The Hyundai Elantra is a stylish compact car that's great for long drives with its impressive fuel economy. Whether you're heading around the corner or on a cross country road trip, you can also trust it to keep you safe.

To show drivers in Ithaca, Vestal, and Sayre why it was named a 2019 TOP SAFETY PICK+ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), Maguire Hyundai looks over all of the Hyundai Elantra safety ratings.

Design & Safety Features

The frame that the Hyundai Elantra is built with is both sturdy and scientifically sound. It features both front and rear crumple zones. During a collision these absorb the impact and redirect that force away from the seating area.

Inside, you'll find the same technology on an energy-absorbing steering column. Lots of thought went into the seatbelts, too. There are standard front seatbelt pretensioners with force limiters, as well as Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) in the back seats.

To protect you during an accident, there are seven airbags. This system includes advanced dual front airbags with an Occupant Classification System, driver and front passenger side-impact airbags, a driver's knee airbag, and side-curtain airbags that cover both the front and rear seats. 

Safety Systems

The Hyundai Elantra also has lots of safety systems built in that can help you avoid an accident. The combination of an Anti-lock Braking System, Electronic Brake-force Distribution, and Brake Assist will help you stop on a dime and avoid any obstacles in your path.

You can also count on it to keep you in control when the forecast calls for snow, sleet, or rain. Both a Traction Control System and Electronic Stability Control come standard, as well as Vehicle Stability Management. Together, they'll assist you with steering and gripping the road, no matter what conditions you're driving through.

Driver Assistance Features

To help prevent accidents, the Hyundai Elantra also offers lots of driver assistance features. While standard features like a rearview camera with dynamic guidelines will you give you more awareness, others can monitor your front, sides, and even how you're driving. Some of the other features that are available include:

  • Blind-Spot Collision Warning with Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning
  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist
  • Lane Keeping Assist

Your car can even keep you safe after you've arrived at your destination. The available Safe Exit Assist continues to watch your blind spot after you've stopped and can warn you or your passengers not to open the door if another car is coming.

The Hyundai Elantra even monitors your drive to see if you're tired or distracted. If it detects that you're swerving, the available Driver Attention Warning will send you an alert to remind you take a break or focus on the road.

Test Drive the Hyundai Elantra

Visit Maguire Hyundai to learn more about the Hyundai Elantra safety ratings and test drive this safe compact sedan. With its safety systems, driver assistance features, and a smart design, it can protect both families and drivers in Ithaca, Vestal, and Sayre.

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