The New 2017 Kia Sedona Is an IIHS Top Safety Pick+

August 2nd, 2018 by

The 2017 Kia Sedona is designed for families and provides everything they need, from safety to convenience. Recently, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety honored the Sedona with the status of Top Safety Pick+, the highest honor available from the organization.

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Requirements for Top Safety Pick+

In order to become a Top Safety Pick+, a vehicle has to receive top ratings of “Good” for small overlap front, side impact, moderate overlap front, head restraint, and roof strength tests. It also needs either an “Advanced” or “Superior” front crash prevention rating. The 2017 Sedona easily achieved these ratings with its new Autonomous Emergency Braking. This new feature gave the front crash prevention system a “Superior” rating instead of its previous “Basic” one. This system lets the driver know about impending forward collisions. It also can apply the brakes if the driver doesn’t react in time.

Other Key Safety Features

In addition to the new Autonomous Emergency Braking system, the 2017 Kia Sedona has numerous advanced safety and driver-assistive features. These include Smart Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and Blind-Spot Detection. Together, these are referred to as Advanced Driver Assistive System features.

Other Updates for the 2017 Sedona

For the 2017 model year, the Kia Sedona gets more new features than just the new Autonomous Emergency Braking system. It also receives the UVO3 e-Services system, which is the latest version of this infotainment system. It includes Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, navigation, and a 7-inch display. Dynamic Bending Light technology has also now been combined with an upgraded version of the High-Intensity-Discharge headlight system to improve visibility at night. Harvey drivers can also opt for a new Acoustic Windshield or take advantage of the Essentials Premium Package, which has expanded to include UVO with a rear camera, leather trim, Smart Key, and Front & Rear Park Assist.

Test Drive a 2017 Kia Sedona

The team at Ray Brandt Kia can answer any questions you have about the 2017 Kia Sedona, including the numerous safety features that helped it become an IIHS Top Safety Pick+. Visit our Harvey, Louisiana, dealership to learn more about this family-favorite minivan.

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