Hyundai has announced that the 2018 Hyundai Elantra has received a Top Safety Pick+ rating, the highest safety rating possible from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS). The Elantra is now the fourth model in Hyundai’s lineup to get the Top Safety Pick+ rating, following the Sonata, Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport.
There is a caveat, since only the 2018 Elantra equipped with optional Automatic Emergency Braking and High Beam Assist received the top rating.
To receive the Top Safety Pick award, vehicles must have good ratings in five IIHS crashworthiness tests — small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraints, an advanced or superior rating for front crash prevention and an acceptable or good headlight rating. To get the higher Top Safety Pick+ award, vehicles must also receive an acceptable or good rating in passenger-side small overlap front tests and improved headlight rating.