The 2022 Hyundai Tucson has done well in all the tests Euro NCAP subjected it to
Euro NCAP has released the crash test assessment of the 2022 Hyundai Tucson in which the body has awarded the car full marks (5 stars) for safety.
The SUV was tested in October and it was the 1.6-litre T-GDI HEV GLS 4×4 model that weighed 1633 kg and was equipped with multiple airbags, ISOFIX mounts, seat belt reminder, automatic emergency braking (AEB), speed assistance and lane assist systems as standard.
Starting with the adult occupant protection (AOP) assessment, Euro NCAP gave the car 12.4 points out of 16 in frontal impact, 15.4 out of 16 points for lateral impact, 3.3 of 4 in rear impact and 2 out of 2 points for rescue and extraction.
In all, in the AOP assessment, the 2022 Hyundai Tucson Euro NCAP score was 33 points or 86 percent and it was stated that the car’s passenger compartment remained stable in the frontal offset test, while providing good protection to the front occupants in most areas.
The car performed well in the full-width rigid barrier test too, providing good or adequate protection to most critical body areas. Similarly, in the side barrier test, protection of all critical body areas was good or adequate, while in the side pole impact test protection was good.
Up next, in the child occupant protection test (COP), the Tucson scored 42.8 points (crash test performance based on 6- and 10-year-old children – 23.8 of 24 points, safety features – 7 of 13 points and CRS installation check – 12 of 12) or 87 percent.
Protection offered to both child dummies was good in both frontal offset and side barrier impact tests. Also, the front passenger airbag can be disabled in order for a rearward-facing child restraint to be used in the seat.
Apart from protecting its occupants, the Tucson also did reasonably well when it comes to protecting pedestrians (23.8 of 36 points), while its AEB score for road users is 12.3 points out of 18.
Similarly, Euro NCAP has noted that the SUV scored 2.5 of 3 points for speed assistance, 2.7 of 3 points for occupant status monitoring, 3.3 points out of 4 for lane support and 2.9 of 6 points for AEB car-to-car.