Kia Sedona - The Best Minivan Value in America
The Sedona minivan from Kia is goody-packed performer offered at an unbelievable price. In a category that has grown increasingly competitive in the past few years, this well-designed minivan can be yours for a few thousand dollars less than its nearest competitor while still offering comparable features. Let's take a closer look.
Sedona Models and Options
Kia offers two trim levels for the Sedona, with the base model offering features that are only available in the higher trim packages of the competition. The LX model comes standard with:
- roof rails
- full power accessories
- tilt-steering with audio controls
- cruise control
- front and rear A/C
- six-speaker CD/MP3/USB sound system
- 17-inch alloy wheels
- heated outside mirrors
- dual power-sliding doors and tailgate
- wood interior trim
- trip computer
- rear-view camera
The available options are pretty impressive as well; and unlike its competitors, most of the options can be ordered on the base model, not just the pricier version. The options include:
- heated leather seats
- power-adjustable pedals (not even offered on some of the others in the class)
- navigation package
- rear-seat DVD
- three-zone automatic climate control
Both Sedona models come standard with a 3.5-liter V6 engine that puts out a rather powerful 271-hp, and is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. This powertrain competes with any in the category, and provides plenty of power for anything you could think to do with it. Fuel economy is respectable at 18 in the city and 25 highway, while the handling and cornering is better than the majority of its peers. When combined with the quiet of the cabin, the Sedona's ride quality stacks up very nicely.
For the Kia Sedona, its all about value. With a plethora of features and quality driving performance at a significantly better price, you get all of the bang for less of the buck.