The 2016 Hyundai Sonata gets the green light from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety to receive a 2016 Top Safety Pick+ award. The award helps buyers choose vehicles that offer the highest level of crash protection.

“Occupant safety, above all other things, is the single most important factor when designing and engineering Hyundai vehicles,” said Mike O’Brien, vice president, corporate and product planning, Hyundai Motor America. “Receiving this award, given the increasing demands of the test, is a testament to our emphasis on safety at every price point, and is a point of pride for every Hyundai associate.”

Earning a Top Safety Pick+ award is no easy endeavor either, especially now that the requirements were stiffened this year. To qualify, winners have to achieve good ratings in each of the Institute’s five crashworthiness tests. Those tests include small overlap crash and moderate overlap crash tests, side and roof strength, and head restraint tests. Having an available front crash prevention system with a superior or advanced rating is also a requirement to earn this award.

“With a more rigorous test environment for 2016, receiving another Top Safety Pick+ award acknowledges Hyundai’s commitment to occupant safety by consistently engineering strength and quality improvements into its vehicles,” said Adrian Lund, IIHS president.

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