2015 Kia Sedona: Child Safety Seats? No Problem
by Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor on February 3, 2016
If you own a minivan, odds are you've got children to haul around. And if they're young children, odds are you'll be employing child safety seats to keep them secure. I figured there wouldn't be any issues installing safety seats in our 2015 Kia Sedona and I was right.
But I was actually a little surprised that the process was so easy and trouble-free.
Even for bigger crossover SUVs, installing rear-facing safety seats can be troublesome due to a lack of clearance (essentially, rear-seat legroom) between the safety seat and the front driver or passenger seat. Our Sedona SX-L has the lounge-style second-row captain chairs, though, and they have an impressive sliding range. In the photo, I had the captain chair and front passenger seat in what I'd consider normal positioning and there was enough room for a rear-facing seat. I could have slid the captain chair back even further if I had wanted to.
The Sedona's captain chair's adjustable-angle backrests and easily-removable head restraints also make it easy fit a child safety seat in a front-facing position. The captain chair's seat cushion has some contouring to it, but it's unlikely that it's enough to interfere with a safety seat's base.
The LATCH anchor points are also easy to find and access.
Out of curiosity, I also tried out the third-row seat with a front-facing seat and a booster seat. Again, the process was easy. The third-row seatback angles are adjustable and the head restraints are removable.
Got a big family and three or four kids? Yep, the Sedona SX-L's got you covered.
Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor @ 9,467 miles