2015 Kia Sedona: Power Any Way You Want It
by Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor on November 17, 2015
Not only does our 2015 Kia Sedona SX have plenty of power ports up front, it has additional ports for rear seat passengers. And not just any old ports, but a 2.1 amp USB port and a 115-volt AC plug.
Not too long ago, simply having a plug was all that a minivan required. But power outputs matter now. Some standard USB ports don't have enough juice to charge an iPad while even AC outlets have their limits.
For instance, the AC outlet in our Sedona is a 115-volt socket that can provide up to 100 watts of total power. That's fine for charging things or powering some small devices, but don't try hooking up a blender for a tailgate party. For that you need the more robust plug found in our Ford F-150, which can deliver up to 400 watts of power.
Having a 2.1 amp USB port is a nice upgrade as well, since some old school USB ports are rated at as little as 0.5 amps. That means a much slower cell phone charge or no charge at all depending on the device.
It won't be long before some other USB standard comes along and makes our Sedona's rapid charge port obsolete, but at least for now it's one of the better minivans when it comes to auxiliary power.
Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor @ 5,233 miles