2014 Kia Sedona

minivan

2014 Kia Sedona Minivan
2012 Kia Sedona shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Side
Roof strength
Head restraints & seats

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Front crash prevention
Not available

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2012-14 models

Tested vehicle: 2012 Kia Sedona LX

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. Moderate overlap 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.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Restraints and dummy kinematics
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEF0602 VTF1201
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 8 7
Left (cm) 9 9
Center (cm) 16 15
Right (cm) 17 17
Brake pedal (cm) 11 13
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 2 2
Right (cm) 5 3
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 4 1
Rearward (cm) 4 1
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 1 1

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTF1201
Head
HIC-15 287
Peak gs at hard contact 61
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 - left 0.31
Maximum tibia index - right 0.25
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 2.1
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 2.5
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 88
Right 88

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side

Rating applies to 2006-14 models

Tested vehicle: 2006 Kia Sedona LX with standard head curtain airbags for all three rows of seats and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags

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.

Rating applies to 2006-14 models

Tested vehicle:2006 Kia Sedona LX

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.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Driver head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Rear passenger head protection

View of the vehicle and barrier just after the crash test.

View of the vehicle after the crash with doors removed, showing the side airbags and damage to the occupant compartment.

Action shot taken during the side impact crash test showing the driver dummy's head was protected from being hit by hard structures by the side curtain airbag.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the rear passenger dummy’s head was protected by the side airbag.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CES0604
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -5.5
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID CES0604
Head HIC-15 162
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 ID CES0604
Head HIC-15 144
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

How the side crash test is conducted

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2006-14 models

Tested vehicle: 2012 Kia Sedona EX

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 4,449 lbs
Peak force 10,260 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 2.31

How the roof strength test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2006-14 models

Seat type: All seats AHR

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type All seats AHR
Geometry
Backset (mm) 52
Distance below top of head (mm) 42
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 10.6
Head contact time (ms) 64
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 104
Max neck tension (N) 530

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted