 Hyundai Tucson with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 64 to 90. The 2017 Hyundai Tucson is safer than the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport and less safe than the 2017 Kia Sportage, the 2017 Jeep Cherokee, the 2017 Subaru Forester, the 2017 Jeep Compass, the 2017 Ford Escape, the 2017 MINI Countryman, and the 2017 Mazda CX-5. It is about as safe as the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander and the 2017 Subaru Crosstrek.

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