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2002 Kia Sedona

Minivan
Crashworthiness
  • Moderate overlap front
    A


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Model year Front overlap Side Roof strength Head restraints & seats Front crash prevention
Small Moderate
2017
G
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Superior
2016
G
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Basic
2015
G
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Basic
2014
G
G
P
G
Crash avoidance rating
Not available
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 2002-05 models built after March 2002

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

This rating applies to vehicles other than the specific model and body style tested.

The Kia Sedona was introduced in the 2002 model year. Kia says it changed the frontal airbag system for 2002-05 models built after March 2002 (see details below). A redesigned Sedona was introduced as a 2006 model.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the neck, chest, and both legs indicate low risk of injury to these body regions. However, a high head acceleration occurred when the dummy's head hit the B-pillar, indicating the possibility of head injury.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement wasn't well controlled. There was too much upward steering wheel movement. During rebound, the dummy's head moved partway out the open side window and hit the B-pillar. Also, in a separate 5 mph frontal impact without dummies in the car, both frontal airbags deployed. Such deployments not only are unnecessary in low-speed crashes but also may cause injuries to front-seat occupants positioned too close to the airbags. Note: Kia says it changed the airbag system for 2002 and later models built after March 2002 so that the airbags will no longer deploy in such a low-speed impact. Therefore, the restraints/dummy kinematics rating improves to MARGINAL for the later models.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle 2002 Kia Sedona LX
Weight 4,665 lbs.
Side airbags none
Wheelbase 115 in.
Length 184 in.
Width 75 in.
Engine 3.5 L V6
EPA ratings 15 mpg city / 20 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEF0201
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 15
Left (cm) 18
Center (cm) 20
Right (cm) 17
Brake pedal (cm) 22
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 9
Right (cm) 6
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 13
Rearward (cm) 4
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 8

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEF0201
Head
HIC-15 332
Peak gs at hard contact 94
Neck
Tension (kN) 2.5
Extension bending moment (Nm) 29
Maximum Nij 0.40
Chest maximum compression (mm) 21
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 4.5
Femur force - right (kN) 4.0
Knee displacement - left (mm) 4
Knee displacement - right (mm) 1
Maximum tibia index - left 0.21
Maximum tibia index - right 0.42
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 0.5
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 0.9
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 69
Right 47

Applies to 2002 models built before April 2002

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

This rating applies to vehicles other than the specific model and body style tested.

The Kia Sedona was introduced in the 2002 model year. Kia says it changed the frontal airbag system for 2002 and later models built after March 2002 (see details below).

Injury measures

Measures taken from the neck, chest, and both legs indicate low risk of injuries to these body regions in a crash of this severity. A high head acceleration occurred when the dummy's head hit the B-pillar, indicating that head injuries would be possible.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement wasn't well controlled. There was too much upward steering wheel movement. During rebound, the dummy's head moved partway out the open side window and hit the B-pillar. Also, in a separate 5 mph frontal impact without dummies in the car, both frontal airbags deployed. Such deployments not only are unnecessary in low-speed crashes but also may cause injuries to front-seat occupants positioned too close to the airbags. Note: Kia says it changed the airbag system for 2002 and later models built after March 2002 so that the airbags will no longer deploy in such a low-speed impact. Therefore, the restraints/dummy kinematics rating improves to MARGINAL for the later models.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle 2002 Kia Sedona LX
Weight 4,665 lbs.
Side airbags none
Wheelbase 115 in.
Length 184 in.
Width 75 in.
Engine 3.5 L V6
EPA ratings 15 mpg city / 20 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEF0201
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 15
Left (cm) 18
Center (cm) 20
Right (cm) 17
Brake pedal (cm) 22
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 9
Right (cm) 6
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 13
Rearward (cm) 4
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 8

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEF0201
Head
HIC-15 332
Peak gs at hard contact 94
Neck
Tension (kN) 2.5
Extension bending moment (Nm) 29
Maximum Nij 0.40
Chest maximum compression (mm) 21
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 4.5
Femur force - right (kN) 4.0
Knee displacement - left (mm) 4
Knee displacement - right (mm) 1
Maximum tibia index - left 0.21
Maximum tibia index - right 0.42
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 0.5
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 0.9
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 69
Right 47
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Antilock brakes (optional)

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