US: Hyundai Sonata wins IIHS Top Safety Pick+ with Basic crash prevention

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2015 Hyundai Sonata

The MY2015 Hyundai Sonata has won a Top Safety Pick+ award from the IIHS with a Basic score for its Front Crash Prevention system.

The 2015 Hyundai Sonata, a midsize moderately priced car, earns the IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award, thanks to an acceptable rating in the challenging small overlap front crash test and a basic rating for front crash prevention.

The Sonata has an optional forward collision warning system. The Institute rates vehicles as basic, advanced or superior for front crash prevention depending on whether they offer autobrake and, if so, how effective it is in the tests at 12 and 25 mph. Forward collision warning systems that meet performance criteria set by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and autobrake systems that provide only minimal speed reduction in IIHS tests earn a basic rating.

The Sonata is the second Hyundai model to earn the Institute’s highest award for 2014. To qualify for Top Safety Pick+, a vehicle must earn a good or acceptable rating for small overlap protection, a good rating in the Institute’s other four tests, and a basic, advanced or superior rating for front crash prevention.

Source: IIHS

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