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2022 Hyundai Tucson Clinches Top IIHS Safety Rating

hyundai-tucson-2022-03-exterior--oem--red.jpg 2022 Hyundai Tucson | Manufacturer image

The Hyundai Tucson currently leads the pack as the automaker’s best-selling SUV.  Thanks to a redesign for 2022 that includes increased passenger and cargo space, a new plug-in hybrid variant and a sportier N Line model, the compact SUV is poised to further break away from the competition. Adding to its accolades, the 2022 Tucson now takes home the gold in the safety category: the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s Top Safety Pick Plus designation.

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The compact SUV joins the three-row Palisade and hydrogen-powered Nexo on the podium. After missing the top spot for 2021 due to its poorly rated halogen headlights, the 2022 model’s structural crashworthiness, LED headlights and standard SmartSense safety suite earned it IIHS’s highest safety marks.

Helping catapult the 2022 Tucson into Top Safety Pick Plus territory is its enhanced forward collision warning and avoidance assist with pedestrian and cyclist detection, as well as available junction-turning detection. Both systems earned superior ratings in vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian IIHS evaluations.

Additional standard safety features for the 2022 Tucson include lane keep assist and lane-centering steering, as well as a driver attention monitor.  Options include a blind spot warning system, adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go functionality, a 360-degree camera system and rear cross-traffic alert.

In addition to the Hyundai’s Top Safety Pick Plus honorees mentioned above, many of the Tucson’s stablemates earn IIHS’ second-highest Top Safety Pick designation. These include the Veloster, Elantra, Sonata, Venue, Kona and Santa Fe.

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