2016 Kia Sedona

After big redesign done for the 2015 model, 2016 Kia Sedona comes with few minor details changed. Majority of the model is the same as before. Sedona is a minivan capable to accommodate 7-8 passengers, depending on trim. Starting from this year, higher trims, including SX and SXL. Speaking about trims, new Sedona offers the same levels as before, with slightly different features available. Completely five trims is included into the offer: L, LX, EX, SX and SXL.

2016 Kia Sedona Front

2016 Kia Sedona specs and changes

Kia managed to make Sedona one of the best minivans available on the market. It offer multiple advantages, as well as high practicality. Seat design offers diversity, with second row captain’s chairs which can be reclined and offer comfort just like in the airplane. Unfortunately this option is available only for the top trim, SXL. Besides comfort, Sedona offers slide-n-stow seats, which enables you to get additional cargo space when needed.

Standard features on the base trim, include, among other, AM/FM/CD/satellite audio system with 4.3-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth connection and USB and AUX input jacks, and multiple other entertainment features. Rearview camera is standard on all trims, starting with the 2016 model year.

One of the interesting facts about Sedona is the fact that it offers Geo-fencing, Speed Alert, Curfew Alert, and Driving Score features, which come handy for teen drivers, and it is first Kia model that offers such a thing. Other than this, it is important to mention that 2016 Kia Sedona is one of the most quiet vehicles from it category. Japanese manufacturer invested a lot into noise cancelation, providing peaceful ride for their passengers.

2016 Kia Sedona Interior

2016 Kia Sedona engine specs

New model year changes don’t affect the performance of the model. 2016 Sedona comes with the same choice under the hood, which includes one engine. It is a 3.3-liter V6 engine with 276 horsepower and 248 lb-ft of torque. The engine is paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission as only choice available. Front-wheel drive is only drivetrain configuration, but we do expect this to changes sometime soon, probably within the next year or two.

New Sedona will deliver 18/24 mpg city/hwy for lower trims, while most equipped SXL consumes slightly more and delivers 17/22 mpg city/hwy.

2016 Kia Sedona rivals

Today’s market of minivans is quite determined, with few main models. At the moment, Honda Odyssey, Toyota Sienna, Chrysler Town & Country, and Dodge Grand Caravan are the most popular ones. However, right behind them is Nissan Quest, Mazda 5, and Kia Sedona, which threatens to jeopardize positions of some of her main rivals.

2016 Kia Sedona Rear

2016 Kia Sedona price and release date

Release of the 2016 Kia Sedona is set for this summer, and the model’s sale is expected during this month. Base MSRP starts at $26,400, and goes up to $39,900, which is base MSRP of SXL trim.

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