2024 Hyundai Sonata 4-door sedan (2024)

Small overlap front

The small overlap front evaluation consists of a driver-side and a passenger-side component. If the results of the two evaluations differ, then the combined small overlap rating is equal to the lower rating.

Driver-side

  • Rating applies to 2020-24 models

Tested vehicle: 2020 Hyundai Sonata SE 4-door

The Hyundai Sonata was redesigned for the 2020 model year. Driver-side small overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Hyundai as part of frontal crash test verification.

Overall driver-side evaluation

G

Structure and safety cage

G

Driver injury measures
Head/neck

G

Chest

G

Hip/thigh

G

Lower leg/foot

G

Driver restraints and dummy kinematics

G

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDVTN1916
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm)2
Footrest (cm)4
Left toepan (cm)3
Brake pedal (cm)4
Parking brake (cm)
Rocker panel lateral average (cm)0
Upper occupant compartment
Steering column0
Upper hinge pillar max (cm)2
Upper dash (cm)2
Lower instrument panel (cm)2

Driver injury measures

Test IDVTN1916
Head
HIC-1596
Peak gs at hard contactno contact
Neck
Tension (kN)0.8
Extension bending moment (Nm)15
Maximum Nij 0.16
Chest maximum compression (mm)26
Femur (kN)
Left0.7
Right0.1
Knee displacement (mm)
Left0
Right1
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left0
Right0
Maximum tibia index
Left0.61
Right0.45
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left2.6
Right0.5
Foot acceleration (g)
Left50
Right43

Passenger-side

  • Rating applies to 2020-24 models

Tested vehicle: 2020 Hyundai Sonata SE 4-door

The Hyundai Sonata was redesigned for the 2020 model year. Passenger-side small overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Hyundai as part of frontal crash test verification.

Overall passenger-side evaluation

G

Structure and safety cage

G

Passenger injury measures
Head/neck

G

Chest

G

Hip/thigh

G

Lower leg/foot

G

Passenger restraints and dummy kinematics

G

Driver injury measures
Head/neck

G

Chest

G

Hip/thigh

G

Lower leg/foot

G

Driver restraints and dummy kinematics

G

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on passenger side

Test IDVTP1934
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm)3
Footrest (cm)4
Right toepan (cm)3
Center toepan (cm)1
Rocker panel lateral average (cm)0
Upper occupant compartment
Center dash (cm)2
Upper hinge pillar max (cm)2
Upper dash (cm)2
Right lower dash (cm)3

Passenger injury measures

Test IDVTP1934
Head
HIC-1578
Peak gs at hard contactno contact
Neck
Tension (kN)0.7
Extension bending moment (Nm)14
Maximum Nij 0.17
Chest maximum compression (mm)25
Femur (kN)
Left0.1
Right0.7
Knee displacement (mm)
Left0
Right1
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left0
Right0
Maximum tibia index
Left0.34
Right0.58
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left0.5
Right3.4
Foot acceleration (g)
Left47
Right66

Driver injury measures

Test IDVTP1934
Head
HIC-1557
Peak gs at hard contactno contact
Neck
Tension (kN)0.7
Extension bending moment (Nm)8
Maximum Nij 0.16
Chest maximum compression (mm)21
Femur (kN)
Left0.2
Right0.6
Knee displacement (mm)
Left1
Right2
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left0
Right0
Maximum tibia index
Left0.23
Right0.41
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left0.4
Right1.5
Foot acceleration (g)
Left18
Right32

How the small overlap front test is conducted

Moderate overlap front: original test

Rating applies to 2020-24 models

Tested vehicle: 2020 Hyundai Sonata SEL 4-door

The Hyundai Sonata was redesigned for the 2020 model year. Moderate overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Hyundai as part of frontal crash test verification.

