2020 Hyundai Elantra  RealSafeCars69Safety Rating

#71 of 2020 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#160 of all 2020 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. It has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The Elantra provides exceptional fuel efficiency for its class, saving your wallet and the environment. Hyundai offers a 5-year, 60,000-mile basic warranty, and a 10-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2020 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 2020 Hyundai Elantra has a score of 69, implying a 0.057% chance of driver death (5.1% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.05%, and the chance of injury falls to 4.4%.

We estimate that the 2020 Hyundai Elantra has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0566% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 6.4674%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0566% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 6.4674% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2020 Hyundai Elantra is 18% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2020 Hyundai Elantra is 10% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

2020 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.

8550Toyota YarisKia RioVolkswagen JettaChevrolet MalibuKia ForteHyundai ElantraMazda 3Toyota CorollaMazda CX-3Nissan SentraHonda CivicSubaru ImprezaComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2020 Hyundai Elantra with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 50 to 85. The 2020 Hyundai Elantra is safer than the 2020 Toyota Yaris, the 2020 Kia Rio, and the 2020 Volkswagen Jetta and less safe than the 2020 Honda Civic, the 2020 Nissan Sentra, the 2020 Mazda CX-3, the 2020 Toyota Corolla, and the 2020 Mazda 3. It is about as safe as the 2020 Chevrolet Malibu, the 2020 Kia Forte, and the 2020 Subaru Impreza.

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