In the market for a minivan with quick acceleration, quiet ride and carlike interior? Shop the 2017 Kia Sedona. Here's a quick rundown of what we like, what we don't and the bottom line from the Edmunds editors.
BRYN MACKINNON: I'm Bryn MacKinnon, and this is an Edmunds expert rundown of the 2017 Kia Sedona. As minivans go, the 2017 Kia Sedona is kind of a breath of fresh air. The crossover inspired styling is one thing that sets it apart, and there's also a burly v-6 under the hood that gives you quick acceleration when you need it. As expected from Kia, you get a lot of features for your money. And then there's Kia's excellent warranty coverage for extra peace of mind. What's the catch? Well it's not really a catch, but subpar fuel economy is the price you have to pay for that quick acceleration. There's also a bit less cargo space than you get in rival vans. Inside the Sedona you'll find plenty of rear passenger space. Although the second row seats don't do neat things like Chrysler's Stow 'n Go seats for example. So you lose a little versatility there. Up front, look at how the center console rises up between the seats and connects with the dashboard. That's another SUV like element that distinguishes the Sedona from its unabashedly vanney rivals. We like Kia's touchscreen, by the way. It's simple to use and responds quickly to your taps. The bottom line is that Sedona's got a vibe all its own. And that's pretty impressive for a minivan. Of course, you got to check out the Honda Odyssey and Toyota Sienna if you're in the market for a minivan. And the new Chrysler Pacifica is another strong rival. But the Sedona is right in the mix and well-worth a test drive. For more Edmunds expert rundowns, click the link to subscribe.