Looking for a minibus? If so, can we suggest that you pay your attention to the 2017 Kia Sedona? It has been rated Top Safety Pick + by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
To achieve this coveted ranking, the Sedona had to perform well in six separate IIHS crash tests. Four of them have been in place for some time: the front moderate overlap, side strength and roof tests, as well as the head restraints and seats test. On each of these, the Sedona achieved the highest IIHS score of “good”.
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It also received a “good” rating on the newer and more difficult front small overlap test, which mimics a vehicle hitting a narrow object such as a tree or a light pole. Many otherwise rugged vehicles had problems with this test – in the minivan category, which includes the Chrysler Town & Country, Dodge Grand Caravan, and Nissan Quest – but the Sedona prevailed.
Those scores qualified the Sedona for the Top Safety Pick rating, but to get the all-important “+” the Sedona also had to pass tests involving its optional front crash prevention system. In testing at 12 and 25 miles per hour, the Sedona was successful in collision avoidance, earning it the “top” rating.
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Among the minivans currently on sale that the IIHS has tested, the Sedona leads the pack. The only other Top Safety Pick + in the business 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.
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