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).
Sonata elevated the standard for designing mid-size sedans upon its introduction in 2009. People saw the innovative design as well as its competitors. The Sonata design is improved for the 2015 model year with vibrant and sharp outlines complemented by level and delicate shapes. Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 is a step up from the initial fluid sculpted design motif that impeccably articulates the Sonata premium appearance and superb value.
A bigger, more advanced grille with a broad air intake explains the 2015 Sonata face. Modest, congruent outlines embellish the outside while suggesting the enhanced vivid performance and human-to-machine relationship that the Sonata provides. Tight, lateral rocker panels illustrate the chassis' improved sturdiness and nimbleness while the hallmark Sonata waist line now stretches tight to emphasise the vehicle's strength.
The coupe-like roofline stays the same, but it is complemented by a bigger window visual that accents the spacious interior. Lateral lines in the back highlight the Sonata's width, giving the vehicle a fixed appearance. This focused form creates a notable 0.27 drag coefficient, less than all non-hybrids in the class of mid-sized vehicles.
Buyers seeking a classic design will welcome the 2015 SE's outside style that comes with standard LED daytime running lights, 16” alloy wheels, a rear lip spoiler, and chrome trim for the daylight opening. The Sonata Limited also has rocker panel extensions and twin exhaust for a top-quality look.