Hyundai’s midsize sedan was redesigned for 2015, but the hybrid version of the Sonata carried over. For 2016, the Sonata Hybrid is all new and is joined by a plug-in hybrid model for even better fuel efficiency. For the Car Seat Check we tested the regular hybrid model; its ample legroom and exposed Latch anchors helped it earn straight-A grades.
How many car seats fit in the second row? Two
What We Like
The two sets of Latch anchors are easy to use; they’re under hinged plastic covers that you push back with the Latch connectors to access.
Both the rear-facing infant and convertible seats went in well and had enough room; we did not have to move the front passenger seat forward to accommodate either child seat.
The three tether anchors on the rear shelf are clearly marked and accessible; we connected the forward-facing convertible’s top tether strap without a problem.
The booster fit well on the slightly contoured seat. The buckles are on stable bases, making it easier for kids to buckle up independently.
A: Plenty of room for the car seat and the child; doesn’t impact driver or front-passenger legroom. Easy to find and connect to Latch and tether anchors. No fit issues involving head restraint or seat contouring. Easy access to the third row.
B: Plenty of room. One fit or connection issue. Some problems accessing third row when available.
C: Marginal room. Two fit or connection issues. Difficult to access third row when available.
D: Insufficient room. Two or more fit or connection issues.
F: Does not fit or is unsafe.