2018 Elantra Earns Highest Safety Rating by IIHS

2018 Hyundai Elantra

The 2018 Hyundai Elantra is more than a great value. It’s a car that gives you peace of mind. Just look at its recent designation as a Top Safety Pick Plus by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

An Elantra works hard to protect its passengers, and its IIHS award confirms it. Even its head restraints and seats earned a good in all categories. With the Ultimate package, the Elantra  headlights received the coveted good rating, which has eluded many rivals.

In the testing, there was a check of all airbags. The car has seven, including a knee bag to protect the vulnerable driver. An energy-absorbing steering column helps reduce the force in the cabin. The Elantra has front and rear crumple zones to catch the worst of collision impact.

IIHS testing confirmed the effectiveness of the car's traction controls, anti-lock brakes, and a rollover sensor. The tests resulted in a superior rating for crash avoidance. This testing examined the low-speed auto brake at speeds of 12 mph or less. It also studied the high-speed auto brake at a rate of 25 mph. The examination also concluded that the forward collision warning meets all criteria.

SE editions have a blind spot mirror, and you can step up to the SEL for the full Blind Spot Detection system. This includes a lane change assist and a rear cross-traffic alert. These systems watch for trouble on both sides of the vehicle and try to keep the car from cutting off side traffic and creating an accident scenario.

The Elantra offers a warning system backed up by an automatic emergency braking response. This auto brake is especially crucial to pedestrian protection. A lane departure warning can do more with an assist function.

Elantra headlights can be smarter with automatic high beam assist in regulating light at night. Bending lights direct illumination along the car’ s path, matching its trajectory better than stationary headlights. Most models have heated side mirrors to wipe away moisture and ensure visibility.

Hyundai offers peace of mind with every purchase by giving you the most extended powertrain warranty in the business. This ten-year coverage lasts for up to 100,000 miles, beating most rivals by five years and 40,000 miles. If you break down for any reason in the first five years, Hyundai offers complimentary roadside assistance.

This car offers things the others do not. It is one of the few in its class to offer two rows of heated seats. It is the only one in its class to have a power-seat function that moves the seat back when you park. This makes an exit and entry easy. Class-exclusive memory settings can put the position right where the driver needs it to be.

Now that you've got the picture on Elantra safety, find out more about its drivability by test driving at Camelback Hyundai

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