2015 Kia Sedona: Why It's a Great Road Trip Car
by Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor on May 31, 2016
I've driven our 2015 Kia Sedona extensively over the last few months and found it to be one of the nicer minivans currently on the market. Most of that seat time has been in stop and go traffic on the way to work. A weekend road trip gave me a taste of how it handles the open road and my opinion hasn't changed much. Here's why.
Seat comfort is a good place to start. I've noted before that the seats in the Sedona are surprisingly comfortable. They don't feel particular supportive at first but even after several hours behind the wheel I didn't feel any soreness. That's pretty rare in any car for me.
Performance is another area where the Sedona shines. It's standard V6 engine delivers the kind of acceleration that makes passing on the highway a breeze. The transmission isn't overly busy either so it's not constantly switching up and down a gear.
It's quiet inside. For a vehicle shaped like a brick, the lack of wind noise is pretty impressive.
Finally, the navigation system is very intuitive. It's flexible enough to let you just start putting in a name or address and then tailoring the search to match. Other systems often restrict how you input a destination which ultimately results in either not finding the right place or taking forever to do so.
Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor @ 17,126 miles