2016 Kia Sedona minivan review, price, mpg – Kia Sedona hasn’t always been multipurpose vehicle. Ever since it was released 17 years ago it has been minivan. However, during the years it was gradually evolving and today we have Sedona that doesn’t resemble the first version too much. By the way, this car is also sold as Kia Carnival, depending on the market. Power figures have been reduced in order to improve fuel economy and make it more competitive on the market. The new Kia Sedona 2016 has boxier, but more attractive design thus everyone keep their expectations high when it comes to sales figures. If you need plenty of space then new Sedona will be perfect choice for you.
2016 Kia Sedona review
Front fascia takes after its predecessor but grille will be slightly bigger. This change will contribute to its sporty appearance. Headlights have been redesigned as well as taillights. Apparently, LED technology is going to be used more and side mirrors will be heated. Cabin will have plenty of space, even more than before. Blind Spot Monitoring is part of the standard pack. Steering wheel comes in three different modes and safety has been brought on a higher level. 2016 Kia Sedona will feature infotainment system which according to our expectations won’t be changed. It will be available in two seating configurations (seven- and eight-passenger) and five trim levels: L, LX, EX, SX and SXL. Base models will be equipped with plenty of safety features such as Traction Control System (TCS), Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Brake Assist System (BAS), Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD), Antilock Braking System (ABS) and Hill-start Assist Control (HAC).
New Kia Sedona 2016 mpg
Last year the third generation came to the market with a 3.3 liter Lambda GDI and new Kia Sedona 2016 will have exactly the same engine. Power figures go up to 276 HP and 248 pound-feet of torque due to direct injection. Power is transferred to front wheels and it is mated to automatic six-speed gearbox. Fuel economy was improved with the last model and new Sedona will also have competitive mileage with 25 mpg on highway. Allegedly, this won’t be the only engine option and the offer will be accompanied with 2.2 liter Inline-4 CRDI VGT. However, power figures are still unknown but this engine will be offered only to South Korean market so if you don’t have a residence there you must be satisfied with 3.3l.
|Engine type||3.3-liter V6 DOHC|
|Power||276 hp @ 6,000 rpm|
|Torque||248 lb-ft @5,200 rpm|
|Fuel economy (city/hwy/combined)||18/24/20|
|Fuel tank capacity (gal.)||21,1|
2016 Kia Sedona release date and price
According to certain speculations the new Kia Sedona 2016 is going to hit the market in the following few months. Exact date hasn’t been set but we expect that it will come to the market till the end of this summer. On the other hand, experts made their assumptions about the price. In their estimation price won’t be significantly changed and new 2016 Kia Sedona will cost $27,295 while the top trim SX Limited model will cost $40,795. Even if you are on a tight budget you will probably be able to afford this new multipurpose vehicle but for your money you will be able to chose between Honda Odyssey, Toyota Sienna and Nissan Quest.