2021 Kia Sedona  RealSafeCars81Safety Rating

#3 of 2021 Minivan/Vans

#75 of all 2021 vehicles

Pictured: 2015 Kia Sedona
The Sedona, a mainstay of Kia's lineup since 2002, is a three-row large minivan with seating up to 8. It has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Kia offers a 5-year, 60,000-mile basic warranty, and a 10-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2021 Kia Sedona is average compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2021 Kia Sedona has a score of 81, implying a 0.04% chance of driver death (3.6% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.035%, and the chance of injury falls to 3.1%.

We estimate that the 2021 Kia Sedona has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0405% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.6229%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0405% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.6229% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2021 Kia Sedona is 13% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other , the 2021 Kia Sedona is 5% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2021 Kia Sedona offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 14%.

Active safety features greatly enhance occupant safety by reducing the likelihood of a crash. The following active safety system is included even on lower trims/versions of the 2021 Kia Sedona: Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA). There are optional safety features on the 2021 Kia Sedona which may add to the cost but should be strongly considered --- Lane Keeping Assist (LKA) and Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA).

Safety features can still make a vehicle safer, even if not as flashy as emergency automatic braking. Side mirror turn signals are standard on the Kia Sedona. They alert other vehicles of your intention to switch lanes, which allows the other vehicle's driver to prevent an impending accident with you. Optional High Beam Assist (HBA) automatically switches high beam headlights off when oncoming traffic is approaching and turns them back on when there aren't any vehicles ahead. Optional Cornering Headlights / Leveling Head Lamps points head lamps towards where the vehicle is heading, better lighting the road ahead.

And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9675Chrysler VoyagerChrysler PacificaKia SedonaChevrolet TraverseMazda CX-9Honda OdysseyFord ExplorerHonda PilotKia TellurideDodge DurangoHyundai PalisadeVolkswagen AtlasComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2021 Kia Sedona with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 75 to 96. The 2021 Kia Sedona is less safe than the 2021 Chevrolet Traverse, the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas, the 2021 Hyundai Palisade, the 2021 Dodge Durango, the 2021 Kia Telluride, the 2021 Honda Pilot, the 2021 Ford Explorer, the 2021 Honda Odyssey, and the 2021 Mazda CX-9. It is about as safe as the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica.

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