2020 Hyundai Top Safety Picks - Gossett Hyundai South - Memphis, TN

Hyundai Ties for Most Top Safety Pick+ and TSP Awards in 2020

For parents and guardians of little ones, there is nothing more important when it comes to picking a family vehicle than car safety. Though advanced driver awareness features are a great demonstration of how seriously a given vehicle takes safety, the best indicator of a vehicle's safety is how well it performs in unbiased industry testing. Keep reading to learn what makes Hyundai top the list of safest car brands in America.

What is the Top Safety Pick Award?

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is an independent research organization committed to keeping consumers safe on roadways by subjecting new vehicles to crash testing and reporting results. The organization has two levels of designations for the vehicles it deems the safest on the road: Top Safety Pick and the more distinguished Top Safety Pick+. Top Safety Pick winners must meet stringent criteria for headlight options, implement helpful crash prevention technologies, and score favorable ratings in a battery of crashworthiness testing.

Hyundai Tied for Safest Car Brand

Now that you know how much of an honor it is to be given a Top Safety Pick award from the IIHS, you can fully grasp how significant it is that Hyundai's full line-up of vehicles has been given either a TSP or a TSP+ designation. The all-new Hyundai Venue joins a massive list of Hyundai vehicles that have received TSP or TSP+ awards, including the Kona, Tucson, Santa Fe, Nexo, Palisade, Elantra, Veloster, and Sonata. This massive list of ten awarded vehicles now puts Hyundai in a tie for the safest car brand based on amount TSP awards.

Hyundai Car Safety

Hyundai takes car safety very seriously, which is why its entire vehicle lineup has been given a Top Safety Pick award from the IIHS. Hyundai's SmartSense safety technology suite includes features that help keep you and your passengers safe on the road, including Driver Attention Warning, Pedestrian Detection, and Lane-Keeping Assist.
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Hyundai Nets Nine IIHS Top Safety Picks

For many car shoppers, safety is a top priority. If you are looking for your next safe vehicle, you should consider a Hyundai. The 2020 lineup has earned an impressive nine IIHS Safety Awards, including eight Top Safety Pick ratings and one Top Safety Pick+.

Small Cars

Three Hyundai small cars earned a Top Safety Pick rating: the Hyundai Elantra sedan, the Hyundai Elantra GT hatchback, and the Hyundai Veloster.

Midsize cars

In the midsize segment, the Hyundai Sonata achieved a Top Safety Pick rating.

Small SUVs

Two small Hyundai SUVs earned an IIHS Top Safety Pick: the Hyundai Kona and the Hyundai Tucson.

Midsize SUVs

In the midsize SUV category, an impressive three Hyundai SUVs were recognized. Two earned the IIHS Top Safety Pick award: the Palisade and the Hyundai Santa Fe. The third, the Hyundai Nexo fuel cell SUV, earned the highly-coveted Top Safety Pick+ award.

SmartSense® Technology

Many of the Hyundai models have SmartSense® technology to thank for their high safety ratings. SmartSense® is offered as standard technology on the 2020 Hyundai Sonata, Hyundai Palisade, Santa Fe, and Nexo, and as an option on the other models.

SmartSense® includes features like Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, Blind-Spot Collision Warning, Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning, Lane Keeping Assist, Driver Attention Warning, and Smart Cruise Control. These features can warn you of potential collisions and even apply the brakes to help you avoid a collision.

Top Safety Pick Requirements

To qualify for the Top Safety Pick award, a vehicle must earn the top "good" rating in six crash tests. It also must earn either an "advanced" or "superior" rating for available front crash prevention. Finally, the vehicle must have available headlights that earn an "acceptable" or "good" rating.

Top Safety Pick+ Requirements

In addition to all the Top Safety Pick requirements, a Top Safety Pick+ vehicle must have standard headlights that earn an "acceptable" or "good" headlight rating.

Few car brands can compare to Hyundai when it comes to safety. Visit Gossett Hyundai South to check out the Hyundai lineup and learn more about what makes each of these vehicles so safe.

Hyundai Awards Spotlight - Gossett Hyundai South - Memphis, TN

Hyundai Wins Two Best Car Buys From Driving Today

Driving Today recently announced the winners for their Best Car Buy Awards and Hyundai came away with two honors, one for the 2020 Hyundai Palisade and one for the 2020 Hyundai Sonata. These awards are given to the best models in nine categories that delivers the best overall value with a focus on family-friendly features.

2020 Hyundai Palisade

The 2020 Hyundai Palisade won two awards from Driving Today, Best Family SUV and overall Best Car Buy. The Palisade comes standard with three rows of seats for up to eight passengers. It also delivers plenty of standard technology, including advanced driving safety aids like automatic emergency braking and a drowsy driving warning.

You can stay connected with the standard 8-inch touch screen, multiple USB ports, and Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay®. The second-row air conditioning controls make sure everyone stays cool and comfortable.

You can also equip the Palisade with a variety of premium features to give you and your family an upscale driving experience. Available features include a 10.25-inch touch screen, leather upholstery, a dual panoramic sunroof, power-folding rear seats, and a navigation system.

2020 Hyundai Sonata

The 2020 Hyundai Sonata earned the title of Best Family Car. It boasts attractive, sporty styling that helps it stand out from the competition. It has been completely redesigned this year and comes with abundant standard technology features like an 8-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, and driver safety aids.

With its redesign, the Sonata offers some impressive available features, such as the ability to use the key fob to drive the Sonata in and out of a parking space. The Sonata is also available with a digital key feature that lets you use your smartphone as a key. You simply tap your phone against the door handle and place it in the wireless charging slot to start the engine.sedan

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