2005 Kia Sedona


2005 Kia Sedona Minivan
2002 Kia Sedona shown


Rating overview
Moderate overlap front: original test


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Moderate overlap front: original test

Rating applies to 2002-05 models built after March 2002

Tested vehicle: 2002 Kia Sedona LX

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.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Driver 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.

Action shot taken during the frontal offset crash test.

Despite some buckling of the A-pillar and roof rail, the dummy's position in relation to the steering wheel and instrument panel after the crash test indicates the driver's survival space was maintained reasonably well.

The steering wheel moved upward too much during the crash test.

Smeared greasepaint indicates where the dummy's head hit the B-pillar and shoulder belt anchorage during rebound, producing a high head acceleration.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant 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
HIC-15 332
Peak gs at hard contact 94
Tension (kN) 2.5
Extension bending moment (Nm) 29
Maximum Nij 0.40
Chest maximum compression (mm) 21
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

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

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