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2015 Kia Sedona SX-L Long-Term Road Test

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2015 Kia Sedona: Steering Wheel Off-Center

by Dan Edmunds, Director of Vehicle Testing on June 24, 2016

2015 Kia Sedona

Our 2015 Kia Sedona minivan is a nice place to spend time as the miles roll past. It's a relaxed cruiser, and I'm surprised by how utterly straight it goes down the road. It's almost like it has some sort of autopilot system — but it doesn't.

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2015 Kia Sedona: 15,000-Mile Service

by Kelly Hellwig, Managing Editor on May 12, 2016

2015 Kia Sedona

This week our 2015 Kia Sedona clicked past 15,000 miles, causing its onboard service minder to issue a maintenance alert. I abided the notice and scheduled an appointment for the next morning at Kia of Cerritos using their online service form.

With a 9:15 a.m. appointment confirmed, I rolled into the service drive at 8:50 a.m. and was immediately greeted by a porter who flagged a service advisor. Nick took a quick walk around the Sedona and escorted me back to his desk for the write-up.

That's where he recommended the 15K "Intermediate" service package for $159.99.  I told him I wasn't interested in the dealership's recommended service, only the factory version of the 15K.  He then showed me the "Minor" service package which contained the necessary oil and filter change, plus inspections, for $69.99. He said that, plus a new cabin filter for $39.99, would be in line with the factory maintenance schedule.

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2015 Kia Sedona: Easy Service at 7,500 Miles

by Mike Schmidt, Vehicle Testing Manager on December 30, 2015

2015 Kia Sedona

Our 2015 Kia Sedona requested maintenance shortly after passing the 7,500-mile mark, so we scheduled an appointment online for a Monday morning at Car Pros Kia in Huntington Beach. Our slot was for 8:00 a.m. and I arrived about 15 minutes early. A service advisor came out right away to greet me. This visit wouldn't be without attempted upsells, but not enough to ruin the experience.

It went something like this:

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2015 Kia Sedona: Ready for First Service

by Kelly Hellwig, Managing Editor on December 22, 2015

2015 Kia Sedona

With a little more than 7,500 miles on the odometer, our long-term 2015 Kia Sedona minivan is asking for its first scheduled service visit. Other than an unfortunate early trip to the body shop, the Kia minivan has been problem-free, so this maintenance check-up will be its first trip to our local Kia dealer.

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2015 Kia Sedona: Behind the Scenes at the Body Shop

by Mike Schmidt, Vehicle Testing Manager on September 3, 2015

2015 Kia Sedona

When we last checked on our 2015 Kia Sedona, it was involved in a traffic collision that sent it to the body shop. Now that the damaged areas are disassembled, a proper estimate can be drawn up.

It's not good news.

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2015 Kia Sedona: Crash-Tested

by Mike Schmidt, Vehicle Testing Manager on September 1, 2015

2015 Kia Sedona

"A plastic bottle rolled down by my feet and made me to press the wrong pedal."

We are just 800 miles into our 20,000-mile long-term test of the 2015 Kia Sedona when the author of this statement crashes into the back of us on the freeway. This is no way to start a year with our newest minivan.

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2015 Kia Sedona SX-L: Introduction

by Reese Counts, Vehicle Testing Assistant on August 31, 2015

2015 Kia Sedona SX-L

Over the last few years, Kia has bucked the "...for its price" qualifier that accompanied so many of the South Korean automaker's past products. Kia's current lineup is no-foolin', no-qualifiers good. And now the all-new-for-2015 Kia Sedona joins that club.

When designing the Sedona, Kia drew influence from its crossover lineup. The exterior styling is muscular, and the dash and front seats are arranged with the shifter mounted on the wide center console with a configurable bin big enough to hold a newborn.

We walked away from our road test of the 2015 Sedona impressed, so we ordered one up for our Long-Term Road Test fleet and a 12-month, 20,000-mile test.

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