It’s one thing for a vehicle to pamper its passengers with premium features, but quite another for it to be fully capable of protecting that precious cargo at the same time. The redesigned 2015 Kia Sedona minivan manages to do both simultaneously, recently earning a 5-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) while landing on the 2015 Ward’s 10 Best Interiors list.
To net its 5-star overall safety rating, the 2015 Kia Sedona had to excel in the NHTSA’s frontal, side and rollover crash tests. Helping the new Sedona achieve its high score was a rigid chassis with a static torsional stiffness that is 36 percent greater than that of the closest competitor in its class. Additionally, 76 percent of the vehicle’s body is made of Advanced High Strength Steel, and the strategic use of ultra-high-strength steel in the A-pillars ensures that a crash’s impact is spread evenly throughout the structure, reducing the effect on passengers.
Despite its stiff exterior, the 2015 Sedona is designed for total comfort on the inside. The first minivan to make the Ward’s 10 Best Interiors list since 2011, Kia’s offering was praised by editors for its optional Nappa leather seats, which stand out with a black-and-tan pairing accented by orange stitching and white piping. WardsAuto was also impressed by the available second-row First-Class lounge seating, which reclines and features retractable footrests.
Contributing to both convenience and safety, the 2015 Sedona’s in-car technology was noted by both WardsAuto and the NHTSA. The available next-generation UVO eServices infotainment system offers Google local search and integrates with apps like Pandora, iHeart Radio and Yelp. Meanwhile, the NHTSA listed the Sedona’s available Forward Collision Warning System as a recommended advanced technology feature.
When choosing a minivan, safety should always be a top priority for your family, but that doesn’t mean that you need to sacrifice your sense of style or settle on inferior technology. The 2015 Kia Sedona is the perfect choice for young parents who want a modern minivan that is stylish, sophisticated and safe. Check out our inventory of 2015 Kia Sedona vehicles, and then make plans to test-drive your ideal model at our Milwaukee Kia dealership!