Overall evaluation

G

Structure and safety cage

G

Driver injury measures
Head/neck

G

Chest

G

Leg/foot, left

G

Leg/foot, right

G

Driver restraints and dummy kinematics

G

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDVTF1926
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)3
Left (cm)4
Center (cm)5
Right (cm)1
Brake pedal (cm)5
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)0
Right (cm)-1
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)-1
Rearward (cm)-4
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)0

Driver injury measures

Test IDVTF1926
Head
HIC-15213
Peak gs at hard contactno contact
Neck
Tension (kN)0.8
Extension bending moment (Nm)9
Maximum Nij 0.19
Chest maximum compression (mm)27
Legs
Femurforce - left(kN)0.4
Femurforce - right(kN)1.0
Kneedisplacement - left(mm)0
Knee displacement - right (mm)2
Maximumtibiaindex - left0.24
Maximumtibiaindex - right0.43
Tibia axialforce - left(kN)2.0
Tibia axialforce - right(kN)2.2
Foot acceleration (g)
Left62
Right44

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Moderate overlap front: updated test

Rating applies to 2023-24 models

Tested vehicle: 2023 Hyundai Sonata SE 4-door

The Hyundai Sonata was redesigned for the 2020 model year.

Overall evaluation

P

Structure and safety cage

G

Driver injury measures
Head/neck

G

Chest

G

Thigh/hip

G

Leg/foot

G

Driver restraints and dummy kinematics

G

Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck

P

Chest

M

Thigh

G

Rear passenger restraints and dummy kinematics

M

2024 Hyundai Sonata 4-door sedan (1)

View of the vehicle after the crash showing the airbags and damage to the occupant compartment.

2024 Hyundai Sonata 4-door sedan (2)

The rear passenger dummy's head remained a safe distance from the front seatback.

2024 Hyundai Sonata 4-door sedan (3)

Rear passenger dummy injury values indicate a likelihood of injury to the head or neck and chest. During the crash, the shoulder belt remained in an ideal position on the dummy’s chest.

2024 Hyundai Sonata 4-door sedan (4)

The rear passenger dummy's lap belt moved from the ideal position on the pelvis onto the abdomen, increasing the risk of abdominal injuries.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEF2311
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)3
Left (cm)5
Center (cm)7
Right (cm)2
Brake pedal (cm)6
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)-1
Right (cm)-1
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)0
Rearward (cm)-4
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)0

Driver injury measures

Test IDCEF2311
Head
HIC-15254
Peak gs at hard contactno contact
Neck
Tension (kN)0.7
Extension bending moment (Nm)7
Maximum Nij0.18
Chest maximum compression (mm)26
Femur (kN)
Left0.5
Right1.2
Knee displacement (mm)
Left1
Right2
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left0
Right0
Maximum tibia index
Left0.27
Right0.43
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left2.9
Right3.0
Foot acceleration (g)
Left58
Right45

Rear passenger injury measures

Test IDCEF2311
Head
HIC-15 for head contact during forward excursion

no contact

Peak gs at hard contactno contact
Neck
Tension (kN)3.8
Compression (kN)0.2
Maximum Nij for head contact during forward excursion

no contact

Chest
Chest index33
Shoulder belt tension (kN)7.1
Thigh (kN)
Left femur compression1.4
Right femur compression0.3

How the updated moderate overlap front test is conducted

February 2024 adjustment to rating criteria

Side: updated test

Rating applies to 2024 models

Tested vehicle: 2024 Hyundai Sonata SEL 4-door

The Hyundai Sonata was redesigned for the 2020 model year. Beginning with 2024 models, reinforcements were added to the B-pillar, door sill and beams to improve occupant protection in side impact crashes. (Information about when a specific vehicle was manufactured is on the certification label typically affixed to the driver door or adjacent B-pillar.) Side 2.0 ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test of a 2024 Sonata conducted by Hyundai/Kia as part of side crash test verification.

Overall evaluation

G

Structure and safety cage

G

Driver injury measures
Head/neck

G

Torso

A

Pelvis

G

Driver head protection

G

Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck

G

Torso

G

Pelvis

G

Rear passenger head protection

G

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDVTS2344
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -25.5
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test IDVTS2344
Head
HIC-15180
Peak gs at hard contactno contact
Neck
Tension (kN)1.2
Compression (kN)-0.4
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)35
Lateral force (kN)2.5
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)36
Average deflection (mm)34
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)6.41
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.83
Pelvis
Combined force (kN)3.0

Passenger injury measures

Test IDVTS2344
Head
HIC-1595
Peak gs at hard contactno contact
Neck
Tension (kN)0.4
Compression (kN)-0.7
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)25
Lateral force (kN)1.4
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)26
Average deflection (mm)14
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)3.09
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.32
Pelvis
Combined force (kN)2.1

How the side crash test is conducted

Headlights

Trim level(s)

  • All trims

Low-beam headlight typeLED projector
High-beam headlight typeLED projector
Curve-adaptive?No
High-beam assist?Yes
Overall rating

G

Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:

Low beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was good in all 4 tests.

