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2005 Kia Sedona

Minivan
  • Moderate overlap front
    A
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Antilock brakes (optional)
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2014
G
G
P
G
2013
G
G
P
G
2012
G
G
P
G
2011
G
G
P
G
2010
G
G
P
G
2009
G
G
P
G
2008
G
G
P
G
2007
G
G
P
G
2006
G
G
P
G
2005
A
2004
A
2003
A
2002
A

Applies to 2002-05 models

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.

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 vehicle2002 Kia Sedona LX
Weight 4,665 lbs.
Side airbagsnone
Wheelbase115 in.
Length194 in.
Width75 in.
Engine3.5 L V6
EPA ratings15 mpg city / 20 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEF0201
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 IDCEF0201
Head
HIC-15332
Peak gs at hard contact94
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 - left0.21
Maximum tibia index - right0.42
Tibia axial force - left (kN)0.5
Tibia axial force - right (kN)0.9
Foot acceleration (g)
Left69
Right47

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