/2014 Kia Sedona Gets Five-Star Safety Rating from NHTSA

2014 Kia Sedona Gets Five-Star Safety Rating from NHTSA

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Despite its appearances which suggest the car has gone out of production in 1995, the Kia Sedona is new people carrier you can buy today, and it’s a fairly popular one as well. Underneath that outdated body lurks a pretty good car. In fact that car just passed NHTSA‘s latest series of crash tests with flying color, snatching all available stars.

The 2014 Kia Sedona scored five stars in the frontal and side impact tests and four stars in the roll-over test. That is a pass in NHTSA’s book, and means the car is one of the safest in its class right now. It matters a lot in a family car that can seat up to seven people. The Sedona has a durable passenger compartment and a long list of standard safety features.

Items found on that list include six standard airbags (dual advanced front and front seat-mounted side air bags, full-length side curtain air bags for all three seating rows); active front headrests; and a four-channel, four-sensor Antilock Brake System (ABS) with Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD). Those are in addition to Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and a Traction Control System (TCS).

Basically what Kia is suggesting is it’s better to prevent a crash from happening than trying to compensate for it, hence all the active safety features. Sensors and software continuously monitor wheel spin and the vehicle’s body control to help the driver keep things in check at all time.

The 2014 Kia Sedona starts at $25,900.

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