2017 Kia Sedona

In the recent past, Kia has been rapidly casting its wings far
and wide competing in almost all market segments. The Sedona is
one of their most popular vehicles. Having undergone a facelift
back in 2014, we don’t expect major changes on the upcoming
model.

The god thing about the Sedona is its exterior profile which
makes it look more of a crossover than a minivan. The vehicle
is suitable for large families offering comfortable rides even
during long journeys. It also has impressive power output and
fuel efficiency.

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2017 Kia Sedona Exterior

The 2017 Kia Sedona exterior profile will be refreshed to look
more modern. The new changes are mild just meant to improve its
profile.

At the front, the vehicle features a redesigned, stylish mesh
grille which sports the automaker’s logo at the center. The
grille makes the front fascia of the Sedona look more
aggressive. It is flanked by a pair of swept back LED powered
headlights. The front bumper is larger and adds to the front
fascia’s aggressiveness. The bumper is integrated with fog
lights and larger air intakes on its lower end.

At the rear, the vehicle features more elegant LED taillights
while the rear bumper gets a slight tweaking. The minivan also
features a stabilizer bar and multi-link features on its rear
suspensions which enhance its driving dynamics. The vehicle
rides on 17-inch alloy wheels but buyers can also opt for
18-inch or 19-inch wheels. The vehicle is offered in five trim
levels which are the base L, mid trims LX, EX and SX and the
top SX-Limited.

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2017 Kia Sedona Interior

The cabin of the Sedona is very spacious and comfortably
accommodates 8 passengers. The cabin looks stylish and its
three rows of seats are well designed to offer plenty of
legroom and hip-room. The space left is still large enough to
accommodate plenty of cargo as well as pets.

The cabin is upholstered in a quality cloth as standard but
high trims are upholstered in leather. Tech-wise, the vehicle
is also adequately equipped. It comes with a modern
infotainment system with a wide touch-screen. The system
integrates Google maps and android apps.  The vehicle also
features Bluetooth connectivity, 4 or 5 USB ports, CD/MP3
players, cruise control, automatic climate control and a
7-speaker audio system.

Other features include power windows, heated front seats, a
rearview camera and parking sensors. To ease access to the
thirds row, you can take the option for sliding second row
seats which also solves leg space problems experienced
previously. The SX-Limited which is the top trim adds
airline-style lounges on the second row as well as a 60/40
split-folding /flat functionality on the third row seats. For
safety, the Sedona is equipped with enhanced airbags and a rear
view camera among others.

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Engine Specs and Performance

Under the 2017 Kia Sedona hood, you will find a single
drive-train. The engine is a 3.3 L, V-6 which is capable of
producing 280 hp and 250 lb-ft of torque. The engine is mated
to a 6-speed automatic transmission system that channels power
to all wheels.

In terms of fuel economy, the engine will deliver 19 mpg in
city and 25 mpg on highway for L, LX and EX trims. The higher
trims SX and SX-Limited will deliver 18mpg in city and 24 mpg
on highway drives.

These numbers are impressive and will place the Sedona among
the top in its class in terms of fuel economy. Information on
its acceleration and top speed is yet to be released by the
automaker as of this writing. Make sure to come back for more
details.

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Price and release date

According to reliable sources, the 2017 Kia Sedona will be
availed to dealerships in the third quarter of 2016. As for the
price, the base trim will have a starting price of around $
27,000 while the top trim could cost as much as $ 42,000.

Competition

Competition for the new Kia Sedona 2017, in the minivan segment
make the new Chrysler
Pacifica, Ford
Galaxy and the Honda
Odyssey.