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SAFETY | 9 out of 10
Not yet tested
Not yet tested
Standard anti-lock brakes, stability control, and six airbags
Car and Driver
The low-slung Hyundai Genesis Coupe has not yet been crash-tested by either NHTSA or the IIHS, but it still stands out in the safety category thanks to its long list of standard features.
Neither NHTSA nor the IIHS has gotten around to crash testing the 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe, but Hyundai has set some clear goals for the new Hyundai Genesis Coupe. In conversations with TheCarConnection.com, Hyundai has indicated that it expects the 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe to earn a perfect five-star rating in frontal impact categories and four-star rear impact ratings. Stay tuned to TheCarConnection.com for the latest info on the Hyundai Genesis 2010 Coupe's crash-test scores.
The 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe features all of the safety electronics that you would expect on a vehicle in this class, as well as a few that go above and beyond the MSRP. Car and Driver reports that "standard anti-lock brakes, stability control, and six airbags will help keep drivers out of trouble" when piloting the Hyundai Genesis Coupe. Edmunds reviewers add that "brake assist" also comes standard, along with "full-length side curtain airbags." The other major standard safety feature on the Hyundai Genesis 2010 Coupe is a pair of active front headrests, which move forward to meet the driver's head in the event of an impact and help reduce the likelihood and severity of whiplash.
There is one unique styling element on the Hyundai Genesis Coupe that serves more than just an aesthetic function. The drooping, teardrop rear window on the Hyundai Genesis Coupe both looks good and helps improve driver visibility, which is already very good. Car and Driver notes that "the low dash opens up forward vision," while Edmunds says there is "abundant outward visibility despite the low-slung seating position." Autoblog credits the rear window design with helping to improve visibility, proclaiming that "outward visibility is excellent, thanks in part to that drop-down styling in the rear window."
Hyundai's own four- and five-star crash-test estimates indicate the company's confidence in the 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe's safety credentials.