Kia Sedona (or Kia carnival) is a cute minivan manufactured and marketed by Kia Motors and it’s sold all around the globe. Back in the 1998 when the first production was released to the public. The nice ride featured beautiful look and feel making driving in luxury a thing of reality. Although featuring a powerful handling and other stuffs, the vehicle has a slower acceleration which one could feel is part of Kia’s strategy to “Have a real family mininvan?”
With its v6 engine, the vehicle which is said to be sloppy in handling could still reach for the stars with its six-speed automatic transmission. Critics report that the Sedona has clumsy handling, even for a minivan. They write that the Sedona’s brakes could be stronger and its steering feels unresponsive. Some say the Sedona rides uncomfortably as well, though others think it has a smooth ride. Yet, with its top speed of 122MPH, this Minivan also features 276 HP.
The 2015 model debuted at the 2014 New York Auto Show in April. Kia refers to the third generation Sedona as a Multi-Purpose Vehicle rather than a Minivan, in order to attract more customers to the brand and vehicle. For US markets, the Sedona features the 276 horsepower Lambda Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) 3.3-liter V6 engine, six-speed automatic transmission and front wheel drive. For South Korean markets, it’s available only with the 2.2L diesel engine. In the U.S., the Sedona was previously only available in LX or EX models. For 2015, Kia has expanded the lineup to several new models. The models are as follows: L, LX, EX, SX, Limited. In Australia, it is available in S, Si, SLi and Platinum models. All models, including the baseL, include standard equipment like its other Kia siblings, such as an A/M-F/M stereo with CD player, iPod and USB input jacks, auxiliary audio input jack, Bluetooth with A2DP Stereo Streaming capabilities, Sirius XM Satellite Radio,keyless entry, alloy wheels, and more. In the U.S., the basic 2015 Sedona L starts at $25,900 MSRP. The top-of-the-line Sedona Limited can reach into the mid $40,000 range when fully equipped for the MSRP.
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V6 GDI2.2L CRDI
VGT R-Line I4 diesel
Transmission 6-speed automatic
Wheelbase: 3,060 mm (120 in)
Length: 5,115 mm (201.4 in)
Width: 1,985 mm (78.1 in)
Height: 1,740–1,755 mm (68.5–69.1 in)
The interior of the 2016 Kia Sedona is quiet and luxurious, with top-notch materials, according to automotive journalists. The dashboard controls and infotainment system are easy to use, critics say. The Kia Sedona has a typical amount of cargo space for a minivan. Reviewers note that a number of rivals have more spacious rear seats. Standard features include satellite radio, Bluetooth, a USB port, a rearview camera and a 4.3-inch touch screen. Available features include dual sunroofs, a cooled glove box, tri-zone automatic climate control, power-sliding rear doors, a power lift gate, an eight-speaker Infinity audio system, a surround-view parking camera system, adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic monitoring, lane departure warning, forward collision warning, front and rear parking sensors, navigation, Kia’s UVO infotainment system, leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats and reclining second-row lounge seats with built-in footrests.
The price of the Kia Sedona range from market and this also depends on sophistications. But on the average, The Kia Sedona could sell from $25,000 up to $40,000 which makes it quiet expensive although luxurious. Kia vehicles are usually quiet expensive anyway and that shouldn’t be surprising.
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