Kia minivan offers abundance of standard safety features and amenities
Value-laden minivan honored once again for design and performance characteristics
Already a recipient of numerous awards and accolades, including a
“Good” rating by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), a
five-star crash safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration (NHTSA) and topping Strategic Vision’s Total Quality
Index (TQI) survey, the 2009 Kia Sedona is now named as a Consumers
Digest “Best Buy” for the second consecutive year.
“It is an honor to have
Sedona recognized yet again” said Byung Mo Ahn, group president and CEO
of Kia Motors America (KMA) and Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia
(KMMG). “Being named a ‘Best Buy’ by Consumers Digest goes to the heart
of Kia Motors’ commitment to offering consumers value-minded and
comfortable vehicles with outstanding safety features.
Basing its decision on a
vehicle’s purchase price and ownership costs in relation to factors
including comfort, performance, styling and utility, Consumers Digest
determines a “Best Buy” by evaluating each vehicle against a checklist
of various design and performance characteristics, including styling,
interior ergonomics, seating, accessories and amenities, cargo space,
fit and finish, starting and acceleration, shifting/transmission,
steering and handling, braking, ride quality and fuel economy.
The current generation
Sedona, both Long and Short Wheel Bases, offers standard safety
features including six standard airbags (dual advanced front and front
seat-mounted side air bags, and full-length side curtain air bags for
all three seating rows), a four-channel, four-sensor, antilock brake
system (ABS), electronic brake distribution (EBD), a traction control
system (TCS), a brake assist system (BAS) and a tire pressure
monitoring system (TPMS).
In addition to superior
standard safety features and amenities offered on the previous
generation model, the 2009 Sedona also now offers SIRIUS satellite
radio capability, with auxiliary and MP3-USB connection, standard on
all trim levels with three months complimentary service and an optional
navigation system for the EX trim line.