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2011 Hyundai Equus earns IIHS Top Safety Pick Award
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has designated the 2011 Hyundai Equus a “Top Safety Pick.”
The IIHS is renowned for holding automakers to a higher standard than its federal equivalent, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). IIHS tests vehicles in front, side, rear and rollover evaluations and rates their performance on a four-tier scale: Poor, Marginal, Acceptable and Good. The Hyundai Equus earned Good ratings across the board.
The Hyundai Equus (MSRP $58,000) offers an expanse of standard luxury equipment that includes an air suspension, smart cruise control, front and rear parking sensors with a rear back-up camera and power heated leather seats, among other entertainment and convenience features. The engineers behind the sedan also incorporated a range of active and passive safety equipment to protect the vehicle’s occupants in the unfortunate event of an accident. Every Equus comes equipped with a standard nine airbags, including a set of rear-seat side-impact supplemental restraints. More expensive competitors like the Lexus LS 460 and the BMW 7 Series only offer eight airbags. In addition, the Equus is equipped with a pre-collision system that will automatically apply tension to the vehicle’s seatbelts if a range of sensors detect an eminent accident.
More importantly, the Equus comes standard with a range of technologies designed to keep the driver out of an accident in the first place. An auto-leveling Adaptive Front Lighting System (AFLS) provides superior visibility at night, and the Hyundai Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS) helps fatigued drivers know when their vehicles are straying from their intended paths. The luxury sedan also features an Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) for quicker, more controlled stops under panic conditions.
Even the best safety technology can’t prevent every accident, which is why the IIHS Top Safety Pick is such an important designation for the Equus. The institute’s rollover test is one of the most stringent evaluations in the industry. It requires a vehicle’s roof to withstand a force equal to four times the car’s weight. In comparison, the current federal standard only requires a roof structure to stand up to a force equal to 1.5 times a vehicle’s curb weight. The Equus exceeded both parameters by a wide margin. The vehicle’s roof structure withstood a force equal to 4.87 times its mass.
The 2011 Hyundai Equus offers buyers power, refinement and luxury for thousands of dollars less than its competitors, and it does so while meeting or exceeding the automotive industry’s toughest crash standards. While other automakers make their safety equipment added cost extras, Hyundai equips each and every Equus with the highest levels of safety equipment available as standard. Extensive electronic safety systems, nine standard airbags and a protective passenger cell mean that buyers can rest assured that their families are in good hands the Hyundai flagship.
Come on out and get into the Hyundai Equus today over here at Edmond Hyundai. Edmond Hyundai is a new Hyundai and used car dealer located in North Oklahoma City off Broadway Extension. Click here for a map to our location. If you are interested in owning a specific Hyundai vehicle, visit us online at http://edmondhyundai.com.
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Edmond Hyundai is a new Hyundai and used car dealership located in north Oklahoma City and south Edmond. We sell Hyundai parts and accessories. We service and repair all models of cars, trucks, vans and suv. Visit us at http://www.edmondhyundai.com