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SAFETY | 9 out of 10
Top Safety Pick
Five stars, front and side impacts; four stars, rollover rating
Visibility rearward from the driver's seat is especially good
The 2009 Kia Sedona doesn't sacrifice value for safety. The 2009 Kia Sedona comes with all the safety features that its rivals have. 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 2009 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."
MyRide.com says, "Visibility rearward from the 2009 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." 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 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 2009 front passenger airbag turns itself off if a child is in the seat."
With high crash-test scores and all the safety equipment expected in this class, the 2009 Kia Sedona earns superior safety ratings.