2021 Hyundai Sonata Safety Ratings

August 17th, 2021 by
2021 Hyundai Sonata


The 2021 Hyundai Sonata safety ratings are in, and this model is officially an IIHS Top Safety Pick. We’ve broken down this Hyundai sedan’s success and highlighted a few of its most impressive safety technologies so you can know exactly what to expect from your time behind the wheel. Drivers who choose this stylish, feature-packed sedan will be able to adventure through Redlands and San Bernardino with confidence, no matter what conditions they’re facing on the road!

Hyundai Sonata Safety Ratings: IIHS

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) evaluates vehicles using a wide variety of exacting tests, and the 2021 Hyundai Sonata safety ratings prove that this model is a great choice for families in Loma Linda and Highland.

Bearing in mind that “Good” and “Superior” are the highest ratings that a model can achieve, here’s a closer look at the IIHS safety scores for this year’s Sonata:


  • Small overlap front driver side: Good
  • Small overlap front passenger side: Good
  • Moderate overlap front: Good
  • Side: Good
  • Roof Strength: Good
  • Head restraints & seats: Good

Crash avoidance & mitigation

  • Headlights (varies by trim/ option): Good/moderate
  • Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-vehicle: Superior
  • Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-pedestrian: Superior

Hyundai Sonata Safety Ratings: NHTSA

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is another trusted independent reviewer that looks at an extraordinary range of vehicles every year. In their evaluation, the 2021 Hyundai Sonata earned an overall rating of 5 stars—the highest score available! Here’s a closer look at its performance in all the most important areas:

  • Driver side: 4 stars
  • Passenger side: 5 stars
  • Overall front: 4 stars
  • Overall side: 5 stars
  • Rollover: 5 stars
  • Side pole: 5 stars
  • Side barrier: 5 stars

Hyundai Sonata Safety Features

No modern vehicle would be complete without a suite of the latest high-tech driver assistance and safety features, and the 2021 Hyundai Sonata is no exception. Each of the following comes standard:

  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection (FCA-Ped)
  • Smart Cruise Control (SCC) with Stop & Go
  • Lane Keeping Assist (LKA)
  • Lane Following Assist (LFA)
  • Driver Attention Warning (DAW)
  • High Beam Assist (HBA)
  • Automatic High Beam Assist

Additionally, the following safety features become available for those who pursue packages and trim upgrades:

  • Blind View Monitor (BVM)
  • Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA)
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist (RCCA)
  • Safe Exit Warning (SEW)
  • Highway Drive Assist (HDA)
  • And more!

Find Your New Hyundai Sonata at Hyundai Inland Empire

Hyundai safety ratings are always impressive. If you’re ready to drive a safer sedan, reach out to our team and let us know! We offer exciting Hyundai Sonata lease deals for drivers in the greater Loma Linda area, and we’d love to help you find a model that checks all the right boxes. If you prefer, you can even shop and buy online!

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