Markham, Ontario – The all-new 2011 Hyundai Sonata has been awarded an overall five-star crash rating by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), under the agency’s new, more stringent testing procedures.

“With the launch of the all-new Sonata, we wanted to infuse the vehicle with the latest technology to achieve leading fuel economy scores, but our commitment to developing a world-class vehicle didn’t stop there,” said Steve Kelleher, president and CEO of Hyundai Auto Canada. “Our engineers were equally dedicated to infusing the Sonata with safety equipment and high-strength steel to help protect occupants in case of a collision. Third-party test results, such as those from the NHTSA, provide further motivation for us to continue our intense safety research.”

The 2011 Sonata scored well in all phases of the testing, including five-star side impact, five-star rollover and four-star frontal crash tests, resulting in an overall five-star performance. The rating applies to Sonatas produced from June 2, 2010 to September 7, 2010.

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