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9.0
/ 10
On Safety
BASE INVOICE
$19,895
BASE MSRP
$20,695
On Safety
The 2008 Kia Sedona is a great value in terms of travel safety.
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Five stars, front and side impacts; four stars, rollover rating
NHTSA

Top Safety Pick
IIHS

Visibility rearward from the driver's seat is especially good
MyRide.com

Because of high crash-test scores, the 2008 Kia Sedona earns a superior safety rating from TheCarConnection.com.

MyRide.com states that the Kia Sedona "has achieved a five-star crash certification in all seating positions from the Federal government, and a Top Safety Pick rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety," and includes the "mandated frontal airbags," noting that "the Kia Sedona 2008 front passenger airbag turns itself off if a child is in the seat."

Cars.com reports, "Seat-mounted side-impact airbags and side curtain airbags that protect outboard occupants in all three rows of seats are standard" on every 2008 Kia Sedona model, while "all-disc antilock brakes incorporate electronic brake-force distribution."

More safety features are available with the EX trim, according to Kelley Blue Book: "Stepping up to the Sedona EX adds fog lights...[and an] auto-dimming rearview mirror."

Visibility is excellent all around. Cars.com points out that "the thick windshield pillars can impede visibility to front corners, but there are clear sightlines elsewhere." MyRide.com says, "Visibility rearward from the 2008 Kia Sedona's driver's seat is especially good, an important contribution to safety, because the rear window is as big as it can be, and the headrests over the five rear seats sink down to the tops of the seats."

Conclusion

The 2008 Kia Sedona is a great value in terms of travel safety.

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