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2015 Kia Sedona

Minivan

Crashworthiness
Front crash
prevention
Crash avoidance rating
Basic
with optional
equipment
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for recalls
  • Small overlap front
    G
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    G
  • Roof strength
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    G
1
Side airbags: head curtain airbags for all three rows of seats and front seat-mounted torso airbags
2
Rollover sensor: designed to deploy the side curtain airbags in the event of an impending rollover
3
Electronic stability control, includes roll stability control
4
Antilock brakes
5
Daytime running lights (optional)
Model year Front overlap SideRoof strengthHead restraints & seatsFront crash prevention
SmallModerate
2015
G
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Basic
2014
G
G
P
G
Crash avoidance rating
Not available
2013
G
G
P
Crash avoidance rating
2012
G
G
P
G
Crash avoidance rating
2011
G
G
P
G
Crash avoidance rating
2010
G
G
P
G
Crash avoidance rating
2009
G
G
P
G
Crash avoidance rating
2008
G
G
P
G
Crash avoidance rating
2007
G
G
P
G
Crash avoidance rating
2006
G
G
P
G
Crash avoidance rating
2005
A
Crash avoidance rating
2004
A
Crash avoidance rating
2003
A
Crash avoidance rating
2002
A
Crash avoidance rating

Applies to 2015 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
A
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Hip/thigh
G
Lower leg/foot
G
Restraints and dummy kinematics
G
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

The Kia Sedona was redesigned for the 2015 model year. Two tests of the Sedona were conducted. In the first test, the unlocked driver door opened, which shouldn't happen because the driver could be partly or completely ejected from the vehicle. Also, intrusion into the occupant compartment was exacerbated by the door not remaining in place to help absorb crash forces.

In response, Kia reprogrammed the standard autolock feature, which locks all doors when the vehicle is placed in forward or reverse gear, to prevent consumers from disabling this feature, beginning with 2015 models built after November 2014. In addition, Kia is planning a service campaign to similarly reprogram the autolock feature on 2015 models built earlier.

In the second test with locked doors, the driver door stayed shut, and intrusion was significantly reduced. Ratings of the Sedona are based on the second test.

Structure

The driver space was maintained reasonably well in the second of two crash tests, with maximum intrusion of the upper interior of 12 cm at the upper hinge pillar and 10 cm at the instrument panel. Lower interior intrusion measured 12 cm at the parking brake pedal and 11 cm at the hinge pillar.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the dummy in the second test indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

The dummy’s movement was well controlled in the second test. The dummy’s head loaded the frontal airbag, which stayed in front of the dummy until rebound. The side curtain airbag deployed and had sufficient forward coverage to protect the head from contact with side structure and outside objects. The side torso airbag also deployed.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2015 Kia Sedona SX
Weight 4,613 lbs.
Side airbagshead curtain airbags for all three rows of seats and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase120 in.
Length201 in.
Width78 in.
Engine3.3 L V6
EPA ratings18 mpg city / 25 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID
Lower hinge pillar max (cm)11
Footrest (cm)10
Lower occupant compartment
Left toepan (cm)6
Brake pedal (cm)3
Parking brake (cm)12
Rocker panel lateral average (cm)2
Steering column2
Upper hinge pillar max (cm)12
Upper occupant compartment
Upper dash (cm)10
Lower instrument panel (cm)8

Driver injury measures

Test ID
Head
HIC-15102
Peak gs at hard contactno contact
Neck
Tension (kN)1.0
Extension bending moment (Nm)10
Maximum Nij 0.19
Chest maximum compression (mm)25
Femur (kN)
Left3.1
Right0.2
Knee displacement (mm)
Left8
Right3
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left1
Right0
Maximum tibia index
Left0.53
Right0.46
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left1.3
Right0.2
Foot acceleration (g)
Left47
Right54

Applies to 2015 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Leg/foot, left
G
Leg/foot, right
G
Restraints and dummy kinematics
G
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

