2021 Kia Sedona Safety and Reliability

Kia Sedona Reliability Rating

2021 Sedona Safety

The primary purpose of a minivan is to carry people, but it is 2020 and not 1987, so these machines are expected to keep everyone safe in a serious accident. The good news is that according to the Kia Sedona's reviews, it can provide you with that protection; the bad news is that you'll have to go for the most expensive model on offer to get all the good safety features. Still, for a van, the Kia Sedona has performed very well during crash testing. The NHTSA's review of the Kia Sedona resulted in a full five out of five stars. The IIHS awarded it a broad spread of Good scores, which are the top ratings from the authority.

US NHTSA Crash Test Result

  • Overall Rating
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
  • Side Crash Rating
  • Rollover Rating

2021 Sedona Key Safety Features

All 2021 Kia Sedona models come with a standard six-airbag system including front seat-mounted side airbags and side curtain airbags, rollover mitigation, electronic stability control, traction control, corner braking control, and hill start assist. You also get brake assist, side-impact door beams, and front and rear crumple zones. EX and SX models get parking distance warning, front and rear. Unfortunately, Kia doesn't offer the majority of its driver assistance systems on lower-trim cars, so you'll have to look to the SX if you want to keep your family as safe as possible. The SX features a surround-view monitor, forward collision-avoidance assist, pedestrian detection, forward collision warning, lane departure warning, and driver attention warning and smart cruise control. These safety features are, besides the surround-view camera system, offered on the mid-tier EX as optional extras.

Kia Sedona TrimsLXEXSX
Back-Up CameraSSS
Cross-Traffic AlertN/ASS
Rear Parking AidN/ASS
Blind Spot MonitorN/ASS
Lane Departure WarningN/AN/AS
Lane Keeping AssistN/AN/AN/A
Night VisionN/AN/AN/A
Tire Pressure MonitorSSS
Brake AssistSSS
Stability ControlSSS
Traction ControlSSS

2021 Sedona Reliability

Kia tends to build pretty reliable cars, and the Sedona is a good example of the workmanship that goes into these Korean vans. 2021 models have not yet been recalled, although 5,385 2020 models were recalled for a loose alternator terminal nut. A single recall also affected 2019 models, but crucially, there were no owner complaints lodged against the minivan. J.D. Power also gave the 2021 Kia Sedona a reliability rating of 81/100. Kia covers the Sedona with a competitive five-year/60,000-mile basic warranty, a five-year/100,000-mile corrosion warranty, a massive ten-year/100,000-mile drivetrain warranty, and five years or 60,000 miles of roadside assistance.


  • Basic:
    5 Years \ 60,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain:
    10 Years \ 100,000 Miles
  • Corrosion:
    5 Years \ 100,000 Miles
  • Roadside Assistance:
    5 Years \ 60,000 Miles
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