2016 Kia Sedona Minivan Review


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2016 Kia Sedona minivan MPV release date, price – Kia started producing Sedona back in 1998 as a minivan. The first two generations resembled each other, however, Kia decided to do major transformation of the Sedona. The biggest change happened to the engine. Figures are reduced, so we have less powerful vehicle, but fuel efficiency has been brought to a higher level. Although, it is now known what made Kia to make such a choice we can say they didn’t make mistake with decreasing fuel consumption of the car. Kia Sedona and Kia Carnival are now pretty much the same vehicles and name of the Carnival has been gradually lost during last few years. After reading this review it is up to you to decide whether you will like the new Kia Sedona 2016 or not.

2016 Kia Sedona redesign

The new Sedona is coming in five different trim levels. L, LX, EX, SX and Limited have slightly different designs. All types have high-quality leather seats which are now standard for all Kia’s vehicles. 2016 version looks more like a multi-purpose vehicle than like a minivan. Standard features that the second generation had are included with several additional upgrades. Design also depends on the height and length of wheelbase which is up to a driver to choose. Even though a lot of information is unknown we can surely say 2016 Kia Sedona will provide more comfortable car than before.

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Kia Sedona 2016 specs

Previous generation offered several different engine options but this is not the case with the third one. In fact, one diesel and one petrol engine are only options for future drivers. New Kia Sedona 2016 will be powered up with 3.3 liter six-cylinder Lambda GDI, producing 275 hp and 248 pound-feet of torque. Less than before but that was the purpose of the engineers. It only offers front-wheel driving system with six-speed automatic transmission. On the other hand, second engine which will be only offered on the market of South Korea is 2.2 liter Inline-4 CRDI VGT. Unfortunately, figures have been released yet hence we don’t know anything about its power.

2016 Kia Sedona release date and price

Sale of the new 2016 Kia Sedona is planned to start in the last two quarters of 2015. However, exact date hasn’t been announced yet. Perhaps it is too early to talk about price but there are some unconfirmed predictions. Of course, different models will have different price. It is estimated that the cheapest will be Sedona L with the price of $25,900, and range will go up to $40,000 for 2016 Kia Sedona Limited which has some special characteristics.

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More info on official Kia site.

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