Safety Spotlight: 2018 Hyundai Sonata

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is a non-profit organization that tests and rates vehicles for their level of crash protection. Many consumers look to the Institute for their ratings before purchasing a new car. If you've been looking into the Hyundai Sonata, there's now another reason to buy it; The 2018 Hyundai Sonata just earned the 2017 Top Safety Pick+ award from IIHS.

This high accolade is the result of receiving good ratings in each of the Institute's crashworthiness tests. These include the small overlap crash test, moderate overlap crash test, side and roof strength, and head restraint tests. To earn Top Safety Pick+, the winners also had to have an available front crash prevention system earning an advanced or superior rating and an acceptable rating in the headlight test.

The 2018 Sonata offers additional safety features such as seven standard airbags, and safety systems including Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keep Assist, Blind Spot Detection, and Rear Cross Traffic Alert, among others. While many competitors offer similar technology, the Sonata is the only mid-size car sold with this safety technology as standard equipment.

With a refreshed exterior and a comfortable interior, the 2018 Sonata could be the best Sonata yet. Its redesigned front fascia, new cascading grille design and available LED headlights set the Sonata apart from the rest. Boasting the most head and leg room in its class, the Sonata offers 122.4 cubic feet of space. Dual climate control and a heated steering wheel are available for your driving comfort. Heated and ventilated front seats are also provided at the push of a button for both the driver and front seat passenger. The Sonata comes standard with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support, wireless device charging, and front and second row USB charging for all your technology needs.

If you're planning to share the Sonata with another driver, the Integrated Memory System for driver seat and side mirrors will make life a lot easier. The IMS will move the seat and mirrors for two different drivers so you can jump in the car and go without the hassle of making adjustments. The hands-free smart trunk with auto open is another great feature that automatically opens your trunk when it senses the Proximity Key in your pocket behind the vehicle. It's beneficial when you are bogged down with groceries or shopping bags.

With numerous standard features and top safety ratings, the Sonata is a smart mid-size option. If you are looking to invest in a new or used Hyundai Sonata, reach out to AAA Auto Buying for a hassle-free experience. We can help you find the right car at the right price, and even deliver it to your front door. Call 1-866-710-6226 to speak with one of our auto buying experts, or visit us online today.