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SAFETY | 8 out of 10
Five stars, front and side impact protection
Good," frontal offset; "acceptable," side impact
Visibility is great
exceptionally well-equipped in terms of standard passive safety features
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The 2010 Hyundai Sonata has quite good crash-test ratings, along with all the expected safety features, but a straight-A student it's not.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gives the Hyundai Sonata five out of five stars on all frontal and side impact protection tests, but the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, considered the more stringent agency, awards the Hyundai Sonata its top mark of "good" for frontal offset crashes and its second-best mark of "acceptable" for side impacts.
The Sonata doesn't skimp in safety features, though. Front-seat side-impact airbags with head protection are standard, along with side-impact bags, electronic stability control, and anti-lock brakes.
Cars.com reports that the Hyundai Sonata’s "visibility is great, courtesy of big mirrors and abundant glass."
The 2010 Hyundai Sonata has all the right features but isn't a high achiever for occupant protection.