The low beams never exceeded glare limits.

High beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on the right side of the road and fair on the left side. On curves, visibility was good on the gradual left and both right curves and fair on the sharp left curve.

Technical measurements for this test

Trim level(s)
  • All trims

Low-beam headlight typeLED projector
High-beam headlight typeLED projector
Curve-adaptive?No
High-beam assist?Yes
Overall rating
Applies to 2024 models

G

LOW BEAMSAverage minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge100.5 mNone
Straightaway left edge72.9 mNone
250m radius right curve, right edge73.5 mNone
250m radius left curve, left edge72.6 mNone
150m radius right curve, right edge64.6 mNone
150m radius left curve, left edge61.6 mNone
HIGH BEAMSAverage minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge171.8 m
Straightaway left edge131.5 m
250m radius right curve, right edge81.1 m
250m radius left curve, left edge78.8 m
150m radius right curve, right edge66.9 m
150m radius left curve, left edge63.7 m

How headlights are evaluated

Front crash prevention: pedestrian

Rating applies to all 2024 models

System details

  • standard Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist
Overall evaluation

G

Includes high-beam assist credit

Crossing child — day

  • In the 12 mph test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
  • In the 25 mph test, this vehicle avoided a collision.

Crossing adult — night

  • In the 12 mph test, this vehicle avoided a collision when using its high beams. When using its low beams, this vehicle avoided a collision.
  • In the 25 mph test, this vehicle avoided a collision when using its high beams. When using its low beams, this vehicle avoided a collision.

Parallel adult — night

  • In the 25 mph test, this vehicle avoided a collision when using its high beams. When using its low beams, this vehicle avoided a collision.
  • In the 37 mph test, this vehicle avoided a collision when using its high beams and a warning was issued 1.8 seconds before impact. When using its low beams, this vehicle avoided a collision and a warning was issued 1.4 seconds before impact.

How front crash prevention is evaluated

Child seat anchors

Rating applies to 2020-24 models

Overall evaluation

A

Vehicle trimSE
Seat type cloth

This vehicle has 2 rear seating positions with complete child seat attachment (LATCH) hardware.

It has 1 additional seating position with a tether anchor only.

Overall evaluation

A

Vehicle trimSE
Seat type cloth
GGood
AAcceptable
MMarginal
PPoor
Seating positions that rely on borrowed lower anchors or have only a tether anchor available are not rated.

thether anchor symbol

Tether anchor

lower anchor symbol

Lower anchors

shared lower achors symbol

Lower anchor(s) can be borrowed from adjacent positions(s)
No hardware available

Details by seating position

1
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors
2
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
none available
3
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors

Technical measurements for this test

Seat position 21

3

Lower anchor A
Open access ratedNo
Depth (cm)2-4
Force (lbs)22
Clearance angle (degrees)73
Lower anchor B
Open access ratedNo
Depth (cm)2-4
Force (lbs)14
Clearance angle (degrees)75
Tether anchor
LocationRear deck
Confusing hardware presentNo
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

Seat position 22

2

Lower anchor A
No lower latch for this seat position
Lower anchor B
No lower latch for this seat position
Tether anchor
LocationRear deck
Confusing hardware presentNo
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

Seat position 23

1

Lower anchor A
Open access ratedNo
Depth (cm)2-4
Force (lbs)28
Clearance angle (degrees)63
Lower anchor B
Open access ratedNo
Depth (cm)2-4
Force (lbs)21
Clearance angle (degrees)63
Tether anchor
LocationRear deck
Confusing hardware presentNo
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

How child seat anchors are evaluated

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