By Paul Erickson on
2008 Kia Sedona LX 4dr Ext Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 5A)
Replaced our 1997 Grand Caravan with the '08 Sedona. Looked at the newer Chrysler mini-vans, and they are truly dreadful (that's why we kept the '97 for so long.) Thought I would have to spend $$$ for Honda or Toyota, but I am very happy with the Sedona. I have never checked fuel economy. I drive it 1 mile to the train station for commuting, otherwise use it to carry lots of people and big things. So fuel economy does not matter much for this vehicle.
POWER! You have to be careful not to burn rubber, which is embarrassing behavior for a mini-van (even though it is red.) ALL seats are comfortable. Extra deep space behind the 3rd row seats, which fold down easily.
The removable 2nd row seats are tricky. Took a few tries to figure out how to remove them. Rear doors are very hard to open, from the inside as well as the outside. While this helps develop upper body strength, that was not the plan.