The 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
Whether it’s snowing where you are or not at the moment, at some point, you’re going to have to deal with slick conditions that make driving treacherous. The 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid is built to take on challenging road conditions.
When you’re sitting there safe and warm in the cabin of the new Sonata Hybrid, you might be aware that you are surrounded by seven airbags, including a knee bag, that will help protect you in a crash. What you may not know is that the entire cabin is built from advanced high strength steel that not only enhances your protection, it improves the dynamics of the car while driving.
Of course, you know that it has ABS brakes that ensure that when you apply the brake you won’t have to worry about them locking up and skidding, but you may not know that the Sonata has an energy absorbing steering column to help prevent injury if there’s an accident.
In addition, Hyundai designed the Sonata Hybrid’s hood with safety stops and buckling creases that dissipate energy during an accident.
Technology and Safety
It’s more than the body of the vehicle and the brakes that keep you safe; Hyundai has invested time and research into active safety systems that are always on alert and ready to step in to help you.
Those ABS brakes also come with Electronic Brake-force Distribution and Brake Assist systems that monitor pressure on the brakes when you apply the pedal and adjust the pressure as needed. In the event of a hard stop, the brake assist helps you get stopped.
The Sonata Hybrid comes equipped with Blind Sport Detection and Lane Change Assist that monitors the side of the vehicle and alerts you to any obstacle in the way. This helps make a smooth transition between lanes and passing less stressful.
Another active system is the Rear Cross Traffic Alert that can detect another vehicle or an obstacle behind you when you’re backing up. It lets you know when it is safe to resume and lessens the chance of hitting anything.
Depending upon which of the four models you choose, you may have the Lane Departure Warning System and the Forward Collision Warning system installed. The Lane Departure Warning tells you when you’re drifting out of your lane while on the highway, so you can correct your position.
The Forward Collision Warning lets you know if it determines whether a collision is imminent based upon your speed and the speed of the object in your path. It then warns you in order for you to move accordingly to avoid an accident.
Solid and Stable
As you know, a wet road can become a hazard if the tires on your vehicle starts to lose contact with the road, and that is precisely the driving condition that Hyundai had in mind when they added the Vehicle Stability Management and Electronic Stability Control features to the Sonata Hybrid.
Both of these systems are designed to monitor the connection with the road and make adjustments through the brakes to help you keep going the right direction in order to prevent it from sliding from side to side.
While all of these safety features will help make winter driving more bearable, the 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid is also fuel-efficient, has a comfortable and roomy interior to please both driver and passengers and a sleek design that will appeal to all.
We’ll show you how all of the features work when you stop in and test drive the new 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid. Stop by today.