Side view of a 2019 Hyundai Tucson driving in city

Updated Tucson Earns Top Safety Rating From IIHS

What Safety Rating Does the 2019 Hyundai Tucson Have? 

Along with fantastic performance and exciting features, Hyundai always continues its focus on improving safety in their vehicles. Thanks to this approach, many of the brand’s most popular vehicles all excel in terms of safety, helping to keep drivers and passengers all safe in case of an accident. So, as one of the most popular Hyundai SUVs, what safety rating does the 2019 Hyundai Tucson have? 

Cockpit view in the 2019 Hyundai TucsonWhile originally given a Top Safety Pick rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the 2019 Hyundai Tucson was recently upgraded to the top rating, the Top Safety Pick+ award. This upgrade applies to the Tucson when it is equipped with the Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist and LED headlights, which came on models built after March 2019. 

How Does a Vehicle Qualify for a Top Safety Pick+ Rating? 

In order to earn the prestigious Top Safety Pick+, a vehicle has to meet the following criteria: 

  • Good ratings in the driver-side small overlap front, passenger-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests 
  • Advanced or superior rating for front crash prevention 
  • Good headlight rating 

Read more: Where Does Hyundai Rank in J.D. Power’s 2019 U.S. Initial Quality Study? 

The Hyundai Tucson isn’t the only vehicle that has earned top ratings from the IIHS, as 11 other models have received either the Top Safety Pick or Top Safety Pick+ rating when equipped with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights. These other Hyundai models include the Accent, Elantra (built after September 2018), Elantra GT, Ioniq Hybrid, Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid (build after July 2018), Kona, Santa Fe, Santa Fe XL, Sonata and Veloster (built after August 2018). 

Now that you know what safety rating the 2019 Hyundai Tucson has, you can test the new SUV out for yourself by visiting our dealership in Winchester, VA. Interested drivers can also conduct more research on the newest vehicles by following our blog.