2023 Hyundai Stargazer falls short of getting 5-star ASEAN NCAP rating

Updated Dec 09, 2022 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

Its subcompact crossover sibling, the Creta, was awarded a five-star safety rating.

The Hyundai Stargazer is awarded a 4-star safety rating from the New Car Assessment Program for Southeast Asian Countries (ASEAN NCAP).

Hyundai Stargazer at the ASEAN NCAP's crash tests

In the ASEAN NCAP’s safety test result, the Stargazer achieved a total score of 66.48 out of 100 points, good enough for four stars. It comprised 31.21 points for the Adult Occupant Protection (AOP), 14.48 points for Child Occupant Protection (COP), 12.04 points for Safety Assist (SA), and 8.75 for Motorcyclist Safety (MS) category.

The ASEAN NCAP commented that there is a high possibility for the driver to sustain injuries to the chest and the right leg. Also, the lack of seatbelt reminders for rear passengers and Advanced Rear Visualization affected the scoring for the SA and MS categories, respectively.

The unit tested is from Indonesia, where Hyundai Motor Philippines, Inc. (HMPH) sources the PH-spec Stargazer. It is equipped with two airbags, an anti-lock braking system (ABS), a seatbelt reminder system (SBR) for both front occupants, ISOFIX installation for child seats, and Pedestrian Protection technology.

Hyundai Stargazer ASEAN NCAP

The Korean MPV scored a 4-star safety rating

Moreover, the crash test unit arrived with Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) City, AEB Inter-Urban, AEB Pedestrian, Blind Spot Detection (BSD), and Auto High Beam (AHB). These are offered as options in the Stargazer range.

Locally, the PH-spec Hyundai Stargazer gets a handful of safety features. Aside from the standard safety bits like dual front airbags, side and curtain airbags, ABS, and Electronic Stability Control (ESC), the MPV offers the Hyundai Smartsense Technology to Filipinos.

The Hyundai Smartsense Technology is the brand’s advanced driver assistance system (ADAS). It comes with 11 functions such as Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist CAR/PED (FCA), Blind Spot System, Lane Keeping Assist (LKA), Lane Following Assist (LFA), and Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist.

Hyundai Stargazer front view

Hyundai Stargazer

In comparison to a rival, the Honda BR-V got a 5-star ASEAN NCAP safety rating. The Japanese MPV managed to post a total score of 81.38 points.

Regardless, the ASEAN NCAP congratulated the Korean automaker for achieving impressive results not only for the Stargazer but also for the Creta, which got a 5-star safety rating. The two cars are the first SUV and MPV models from Hyundai tested by the program.

See more crash test results at Philkotse.com.

Know more about Hyundai Stargazer 2023

Hyundai Stargazer

The 2023 Hyundai Stargazer is a front-wheel-drive, seven-seater MPV. For the Philippine market, it has three variants. The entry-level GL is priced at 998,000. The midspec GLS meanwhile, has a price tag of Php 1,128,000. Lastly, the top-spec GLS Premium is currently available for Php 1,218,000. 

Size-wise, the Hyundai Stargazer is 4,460mm long, 1,780mm wide, and 1,695mm in height. It also has a wheelbase length of 2,780mm, and a ground clearance of 185mm.

Under the hood of the Philippine-spec Stargazer is a 1.5-liter inline-4 gasoline engine capable of making up to 113 horsepower and 144 Nm of torque. All trims use Hyundai’s Intelligent Variable Transmission.

Locally, the 2023 Hyundai Stargazer competes against the likes of the Toyota Avanza, Mitsubishi Xpander, Suzuki Ertiga, Nissan Livina, among others. 

₱ 998,000 - ₱ 1,218,000

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