• Jul 27, 2007
And you've gotta know Hyundai is thrilled with that line of nothing but green Gs its full-size SUV scored. IIHS said crash results indicated, "... a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity." Which, we would all agree, is a good thing.

This shouldn't be a big surprise, though, since the NHTSA found pretty much the same thing when they tested the Veracruz, awarding the SUV five-stars after its frontal crash test for both passenger and driver.

In fact, the Veracruz has done pretty well in most safety checks, with a low rollover danger and another full set of NHTSA stars in the side impact event. Its only weak spot so far seems to have been found in the IIHS rear-crash test, where it scored acceptable, one below good. IIHS hasn't put this Hyundai through a side impact test yet, but as we already said, NHTSA gave two thumbs up.

You can read our first opinions of the SUV here.

[Source: IIHS]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      I really like the Veracruz. The crash ratings can only help steal more sales from the other brands. Hyundai's future is looking brighter by the day.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Its still an ugly car, ewww
      • 7 Years Ago
      Hyundai.Redo the grill. Kinda looks like it's got one tooth on it's lower jaw.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I don't understand the correlation between the two when IIHS is currently much harsher with its grades. It could indeed score low in side crash tests which are the hardest to score well on. I'm not saying it will or not but you can't use one to gauge the other.

      That said I was not impressed with the Veracruz. It lost our faceoff with the CX-9 and Acadia. And for me I found it dull to drive.