Portland Families Love Kia Sedona. The Detailed Review You Want- Here!
New Kia Sedona Is Love At First Sight for Portland Kia Drivers
Portland Kia drivers have fallen in love with the new Kia Sedona. The 2018 Sedona offers Northwest families all they need and more. The 2018 Kia Sedona is a great option for a functional vehicle in the minivan class, offering a spacious cabin, a smooth ride, and all the comfort and entertainment amenities a growing family needs. Top that off with a five star IIHS safety rating, and you’ve got a recipe for a car that will serve your family to the fullest.
Portland Kia Sedona Owners Always Remark on the Interior
Sedona has spacious seating for seven, distributed between three rows, but can seat eight when the center row is equipped with a removable middle seat option. The front captain seats offer great comfort for over-the-road trips to the Oregon coast, making vacation a little easier on mom and dad. Row number two offers generous cargo room and plenty of foot room, even if adults are riding in the back. Optionally, the second row can be outfitted with reclining seats. Third rows are well suited for cargo when folded down, children, or average height adults, giving you options that run the gamut to fit your Portland lifestyle. From drop off lines, to cross-country treks, new Kia Sedona is ready for whatever you throw at it! Comfort upgrades include leather, eight-way adjustable powered front seats, heated and ventilated front seats, heated second row seats, second row reclining seats, and a heated steering wheel. Sedona is equipped in both back rows of seats with LATCH for car safety and booster seats. The interior uses high-quality and durable materials that give you tons of longevity and value for the price.
Lots of Cargo? No Problem for the New Kia Sedona
It would be remiss to discuss the new Kia Sedona and not note the spacious cargo room. From the soccer field to the slopes, the 2018 Sedona has your Portland family covered. Maxing out Sedona’s cargo space gives you plenty of room for more fun in your life. From football practice, to a weekend on the water, you can pack it in the 142 cubic ft. of cargo room of Sedona. Slide-N-Stow seats offer full access to the cargo area beneath, which is easier than removing the bulky seats in competitor models like Honda Odyssey. Available features include a hands-free liftgate, a cooled glove box, and a cargo area flashlight.
Roadtrip Entertainment is a Breeze in New Kia Sedona
Make your next Pacific Northwest roadtrip in ultimate comfort in the new Kia Sedona, with loads of entertainment features designed to make the drive as much fun as the destination. 2018 Kia Sedona comes equipped with Kia’s impressive UVO infotainment system with 5-inch to 8- inch touchscreen display options. The system is easy to use, sophisticated, and driver centered- enhancing your drive without being a distraction. When it comes to smartphone pairing, Sedona has you covered with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto® integration, as well as a healthy amount of USB ports and charging options. Other tech features (some standard and some optional) include: Bluetooth, satellite radio, Infinity audio, HD radio, and integrated navigation.
Powerful Performance & Exceptional Reliability Makes New Kia Sedona A Portland Family Favorite
The new Kia Sedona is powered by strong V6 horsepower, which helps you get up to speed for merging and passing with ease. There’s a refined sound and drive-feel to Sedona that is more peaceful than expected from an engine as capable as the V6. The engine is paired with a standard, high-quality automatic Kia transmission. When it comes to gas mileage, Sedona stays firmly in the middle of the heap for it’s class, but is nothing to complain about, pulling in estimated 18mpg in the city and 24mpg on your I-5 commute.
In the minivan class, keeping the passengers comfortable is key. Sedona excels at leveling bumpy terrain, reducing road noise, and keeping passengers happy. Stellar powered steering makes handling tight corners and parking spaces in the city in Portland a breeze.
Kia Sedona is a family favorite in Portland, and an overall reliable car with a 5-star safety rating and a 3.5 out of 5 overall reliability score from JD Power and Associates. This is above average in the class and across the board.
2018 Kia Sedona Makes the Cut on Safety
Kia know how much the safety of your family matters to Portland drivers, and drivers across the globe. In the minivan class, crash safety testing is paramount. Kia Sedona was awarded the highest Good rating by the IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) and a five-star crash test score by the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration), after rigorous crash testing. It is a Top Safety Pick with the IIHS – a top honor that Kia holds the most models in as a brand.
Just a few of the safety features you will love (some optional and some standard) are:
- Rearview camera
- Blind spot monitoring
- Forward collision warning
- Adaptive cruise control
- Rear cross traffic alert
- Maximum airbag protection
All Fine Details of Owning a New Kia Sedona in Portland
Kia cares about great warranties on their vehicles, and offers and ample five-year/60,000 mile warranty on Sedona, as well as a 10-year/100,000 mile powertrain warranty. Rivals offer significantly shorter warranties, such as three-year/30,000 mile programs. This is one huge perk of buying Kia.
At the base model, Sedona L will run you about $27,000, which is one of the most economical price tags in the minivan class overall, especially with such a great safety track record. If you go for the gold and want all the trimmings, the Sedona SX will run you about $42,000. Again, SX comes in lower in the class than other rival top-trims.