The 2007 Kia Sedona is the first minivan to be awarded the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's top safety award.
The Sedona earned "good" ratings in all three of the safety group's crash tests: front, side and rear. It also was the only minivan tested that was equipped with active head restraints, designed to move up and toward the back of the head during rear impact.
Also, the Insurance Institute for the first time tested the safety of hybrid vehicles. The Toyota Prius received "good" ratings in front and side crash tests.
Full vehicle-testing results are available at www.iihs.org.