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2017 Kia Sedona earns Top Safety Pick+ from IIHS

To earn that coveted ranking, the Sedona had to perform well in six separate IIHS crash tests, including two newer, more challenging ones. 

In the market for a minivan? If so, may we suggest you turn your attention to the 2017 Kia Sedona? It's been rated a Top Safety Pick+ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

To earn that coveted ranking, the Sedona had to perform well in six separate IIHS crash tests. Four of those have been in place for a while: the front moderate overlap, side, and roof strength tests, plus the head restraint and seats test. On each of those, the Sedona earned the IIHS' top score of "good".

It also received a "good" rating on the newer and more challenging front small overlap test, which mimics a vehicle hitting a narrow object like a tree or light pole. Many otherwise sturdy vehicles have had trouble with this test--in the minivan category, that includes the Chrysler Town & Country, Dodge Grand Caravan, and Nissan Quest--but the Sedona prevailed.

Those scores qualified the Sedona for the rating of Top Safety Pick, but to earn the all-important "+", the Sedona also had to ace tests involving its optional front crash prevention system. In tests at both 12 and 25 miles per hour, the Sedona successfully avoided collisions, earning it a rating of "superior".

Among minivans currently on sale that the IIHS has tested, the Sedona comes in at the top of the pack. The only other Top Safety Pick+ in the field is the Chrysler Pacifica--though it's worth noting that the Pacifica's child seat anchors didn't perform as well as the Sedona's.

To peruse other minivan ratings from the IIHS, click here.

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