Well that's the way I see it. A week ago we took our 2011 SE for it's first road trip(3.5 hours each way). On the way home it was raining. I was coming up to a highway on ramp. There was a 18 wheeler in the right lane. I'm going about 70(in a 65) and slowing down, something just didn't seem right approaching the on ramp. Well some idiot in a ford ranger didn't bother to look before merging onto the highway. The 18 wheeler started to swerve then slammed on the brakes and jack knifed into my lane. In an instant I am heading toward the side of his cab at 60mph. I applied the brakes, not fully, and quickly went left into the dirt and gravel median around the truck. I could see the yellow paint of the cab in the corner of my eye very close the the right side of the car. Went around and there was the ranger with a larger dent in the right rear. Without the good handling of the sonata, i don't think i would have got around the truck. We also have a 2008 santa fe, I'm pretty sure trying that fast of a change at that speed would have not been good. The sonata just went around straight, no sliding in the mud and right back on the road, i was very happy. It happened so fast that my wife didn't even have time to scream or say anything until later. Our 19 month old son was also in the car, my main reason for keeping it in one piece. I know the sonata has many air bags, but I'm gald i didn't see them.