The 2020 Sonata has been equipped with the latest in Hyundai SmartSense technology, which includes an array of safety and driving assist features designed to alert and help you in various driving situations.
In this article, we will lay out which features are on your Sonata, inform you of their purpose, and show you where you can go for more information. Keep in mind that your owner’s manual is always the best source for the most detailed information.
Standard on all 2020 Sonata models
All 2020 Sonata models are equipped with the following SmartSense features:
Forward Collision Avoidance Assist w/ Pedestrian Detection (FCA)
Warns you of a decelerating or stopped vehicle or a pedestrian detected ahead and will apply braking if necessary.1
Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go (SCC)
Uses radar to keep you a safe distance from the car ahead when traveling below your set cruise control speed.2
Lane Keeping Assist (LKA)
Provides light and sound alerts if you drift out of a detected lane.3
Lane Follow Assist (LFA)
Helps keep you centered in a detected lane.3
Driver Attention Warning (DAW)
Warns you if sensors detect drowsy or inattentive driving.4
High Beam Assist (HBA)
Senses oncoming traffic to automatically engage or disengage high beams.
Rear Occupant Alert (ROA) door logic
Reminds you of rear occupants when engine is turned off.5
- SEL PLUS
Stepping up to the SEL, SEL Plus or Limited, you will gain the following SmartSense features:
- Blind Spot Detection (BSD)
Provides an audio and visual alert when a vehicle in an adjacent lane is in the least visible location.6
- Blind Spot Collision Avoidance Assist (BCA)
Applies brakes if you use your signals when a vehicle is in that side’s blind spot.6
- Rear Cross-TrafficCollision-Warning (RCCW)
The RCCA helps you back out safely by warning you if a vehicle is approaching from either side.7
More information on these SmartSense features can be found at the Hyundai SmartSense information website.
- with Drive Guidance Package,
- SEL Plus with Tech Package
Highway Drive Assist (HDA)enhances the Smart Cruise Control system by helping to keep your vehicle centered in your lane while using GPS data to know if you are on a controlled access highway such as an interstate. This system can be set to keep your vehicle at the highway speed limit.
Although the HDA system is an assist for long highway driving, it is not designed to drive the car for you. If you take your hands off the wheel for more than a few seconds, the system will remind you to regain steering wheel control.8
Standard on Limited
As an owner of a Limited model, you quite simply have everything the Sonata has to offer, including these sophisticated driving aids:
- Surround View Monitor (SVM)
With Surround View Monitor, you can park perfectly every time on the first try. By having the wide touch-screen display a combination of the view from cameras on the front, back and either side, it is as though you can look directly down from above your Sonata as you are driving it. You can now see the parking space lines when you need them the most. In addition, icons on the screen let you select specific views from the cameras, letting you see possible obstructions unseen from the driver seat.
Blind View Monitor (BVM)
Just as the rear-view camera automatically activates when you select Reverse, the Blind View Monitor, activates automatically when you engage the turn signal while in Drive. Using a camera mounted below each outside mirror, the system displays an image on the instrument cluster display (temporarily replacing the tachometer for the left side, speedometer for right), providing a more comprehensive view of possible vehicles in the adjacent lane than can be seen from the mirror alone.9
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