Kia Sedona Review

Kia Sedona

Kia Sedona Review

Kia Sedona ReviewKia Sedona Road Test

The seating layout has been changed from 2-2-3 to 2-3-2, a format buyers regard as essential in a large MPV for Europe.

The seating layout has been changed from 2-2-3 to 2-3-2, a format buyers regard as essential in a large MPV for Europe. There are now five individual rear seats instead of two in the middle plus a rear bench.

Each of those seats slides forwards and backwards, reclines, folds in half, stores upright or comes out of the car altogether allowing you to carry large loads, so that your MPV becomes a light weight van. There are many seating permutations which should accommodate most family’s needs.

Kia decided against folding rear seats because of the compromises involved. Folding seats have to be smaller and are therefore less comfortable, and they have to be mounted higher in the car, which steals headroom, legroom and luggage space.

The twin sliding rear doors are excellent when in a tight parking space. The space required is equivalent to a much smaller vehicle with conventional doors making access to the rear of the vehicle a breeze for all users. The sliding doors have a hold open locking feature to stop the doors sliding back on passengers whilst getting in or out of the vehicle. The doors are electrically-operated on LS and TS models and all versions have electric rear windows for the first time.

We did some 300 miles in the Sedona during the test week and it proved to be very comfortable. The height adjustable seat and tilt/height adjustable steering wheel made it easy to find a good driving position again, after driver changes and the cabin ergonomics made for an easy, relaxed journey.

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Kia Sedona Road Test Data
Model ReviewedKia Sedona 2.9 CRDi GS
Body TypeMPV
ColourClear Silver Metallic
Performance (manufacturers data) 
0 - 62 mph15.7 Seconds
Top Speed 120 mph
Transmission5-Speed Automatic
Fuel TypeDiesel
CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures) g/km
Economy (NEDC Figures) 
Urban23 mpg
Extra Urban40.4 mpg
Combined31.4 mpg
Insurance Group12
Euro NCAP Rating4
Warranty3-Year/Unlimited Mileage
Price (when tested on the 10/11/06)£18,595 OTR (Including Automatic Gearbox £1,100 Option)

The information contained within this Kia Sedona review may have changed since publication on the 10 November 2006. The actual model road tested may feature options and functionality specific to that model, which may not be available as on option or be fitted to other models in the range. Options may not be available on UK specification cars. You may wish to check with your local Kia dealer, before making a purchasing decision. E.&.O.E. You may NOT reproduce this car review in full or part, in any format without our written permission. © 2018