2022 Hyundai Elantra  RealSafeCars70Safety Rating

#55 of 2022 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#158 of all 2022 vehicles

Pictured: 2017 Hyundai Elantra
The Elantra, a mainstay of Hyundai's lineup since 1992, is a small sedan/hatchback/wagon with seating up to 5. The Elantra provides superior EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, easing fuel costs and reducing pollution. Hyundai offers a 5-year, 60,000-mile basic warranty, and a 10-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2022 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 2022 Hyundai Elantra has a score of 70, implying a 0.055% chance of driver death (4.9% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.047%, and the chance of injury falls to 4.2%.

We estimate that the 2022 Hyundai Elantra has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0545% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 6.2275%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0545% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 6.2275% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2022 Hyundai Elantra is 17% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2022 Hyundai Elantra is 8% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

2022 Hyundai Elantra offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 14%.

Active safety features greatly enhance occupant safety by reducing the likelihood of a crash. All trims and versions of the 2022 Hyundai Elantra include the following active safety systems: Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection (FDA-PED), Lane Departure Warning System, and Blind-Spot View Monitoring.

Another vehicle feature may make a vehicle safer, even if not at the forefront of technological advances. Side mirror turn signals are optional on the Hyundai Elantra. They alert other vehicles of your intention to switch lanes, which allows the other vehicle's driver to prevent an impending accident with you.

But it is about as safe as many comparable models.

8551Hyundai AccentKia RioVolkswagen JettaChevrolet MalibuKia K5Kia ForteToyota CorollaMazda 3Nissan SentraHyundai SonataHonda CivicHyundai ElantraComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2022 Hyundai Elantra with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 51 to 85. The 2022 Hyundai Elantra is safer than the 2022 Hyundai Accent, the 2022 Kia Rio, and the 2022 Volkswagen Jetta and less safe than the 2022 Honda Civic, the 2022 Hyundai Sonata, the 2022 Nissan Sentra, the 2022 Mazda 3, and the 2022 Toyota Corolla. It is about as safe as the 2022 Kia Forte.

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