2015 Kia Sedona
We have got a whole new car with the 2015 Kia Sedona. This is not just a facelift or a redesign. Kia really stepped it up and developed a car that looks differently, feels better and suits the needs of a modern family better than its predecessor.
With the introduction of an all new look dominated by the new corporate styling touches, the 2015 Kia Sedona is set apart from any other previous MPV Kia and from any other MPV on the market. The philosophy behind the Kia Sedona is simple. Koreans wanted to create a vehicle that will slightly change the perception drivers have about minivans. That said, the new Kia Sedona has much more SUV styled segments than any other comparable MPV on the market. That is, of course a good thing because SUVs are somewhat popular these days.
Interestingly, that did not affect much the whole character of the vehicle. With three rows, rather luxurious back seats features (there can be only two seats in the second row thus creating ample space for two passengers) and upmarket feel, the Kia Sedona brought the whole MPV concept a bit in line with what we have seen previously on SUVs.
As it has been built by US and Korean engineers, the Kia Sedona is absolutely focused on the US MPV market. That means that the comfort inside is the centerpiece of this car, while the equipment list can be as long as you want. Five different trim levels are available – L, LX, EX, SX and SX-L and even the entry level Sedona L offers amenities such as Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, three zone climate control system, cruise control, Slide-n-Stow seats and many more. This way, Kia continued to offer more for less. This car is possibly the best value for money you can think off and the upper trim levels can even bring 19 inch wheels, heated steering wheel, 8-inch touchscreen, powered seats and much more.
Even though this kind of equipment up the price quite a bit, the Kia Sedona remains more affordable than the closest counterparts. The cheaper price has some consequences with it. According to motoring journalists from the US the 2015 Kia Sedona is not as enjoyable to drive as other vehicles in this class. The steering is somewhat sluggish and the suspension just too soft. Fortunately, the engine in it is a 3,3 liter V6 which proved to be rather capable. With 276 HP, this engine provides a punch for this Kia and despite its front wheel drive layout, the Sedona is able to make interesting 0-60 mph runs of 7,4 seconds which is better than most of its counterparts. This, of course, comes at a price. The Kia Sedona fuel efficiency is rated at 18 city/24 Highway which is just a class average.
All in all, Kia created a vehicle that is cheaper but more luxurious than others. Also, its styling is fairly well balanced and the three row seats available are spacious enough to host adults (which cannot be said for some counterparts).