2015 Kia Sedona: Rear Seats Move Every Which Way but Loose
by Kelly Hellwig, Managing Editor on October 12, 2015
There's no shortage of possible seat positions in our 2015 Kia Sedona minivan, which means there's a good chance that the five rear seats will be set up against my needs each time I open the door.
With the second row's ability to slide back, recline and move to the side, plus the extension of the ever-popular foot rests, I can pretty much guarantee they'll be left in some wonky, laid-back, post-kid position when I need to access the third-row seats from the Sedona's cargo area.
That means I need to open the side doors first to move the second row up and out of the way of the third row before I can go back around and flip up the seats.
It also takes me a few seconds to recall which lever does what as I'm raising seatbacks and stowing footrests. The handles are clearly marked, but I haven't driven the Sedona often enough yet to know what I'm doing without really looking. The two-step method to flip the rear seats into position isn't difficult, but step one requires a bit more strength than I usually have left in me right after leaving the gym.
Perhaps I'll need to implement my own "Please return your seatback to its upright and locked position" command as we make our final approach to the school driveway.
Kelly Hellwig, Managing Editor