2015 Kia Sedona: Small Windows Make For Good Visibility
by Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor on October 15, 2015
Thick A-pillars are great for safety, not so great for visibility. Our 2015 Kia Sedona attempts to alleviate this issue with a small window at the base of the A-pillar. As you can see, it's not very big, but it does make the A-pillar a little less intrusive.
The ever-growing size of A-pillars is a problem in some cars. As roof crush standards get more stringent, automakers have no choice but to beef up the support structure. The result is A-pillars that are so big you have to look around them every time you make a left turn.
Small changes like this can sometimes make a big difference. In this case, it opens up a small sight line that might otherwise be obscured. A nice design touch.
Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor