IIHS Names 2015 Hyundai Genesis Top Safety Pick +
Safety is no longer an option in vehicles. With safety regulations getting more stringent as new technologies develop, keeping up must be a challenge for automakers. Hyundai, it seems, was up to that challenge when it built the 2015 Genesis. Thanks to its strong frame, nine airbags, and standard traction and stability control, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) named the 2015 Hyundai Genesis Top Safety Pick+, which was a first for a rear-wheel-drive luxury sedan.
When testing vehicles for safety, the IIHS puts each vehicle through five stringent crash tests to check its roof strength and head restraints and seats, as well as its performance in side impact, moderate overlap front impact, and small overlap front impact collisions. For each of the five categories, the 2015 Genesis was awarded the highest possible rating of “Good,” earning an overall “Superior” rating when equipped with optional Automatic Emergency Braking.
As a luxury sedan, it’s not surprising to find a plethora of optional safety features available in the 2015 Genesis. These features include front and rear parking assist, lane departure warning, and blind spot detection, amongst others. These and other safety features can be added to the base 3.8 model as options, but come as standard features in the 5.0 model.
In addition to being an IIHS Top Safety Pick+, the 2015 Hyundai Genesis also earned a five-star safety rating in crash testing undertaken by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), making it a smart choice all around for those who want the latest safety features.