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Hyundai Santa Fe

Rating
Score
ADULT OCCUPANT
****
29
Front: 12.3
Side: 16
Pole: 1
CHILD OCCUPANT
***
36
PEDESTRIAN
0


 
Adult occupant protection
Head: Good, Neck: Good, Chest: Adequate, Upper leg right: Marginal, Upper leg left: Marginal, Lower leg right: Adequate, Lower leg left: Good, Right foot: Adequate, Left foot: Adequate
Frontal impact driver
Head: Good, Neck: Good, Chest: Good, Upper leg right: Adequate, Upper leg left: Marginal, Lower leg right: Good, Lower leg left: Adequate
Frontal impact passenger
Head: Good, Chest: Good, Abdomen: Good, Pelvis: Good
Side impact driver

Child restraints
18 month old ChildBritax-Römer BabySafe Plus Universal, rearward facing
3 year old ChildBritax-Römer Duo Plus ISOFIX, forward facing
Pedestrian protection

Pedestrian protection

Safety equipment
Front seatbelt pretensioners
Front seatbelt load limiters
Driver frontal airbag
Front passenger frontal airbag
Side body airbags
Side head airbags
Driver knee airbag
ISOfix front
ISOfix rear
Car details
Tested modelHyundai Santa-Fe 2.2 CRDi GLS, LHD
Body type5 door Translation not found
Year of publication2006
Kerb weight1869kg
VIN from which rating appliesKMHSH81WP6U094925

Comments
Front impact
Several of the structures in the dashboard presented a risk of injury to the pelvis, femurs and knees of the driver and passenger.

Side impact
The Santa Fe scored maximum points for its performance in the side impact test. However, in the pole test, the head-protecting airbag did not fully deploy as intended by Hyundai and the car lost one of the two points available for that test.

Child occupant
The car was awarded full points for the protection it offered the three year old dummy in the dynamic tests. The passenger airbag can be disabled to allow a rearward-facing child restraint to be used in that seating position. However, information given to the driver regarding the status of the airbag is not sufficiently clear. Inadequate warning is given of the risks of placing a rearward-facing child restraint in the front passenger's seat with the airbag still enabled. The presence of ISOFIX and top-tether anchorages is not clearly marked.

Pedestrian
The Santa Fe scored no points and was awarded no stars for the protection it offered to pedestrians. Manufacturers are offered the opportunity to nominate test zones which they expect will perform better than those tested by Euro NCAP. Hyundai did not nominate any such zones for the Santa Fe.

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