Hyundai's 2017 Genesis G80 sedan has earned top safety ratings from both the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). This shouldn't come as a surprise as its 2016 predecessor also earned top safety ratings from both agencies and the 2017 model remains largely unchanged.
"Occupant safety is a key development priority for all Genesis vehicles, and the G80 is no exception with its full suite of standardized advanced safety technology. Safety is a hallmark of the Genesis brand, and we are committed to offering cutting-edge innovations and engineering developments to meet the needs of our customers and achieve these top safety honors", said Erwin Raphael, the company's General Manager.
From the IIHS, the G80 received the much coveted Top Safety Pick + award. To qualify for the Top Safety Pick award, a vehicle must earn a good rating in all five crashworthiness tests which consists of small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraints. On top of that, the vehicle will need to achieve a basic rating for front crash prevention. In order to get that extra + in its award, vehicles will need to earn an advanced or superior rating in the front crash prevention category.
The NHTSA gave the 2017 Genesis G80 a five star safety rating, the maximum they can give, after testing the vehicle for rollover resistance along with frontal and side crashworthiness.
Powered by a 311-hp, 3.8-liter V-6 or a 420-hp, 5.0-liter V-8, the G80 will come with plenty of standard safety features including emergency forward collision prevention, nine airbags, pre-active seatbelts and high beam assist.