2023 Hyundai Sonata  RealSafeCars76Safety Rating

#45 of 2023 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#125 of all 2023 vehicles

Pictured: 2020 Hyundai Sonata
The Sonata, a mainstay 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. Hyundai offers a 5-year, 60,000-mile basic warranty, and a 10-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2023 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 2023 Hyundai Sonata has a score of 76, implying a 0.047% chance of driver death (4.2% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2023 Hyundai Sonata has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0468% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.3479%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0468% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.3479% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2023 Hyundai Sonata is 0% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2023 Hyundai Sonata is 7% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

Active safety features can substantially reduce the risks of harm to vehicle occupants by preventing severe accidents. All trims and versions of the 2023 Hyundai Sonata include the following active safety systems: Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection (FDA-PED), Lane Departure Warning System, and Blind-Spot View Monitoring.

A safety feature that may make a vehicle safer, even if not at the forefront of technological advances, should still be considered. Side mirror turn signals are standard on the Hyundai Sonata. They alert other vehicles of your intention to switch lanes, which allows the other vehicle's driver to prevent an impending accident with you.

And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9362Volkswagen JettaChevrolet MalibuKia K5Honda CivicHyundai SonataSubaru LegacyMazda CX-50Toyota RAV4Nissan RogueVolkswagen TaosMazda 3Nissan AltimaComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2023 Hyundai Sonata with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 62 to 93. The 2023 Hyundai Sonata is safer than the 2023 Volkswagen Jetta, the 2023 Chevrolet Malibu, and the 2023 Kia K5 and less safe than the 2023 Nissan Altima, the 2023 Mazda 3, the 2023 Volkswagen Taos, the 2023 Nissan Rogue, the 2023 Toyota RAV4, and the 2023 Mazda CX-50. It is about as safe as the 2023 Honda Civic.

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