2015 Kia Sedona: Smart Emergency Tools
by Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor on April 21, 2016
The only thing worse than getting a flat tire is realizing that you can't access the jack or the spare tire without unloading half the car. Thankfully, that's not the case in our 2015 Kia Sedona as the jack, it's related tools and the spare tire are all easily accessible.
As you can see here, the jack and the lug wrench are tucked away in this compartment on the side of the cargo area. At worst you might have to move a few things aside to get the jack out. Beats having to unload anything sitting on the floor to get to a compartment underneath.
It's something most owners don't think about when they're packing up for a road trip, but I've seen more than a few people on the side of the highway with all their suitcases sprawling out on the shoulder because they need to get to the spare tire.
In the Sedona, the tire is actually located underneath the vehicle. To get it down, you pop open a cover on the floor near the second-row seats and then use the lug wrench to turn a screw that lowers the spare to the ground. It may sound a little complicated, but it's actually fairly easy.
There's no full-size spare, but those are pretty rare these days. Overall, it's a well-designed system that should make the prospect of a flat tire a little less stressful.
Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor @ 14,220 miles