The 2024 Hyundai Ioniq 5, an all-electric small SUV, has secured the prestigious IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Award. This recognition comes as a result of diligent efforts to enhance the vehicle’s side crash protection.
To attain the esteemed TOP SAFETY PICK+ award in 2023, a vehicle must excel in several critical safety categories. Firstly, it must earn a ‘good’ rating in the Institute’s updated side test, showcasing its robust protection against side impacts. Furthermore, the vehicle should demonstrate excellence in the driver-side small overlap front, passenger-side small overlap front, and the original moderate overlap front tests, which assess how well the car safeguards occupants in various collision scenarios.
In addition to these stringent crash tests, the 2024 Hyundai Ioniq 5 must also feature ‘acceptable’ or ‘good’ headlights as standard across all trim levels, emphasizing the importance of well-illuminated roadways for safer driving. Equally essential, the vehicle’s front crash prevention system must not only meet but exceed the criteria by earning ‘advanced’ or ‘superior’ ratings in both the daytime and nighttime vehicle-to-pedestrian evaluations, underscoring Hyundai’s commitment to pedestrian safety.
For those vehicles vying for the lower-tier TOP SAFETY PICK award, an ‘acceptable’ rating in the updated side test is the sole requirement, accompanied by an ‘advanced’ or ‘superior’ rating in the daytime vehicle-to-pedestrian test, which remains pivotal for protecting vulnerable road users.
The journey towards the 2024 Hyundai Ioniq 5’s remarkable safety recognition began with its introduction in the 2022 model year. This latest iteration showcases Hyundai’s unwavering dedication to safety. Notably, the automaker reinforced the B-pillar and door sill, fortifying the vehicle’s ability to withstand side impacts. Subsequently, the Ioniq 5 underwent the new version of the IIHS side test and emerged with a commendable ‘good’ rating, firmly establishing its superior safety credentials.
Hyundai provides prospective buyers of the Ioniq 5 with two headlight options. One is equipped with ‘good’-rated LED projector headlights, while the other features ‘acceptable’-rated LED reflectors. This choice empowers consumers to prioritize their lighting preferences while maintaining a high standard of safety.
Moreover, the Ioniq 5’s front crash prevention system achieves remarkable safety performance. It garners a ‘superior’ rating in the crucial daytime vehicle-to-pedestrian evaluation, showcasing its ability to mitigate or avoid collisions when pedestrians are involved. Furthermore, the system earns an ‘advanced’ rating in the nighttime test, indicating its reliability even in low-light conditions.