2018 Hyundai Tucson  RealSafeCars73Safety Rating

#52 of 2018 SUVs

#111 of all 2018 vehicles

Pictured: 2022 Hyundai Tucson
The Tucson, part of Hyundai's lineup since 2005, is a small SUV with seating up to 5. 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 2018 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 2018 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 2018 Hyundai Tucson has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.051% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.8277%, meaning the average driver has a 0.051% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.8277% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2018 Hyundai Tucson is 9% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2018 Hyundai Tucson is 26% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

2018 Hyundai Tucson offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 14%.

And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9162M. Outlander SportHyundai TucsonSubaru CrosstrekJeep CherokeeToyota RAV4Kia SportageMazda CX-5Jeep CompassFord EscapeFIAT 500LVolkswagen TiguanFIAT 500XComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2018 Hyundai Tucson with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 62 to 91. The 2018 Hyundai Tucson is safer than the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport and less safe than the 2018 Kia Sportage, the 2018 FIAT 500X, the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan, the 2018 FIAT 500L, the 2018 Ford Escape, the 2018 Jeep Compass, and the 2018 Mazda CX-5.

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