2014 Kia Sedona gets 5-star rating from NHTSA

Article by Anita Panait, on December 17, 2013

The United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has given a 5-Star overall safety rating to the 2014 Kia Sedona. The minivan got five stars in the frontal and side impact tests and four stars in the roll-over test, thanks to its rigid and durable passenger compartment as well as a number of standard safety features.

The 2014 Kia Sedona offers an extensive list of standard safety features like six standard airbags -- dual advanced front and front seat-mounted side air bags and full-length side curtain air bags for all three seating rows; active front headrests; and a four-channel, four-sensor Antilock Brake System (ABS) with Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD). The ABS calculates and considers vehicle load and weight distribution and applies the appropriate stopping force.

The EBD, meanwhile, adapts to wheel grip conditions to help enhance both control and stability. Other standard safety equipment for the 2014 Sedona includes a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and a Traction Control System (TCS). The TCS employs brake and engine torque intervention to improve traction on launch and acceleration on slippery road surfaces. 

Once the ABS detects wheel slip, it will then signal the engine control unit to adjust torque output accordingly.  TCS could also sense when one or more wheels are spinning faster than the vehicle's speed. If necessary, ABS will apply the brakes accordingly.

Topics: kia, nhtsa, crash test

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