Kia Sedona Review

Posted on 17. Aug, 2007 by in Auto News

Chrysler has just unleashed its new minivan, shrinks, hoping to jump-start sales in an industry that is over a decade. During this film, the Honda Odyssey and Toyota Sienna have their People Mover elevated Banking Supervision laid healthy margins on the back of tremendous customer loyalty. Meanwhile, Kia entered the fight with a more price-conscious alternative to Sedona. Although Kia missed the obvious marketing opportunity (My, my my, Sedona) the not-so-fancy shmancy minivan has proven sales winner. Why?

It is certainly not style. The Sedona has the flair and panache of a milk crate. All minivan cues have volunteered for service: a large, bulbous rear, a ridiculously raked front and sliding doors in the rear, leaving the monstrous, gaping openings for car seat and stroller management. While these properties are piston head poison, not revolting in the aesthetic is the only criterion for success in this utilitarian segment. Check.

The Sedona interior combines economy class design with business-class room. Fortunately, you do not have to with this piss-ant overhead air deal cones that Sedona has three climate zones. Each with its own control panel and roof openings The seven-seater has enough cup holders for a vitamin drink demonstration squad. Unfortunately, only the highest Sedona Trim a yelp-suppression system (rear DVD).

To ensure that the captain is sitting pretty, Sedona offers the helmet place eight-way power adjustable seats. All four top positions (captains chairs) provide excellent back and thigh support, even though the material felt as rough as a three-day beard. The rear bench seats three non-shorts-wearing rug rats in three adults in comfort or purgatory.

The Sedona the two middle seats can greatly by everyone enough, are driven to the family tent pitch (less coordination required). Get on the train of a band, carting the back seat folds into the floor Honda-style so. Enough space for Costco

While Sedona is doing his best to ape the functions that make transplants' minivan sales success, know that it is their lunch break: safety and reliability. We're talking about six airbags, a back-up sensor (the beeps manic), a five-star NHTSA crash rating all 'round and a 10-year, 100,000-mile warranty. Perfect.

The 3.8-liter V6 under the refuge Sedona hood pumping 250 hp through a very competent five-speed auto. The Sedona delivers its power smoothly and predictably throughout its speed range, making it deceptively fast of the line. The discovery of such an enthusiastic drive train in such a soul sapping vehicle is like discovering that the simple girl in your college geology class …

Of course it is not as silky smooth as the Odyssey (the Sedona). Nor is it so relentlessly uneventful as the Toyota Sienna. Anyway, in the Sedona focused litany of family gossip, offers the performance of a much needed shout out to live NASCAR Dad, which is otherwise in very real danger of losing his way.

If you expect to overcome these bark like a similarly priced current conditions Town & Country, you're wrong. The power-assisted rack and pinion steering is light enough for arthritis patients, but the Sedona independent front suspension and multi-link rear axle feel tense and working properly. In fact, the road meets the Sedona with some unexpected agility, you can actually say van der slalom to an errant shopping cart without the production of gastric bypass qualifying roll.

Yes, someone is stupid enough to make the Sedona drive fast around the corner enough encounter understeer be an Impala SS as a sports car. But at family-friendly rates of Sedona brings the fight. You know, for a parking lot.

Even better, the Sedona will do all of this alone. Engine and road noise are reduced to a minimum. The Sedona coasts of most typical road imperfections with neither complaint nor interference in its course-all the better for Disney movies in the ambient air, relaxed rest look (and then explain to the children why Bambi's mother died).

After driving the Sedona, it is obvious that Kia has decided the miserable scraps at the bottom of the barrel concede Dodge and go for the Japanese lion's share of the budget-conscious Applebee the Crowd.

Let us be frank with each other. DOA Mercedes R-Class, despite the minivan segment has no room for conspicuous consumption. It is best to take care of anyone that your new Toyota Sienna is more expensive than a used Boxster. In the worst case you will fall Pistonheads Boxster money on a set of wheels that slowly kills you hate on the inside.

If you are an enthusiast of the types that has resigned itself to the tragic fate of the minivan are the property of, the Kia Sedona is a fantastic hearse. If you are a sensible way to give that could not be. Give a damn about the dynamics or middle row of seats that are on the back swing, the Kia Sedona pushes all the right buttons at the right price It's a done deal.