The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS) has named the 2015 Hyundai Sonata a 2014 Top Safety Pick+. Sonata joined the 2015 Genesis in grabbing the highest honor from IIHS, which rates vehicles using several tests moderate overlap front crash, small overlap front crash, side impact and rollover tests.
The institute also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impact collisions as well as available front crash prevention systems aimed at preventing a crash or lessening its impact.
The 2015 Sonata is laden with a new level of safety and refinement, thanks to a number of active safety features like as Forward Collision Warning, Blind Spot Detection, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, a Lane Departure Warning System and rear parking sensors.
To win a Top Safety Pick+ award from IIHS, a model must earn Good ratings for occupant protection in the moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests; at least an Acceptable in the small overlap test; and no less than a Basic rating for front crash prevention.
Mike O’Brien, vice president, Corporate and Product Planning at Hyundai Motor America remarked that the Sonata’s Top Safety Pick+ accolade reinforces the carmaker’s dedication to occupant safety.
He added that the integration of accident prevention technologies renders the 2015 Sonata as one of the safest midsize sedans on the market. The 2015 Sonata also features standard Electronic Stability Control, Vehicle Stability Management, Traction Control, ABS and Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS).