The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has awarded the 2011 Hyundai Equus a Top Safety Pick after it earned top ratings across the board in the Institute’s safety evaluations.
“The Equus is rated good for front, side, rollover, and rear crash protection, and it has electronic stability control, another requirement for earning the Institute’s highest accolade,” the IIHS said.
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The IIHS said that the Hyundai Equus withstood a force equal to 4.87 times the car’s weight in its roof strength test for rollover protection. Vehicles with a strength-to-weight ratio of 4 or higher earn a good rating in the test. By comparison, the current federal standard is 1.5 times weight.
Refresher: The 2011 Hyundai Equus is available in two configuration including Equus Signature and Equus Ultimate. Both will be powered by a 4.6L Tau V8 making 385-hp / 333 lb-ft of torque (378-hp / 324 lb-ft using regular fuel) mated to a ZF 6-speed automatic. Prices for the 2011 Equus Signature start at $58,000 while the Equus Ultimate starts at $64,500.
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– By: Omar Rana