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3 Hyundai SUVs Get 5 Stars from NHTSA

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The 2020 Hyundai Kona
Photo: Hyundai

Three new Hyundai SUVs recently captured one of the industry’s top safety honors, both for the protection they offer in the event of a collision and the technologies they deploy to prevent crashes in the first place.

The 2020 Santa Fe, 2020 Tucson, and 2020 Kona were all given 5-Star Overall Safety Ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). 

“Driver safety is our top priority,” said Mike O’Brien, Hyundai Motor America’s vice president of product, corporate, and digital planning. “From Hyundai SmartSense to now Rear Occupant Alert, we are always looking to implement the latest in safety technologies, in order to provide enhanced safety for all of our customers.”

Capable and Comfortable: Meet the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe

The 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe
Photo: Hyundai

The Santa Fe, Tucson, and Kona offer a wide range of advanced safety technologies for comprehensive protection on the road. Lane Keeping Assist tracks road markings to keep the vehicle on course and adjust the steering. Driver Attention Warning monitors the vehicle and issues alerts if the driver is sleepy or unengaged. 

Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist combines camera views and radar to detect potential crashes and automatically hit the brakes to avoid or mitigate them.

Also available for the Santa Fe, Tucson, and Kona are Blind Spot Collision Warning and Rear Cross Traffic Warning, which monitor areas that drivers can’t see clearly and issue warnings if other vehicles pose a threat.

This isn’t the first model year that these Hyundai SUVs have received the NHTSA’s 5-Star Overall Safety Rating. The Kona won the award in 2019 (its first year of eligibility), and the Tucson and Santa Fe won it in both 2018 and 2019. 

Sporty SUV: Get a closer look at the 2019 Hyundai Kona