IRVINE, CA --– The 2009 Kia Sedona has been named as a Consumers Digest "Best Buy" for the second consecutive year.

The Sedona has previously drawn numerous awards and accolades, including a "good" rating by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), five-star crash safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and top-ranking spot on the Strategic Vision's Total Quality Index (TQI) survey.

"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."

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).