2020 Hyundai Kona, Santa Fe and Tucson earns NHTSA 5-Star Safety Rating

August 30th, 2019 by

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) conducts vehicle testing and ratings each year to give consumers information about crash-worthiness, collision avoidance and other areas that improve the safety of new vehicles.

The 2020 Hyundai Kona, Santa Fe, and Tucson were awarded 5-Star Overall Safety Ratings, the highest available overall safety rating issued by the government’s NHTSA as a facet of its New Car Assessment Program (NCAP).

Thanks to the new Hyundai SmartSense safety technologies available in the 2020 Kona, Santa Fe and Tucson models exemplified exceptional safety in crash-worthiness and collision. With features like Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) that uses the car’s front-facing camera and radar to help detect an imminent collision and avoid impact or minimize damage by braking autonomously, Lane Keeping Assist (LKA) to help prevent accidental lane departure and depending on user preferences may automatically steer the car if required. Then there is Driver Attention Warning (DAW), which monitors ones’ driving patterns-detecting drowsy or inattentive driving. As well as the the additional Blind Spot Collision Warning (BCW) and Rear Cross Traffic Warning (RCCW).

Hyundai was also happy to have worked with NHTSA, IIHS, and the automotive industry for working together to make new rear seat reminder systems standard features on new vehicles in the future, with Hyundai announcing that they will be making Rear Occupant alert (ROA) door-logic system standard on most new vehicles by 2022.

Come on down and have a look at some of these safety features in action, by going for a test drive at Hyundai of Louisville located 6633 Dixie Highway, Louisville, KY.

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