• 16-DEC-2013

2014 Kia Sedona Earns NHTSA 5-Star Safety Rating

Already a popular choice among minivan buyers, the 2014 Kia Sedona has earned the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) coveted 5-Star overall safety rating. Netting five stars in the frontal and side impact tests and four stars in the roll-over test, the 2014 Sedona combines a rigid and durable passenger compartment with a long list of standard safety features to offer peace of mind to those looking for their next family vehicle.

"The Sedona earning NHTSA's 5-Star safety rating is an honor and an accomplishment," said Michael Sprague, executive vice president, marketing & communications, KMA. "Kia's rise over the last five years has been fueled by offering the right combination of design, quality, value and safety to our customers, and the five-star accolade for the Sedona is the kind of reassurance minivan buyers are looking for when shopping for a new vehicle."

Sedona offers consumers invaluable protection provided by an extensive list of standard safety features on the 2014 model, including 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), which takes into account vehicle load and weight distribution and applies the appropriate stopping force. The EBD system adapts to individual wheel grip conditions to help improve both control and stability. Additional standard safety equipment for Sedona includes a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and a Traction Control System (TCS).


  • James Hope
    National Manager, Product Communications
    United States