/2011 Hyundai Equus Named IIHS Top Safety Pick

2011 Hyundai Equus Named IIHS Top Safety Pick

2011 Hyundai Equus at 2011 Hyundai Equus Named IIHS Top Safety Pick

Quite unsurprisingly the 2011 Hyundai Equus achieved highest rating of “Good” in all crash test conducted by Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and awarded “Top Safety Pick”.

These days even Hyundai’s hatchbacks are five-star cars in every way, so the Equus which is set to rival cars like Mercedes S Class and BMW 7er must be above the top. The car exceled at front, side, rollover and rear crash protection, plus the Institute’s roof strength test for rollover protection, withstanding a force equal to 4.87 times the car’s weight. Vehicles with a strength-to-weight ratio of four or higher earn a “Good” rating in the Institute’s test. By comparison, the current federal standard is 1.5 times weight.

As you expect Hyundai’s flagship sedan is packed with up to the minute safety features:

Equus features Hyundai’s newest safety innovation, the Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) system. VMS governs ESC, the electronic parking brake, smart cruise control, the collision warning sensor and the seatbelt tensioning system for optimal safety. The seatbelt tensioning system in the Equus works through sensors, which detect critical driving situations and retract the seatbelts accordingly to prevent passenger movement. The Equus’ dynamic safety package is further enhanced by the Lane Departure Warning System and driver’s knee airbags.

Other safety features include nine standard airbags (advanced dual front airbags, front and rear seat-mounted side-impact airbags, driver knee airbag, and roof-mounted side-curtain airbags), electronic active front head restraints with power controls, electronic seatbelt pretensioners and a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS).

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