The 2020 Hyundai Kona, Santa Fe, and Tucson were all awarded a Five Star Overall Safety Rating by the U.S National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The 2020 Hyundai Kona, Santa Fe, and Tucson were all awarded Five Star Overall Safety Ratings, the highest available overall safety rating issued by the government's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) as a facet of its New Car Assessment Program.

Hyundai's Rear Occupant Alert door-logic system will help prevent children being left in vehicles, where they are at risk of death from heatstroke The NHTSA conducts vehicle testing and ratings each year to give consumers information about crashworthiness, collision avoidance and other areas that improve the safety of new vehicles.

The Kona, Santa Fe and Tucson exemplified exceptional safety in crashworthiness and collision avoidance due to the new Hyundai SmartSense safety technologies available in these 2020 models. Active safety technology such as the Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, uses the car's front-facing camera and radar to help detect an imminent collision and avoid impact or minimise damage by braking autonomously.

Lane Keeping Assist also helps to prevent accidental lane departure and may automatically steer the car if required. Driver Attention Warning further monitors ones' driving patterns, detecting drowsy or inattentive driving, and alerts the driver with a sound cue and warning message on the instrument panel. Additional safety technologies in these vehicles include the Blind Spot Collision Warning and Rear Cross Traffic Warning.

Hyundai is also working with the NHTSA, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, and the automotive industry to make rear seat reminder systems a standard feature on new vehicles in the future. Making these systems standard equipment will help prevent child deaths from heatstroke in vehicles. In August 2019, Hyundai announced that they will be making the Rear Occupant Alert door-logic system standard on most new vehicles sold in the U.S.A by 2022.