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New Hyundai Palisade Wins IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Rating

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The 2020 Palisade recently joined a long list of Hyundai vehicles that have been honored with a Top Safety Pick+ designation from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Top Safety Pick+ is the most prestigious rating the IIHS hands out, and winning it isn’t easy. To qualify, the Palisade had to earn “good” ratings on these crash tests:

  • Driver-side small overlap front
  • Passenger-side small overlap front
  • Moderate overlap front
  • Side
  • Roof strength
  • Head restraint

To meet the award’s other requirements, the Palisade offers available LED headlights with a “good” rating and boasts a “superior” rating for its standard front crash prevention technology.

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Along with overall crashworthiness, the Palisade features an array of standard advanced safety technologies. These include Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection, Driver Attention Warning, Lane Keeping Assist, Parking Distance Warning, and Rear Occupant Alert. The Palisade can also be equipped with optional systems like Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist, Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Avoidance Assist, and Safe Exit Assist.

“Hyundai’s brand commitment to building safe vehicles is at the forefront of every product plan,” said Scott Margason, Hyundai Motor America’s director of product planning. “We are extremely proud that, with the Palisade’s Top Safety Pick+ rating, the Hyundai brand continues to be an industry leader in IIHS accolades. Our commitment to safety remains stronger than ever.”

The Palisade joins twelve other Hyundai vehicles with top IIHS scores for the year. The Kona, Tucson, Santa Fe, Nexo, Elantra, and Sonata have Top Safety Pick+ ratings. The Accent, Elantra GT, Veloster, Ioniq Hybrid, Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid, and Santa Fe XL are Top Safety Picks.

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