The Car Book Gives the 2016 Hyundai Sonata and Genesis “Best Bet” Awards for 2016

March 5th, 2020 by

For 36 years The Car Book has recognized vehicles for their ability to meet the needs of car-shoppers in Billings, Lockwood, and across America. One of the ways it does this is the “Best Bet” awards, which are given based on performance and safety. Both the 2016 Hyundai Sonata and the 2016 Hyundai Genesis were awarded the “Best Bet” honor by The Car Book thanks to their ability to perform well in several exhaustive vehicle tests. Let’s take a closer look at how The Car Book evaluates vehicles for this award and also why the 2016 Sonata and Genesis passed with flying colors.

“Best Bet” Award Criteria

The Car Book has been putting together its list of honorees for decades, and carefully selects each vehicle based on stringent requirements. For the “Best Bet” award, vehicles are rated in nine categories, including crash tests, safety features, rollover, preventative maintenance, repair costs, warranty, fuel economy, complaints, and insurance. They tend to look even closer at safety, as this is an important feature for most American families.

Jack Gillis, author of The Car Book, listed reasons why the Sonata and Genesis were chosen for the “Best Bet” award, saying, “By offering vehicles that respond to the safety and performance needs of today’s consumers, Hyundai continues to make a significant contribution to improving the market choices for the American car buyer.”

2016 Hyundai Sonata Performance and Safety

The 2016 Hyundai Sonata was praised for its advanced safety features, which include:

  • Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB)
  • Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
  • Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) with Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and Traction Control System
  • ABS with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

Billings and Lockwood drivers will not only feel safe behind the wheel of a 2016 Sonata, but they will also enjoy their drive thanks to a number of engine options that offer impressive power:

  • 4L 4-cylinder: 185 hp and 178 lb-ft of torque
  • 6L Twin-scroll Turbo 4-cylinder: 178 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque
  • 0L Twin-scroll Turbo 4-cylinder: 245 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque

2016 Hyundai Genesis Safety

The 2016 Genesis also comes equipped with a full slate of safety features and technologies to keep you and your family safe. Some of these features include:

  • ESC
  • Lane Departure Warning System with Lane Keep Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Brake Assist and Electronic Brake Distribution
  • Lane Change Assist
  • Rearview Camera
  • Sensory Surround Safety Technologies

Drive the 2o16 Sonata and the Genesis at Underriner Hyundai

For more information about either the 2016 Sonata or the 2016 Genesis, contact us online or visit us in person at our showroom on 3671 Pierce Parkway in Billings, MT.