If you ask any of your family or friends who own a Hyundai what they love about it, they're likely to answer: the amazing Hyundai Warranty, contemporary good looks, a fun driving experience, high tech and safety. That said; Preston Hyundai in Boardman, OH wasn't surprised to learn that the new 2012 Hyundai Elantra took a five-star composite rating in the National Highway Traffic Safety Association's three crash tests: frontal rollover, barrier, side pole.
The award speaks to Hyundai's commitment to delivering customers the very best. Among the many safety features the South Korean automaker has outfitted the model with include: Vehicle Stability Management (VSM); Electronic Stability Control (ESC); Traction Control; Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS); Electronic Brake-Force Distribution (EBD); Brake Assist; six airbags; and dual rear-door, side-impact beams.
What does each of these features do exactly? Allow us to explain.- Vehicle Stability Management System - Intelligently links all Hyundai active and passive safety features (i.e., ESC, TCS and ABS) in the event of an accident
- Electronic Stability Control - Keeps Hyundai drivers on track, by automatically applying brake force to different wheels to regain control
- Traction Control - Reduces wheel spin and delivers more controlled acceleration in challenging driving conditions
- ABS: Helps prevent the wheels from locking during hard braking
- EBD: Equalizes braking forces at each Hyundai model's wheel to maintain control in challenging braking situations
- Brake Assist: Helps to ensure the shortest possible stopping distance