1998 Hyundai Sonata

midsize car / 4-door sedan

1998 Hyundai Sonata 4-door sedan
1996 Hyundai Sonata shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 1995-98 models

Tested vehicle: 1996 Hyundai Sonata GL 4-door

The Hyundai Sonata was redesigned for the 1995 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Restraints and dummy kinematics
Dummy movement wasn't well controlled. After moving forward into the airbag, the dummy's head moved to the left, sliding around the side of the airbag toward the A-pillar.

Action shot taken during the frontal offset crash test.

Post-crash damage shot.

Intrusion in the driver footwell area contributed to the high injury measures on the dummy's left lower leg.