Kia Sedona - won't downshift

2006 Kia Sedona Long-Term Road Test

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Kia Sedona - won't downshift

October 12, 2006

Driving the Kia Sedona with the automatic transmission in a hilly area is sometimes an adventure.

The Sedona is normally smooth and easy to drive. But when trying to lumber up a steep hill, the transmission would not downshift. I had to switch to manual mode so that I could use 2nd gear.

It was just too slow and laborious.

Running in high gears is great for maximum fuel efficiency but not appropriate for all driving situations.

Donna DeRosa, Managing Editor

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