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8.0
/ 10
On Safety
BASE
INVOICE
$17,922
BASE
MSRP
$18,700
On Safety
The 2010 Hyundai Sonata has all the right features but isn't a high achiever for occupant protection.
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SAFETY | 8 out of 10

Expert Quotes:

Five stars, front and side impact protection
NHTSA

Good," frontal offset; "acceptable," side impact
IIHS

Visibility is great
Cars.com

exceptionally well-equipped in terms of standard passive safety features
Car and Driver

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."

Conclusion

The 2010 Hyundai Sonata has all the right features but isn't a high achiever for occupant protection.

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