2020 Hyundai Tucson  RealSafeCars72Safety Rating

#72 of 2020 SUVs

#152 of all 2020 vehicles


Pictured: 2016 Hyundai Tucson
The Tucson, part of Hyundai's lineup since 2005, is a small SUV with seating up to 5. It has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it bypasses mud and snow 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 2020 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 2020 Hyundai Tucson has a score of 72, implying a 0.053% chance of driver death (4.7% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.045%, and the chance of injury falls to 4%.

We estimate that the 2020 Hyundai Tucson has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0526% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 6.0113%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0526% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 6.0113% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2020 Hyundai Tucson is 10% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2020 Hyundai Tucson is 26% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

2020 Hyundai Tucson offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 14%.


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9061M. Outlander SportM. Eclipse CrossHyundai TucsonSubaru CrosstrekJeep RenegadeJeep CherokeeMazda CX-5Volkswagen TiguanGMC TerrainJeep CompassFIAT 500LKia SportageComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2020 Hyundai Tucson with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 61 to 90. The 2020 Hyundai Tucson is safer than the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport and the 2020 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross and less safe than the 2020 Jeep Renegade, the 2020 Jeep Cherokee, the 2020 Kia Sportage, the 2020 FIAT 500L, the 2020 Jeep Compass, the 2020 GMC Terrain, the 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan, and the 2020 Mazda CX-5.

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