2017 Hyundai Sonata  RealSafeCars74Safety Rating

#55 of 2017 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#114 of all 2017 vehicles


Pictured: 2020 Hyundai Sonata
The Sonata, a mainstay of Hyundai's lineup for decades, is a midsize sedan with seating up to 5. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2015. Exceeding the average MPG (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and the carbon footprint. 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 2017 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 2017 Hyundai Sonata has a score of 74, implying a 0.05% chance of driver death (4.5% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.043%, and the chance of injury falls to 3.8%.

We estimate that the 2017 Hyundai Sonata has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.05% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.7098%, meaning the average driver has a 0.05% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.7098% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2017 Hyundai Sonata is 4% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2017 Hyundai Sonata is 3% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2017 Hyundai Sonata offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 14%.


And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

8263Honda AccordChevrolet MalibuNissan AltimaNissan RogueMazda 6Chrysler 200Ford FusionKia OptimaV. Golf SportWagenToyota CamryVolkswagen PassatHyundai SonataComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2017 Hyundai Sonata with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 63 to 82. The 2017 Hyundai Sonata is safer than the 2017 Honda Accord, the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu, the 2017 Nissan Altima, and the 2017 Nissan Rogue and less safe than the 2017 Ford Fusion and the 2017 Chrysler 200. It is about as safe as the 2017 Mazda 6, the 2017 Volkswagen Passat, the 2017 Toyota Camry, and the 2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen.

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