2018 Kia Sedona Review

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2018 Kia Sedona Overview

Updates for the 2018 Kia Sedona are limited. The minivan seats up to eight passengers and comes in five trim levels, each incorporating additional comfort and convenience features.

Power for the Sedona comes from a 3.3-liter 6-cylinder engine with 276-horsepower and 248-pound-feet of torque paired to a 6-speed automatic transmission. The base Sedona L has a starting price of $26,900 and features 17-inch alloy wheels, power adjustable side mirrors, manual liftgate, and manual sliding doors. Inside, there’s a tilt and telescopic steering column, air conditioning with front and rear controls, and a 5-inch touchscreen infotainment system with AM/FM/CD/MP3 and four speakers. A rear seat entertainment system is optional across the Sedona range. The base model seats seven with a Slide-N-Stow second row and a 60/40 split-folding third row.

Standard safety features include airbags, anti-lock brakes, traction control, brake assist control, and electronic brake distribution. Advanced safety features are optional on the LX and gradually become standard moving up the range to the SX Limited. Advanced features include front and rear park assist, blind spot detection, rear cross traffic alert, lane departure warning, forward collision warning, smart cruise control, around view monitor, and autonomous emergency braking.

Starting at $28,900, the LX adds power folding side mirrors with optional heating, privacy glass, power sliding doors, and seating for eight passengers. The driver gets an 8-way power adjustable seat with 2-way power lumbar, standard, and seating is available heated with leather trims. A leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob are also available on the LX. The infotainment system is upgraded to a larger 7-inch touchscreen display, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, and a 6-speaker system.

Sitting in the middle of the Sedona lineup, the EX pricing starts at $33,600. Exterior upgrades include 18-inch wheels, LED positioning lights, fog lights, heated side mirrors, and a smart power tailgate. Second- and third-row passengers benefit from an included sunshade screen. Leather-trim, heated front seats,, tri-zone automatic air conditioning, and an upgraded 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility are also standard on the EX.

The Sedona SX, with a starting price of $36,900, has 18-inch machine finished alloy wheels, LED rear combination lights, center console with cup holder and cover, and a choice of either seven or optional eight8 passenger capacity. Front seats are heated, ventilated, and 8-way power adjustable with memory. The driver’s seat provides 4-way power lumbar support, and . second-row seating is heated as well. The improved infotainment system includes an 8-inch touchscreen with navigation and an 8-speaker Infinity audio system with amplifier and subwoofer.

Seated at the top of the Sedona lineup is the well appointed SX Limited, starting at $41,900. It has 19-inch chrome-finished alloy wheels, high intensity discharge (HID) headlights with auto leveling and high beam assist, dynamic bending light, projection fog lights, acoustic windshield, and an option for a dual sunroof. Exterior handles and lower side sill trim are chrome. The SX Limited seats eight, with an option for seven. Options for Nappa leather seat trims and lounge seats with leg rests in the second row are available also. Leather and wood trims throughout the SX and a heated steering wheel round out this ultra-luxurious trim of the Sedona minivan.

With five trims, Kia has a Sedona for everyone. From the base Sedona L to the upscale SX Limited, buyers get a range of comfort and technology features for Kia’s solidly performing minivan.

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Nicole Wakelin's passion for cars started on the day she went for a ride in a bright red Ferrari as a teenager. She writes reviews and covers everything cars for CarGurus, The Boston Globe, BestRide, AAA, Autobytel, and numerous other outlets.

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