2018 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Safety

$25,500 - $38,850
Price Range (MSRP)

The NHTSA gave the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid a 5-star overall safety rating, with only rollover protection scoring less than full marks. Meanwhile, the IIHS picked the Sonata as a 2018 Top Safety Pick+ due to extensive safety features onboard and superior crash ratings.

Safety Rating

Overall Rating:
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating:
Overall Side Crash Rating:
Overall Rollover Rating:
Frontal Barier Crash Rating:
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver:
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger:
Combined Side Barrier and Pole Ratings:
Side Barrier Rating:
Side Barrier Rating Driver:
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat:
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat:
Combined Side Rating Front Seat:
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat:
Note Regarding Driver Rating:

Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Rollover Rating:
Overall Rollover Rating:
Dynamic Test Result:
No Tip
Risk of Rollover:
Rollover Note:

Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a ‘fishhook’ maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how ‘top-heavy’ a vehicle is.

Safety Features

Seven airbags are standard in the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, along with ABS, stability control, rear-view camera, blind spot monitoring and rear cross traffic alert. Upgrade to the Limited trim with the Ultimate Package, and the Sonata becomes even safer with automatic emergency braking, lane keep assist, and driver attention alert. For the additional safety features – for which the IIHS awarded the Sonata as a Top Safety Pick+ - it’s well worth upgrading to the Limited model with Ultimate Package.

ABS And Driveline Traction Control
Airbag Occupancy Sensor
and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (rcta)
Autonomous Emergency Braking (aeb) w/Pedestrian Detection and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (rcta)
Back-Up Camera
Blind Spot Sensor
Blue Link
Blue Link Emergency Sos
Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
Driver Knee Airbag
Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
Lane Keep Assist (LKA) Lane Departure Warning
Lane Keep Assist (LKA) Lane Keeping Assist
Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
Rear Child Safety Locks
Rear Parking Sensors
Side Impact Beams
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning