The US Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has today named the 2010 Hyundai Sonata as its safety "best pick".
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The award was made more difficult this year when the IIHS added a roof strength test to its existing front, side, rear and headrest measurements - all of which Sonata excelled at.

Past winners of the IIHS award include the Chevrolet Malibu, Chyrsler Sebring, Dodge Avenger, Subaru Legacy (Liberty) and Volkswagen Jetta.