2006 Kia Sedona: Christmas Sleigh
December 28, 2006
Our Sedona served as the Toepke family's Christmas sleigh this year, and over the 5 freeway to Grandmother's house we went.
Three kids, Katie (17), Kyle (12) and Emma (6) settled into the rear two seats for the 1,000-mile round trip and did so with little complaint.
Northbound was a quick six hours, but it was slow going on the way home--eight hours or what the kids call a "four movie" trip. After watching the Grinch, Polar Express and too many episodes from Saved By the Bell, The Box Set, we arrived home in Long Beach, hardly worse for wear.
The Sedona earned 19.5 mpg during the trip, which isn't great considering the EPA rating is 18/25 mpg.
Kelly Toepke, Manager of Vehicle Testing at 17,460 miles