Kia Sedona: Minivan vs. SUV
March 19, 2007
It's slightly embarrassing to admit, but I like minivans. Soccer mom stigma or not, their utility combined with their car-like driving characteristics are a draw not found in any other kind of vehicle. When Keymaster Kelly hands me the car list at the end of the day and my choice is between a Chevy Tahoe or Kia Sedona I'll choose the stigma of the minivan over the hassle of the large SUV every time.
On that note, here's another reason to like the Sedona. Its center console (below) is huge and versatile. Since I use the Sedona to haul mountain bikes and fellow cyclists all over Southern California every weekend, having a place to keep requisite recovery drinks, food and magic potions is important. As you can see, there's no shortage of potion space in the Sedona. And the tray folds out of the way if you want to use the space. Nice.
Josh Jacquot, senior road test editor @ 21,069 miles