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2017 Kia Sedona


In the recent past, Kia has been rapidly casting its wings far and wide competing in almost all market segments. The Sedona is one of their most popular vehicles. Having undergone a facelift back in 2014, we don’t expect major changes on the upcoming model.

The god thing about the Sedona is its exterior profile which makes it look more of a crossover than a minivan. The vehicle is suitable for large families offering comfortable rides even during long journeys. It also has impressive power output and fuel efficiency.

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2017 Kia Sedona Exterior

The 2017 Kia Sedona exterior profile will be refreshed to look more modern. The new changes are mild just meant to improve its profile.

At the front, the vehicle features a redesigned, stylish mesh grille which sports the automaker’s logo at the center. The grille makes the front fascia of the Sedona look more aggressive. It is flanked by a pair of swept back LED powered headlights. The front bumper is larger and adds to the front fascia’s aggressiveness. The bumper is integrated with fog lights and larger air intakes on its lower end.

At the rear, the vehicle features more elegant LED taillights while the rear bumper gets a slight tweaking. The minivan also features a stabilizer bar and multi-link features on its rear suspensions which enhance its driving dynamics. The vehicle rides on 17-inch alloy wheels but buyers can also opt for 18-inch or 19-inch wheels. The vehicle is offered in five trim levels which are the base L, mid trims LX, EX and SX and the top SX-Limited.

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2017 Kia Sedona Interior

The cabin of the Sedona is very spacious and comfortably accommodates 8 passengers. The cabin looks stylish and its three rows of seats are well designed to offer plenty of legroom and hip-room. The space left is still large enough to accommodate plenty of cargo as well as pets.

The cabin is upholstered in a quality cloth as standard but high trims are upholstered in leather. Tech-wise, the vehicle is also adequately equipped. It comes with a modern infotainment system with a wide touch-screen. The system integrates Google maps and android apps.  The vehicle also features Bluetooth connectivity, 4 or 5 USB ports, CD/MP3 players, cruise control, automatic climate control and a 7-speaker audio system.

Other features include power windows, heated front seats, a rearview camera and parking sensors. To ease access to the thirds row, you can take the option for sliding second row seats which also solves leg space problems experienced previously. The SX-Limited which is the top trim adds airline-style lounges on the second row as well as a 60/40 split-folding /flat functionality on the third row seats. For safety, the Sedona is equipped with enhanced airbags and a rear view camera among others.

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Engine Specs and Performance

Under the 2017 Kia Sedona hood, you will find a single drive-train. The engine is a 3.3 L, V-6 which is capable of producing 280 hp and 250 lb-ft of torque. The engine is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission system that channels power to all wheels.

In terms of fuel economy, the engine will deliver 19 mpg in city and 25 mpg on highway for L, LX and EX trims. The higher trims SX and SX-Limited will deliver 18mpg in city and 24 mpg on highway drives.

These numbers are impressive and will place the Sedona among the top in its class in terms of fuel economy. Information on its acceleration and top speed is yet to be released by the automaker as of this writing. Make sure to come back for more details.

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Price and release date

According to reliable sources, the 2017 Kia Sedona will be availed to dealerships in the third quarter of 2016. As for the price, the base trim will have a starting price of around $ 27,000 while the top trim could cost as much as $ 42,000.

Competition

Competition for the new Kia Sedona 2017, in the minivan segment make the new Chrysler Pacifica, Ford Galaxy and the Honda Odyssey.

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