2018 Elantra Earns Highest Safety Rating by IIHS

2018 Hyundai Elantra

New cars should keep us safe, and that's why it is so important the 2018 Hyundai Elantra is living up to its promises. How do you know? It has been thoroughly tested by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and given its Top Safety Pick Plus Award.

The Elantra is not the first Hyundai on the 2018 IIHS list. You will also find the Tucson SUV, Santa Fe, Santa Fe Sport, and Elantra GT are IIHS Top Safety Picks. The automaker is handling safety successfully. Let's take a look at how the Elantra can protect you.

Each time the Elantra driver hits the brakes, it sends signals out to electronic systems. These look at factors affecting traction and stability and seek to correct for them. Brake redistribution and throttle reduction take the uncertainty out of many maneuvers.

Elantra surrounds the passenger cabin with tough steel. The automaker created crumple zones that can take the impact and reduce chances of cabin intrusions. An energy-absorbing steering column helps protect the driver as well. Seven airbags spread out a blanket of protection for all passengers in the vehicle.

The Elantra SE has a driver's side blind spot mirror to help watch for trouble. Most editions have a rearview camera with guidelines to keep drivers on track while in reverse. To assist with parking safety, a rear-cross traffic system is standard on SEL and higher editions. This system watches for moving cars and alerts the driver if an oncoming car could intersect the Elantra's reverse path.

SEL editions also have the Hyundai blind spot monitor. It reacts to side traffic, displaying the potential danger by displaying icons on the appropriate side. If the driver uses a turn signal, the system may chime to indicate that it isn't safe to change lanes. This lane change assist should help reduce the chances of a side collision.

The IIHS rated Elantra forward collision technology, giving it a superior. The experts examined the forward collision warning and autobrake. You will also find a pedestrian warning system that can hit the autobrake if a person steps in front of the Elantra.

The moment of driver inattention can lead to straying from the lane lines. The lane watch lets you know if this is happening. The lane assist tries to help you straighten up in your lane. Like the blind spot monitor, this may prevent the common causes of side collisions.

Your Elantra purchase comes with peace of mind from the automotive industry's longest powertrain warranty, which surpasses rival coverage by as much as five years. The limited warranty exceeds most rivals by two years. If the Elantra driver is stranded by the side of the road for any reason, the industry-leading emergency roadside coverage runs for five years and unlimited miles.

The 2018 Hyundai Elantra comes packed with the reasons most people seek a new car. A handsome cabin provides generous passenger space. Two rows of heated seats are exclusive in this class. Another class-best, the driver's power seat will slide back when you stop the car. Memory buttons return your seat to your favorite position for driving. Dash tech includes a touchscreen and the latest connectivity systems, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

When you test drive the 2018 Elantra at Vandergriff Hyundai, you'll have a chance to learn more about its many fine qualities.

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