On sale now at Hyundai dealerships, the 2016 Tucson received five stars in the front and side crash tests and four stars in the rollover crash test.
The rating applies to front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive versions of the Tucson.
The 2016 Hyundai Tucson Fuel-Cell SUV has not been rated by NHTSA.
Standard safety equipment on the 2016 Tucson includes a rearview camera, six airbags, antilock brakes, electronic stability control, traction control and vehicle stability management.
A blind-spot detection system, lane-change assist and rear cross-traffic alert are standard on the 2016 Tucson Sport and Limited models.
Automatic emergency braking and lane-departure warning are optional on the 2016 Tucson Limited.
Edmunds says: Car shoppers should note that the 2016 Toyota RAV4 also earned the highest five-star overall safety rating from NHTSA. The 2016 Ford Escape earned a four-star overall safety rating. The 2016 Honda CR-V has not been rated.