The 2018 Hyundai Kona, a new small SUV, earns good ratings in five crashworthiness tests from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety but misses out on an award because of poor headlights.

The Kona earns good ratings in the driver-side small overlap, moderate overlap, side, roof strength and head restraint tests. It hasn't been evaluated for passenger-side small overlap protection.

The Kona is available with an optional front crash prevention system that earns a superior rating. A Kona equipped with the system avoided crashes in IIHS track tests at 12 mph and 25 mph. The system also includes a forward collision warning component that meets National Highway Traffic Safety Administration criteria.

Despite its good crashworthiness rating and superior front crash prevention, the Kona is ineligible for a TOP SAFETY PICK award because it is only available with poor-rated headlights. The base halogen lights provide inadequate visibility, while the LED lights that come on higher trim levels produce excessive glare for drivers of oncoming vehicles.

Structure
The driver space was maintained reasonably well, with maximum intrusion of the lower interior of 12 cm at the lower hinge pillar. Upper interior intrusion measured 8-9 cm at the hinge pillar and instrument panel.

Injury measures
Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Restraints and dummy kinematics
The dummy’s movement was well controlled. The dummy’s head loaded the frontal airbag, which stayed in front of the dummy until rebound. The side curtain airbag deployed and has sufficient forward coverage to protect the head from contact with side structure and outside objects. The side torso airbag also deployed.

Injury measures
Measures taken from the head, neck, and chest indicate low risk of injuries to these body regions in a crash of this severity. Forces on the right tibia indicate that injuries to the lower leg would be possible.

Restraints and dummy kinematics
Dummy movement was well controlled. The driver side curtain and side torso airbags deployed during the crash. As the dummy moved forward into the frontal airbag and during rebound, its head also contacted the side curtain airbag.

Injury measures
Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Passenger — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Head protection
Driver — The dummy’s head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof.

Passenger — The dummy’s head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof.

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Comments

    • Roopesh P Raj
      Roopesh P Raj

      Another light weight maruti

      about 1 month ago
    • Les Emmanuel Labradores
      Les Emmanuel Labradores

      Wish they'd give me one of these. 😭

      about 2 months ago
    • MOTOR HAWK car n truck enthusiast
      MOTOR HAWK car n truck enthusiast

      Many Indian morons think that their Tata harrier is much better,but is swear the kona wins the bet ,dislikes are from Indians who are Tata harrier owner who think their harrier can prove to be much better!

      about 3 months ago
    • Roopesh P Raj
      Roopesh P Raj In reply to MOTOR HAWK car n truck enthusiast

      Compare it's weight.

      about 1 month ago
    • drew baum
      drew baum

      I own a Kona and that plastic A pillar cover looks like it could cause some damage to your neck and face. Twice it flew pointy side out at the driver.

      about 5 months ago
    • shinshishi1
      shinshishi1

      Where is the rating of the title? Bugiardi!

      about 6 months ago
    • WS B
      WS B

      Safty👍

      about 1 year ago
    • Romantic Warrior
      Romantic Warrior

      첫번째가 25%인가? 측면충돌이 바깥에서는 좀 많이들어간것같이 보이긴하네

      about 1 year ago
    • TV새턴
      TV새턴 In reply to Romantic Warrior

      디자인은....

      about 9 months ago
    • Romantic Warrior
      Romantic Warrior In reply to Romantic Warrior

      WS B 소형suv가 이정도면 굉장히 좋은거네요 디자인도 멋있는데

      about 1 year ago
    • WS B
      WS B In reply to Romantic Warrior

      스몰오버랩 총합 G 다만 세이프트 케이지가 A
      측면 충돌 G 세이풑 케이지도 G
      이쯤이면 잘 나왔네요

      about 1 year ago
    • Christian REYES
      Christian REYES

      First to like

      about 1 year ago