The Hyundai Sonata is a stylish midsize sedan that's designed to keep you safe. It earned a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and was named a 2019 TOP SAFETY PICK+ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

So, how does it keep you safe? Maguire Hyundai looks at all of the Hyundai Sonata safety ratings to show drivers and families in Ithaca, Vestal, and Sayre how it can protect you. 

Hyundai Sonata Safety Features

The Hyundai Sonata can keep you safe during an accident with a design that features both front and rear crumple zones. These can absorb the force from a collision and redirect it away from the cabin. There's also an energy-absorbing steering column to lessen the impact.

Throughout the interior there are seven airbags that can protect you during an accident. This includes driver and front passenger side airbags, a driver's knee airbag, and side-curtain airbags that cover both rows of seats. There are also advanced dual front airbags that feature an Occupant Classification System for the front passenger's seat.

To prevent whiplash and make sure everyone is strapped in properly, the front row features seatbelt pretensioners with force limiters, while the back seats come with Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH).

Sonata Driver Assistance Features

You'll also have more awareness when you're behind the wheel of the Hyundai Sonata. It comes with several driver assistance features that can help prevent accidents, including a rearview camera with dynamic guidelines. Some of the other standard and available features are:

  • Bling Spot Detection with Rear Cross-traffic Alert and Lane Change Assist
  • Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection
  • Lane Keep Assist
  • Automatic High Beam Assist

There's also an available Dynamic Bending Light feature that will help you have a safer drive at night. It actually lets you see what's around curves by pivoting your headlights in the direction you turn the wheel.

Stability & Control

When winter rolls around or a storm is in the forecast, you can still rely on your Hyundai Sonata to help you get through it safely. Both a Traction Control System and Vehicle Stability Management come standard, so you'll be able to maintain traction and navigate through even the toughest conditions.

If things get slippery or you have to brake suddenly, Electronic Brake-force Distribution and Brake Assist will make sure your sedan safely stops on a dime. An Anti-lock Braking System is also standard, so you can steer out of the way if you need to make an emergency stop.

Plus, to watch out for your wheels, there's a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) that can tell you when one or more of your tires is low on air, including the spare.

Test Drive the Hyundai Sonata

Visit Maguire Hyundai to learn more about the Hyundai Sonata safety ratings and schedule a test drive. With a scientifically designed frame, dependable drivetrain, and lots of intelligent driver assistance features, it offers peace of mind to drivers in Ithaca, Vestal, and Sayre.

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