Kia Sedona 0-60 Times
|Trim||Engine||Drive Type||Trans.||0-60||1/4 Mile||Mpg EPA C/H/Observed||Source|
2016 Kia Sedona
|SX||3.3L V6||FWD||6A||7.8 sec||16.0 sec @ 89.3 mph||18/25/19.3 mpg||Motor Trend|
2015 Kia Sedona
|SXL||3.3L V6||FWD||6A||7.4 sec||15.8 sec @ 91 mph||17/22/20 mpg||Car and Driver|
|SXL||3.3L V6||FWD||6A||7.8 sec||16.1 sec @ 88.8 mph||17/22/20.8 mpg||Motor Trend|
|SXL||3.3L V6||FWD||6A||7.9 sec||16.1 sec @ 89.2 mph||17/22/19.7 mpg||Motor Trend|
|SXL||3.3L V6||FWD||6A||7.8 sec||16.0 sec @ 90 mph||17/22/19.4 mpg||Motor Week|
2006 Kia Sedona
|EX||3.8L V6||FWD||5A||8.2 sec||16.2 sec @ 84.5 mph||16/23/17.2 mpg||Motor Trend|
|EX||3.8L V6||FWD||5A||8.3 sec||16.5 sec @ 85 mph||16/23/20 mpg||Motor Week|
|LX||3.8L V6||FWD||5A||8.0 sec||16.1 sec @ 85.6 mph||16/23/17.4 mpg||Motor Trend|
2002 Kia Sedona
|EX||3.5L V6||FWD||5A||9.6 sec||17.4 sec @ 81 mph||14/18/16 mpg||Car and Driver|
|EX||3.5L V6||FWD||5A||9.8 sec||17.4 sec @ 81 mph||14/18/19 mpg||Motor Week|
About Kia Sedona
A minivan that functions like a multi-purpose vehicle and not just a family car – this is what you will get when you buy the Kia Sedona. This vehicle will change the public’s lowly perception on minivans.
With its attractive features combined with robust power, it will not be relegated to the old notion that minivans are only for those with plenty of kids. It has a number of crossover features, but it continues to function as a minivan.
With the Sedona, Kia might just be able to change the public’s view about minivans. This vehicle has some innovative features that could spark your interest. If you are looking for a stylish and multi-functional vehicle, you need to consider the Sedona.
A Peek at Kia Sedona’s History
Kia introduced its first minivan, the Kia Sedona in 2002, boasting that it is rich in amenities, has the most functional features and the most affordable car in its class.
Kia was very confident about the durability of this vehicle that it gave a 100,000 mile warranty. Many upgrades were done on the vehicle since then, except in 2007 and 2008 when no major changes were made.
Kia integrated USB and MP3 as standard issues and also added GPS on all Sedona models in 2009. The following year, Kia added a backup camera in its safety features. There was a minor styling redesign done on the 2011 Sedona which was carried over in the 2012 to 2014 models.
If you are considering this car, here are the most important specs you need to know.
- Engine: 3.3-liter V6 GDI, aluminum heads and aluminum block, DOHC, 4 valves/cylinder, Electronic Positive Ignition, 276 hp. @ 6,000 rpm, 248 lb.-ft. @ 5,200 rpm of torque
- Transmission: Electronically controlled 6-speed automatic, overdrive
- Steering: Rack-and-pinion, Hydraulic power-assisted
- Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
- Suspension: Front: MacPherson struts, coil springs, anti-roll bar; Rear: Multi-link with struts, coil springs
- Brakes: Hydraulic, Power-assisted vacuum with Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)
The Kia Sedona delivers moderate but smooth power. You can expect a calm ride, and very responsible handling that overcomes all the usual difficulties that minivans experience. It never makes challenging moves, but it delivers reliable power when you need it most.
The Sedona’s powertrain can deliver more power than other minivans, but is not too different when it comes to acceleration. It is about even with regards to torque.
This car can tow around 3,500 pounds. But you need some patience if you are going to carry a full load of passengers. When turning corners, you will feel some minor shake in the steering column. It can get bouncy inside the cabin especially when the road has equally placed humps.
The EPA has given the Kia Sedona average fuel ratings. All trim levels of the Sedona are fitted with the same engines, but their fuel economy varies depending on the particular model.
The electric power steering spells the big difference between the top SX and SX Limited models and the base models. If a Sedona is fitted with a throwback hydraulic-boosted power steering, the EPA rates the car at 18 miles per gallon in the city and 24 mpg on the highway, with a combined 20 mpg.
But with an electric steering, the Sedona will be more fuel efficient. It will get 18 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway, with a combined 21 mpg.
A generous safety package makes the Kia Sedona a safe car to drive.
This car earned top ‘good’ overall test results in all categories given by the IIHS. However, its Forward Collision Warning System was only graded ‘basic’ in the IIHS front crash prevention.
Kia is anticipating five-star safety ratings from the NHTSA. However, this agency has not tested the car yet.
The South Korean automaker is confident about the safety capabilities of the Sedona because it is built on completely new underpinnings. And with its new structure, composed of 76 per cent high-strength steel, the car’s safety benefits will considerably improve.
The safety package of the Sedona includes all the required airbags, stability control, brake assist and hill-start assist. Bluetooth smartphone connectivity is also a standard issue, but a rear view camera is only optional.
Comfort and Quality
There’s more room now in this new Sedona than its older version. Its wheelbase has increased about a couple of inches and its cabin dimensions and overall length is almost the same as its nearest competitors.
Storage space has also increased and the refinements in cabin materials are noticeable. The car now has a huge, deep front center console and a number of usable storage bins in the dash and around the doors.
It is now quieter inside the cabin. In fact the current Kia Sedona is the quietest in its class. Thanks to the wheel-house padding, new compartment sound deadening and double-sealed sliding doors.
To learn more about Kia Sedona, visit the official Kia website.