2021 Hyundai Tucson  RealSafeCars73Safety Rating

#63 of 2021 SUVs

#125 of all 2021 vehicles


Pictured: 2016 Hyundai Tucson
The Tucson, part of Hyundai's lineup since 2005, is a small SUV with seating up to 5. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily handle mud, snow, and sand. It has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Having more than average horsepower for its class, the Tucson packs some oomph. Hyundai offers a 5-year, 60,000-mile basic warranty, and a 10-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2021 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 2021 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 2021 Hyundai Tucson has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.051% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.8283%, 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 5.8283% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2021 Hyundai Tucson is 6% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2021 Hyundai Tucson is 22% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

2021 Hyundai Tucson offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 13%.

Active safety features greatly enhance occupant safety by reducing the likelihood of a crash. The following active safety systems are included even on lower trims/versions of the 2021 Hyundai Tucson: Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection (FDA-PED), Lane Departure Warning System, and Blind-Spot View Monitoring.

Some safety technologies get a lot of press, but another may also improve safety. Optional side mirror turn signals can help when you don't see a vehicle in your blind spot, by alerting them to your intention to switch lanes, which allows the other driver to avoid an accident with you.


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9367Kia SportageHyundai TucsonM. Outlander SportSubaru CrosstrekJeep RenegadeNissan Rogue SportMazda CX-5Volkswagen TiguanGMC TerrainJeep CompassChevrolet EquinoxJeep CherokeeComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2021 Hyundai Tucson with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 67 to 93. The 2021 Hyundai Tucson is less safe than the 2021 Jeep Cherokee, the 2021 Chevrolet Equinox, the 2021 Jeep Compass, the 2021 GMC Terrain, the 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan, and the 2021 Mazda CX-5. It is about as safe as the 2021 Kia Sportage, the 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, and the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek.

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