While retaining Kia’s traditional pricing and style, the fresh 2017 Kia Sedona offers plenty of upscale style and features. We highly recommend it for anyone looking for value, serene cabin, sedan-like cockpit and dashboard, and a versatile and practical second-row seat designs. We should look forward to its release come June next year.
While the minivan model has endured much ridicule for years unending, the Sedona is probably the best thing that promises to shape the future of minivans. The 2017 Sedona comes with classy-looking gauges, easy to use console-mounted shift lever, and lots of extra storage space apart from the conventional copious volumes a minivan is expected to offer.
Interior wise, you get soft-to-touch materials and comfortable seats. The “Slid-and-Stow” second-row middle seats makes possible a seating capacity for eight. With a minivan like Sedona, you won’t have to worry about inadequate head-and legroom despite having three rows of seats as is often the case with large SUVs.
With 33.9 cubic feet of cargo volume available for your luggage, there is virtually nothing to complain about during log trips and vacations. Still not enough? Well, you can still free up an additional 45 cubic feet of space when the rear seats are folded into the floor.
Nevertheless, the Sedona scores poorly in terms of fuel ratings relative to its rivals. Therefore, it will be worthwhile to look around before deciding to make the purchase once it is available. The 2017 Honda Odyssey although coming with a steeper price, offers a laudable fuel economy rating than the Sedona. One of our favorites and arguably one of the best minivan to have is the 2017 Toyota Sienna, it runs neck and neck with the Odyssey but its SE trim offers one of the best features you can get with a minivan.
Lastly, you can check out the Dodge Grand Caravan for 2017. It offers an attractive pricing and value. When all is said and done, the Sedona remains the best choice for those seeking for an antidote to soul-sucking minivan-itis.
Trims Available – Kia Sedona
Once available, the Sedona for 2017 will be offered in five trims: SX-L, SX, EX, LX, and the base L.
Interior Review & 2017 Kia Sedona Exterior Colors
With the base L model, you get standard dual gloveboxes, a driver height adjustment, 17-inch alloy wheels, air-conditioning, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, a split-folding third row seat, second-row Slide-n-Stow collapsible seats, cruise control, stain-resistant fabric upholstery, and manual front seats.
Electronic features include Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a USB port, a CD player, a four-speaker sound system, and a media player interface.
The LX trim offers Kia’s Uvo eServices emergency communications, a rearview camera, a 4.3” infotainment display, exterior power-folding mirrors, two extra speakers, voice controls, an eight-way power driver seat, roof rails, headlight LED accents, and tinted rear windows.
Opting for the EX gets you keyless ignition and entry, front heated seats, two extra USB ports, HD and satellite radio, automatic climate control, a refrigerated lower glovebox, an eight-speaker Infiniti audio system, power sliding doors, an adjustable-height electronic liftgate, 18-inch alloy wheels, HD radio, rear sunshades, and foglights.
The SX will pack driver memory settings, a 115-V power outlet, voice controls, an 8” infotainment display, an eight-way passenger power seat, four-way power driver lumbar, an upgraded gauge cluster, LED taillights, selectable drive modes, ventilated front seats, rear-cross traffic alerts, and a blind-spot monitoring system.
At the top of the trim lineup is dual power sunroofs, extendable leg rests, second-row lounge seats, upgraded leather upholstery, front and rear parking sensors, 19-inch wheels, airplane winged headrests, and a heated steering wheel.
2017 Kia Sedona Engine Specifications
All the 2017 Kia Sedona models come equipped with a 3.3L V6 engine rated at 276 hp and 248 lbs. ft. of torque under their hoods. This power is routed to the front wheels via the standard six-speed automatic transmissions system.
Installation of the optional hitch allows the Sedona to achieve a maximum towing capacity of 3,500lbs.
Eight seconds is all that you need to accelerate to 60 mph. This is an average acceleration for the class, but we hope Kia will announce an additional powerplant soon with better ratings.
The L, LX, and EX trims are estimated to offer EPA fuel consumption ratings of 18/24/20 mpg in the city/highway/combined. The SX betters the figures by 1 mpg except in the city.
Date Of Release & Price – Kia Sedona For 2017
We should look forward to its release come June next year. Granted its improved features and technologies, a price increment over the outgoing model isn’t foreseeable considering the stiff rivalry in the segment. So, a base MSRP of $26,400 is likely.