IRVINE, CA – The all-new Kia Sedona minivan has earned the highest possible safety rating — five stars — for all seating positions in the latest frontal and side-impact crash tests by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Completely redesigned for the 2006-model year, the all-new Sedona includes six standard airbags, front active headrests, electronic stability control, ABS with electronic brake force distribution, a traction control system with brake assist, and a tire pressure monitoring system. It has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price that starts at $22,995. Available in two trim levels, LX and EX, all models feature an all-new, more powerful 3.8L, 24-valve, V-6 engine, producing class-leading 244 horsepower. A longer wheelbase and increased length and width in comparison to its predecessor contribute to the minivan’s nearly 15-percent improvement in passenger room over the previous Sedona.