2015 Kia Sedona SX-L Long-Term Road Test - MPG
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2015 Kia Sedona SX-L Long-Term Road Test

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2015 Kia Sedona: Long-Distance Trips Boost Fuel Economy in June

by Cameron Rogers, Associate Editor on July 11, 2016

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Two long-distance trips in June boosted the 2015 Kia Sedona's fuel economy from 18.1 mpg to 18.3 mpg overall. The first run was from the office to Brent Romans' "Rancho Relaxo" estate in Fresno, some 200 miles north of our offices. After it returned, I loaded up my family and took it to Las Vegas.

Even with six passengers and luggage, the Sedona returned an impressive 21 mpg over the course of the trip, just 1 mpg off the EPA highway estimate.

Fuel economy for all of June was 21.0 mpg, the Sedona's most fuel-efficient month so far.

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2015 Kia Sedona: Fuel Economy Update for May — Holding Steady, but Our Odyssey and Sienna Were Better

by Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor on June 16, 2016

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We drove about 1,500 miles last month in our 2015 Kia Sedona. As the month had a balanced mix of city and highway driving, we didn't change our van's lifetime average at all. In fact, it's fair to say that we've zeroed in on what our van's going to get us with more than 17,000 miles on the odometer now.

Out of curiosity, I also looked up our lifetime fuel economy for the long-departed 2011 Honda Odyssey and 2011 Toyota Sienna minivans we had in the test fleet. Both were more efficient than our Sedona.

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2015 Kia Sedona: Fuel Economy Update for April — Ticks Slightly Upward

by Cameron Rogers, Associate Editor on May 6, 2016

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April proved to be one of the busiest months for our 2015 Kia Sedona so far. We added 2,389 miles to its odometer last month, just a few shy of the 2,523-mile record set in September. Even though we went on a couple long-distance road trips in April, the Sedona's lifetime average barely moved.

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2015 Kia Sedona: Disappointing Fuel Range

by Scott Oldham, Editor in Chief on April 8, 2016

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Our long-term 2015 Kia Sedona has a 21.1 gallon gas tank. Do the math at its 22 mpg highway rating and that's 464.2 miles of fuel range.

But in the real world, that ain't gonna happen.

In the real world the Sedona has less than 400 miles of range. Usually much less.

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2015 Kia Sedona: Fuel Economy Update for March — A Very Minor Dip

by Reese Counts, Vehicle Testing Assistant on April 6, 2016

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We added just shy of 1,600 miles to our long-term 2015 Kia Sedona in March, but our overall average only fell by 0.1 mpg to 18 mpg even. That's a full gallon off the Sedona's combined rating, but that's fairly typical for our long-term vehicles.

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2015 Kia Sedona: Fuel Economy Update For February - Meets EPA Target With City-Heavy Miles

by Mike Magrath, Features Editor on March 10, 2016

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Our 2015 Kia Sedona didn't get out much in February. Or if it did, it only made short trips. Did this have any impact on our overall fuel economy?

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2015 Kia Sedona: Fuel Economy Update For January - Road Trips Give a Slight Boost

by Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor on February 5, 2016

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The East Coast had its big blizzard to start 2016. There was perhaps a bit of empathy coming from Edmunds' home area of Southern California, which lasted about a minute before devolving into winter-themed internet memes. But hey, our man Mike Schmidt did his best with our 2015 Kia Sedona. He went and looked at snow at least!

His road trip, plus normal commuting and a couple other short trips, gave us a total of about 1,500 miles in January and slightly above-average fuel economy.

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2015 Kia Sedona: Fuel Economy Update for December — Same as November

by Mike Schmidt, Vehicle Testing Manager on January 18, 2016

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Since November we added 1,600 miles to our long-term 2015 Kia Sedona. And since November the odometer is the only field that's changed in the categories we track below:

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2015 Kia Sedona: Fuel Economy Update for November — Mileage Slips Again

by Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor on December 7, 2015

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The overall average in our 2015 Kia Sedona continues to slide. After some longer road trips in prior months, the Sedona mostly stuck around town in November, which contributed to the slide.

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2015 Kia Sedona: Fuel Economy Update for October — Average Fuel Mileage Dips Last Month

by Cameron Rogers, Associate Editor on November 12, 2015

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Although our year with this 2015 Kia Sedona got off the slow start with a trip to the bodyshop, the van is now finding popularity with our staff. It's starting to rack up the miles. And the mileage.

In October we drove the van just more than 2,000 miles, in mostly mixed driving but with a higher percentage of city travel. Mileage for the month ranged from a best tank of 20.1 mpg to a worst of 16.7 mpg, and the average for the time period came in at 17.9 mpg, which nicely splits the difference between the Sedona's EPA ratings of 17 mpg city and 19 mpg combined.

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2015 Kia Sedona: Road Trip Lifts Lifetime Average MPG

by James Riswick, New & Used Car Editor on October 1, 2015

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With our 2015 Kia Sedona out of commission post-accident, we hadn't added many miles since we welcomed it into the garage back in July. My 1,700-mile trip to Bend, Oregon, changed that. It also raised its rather pathetic "lifetime" fuel economy of 17.6 mpg, a figure we'd recorded in predominantly city driving, to essentially the EPA combined figure at 19.2 mpg.

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2015 Kia Sedona SX-L: Introduction

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

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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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