2011 Hyundai Sonata NHTSA Safety Rating

Hyundai Sonata, the new one of course, has already won everything a mid-size sedan could win and that’s no surprise becasue it is a genuinely good car.

The last it needed was safety approval from The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and of course it’s got that too! The 2011 Sonata awarded an overall five-star crash test rating, the highest government ranking under the agency’s New Car Assessment Program.

The Sonata’s state-of-the-art braking system exemplifies its suite of active safety technologies. The package includes four-wheel disc brakes and an Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) including Brake Assist, and Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) to automatically adjust the braking force to front and rear axles based on the vehicle loading conditions.

sonata NHTSA 2011 Hyundai Sonata NHTSA Safety Rating

The Sonata withstood the agency’s more rigorous 2011 testing procedures to receive the top safety rating. Sonata is built from the ground up with safety in mind, with a hot stamped ultra-high-strength steel body structure, advanced airbag technology and Electronic Stability Control (ESC), delivering on Hyundai’s commitment to both active and passive safety technology leadership.

“The Sonata nameplate has historically raised the bar for safety in the mid-size sedan category, dating back to the introduction of standard Electronic Stability Control on the 2006 Sonata,” said John Krafcik, president and CEO, Hyundai Motor America. “The 2011 Sonata furthers our commitment to safety with a suite of equipment and third-party test results that are unsurpassed in the category.”

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