• Apr 14, 2011
2011 Hyundai Equus IIHS Top Safety Pick – Click above for high-res image gallery

Our long-term Hyundai Equus has already impressed our staff with its copious level of luxury refinement and general largess. Now Hyundai can put another notch in the belt of its luxury sedan after being designated an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Top Safety Pick.

The Equus won the award by scoring a "Good" in front, side, rollover and rear crash protection. The Equus also manged to surpass the stringent IIHS requirement for roof strength, as the big sedan was found to have a roof that can support a force equal to 4.87 times its weight. To receive a "Good" score, a roof must be able to support at least four times its weight. The Equus also features electronic stability control; another must-have to receive a Top Safety Pick designation.

Click on the gallery below to see high-resolution pics of a $60,000 luxury sedan getting destroyed in the name of science and safety.


[Source: Insurance Institute for Highway Safety]


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      • 3 Years Ago
      Anyone still think Hyundai's are "built like crap" and "tin cans"? I know this is the Equus and all, but I think most would agree that most Hyundai's are pretty dang sturdy and reinforced to be more than competetive these days. ;-)
      • 3 Years Ago
      Do you remember how these stories felt Toyota? been a long time since any auto mag's swoon over your products huh? maybe you Toyota should start making good products again, Just my two cents~

      Hyundai you are a top dog and in 5 years you will be I bet one of the biggest automakers loved by millions as long as you keep making good products. learn from Toyota from their good days and learn from their bad days, always give the customer what they want and always fix your mistakes and not cry wolf to avoid a recall..
      • 3 Years Ago
      It also earns 5 stars for funky names.
      • 3 Years Ago
      *Golf Clap*
      • 3 Years Ago
      Every Hyundai made should be tested like that.
      • 3 Years Ago
      top 5 COTY contender. Checked it out few weeks ago. I was very impressed.
        • 3 Years Ago
        I hope the 2011 Chrysler 300 or 2011 CHARGER STEALS Car of the Year.

        #1 The Equus costs $60,000 plus... which is way more than most people are spending for a car - especially in this economy.
        Charger SE is $25,500 and Chrysler 300 is $28,000 and both include more standard equipment than the Hyundai Genesis - which until now was the best deal in full sized luxury.

        #2 The 300 or Charger are gonna outsell the Equus 5:1.

        #3 The Equus is an sclass, lexus clone. I'd rather buy another S-class than an Equus.
        http://www0.epinions.com/review/2011_Chrysler_300_epi/content_539190136452
      • 3 Years Ago
      It seems like the IIHS announces a top safety pick every week....
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