– Sonata and Sonata Hybrid have forward collision warning with automatic braking and lane departure warning as standard equipment

– Both Sonata and Sonata Hybrid versions earn an overall safety rating of five stars

The all-new 2020 Hyundai Sonata and Sonata Hybrid have achieved an overall five-star safety rating – the highest possible score – after attaining high scores from each of the rating categories in the latest evaluations conducted by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Transportation Administration. Already a recipient of a TOP SAFETY PICK award by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), Sonata offers shoppers exceptional levels of standard safety technologies.  

Driver Assistance Technologies
Sonata features Hyundai’s latest SmartSense advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). A series of sensors and systems, often restricted to luxury cars, combines to potentially warn the driver and may take action in the event of a safety incident. Meanwhile, other ADAS systems can help the driver perform certain tasks using the car’s three radar sensors, 12 ultrasonic sensors and five cameras. These features include:

  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (standard)
  • Lane Keeping Assist (standard)
  • Advanced Smart Cruise Control with Stop and Go (standard)
  • Highway Driving Assist (optional)

Highway Driving Assist
Highway Driving Assist (HDA) is a driving convenience system that when using Smart Cruise Control (SCC) or Lane Following Assist (LFA) automatically helps drivers stay centered in their lane and traveling at a safe distance from the car ahead. It also helps the driver maintain the speed limit based on GPS and highway data.

Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist
The 2020 Sonata is fitted with standard Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) with pedestrian detection, an advanced active safety feature that helps alert drivers to emergency situations, and may brake autonomously, if required. Using front radar and front camera sensors, FCA operates in three stages. Initially warning the driver visually and acoustically, it assesses the nature of the collision danger and can apply increasing amounts of braking force to avoid a collision or minimize damage when a collision is unavoidable. The system is activated when a vehicle, pedestrian or cyclist is sensed in front of the car.

Lane Following Assist
Lane Following Assist (LFA) may automatically adjust steering to help keep the vehicle centered in its lane of travel. LFA can keep the vehicle centered on both highways and city streets.

Blind-Spot View Monitor and Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA)
The Blind-Spot View Monitor with the Sonata’s outside mirror-mounted cameras offers the driver an enhanced field of vision. The Blind-Spot View Monitor system scans for vehicles entering your blind spot. If the driver activates a turn signal, an image of the view from the corresponding wing mirror is displayed in the 12.3-inch cluster display. Furthermore, if a vehicle is detected in the blind spot, the Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist system provides audible and visual alerts and applies partial braking if necessary.  

Surround-View Monitor
The new Sonata uses four cameras to provide the driver with an enhanced, bird’s-eye view of the car’s exterior, giving the driver confidence when maneuvering into or out of spaces.

Reverse Parking Collision-Avoidance Assist
Reverse Parking Collision-Avoidance Assist helps detect pedestrians and obstacles with a rearview camera and ultrasonic sensors. The system can provide warnings and apply emergency braking to assist in the avoidance of a collision.