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Tucson and Sonata Named Top Safety Picks for 2016

2016 Tucson

First Year for Redesigned Tucson

Earning designation as Top Safety Pick from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is a prime feather in the cap of any automaker, so Hyundai was proud when both the Tucson and Sonata received those honors. This is the first year for the totally-redesigned Hyundai Tucson to get the award, but Sonata was already a winner. “Hyundai’s redesign of the Tucson earns the 2016 model our top rating in the small overlap front test, and the Sonata retains its acceptable rating,” according to David Zuby, chief research officer for the IIHS. “Both vehicles have an available front crash prevention system that earns a superior rating in the IIHS autobrake test, a key criteria to qualify for a Top Safety Pick + award.” Visit Chapman Hyundai to examine all the innovative safety features on the complete Hyundai vehicle lineup.

Advanced Safety Technology Available on Tucson

“Hyundai’s commitment to occupant safety is paramount throughout our entire lineup,” according to Hyundai VP Mike O’Brien. “We strive to develop technologies that assist in avoiding crashes altogether, like forward collision warning, lane departure warning and emergency brake assist, and are pleased the Tucson and Sonata have received these awards related to occupant protection when collisions do occur.” Other available technologies include blind spot detection, rear cross-traffic alert, backup warning and rearview cameras. The Tucson also features a structure made from high-strength steel to add to the safety package.

Sonata Technology Includes Electronic Stability Control

The safety technology offered on the Hyundai Sonata is a little different than the Tucson. Both electronic stability control and vehicle stability management help drivers keep control of their vehicle in times of bad road conditions or inclement weather. The Sonata also has seven airbags and an anti-lock braking system with electronic brake-force distribution to help drivers stay out of a skid. Smart cruise control helps drivers maintain a safe distance from the car in front.

Tucson and Sonata Come in Multiple Trim Levels

Take a drive to Chapman Hyundai and you’ll be amazed at the number of different trim packages available for both the Sonata and Tucson. The Sonata starts with the SE package, which is nicely appointed for a starting price of just $21,750. Other trim levels include the Sport, Eco, Limited, Sport 2.0T and Limited 2.0T. The Limited 2.0T is the most expensive package, starting at a hair over $34,000, but includes a twin-scroll turbo engine, sport tuned suspension, sunroof, navigation, premium audio system and much more. The most expensive Tucson model starts below $30,000 and is loaded with creature comforts like leather power seats, navigation and a premium audio package.

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