2018 Hyundai Elantra  RealSafeCars69Safety Rating

#58 of 2018 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#124 of all 2018 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. The Elantra 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 2018 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 2018 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 2018 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 2018 Hyundai Elantra is 17% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2018 Hyundai Elantra is 9% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

2018 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.

7950Toyota Yaris iAHyundai AccentKia RioNissan SentraKia ForteVolkswagen JettaVolkswagen BeetleFord FocusToyota CorollaMazda 3Hyundai ElantraHonda CivicComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2018 Hyundai Elantra with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 50 to 79. The 2018 Hyundai Elantra is safer than the 2018 Toyota Yaris iA, the 2018 Hyundai Accent, the 2018 Kia Rio, the 2018 Nissan Sentra, and the 2018 Kia Forte and less safe than the 2018 Toyota Corolla, the 2018 Ford Focus, and the 2018 Volkswagen Beetle. It is about as safe as the 2018 Volkswagen Jetta and the 2018 Honda Civic.

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