The Kia Sedona used to fall into the category of boring, but cheap large MPV that would suit people with families or people who needed the space for business purposes. It may have looked a little odd on the outside, but at the end of the day it would get a bunch of people and or stuff back and forth. The good news is that Kia has revamped the Sedona and made it a much more desirable car.
Keeping with the overall Kia motto the Sedona has been upgraded, but it is still a sensible choice due to the low cost and the convenience. The good news is that Kia has added an array of technology to enhance the driving experience as well.
The Kia Sedona can seat up to eight people with a seating arrangement that includes two front seats with a walkway between them. In the rear are there are two bench style seats that can fit three people each. There is enough leg room with the rear seat pushed all the way back to suit normal sized adults comfortably in all seats. If the rear seat is moved forward a bit the back seat truly is only good for the smaller adults or children.
Cargo space in the Kia Sedona starts at 364-litres with all the seats in place. If the back row isn’t going to be used it can be completely removed bringing the cargo capacity up to an excellent 1,753-litres. Both rows of back seats in the Kia Sedona can be completely removed to create an amazing boot space with 3,400-litres of cargo capacity.
Kia is offering the Sedona with two engine choices under the bonnet. The entry level choice is a 2.7-litre petrol powered engine. The more popular choice across the UK will most likely be the 2.9-litre CRDI diesel engine. The CRDi engine drives on 185bhp and can get the Sedona from 0-60mph in about 15 seconds. Obviously that is not the best number in the world, but remember this is a large MPV that is being discussed.
The Kia Sedona is being offered in two trim levels that are both nicely appointed. The first rim level is the Sedona GS that comes standard with air-conditioning, rear parking sensors, front and rear power windows, remote locking, roof rails and a little mirror so parents can see their kids in the back seat. Step up to the Sedona LS and the driver gets climate control, electric sliding doors, leather trimmed steering wheel and privacy glass.
The best news for the updated Kia Sedona is that Kia has made the overall ride quality much smoother. The softer ride means that long trips will be easier to take without the worries of making the kids sick or cracking up all the equipment in the boot.
Kia has updated the Sedona to make it a large MPV that people will actually want to drive as opposed to just buying it because it was affordable. The range of choices makes it a practical yet fun car to own for families young and old.
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