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2013 Kia Sedona

Minivan
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    G
  • Roof strength
    P
  • Head restraints & seats
    G
1
Side airbags: head curtain airbags for all three rows of seats and front seat-mounted torso airbags
2
Electronic stability control
3
Antilock brakes
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 2012-14 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 2006 model year. Beginning with 2012 models, the front seat lap/shoulder belts were modified to improve occupant protection in frontal crashes. Frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Hyundai as part of frontal crash test verification. However, because there were no significant front structural upgrades, the structural rating of the current model is based on both Hyundai's test and an earlier Institute test of a 2006 model.

There were no 2013 models, but the Sedona became available again with no significant changes for the 2014 model year.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity. Head acceleration from the B-pillar hit was low.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. During rebound, the dummy's head hit the B-pillar.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2012 Kia Sedona LX
Weight 4,330 lbs.
Side airbagshead curtain airbags for all three rows of seats and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase119 in.
Length202 in.
Width78 in.
Engine3.5 L V6
EPA ratings18 mpg city / 25 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEF0602VTF1201
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)87
Left (cm)99
Center (cm)1615
Right (cm)1717
Brake pedal (cm)1113
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)22
Right (cm)53
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)41
Rearward (cm)-4-1
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)11

Driver injury measures

Test IDVTF1201
Head
HIC-15287
Peak gs at hard contact61
Neck
Tension (kN)1.1
Extension bending moment (Nm)39
Maximum Nij 0.33
Chest maximum compression (mm)27
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)3.6
Femur force - right (kN)2.7
Knee displacement - left (mm)2
Knee displacement - right (mm)2
Maximum tibia index - left0.31
Maximum tibia index - right0.25
Tibia axial force - left (kN)2.1
Tibia axial force - right (kN)2.5
Foot acceleration (g)
Left88
Right88

Applies to 2006-14 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
A
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 2006 model year. The Hyundai Entourage was introduced as a 2007 model in spring 2006 and was discontinued after the 2008 model year.

There were no 2013 models of the Sedona, but the minivan became available again with no significant changes for the 2014 model year.

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 vehicle2006 Kia Sedona LX
Weight 4,550 lbs.
Side airbagsstandard head curtain airbags for all three rows of seats and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase119 in.
Length202 in.
Width78 in.
Engine3.8 L V6
EPA ratings18 mpg city / 25 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCES0604
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.
-5.5

Driver injury measures

Test IDCES0604
Head HIC-15162
Neck
Tension (kN)1.3
Compression (kN)0.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)24
Lateral force (kN)1.4
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)35
Average deflection (mm)30
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)4.25
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.43
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)2.0
Acetabulum force (kN)0.8
Combined force (kN)2.5
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.1
L-M moment (Nm)27
A-P moment (Nm) -17

Passenger injury measures

Test IDCES0604
Head HIC-15144
Neck
Tension (kN)0.3
Compression (kN)0.4
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)32
Lateral force (kN)1.6
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)38
Average deflection (mm)33
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)5.29
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.60
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)0.4
Acetabulum force (kN)3.4
Combined force (kN)3.6
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.2
L-M moment (Nm)108
A-P moment (Nm) 20

Applies to 2006-14 models

Overall evaluation
P
Curb weight4,449 lbs
Peak force10,260 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio2.31
Tested vehicle
2012 Kia Sedona EX
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 2006-14 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

All seats (AHR)

How this test is conducted

Seat typeAll seats (AHR)
Geometry
Backset (mm)52
Distance below top of head (mm)42
Seat design parameters
Pass/failPass
Max T1 acceleration (g)10.6
Head contact time (ms)64
Force ratingLow
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)104
Max neck tension (N)530

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