Hyundai Ioniq 5 earns TOP SAFETY PICK+ award for exceptional safety
The 2024 Hyundai Ioniq 5: Earning awards and instilling trust with its unwavering commitment to uncompromising safety on every journey.
In the ever-evolving landscape of automobile safety, the 2024 Hyundai Ioniq 5, an electric small SUV, has emerged as a shining example of unwavering commitment to passenger protection. This innovative vehicle has recently earned the highest accolade bestowed by the esteemed Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS): the coveted TOP SAFETY PICK+ award. The journey to this prestigious accolade was marked by meticulous changes aimed at bolstering side crash protection.
To clinch the illustrious TOP SAFETY PICK+ award in 2023, a vehicle must meet stringent criteria set forth by the IIHS. It must secure a good rating in the Institute's updated side test, in addition to the driver-side small overlap front, passenger-side small overlap front, and the original moderate overlap front tests. Furthermore, acceptable or good headlights must be a standard feature across all trims. The front crash prevention system is also scrutinized, demanding advanced or superior ratings in both the daytime and nighttime vehicle-to-pedestrian evaluations.
In contrast, the lower-tier TOP SAFETY PICK award necessitates an acceptable rating in the updated side test, with only an advanced or superior rating in the daytime vehicle-to-pedestrian test being a prerequisite.
The journey of the Ioniq 5 began in the 2022 model year, and in 2024, Hyundai made significant improvements aimed at enhancing side crash protection. Reinforcements were thoughtfully integrated into the B-pillar and door sill. These enhancements positioned the Ioniq 5 to undergo the rigorous new version of the IIHS side test, where it emerged with a resounding good rating, a testament to its commitment to safety.
When it comes to illumination, the Ioniq 5 offers a choice of good-rated LED projector headlights or acceptable-rated LED reflectors, ensuring that visibility remains optimal. Moreover, its standard front crash prevention system is nothing short of exceptional, securing a superior rating in the daytime vehicle-to-pedestrian evaluation and an advanced rating in the nighttime test.
The 2024 Hyundai Ioniq 5's achievement of the TOP SAFETY PICK+ award is a testament to the unwavering dedication of both Hyundai and the IIHS to prioritize safety in today's ever-evolving automotive landscape. This accolade signifies not only the vehicle's exceptional safety performance but also its readiness to face the challenges of tomorrow's roads with confidence.