Are you looking for the ultimate family roadtrip vehicle? Then you need to drive a Kia Sedona. It's spacious, comfortable and has all the bells & whistles!
I would like to think that driving a minivan is one of the very last things in the world that any super tattooed, tough looking guy would ever be stoked to drive. That’s what I thought of myself until we reviewed the Kia Sedona minivan. I loved it.
It was roomy, held all our stuff and we still had room left over. Chrystal loves the little section where she can put the groceries without them flying everywhere.
And the Kia Sedona looks sharp too.
So here’s the deal. If you’ve read any vehicle reviews I’ve done you already know I love bells, whistles and buttons. The Kia Sedona is full of them.
The driver’s seat is like sitting in the cockpit of an Indy car. You can practically control everything from the steering wheel.
All the seats are super comfy. The driver’s seat adjust in what seems like a million ways, I was definitely able to make it fit me perfectly, then I programmed the seat to remember my settings, which was nice.
I tested out the captain’s chairs in the second row too, which also are recliners. As in they have leg rests and recline back. They are so comfy the girls had no problem falling asleep in them.
Both the driver’s and passenger’s seats are heated and cooled. Yes, they have air conditioning in them which is awesome so you don’t get “sweat back.” Don’t act like you haven’t had sweat back from driving before. You can say “never again” since the Kia Sedona solves that problem.
I was surprised with the power and handling of the Sedona as well. There was plenty of power driving up hills, passing people who needed to be passed and so on. I never felt like there was a lag from the time I stepped on the gas to accelerating and it climbed the mountain like it was nothing.
The minivan handles very well too. I was surprised. It handles like a SUV and the minivan doesn’t “roll” going around corners like other minivans I’ve experienced in the past. The Kia Sedona also has great suspension. We went over a rough patch of highway that was being resurfaced and there was very little road noise.
Parking the Kia Sedona was easy, and I love the backup camera and the 360 camera too.
Another awesome feature the nav system has is helping you find a gas station when your tank is running low. That's so helpful when you're on a roadtrip and you don't know the area well.
The cruise control in the Kia Sedona was awesome. You can speed up and slow down with a touch of the button like most all other cruise controls.
The feature on the cruise control I really appreciated was that when you’re using the cruise control and someone cuts you off or is going slow in front of you, the Kia Sedona automatically slows down and matches the speed. That’s a pretty rad safety feature.
As parents, I do believe both mine and Chrystal’s favorite feature was the built in DVD player with wireless headphones. It made for the sound of silence for long patches of our journey.
The next favorite feature had to be the automatic side doors and trunk. From the key fob you can open and close both side doors and the trunk – it’s super handy.
All in all, I really enjoyed driving the Kia Sedona. Never in my life would I have considered a minivan as a serious contender for our next vehicle. But the Kia Sedona has definitely changed my perception and views on a minivan.