2012 Hyundai Sonata  RealSafeCars66Safety Rating

#71 of 2012 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#140 of all 2012 vehicles


Pictured: 2020 Hyundai Sonata
The Sonata, part of Hyundai's lineup for decades, is a midsize sedan with seating up to 5. The Sonata has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2015. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. Having more than average horsepower for its class, the Sonata packs some oomph. Hyundai offers a 5-year, 60,000-mile basic warranty, and a 10-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2012 Hyundai Sonata is somewhat unsafe compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2012 Hyundai Sonata has a score of 66, implying a 0.061% chance of driver death (5.5% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2012 Hyundai Sonata has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0611% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 6.9739%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0611% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 6.9739% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2012 Hyundai Sonata is 27% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2012 Hyundai Sonata is 19% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

8844Mitsubishi GalantKia OptimaChevrolet MalibuHonda AccordHyundai SonataFord FusionSubaru LegacyMazda 6Toyota CamryVolkswagen PassatSuzuki KizashiBuick VeranoComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2012 Hyundai Sonata with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 44 to 88. The 2012 Hyundai Sonata is safer than the 2012 Mitsubishi Galant and the 2012 Kia Optima and less safe than the 2012 Buick Verano, the 2012 Suzuki Kizashi, the 2012 Volkswagen Passat, the 2012 Toyota Camry, the 2012 Mazda 6, and the 2012 Subaru Legacy. It is about as safe as the 2012 Honda Accord.

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