2015 Hyundai Sonata  RealSafeCars73Safety Rating

#55 of 2015 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#110 of all 2015 vehicles


Pictured: 2020 Hyundai Sonata
The Sonata, a mainstay of Hyundai's lineup for decades, is a midsize sedan with seating up to 5. Exceeding the average MPG (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and the carbon footprint. The Hyundai Sonata packs some potency, exceeding the average horsepower for its class. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2015. Hyundai offers a 5-year, 60,000-mile basic warranty, and a 10-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2015 Hyundai Sonata is below average 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 2015 Hyundai Sonata has a score of 73, implying a 0.051% chance of driver death (4.6% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2015 Hyundai Sonata has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0512% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.851%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0512% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.851% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2015 Hyundai Sonata is 7% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2015 Hyundai Sonata is 0% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

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And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9050Kia OptimaHonda AccordChevrolet MalibuBuick VeranoNissan AltimaMazda 6Subaru LegacySubaru OutbackChrysler 200Toyota CamryVolkswagen PassatHyundai SonataComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2015 Hyundai Sonata with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 50 to 90. The 2015 Hyundai Sonata is safer than the 2015 Kia Optima, the 2015 Honda Accord, and the 2015 Chevrolet Malibu and less safe than the 2015 Chrysler 200, the 2015 Subaru Outback, and the 2015 Subaru Legacy. It is about as safe as the 2015 Mazda 6, the 2015 Volkswagen Passat, and the 2015 Toyota Camry.

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