2020 Hyundai Sonata  RealSafeCars76Safety Rating

#54 of 2020 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#135 of all 2020 vehicles


The Sonata, part of Hyundai's lineup for decades, is a midsize sedan with seating up to 5. Having more than average horsepower for its class, the Sonata packs some oomph. Exceeding the average MPG (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and the carbon footprint. The Sonata has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Hyundai offers a 5-year, 60,000-mile basic warranty, and a 10-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2020 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 2020 Hyundai Sonata has a score of 76, implying a 0.048% chance of driver death (4.3% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2020 Hyundai Sonata has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0477% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.4495%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0477% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.4495% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2020 Hyundai Sonata is 1% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2020 Hyundai Sonata is 7% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

Active safety features on the 2020 Hyundai Sonata can protect loved ones by preventing accidents and reducing accident severity. The following active safety system is included even on lower trims/versions of the 2020 Hyundai Sonata: Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection (FDA-PED). Some safety features are optional on the 2020 Hyundai Sonata--- although they add to the cost, one should consider the benefits of Lane Departure Warning System and Blind-Spot View Monitoring.

Another vehicle feature may make a vehicle safer, even if not at the forefront of technological advances. Optional side mirror turn signals alert others of your intention to turn or switch lanes allowing them to react accordingly, which can prevent accidents caused by not seeing a vehicle in the blind spot.


And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

8655Volkswagen JettaNissan AltimaChevrolet MalibuNissan SentraVolkswagen PassatKia OptimaToyota CamryMazda 6Subaru LegacyHonda AccordBuick RegalHyundai SonataComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2020 Hyundai Sonata with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 55 to 86. The 2020 Hyundai Sonata is safer than the 2020 Volkswagen Jetta, the 2020 Nissan Altima, the 2020 Chevrolet Malibu, and the 2020 Nissan Sentra and less safe than the 2020 Mazda 6 and the 2020 Toyota Camry. It is about as safe as the 2020 Kia Optima and the 2020 Buick Regal.

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