2017 Hyundai Tucson Safety Features

The 2017 Hyundai Tucson is a great family car to take around the St. Charles, St. Louis, and Saint Peters areas. It offers a great deal of space for your passengers, as well as a variety of fun and sophisticated entertainment features. But how do the safety features hold up when it comes to protecting you and your passengers?

We'll help you figure that out by giving the safety features of the Hyundai Tucson a closer look. We'll focus on the active safety features, passive safety features, and safety ratings. By reading this article, you'll be able to make the call of whether this SUV has enough systems in place to add a little security to your driving. 

2017 Hyundai Tucson Active Safety Features

The Hyundai Tucson features a variety of active safety systems in place that'll help keep you in control and your vehicle on track. The anti-lock brakes work with the Vehicle Stability Management system. This system, featuring both traction and stability control, helps provide control during times of wheel slip. This system will add brake pressure to the wheels that experience slip while sending more torque to the tires with traction to help keep the vehicle on its path.

The Hyundai Tucson also features Electronic Brake-Force Distribution. This system varies the amount of brake pressure added to each wheel to provide superior control when braking. Brake Assist, also equipped in the Hyundai Tucson, will detect emergency braking and will help you come to a complete stop. 

2017 Hyundai Tucson Passive Safety Features

This SUV is outfitted with an advanced airbag system. This system will measure the severity of impact and adjust the inflation pressure of the airbags to compensate for the force of the collision. These airbags also feature occupant sensors, which will prevent the airbags from deploying to empty seats. The Hyundai Tucson features dual front airbags, front seat-mounted side airbags, and side curtain airbags for both rows. 

Hyundai Tucson Safety Features

One of the best ways to assess a vehicle's safety is by checking out its safety ratings. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) puts vehicles through a variety of different crash tests to properly judge the vehicle's safety features. According to the IIHS, the 2017 Hyundai Tucson earned the 2017 Top Safety Pick,* due to its good ratings and superior front crash prevention.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is another valuable source in learning about a vehicle's safety effectiveness. The NHTSA also employs a variety of vigorous crash tests. Per the crash test results, the 2017 Hyundai Tucson was awarded an Overall 5-Star Safety Rating,** due to its ability to achieve five stars in its frontal and side crash test categories. 

Learn More about the 2017 Hyundai Tucson

In this article, we showed drivers like you the various safety features equipped in the 2017 Hyundai Tucson. You learned all about the active and passive safety features. You also saw that the Hyundai Tucson performed well in its IIHS and NHTSA crash tests.

Want to learn more about the 2017 Hyundai Tucson and its safety features? Contact us at St. Charles Hyundai, the dealership that proudly serves drivers in the St. Charles, St. Louis, and Saint Peters areas.

 

 

 

*2017 IIHS Top Safety Pick based on Good ratings in the moderate overlap front, small overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraint tests, plus no less than an Advanced rating for front crash prevention. For details, visit www.iihs.org.

**Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the NHTSA's New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov).

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