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2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Safety Features Near Woodbridge, VA

Check Out All the Safety Features in the 2016 Sonata Hybrid

When making a new car purchase, many qualities are important. One of which is the ability to get you from point A to point B safely. In terms of safety features that are both impressive and extensive, the 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid near Woodbridge, VA, are everything you want, and need, to get you to your destination safely.

The safety features in the 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid use a variety of cameras and sensors to examine your surroundings both in the front, the rear, and the side. One of these innovative cameras is the Rearview Camera. When you’re geared in reverse, the camera placed at the rear of the Sonata Hybrid transmits an image of the area behind you onto the touchscreen display on the interior dash. Rear Parking Assistance System also helps when geared in reverse, as it engages distance sensors in the rear bumper when you’re geared in reverse. These sensors produce a warning sound for you if the rear of your 2016 Sonata Hybrid gets too close to an object – whether it be another vehicle or a telephone pole. For continued assistance when geared in reverse, the Rear Cross-traffic Alert1 helps identify and warn you of vehicles approaching from the side.

For lane control, the Lane Departure Warning2 uses sensors to know when you drift outside of your lane without using your turn signal. When you do, this system is designed to inform you with an audible and visual cue so you can veer back into the correct lane. The 2016 Sonata Hybrid also features Blind Spot Detection3, which helps detect when a vehicle is in your left or right blind spot, and provides an audible and visual alert to keep you aware so you continue to stay in your lane. Similarly, when you’re looking to change lanes, Lane Change Assist4 measures the closing speed of an approaching vehicle in your adjacent lane to determine if changing lanes is safe with an audible and visual warning.

When using the Smart Cruise Control with stop/start capability5, this feature detects when a vehicle is ahead of you in your lane, and slows down your Sonata Hybrid while maintaining a safe distance with the vehicle in front of you. It can even come to a full stop, then start again, without your input. Similarly, the Forward Collision Warning6 uses a front-sensing camera that looks down on the road and senses the closing speed of your vehicle in relation to the vehicle ahead of you. It then provides an audible warning that alerts you to a potential collision. The Automatic High Beam Assist can also detect vehicles around you. When using this thoughtful system, it can sense oncoming traffic, and then dim the high beam headlights.

The 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Safety Features near Woodbridge, VA, have been designed to emit confidence behind the wheel. Check out all the safety features this all-new Hybrid has to offer at Pohanka Hyundai of Fredericksburg today! We are located at 5200-A Jefferson Davis, Fredericksburg, VA 22408.


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1 Rear Cross-traffic Alert is active when the vehicle is in reverse and backing at a speed less than 6 mph. It may not detect all vehicles, depending on the size, angle, distance and speed of the other vehicle. In addition, Rear Cross-traffic Alert does not detect stationary objects or slow moving objects near the car, including pedestrians (including children), shopping carts, bicycles or baby strollers. The sensor will not function if it is blocked by foreign material, bicycle racks, luggage carriers, bumper stickers, mud or snow. Please see Owner’s Manual for additional information. 

2 Lane Departure Warning will not work under all circumstances. It functions when it is able to detect painted lane markings. It cannot function if the lane markings cannot be seen clearly, if the lines are faded, or during dusk without headlights on, with snow, rain, sleet, dust, leaves or standing water on road, sudden changes in brightness such as shadows, tunnel exits/entrances, low sunlight angle causing reflections, multiple lane markings or criss-crossed lines, tar crack sealer and cracked or broken road surfaces. It also may not function on very rough roads, when walls, curbs or concrete barriers are close by, or if following another car too closely. Since it “sees” the lane markings using a camera in the upper windshield area, it is imperative this area be clear and free of blockage such as stickers, dirt, snow, tinting material, markings and labels. Avoid putting objects on the dashboard that may reflect light or images onto the system camera area. 

3 The Blind Spot Detection assists the driver by warning of other cars in the blind spot region. It senses the rear side territory of the vehicle when it is traveling over 20 mph. Lane Change Assist provides an audible and visual alert if the turn signal is activated and another vehicle in the blind spot is sensed. The turn signals must be activated for the Lane Change Assist to function. There are limitations to the function, range, detection and clarity of the system. It will not detect all vehicles or objects in the blind spot. Its operation depends on the size, distance, angle and relative speed difference between your car and other cars. Blind Spot Detection and Lane Change Assist may not operate if sensors are obscured in any way. Do not rely exclusively on Blind Spot Detection. Blind Spot Detection is a supplemental system and the driver must still be attentive and exercise caution when driving with it. It is important to always signal, look over your shoulder and through your mirrors before changing lanes. It is the driver’s responsibility to be aware of the surroundings and ensure it is clear before changing lanes or directions. Blind Spot Detection is only meant to assist the driver in these responsibilities. 

4 The Lane Departure Warning with Lane Change Assist is designed to notify the driver if the vehicle is leaving the lane of travel by audible and flashing a display signal.

5 Smart Cruise Control with stop/start capability is not a collision avoidance or warning device. Smart Cruise Control is for highway use only and should not be used in poor weather, heavy or varying traffic, or on winding or slippery roads. Driver remains responsible to slow or stop the vehicle to avoid a collision. 

6 The Forward Collision Warning System is intended to be a supplement to safe driving practices. The system is not designed to detect certain stationary objects such as trees or poles, and may not detect all vehicles under certain conditions. The system does not provide a braking function. The driver is responsible for being attentive and maintaining control of the vehicle, and should not wait for the system's alerts before braking as there may not be sufficient time to brake safely. 

2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid near Woodbridge, VA

Lane Departure shown on the 2015 Sonata Hybrid

Blind Spot Monitor Shown in the 2015 Sonata Hybrid

Forward Collision Warning Shown in the 2015 Sonata Hybrid