To qualify for the prestigious IIHS Top Safety Pick Award, vehicles need to score good ratings in 5 crashworthiness tests where it involves Small Overlap Front, Moderate Overlap Front, Side, Roof Strength and Head Restraints. Then the vehicles also gets rated for advanced or superior rating for front crash protection and an acceptable or good headlight rating. In a recent IIHS test, 7 Hyundai vehicles were rated and received commendable IIHS recognitions.

2018 IIHS Top Safety Pick+ recognition

  • Santa Fe
  • Santa Fe Sport

Top Safety Pick award winners.

  • Ioniq Hybrid
  • Elantra
  • Elantra GT
  • Sonata
  • Tucson

Mike O’Brien

“Hyundai was one of the leading brands for Top Safety Pick+ and Top Safety Pick awards in 2018,” said Mike O’Brien, vice president, corporate and product planning, Hyundai Motor America. “The safety of our customers and their loved ones is paramount in our thinking when we design new vehicles.”

“We raised the safety bar for 2018,” said Adrian Lund, IIHS president. “Now vehicles have to achieve an even higher level of safety. Our Top Safety Pick and Top Safety Pick+ awards help consumers zero in on the vehicles with the best overall performance for crash prevention and protection.”