The tested model of Hyundai i45 was introduced in Australasia during 2010. This rating applies to all i45 built from September 2010, when several production changes were introduced. Dual front airbags, side airbags and head-protecting side curtains are standard equipment. Antilock brakes (ABS), electronic brake distribution (EBD), emergency brake assist and electronic stability control (ESC) are also standard. Advanced seat belt reminders are fitted to both front seats. Pretensioners are fitted to the front seat belts to reduce slack in the event of a crash. A three point seat belt is fitted to the centre rear seat. This provides better protection than a two point (lap) seat belt.
5 Stars. The HYUNDAI i45 scored 14.57 out of 16 in the offset crash test. The passenger compartment held its shape well. There was a slight risk of serious chest and leg injury for the driver and a slight risk of lower leg injury for the passenger. The vehicle scored 14.96 out of 16 in the side impact crash test. There was a slight risk of serious chest injury for the driver.