Kia’s comfortable Sedona

Kia’s comfortable Sedona

Entering its second model year with limited changes, the 2016 Kia Sedona continues to offer an attractive design, amenities and value in the minivan segment. For 2016, Sedona offers seven- and eight-passenger seating configurations and is available in five trim levels: L, LX, EX, SX and SXL.

With a starting MSRP of $26,400, the Kia Sedona comes equipped with a 3.3-liter V6 engine that features 276 horsepower and 248 foot-pounds of torque. This engine is paired with a six-speed Sportmatic transmission and averages fuel economy ratings of 18 mpg in the city, 24 mpg on the highway and 20 mpg combined.

Sedona style

Sedona’s stance adds to its modern appearance. Outside, the L and LX models feature standard 17-inch wheels, while EX and SX models have 18-inch wheels. SXL models have standard 19-inch wheels. Up to eight exterior colors are available, with three colors being offered on the L model, eight colors on the LX and EX models, and seven colors on the SX and SXL models.

For the L and LX trims, cloth seat material is now tricot, a more modern-looking pattern that replaces the previous knit. Seating is comfortable with rear legroom listed at 40.6 inches for the second row and 34.8 inches for the third row. Shoulder room is 63.1 inches for the second row and 59.4 inches for the third row, and hip room is 65.8 inches for the second row and 50 inches for the third row.

Cargo volume is listed at 33.9 cubic feet behind the third row, 78.4 cubic feet behind the second row and 142 cubic feet behind the first row.

For added convenience, the SX and SXL trims now offer eight-passenger seating when equipped with the Technology package. Adding to the Sedona’s premium ambiance, the SXL trim now offers side sills with chrome accents that complement the aforementioned standard 19-inch chrome wheels.

Additionally, the top-of-the-line SXL trim features standard Nappa leather trim seating surfaces throughout the cabin, the same leather found in Kia’s flagship luxury sedan, the K900. Note that the SXL trim interior is also a recognized winner by Ward’s Automotive, a leading industry publication. Other SXL amenities include tri-zone automatic air conditioning and an eight-speaker Infinity audio system.


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