The Kia Sedona was redesigned for the 2015 model year. Moderate overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Hyundai/Kia as part of frontal crash test verification.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. After the dummy moved forward into the frontal airbag, it rebounded into the seat without its head coming close to any stiff structure that could cause injury.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2015 Kia Sedona "SXL" (from HLDI)
Weight 4,519 lbs.
Side airbagshead curtain airbags for all three rows of seats and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase120 in.
Length201 in.
Width78 in.
Engine3.3 L V6
EPA ratings18 mpg city / 25 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)4
Left (cm)8
Center (cm)8
Right (cm)8
Brake pedal (cm)12
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)-1
Right (cm)-2
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)5
Rearward (cm)6
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)0

Driver injury measures

Test ID
Head
HIC-15207
Peak gs at hard contactno contact
Neck
Tension (kN)1.5
Extension bending moment (Nm)19
Maximum Nij 0.32
Chest maximum compression (mm)30
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)1.1
Femur force - right (kN)0.0
Knee displacement - left (mm)1
Knee displacement - right (mm)0
Maximum tibia index - left0.28
Maximum tibia index - right0.31
Tibia axial force - left (kN)1.4
Tibia axial force - right (kN)0.7
Foot acceleration (g)
Left36
Right72

Applies to 2015 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G
Side crash test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

The Kia Sedona was redesigned for the 2015 model year. Side ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Hyundai/Kia as part of side crash test verification.

Injury measures

Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Passenger — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Head protection

Driver — The dummy’s head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof.

Passenger — The dummy’s head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2015 Kia Sedona EX or SX (from HLDI)
Weight 4,495 lbs.
Side airbagsstandard head curtain airbags for all three rows of seats and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase120 in.
Length201 in.
Width78 in.
Engine3.3 L V6
EPA ratings18 mpg city / 25 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDVTS1409
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm)
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.
14.0

Driver injury measures

Test IDVTS1409
Head HIC-15118
Neck
Tension (kN)0.6
Compression (kN)0.9
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)20
Lateral force (kN)1.0
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)28
Average deflection (mm)26
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)3.95
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.40
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)1.9
Acetabulum force (kN)1.3
Combined force (kN)3.2
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.6
L-M moment (Nm)100
A-P moment (Nm) 18

Passenger injury measures

Test IDVTS1409
Head HIC-15101
Neck
Tension (kN)0.2
Compression (kN)0.4
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)22
Lateral force (kN)1.3
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)27
Average deflection (mm)21
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)2.67
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.30
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)0.4
Acetabulum force (kN)1.6
Combined force (kN)1.8
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.6
L-M moment (Nm)95
A-P moment (Nm) 25

Applies to 2015 models

Overall evaluation
G
Curb weight4,583 lbs
Peak force22,074 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio4.82
Tested vehicle
2015 Kia Sedona SX
Roof strength test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

In the test, the strength of the roof is determined by pushing a metal plate against one side of it at a slow but constant speed. The force applied relative to the vehicle's weight is known as the strength-to-weight ratio. This graph shows how the ratio varied as the test of this vehicle progressed. The peak strength-to-weight ratio recorded at any time before the roof is crushed 5 inches is the key measurement of roof strength.

A good rating requires a strength-to-weight ratio of at least 4. In other words, the roof must withstand a force of at least 4 times the vehicle's weight before the plate crushes the roof by 5 inches. For an acceptable rating, the minimum required strength-to-weight ratio is 3.25. For a marginal rating, it is 2.5. Anything lower than that is poor.

How this test is conducted

Applies to 2015 models

Overall evaluation
G
Dynamic rating
G
Seat/head restraint geometry
G
Important: Ratings for head restraints & seats should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

Seat type

Power leather seat

How this test is conducted

Seat typePower leather seat
Geometry
Backset (mm)8
Distance below top of head (mm)19
Seat design parameters
Pass/failPass
Max T1 acceleration (g)12.2
Head contact time (ms)54
Force rating1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)0
Max neck tension (N)318

Applies to 2015 models

System details

  • Optional Forward Collision Warning System

Package name

  • Optional Limited Technology Package

Overall evaluation

Crash avoidance rating
Basic
with optional
equipment
1 point total

Forward collision warning

This system meets the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's criteria for forward collision warning.
1 point

Low-speed autobrake

Not available.
0 points

High-speed autobrake

Not available.
0 points

How this rating is determined

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