2017 Kia Sedona earns Top Safety Pick+ award

September 29, 2016

The 2017 Kia Sedona qualifies for the highest award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, thanks to the addition of optional automatic braking technology.

Like earlier models, the 2017 Sedona earns good ratings across the board in IIHS crashworthiness evaluations. The addition of autobrake boosts the minivan's front crash prevention rating from basic to superior.

In IIHS track tests at 12 mph and 25 mph, a Sedona equipped with the new front crash prevention system avoided collisions. The system also includes a forward collision warning component that meets National Highway Traffic Safety Administration criteria.

To qualify for 2016 Top Safety Pick+, a vehicle must earn good ratings in the small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests. It also must earn an advanced or superior rating for front crash prevention.

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