2015 Kia Sedona: A Bone to Pick With the Seats
by Dan Edmunds, Director of Vehicle Testing on December 1, 2015
I like our 2015 Kia Sedona minivan. I really do. But I'm not sure I could drive it very far. My annual Oregon holiday trip is out of the question unless I can come up with a workaround.
It's those seats.
The padding is fine, the shape suits me well. And against all odds, my wife finds them quite comfortable too. The heating and cooling are especially effective.
But that stitching, though. It goes right down the middle and amounts to a reinforced edge that lines up with my spine. What's worse, the horizontal stich line creates a rigid intersection that locks on to one of my vertebrae. A chiropractor could probably tell me which one, but it doesn't much matter.
Everyone has a spine (well, most people I know have one). This central stitch line is sure to line up with any of them. Isn't there a thing in the Seat Design 101 manual that advises against such a thing?
Dan Edmunds, Director of Vehicle Testing