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Hyundai is also loading the base Equus Signature with more equipment than its rivals, including high-intensity discharge headlamps, keyless ignition, front and rear parking sensors, a backup camera, adaptive cruise control, and lane-departure warning.
The Equus is Hyundai’s first vehicle fitted with a lane-departure warning system, and it's an advanced one that features haptic feedback.
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For the 2012 model year, the Hyundai Equus receives a couple of important new safety features.
One of them is a strong set of crash-test scores from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The Equus earned "good" scores in all tests, which makes it a Top Safety Pick.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has yet to test the sedan.
The Equus is laden with tech features to prevent and avoid accidents. Aside from the usual airbags and stability control, the Equus also has front and rear parking sensors, adaptive cruise control, a rearview camera, and a lane-departure warning system.
New features include a lane-departure warning system that chimes and tightens the seatbelt when it detects a drift out of the driving lane. We're not the biggest fans of these systems, because the haptic feedback can be distracting in sporty driving.
The Equus, unlike some offerings in the class, does not offer all-wheel drive as an option.
It's a Top Safety Pick, and this year's Equus gets a few more high-tech safety features.