I have loved almost every Kia vehicle that I have driven, so I was really excited to test drive the Kia Sedona – even though I have always had pre-conceptions about driving a minivan. When we found out I was pregnant for the first time, we sat down to talk about getting a new vehicle. Brian suggested a minivan and I said no way, no how. I had no interest in driving a minivan.
Over the years, Brian has teased me about buying a minivan and I have held steadfast in the belief that I would never drive a minivan. Since I loved the Kia Sorento so much, I decided to give the Kia Sedona a try. What did I have to lose?
Since the girls and I were planning to spend a week in San Diego for Spring Break, we decided that was a great time to drive the Kia Sedona. We knew we'd have a lot of stuff we wanted to bring with us and could really use the extra space a minivan would provide.
The Kia Sedona did not disappoint! There is more than enough space in the back of the minivan whether the third row seats are up or down. Even with the massive amount of stuff we packed, we had more than enough room. I really liked being able to have half of the third row up because it made a nice little cubby where groceries wouldn't shift around when I drove.
The trunk also has a nifty feature where if you walk up to it and the keys are in your purse or pocket, it will automatically open for you. This was so helpful when I had hands full of bags I needed to load up!
The girls' favorite feature of the Kia Sedona was the bucket seats with the recliners. They rode in comfort all the way to San Diego and back. They wanted to keep the Kia Sedona!
I really enjoyed driving the Kia Sedona as well. The safety features were amazing. I was really impressed with the cruise control system in particular. I like to use cruise control on the freeway, but it can be a hassle when there's traffic. When the Kia Sedona senses a car in front of you, it will automatically slow down when the cruise control is engaged. Then when that car moves out of the way, it will automatically speed back up to the speed you have it set at!
The backup camera also astounded me. I love backup cameras, but the Kia Sedona goes way beyond that – it has cameras on all four sides of the vehicle! That was great for pulling into parking spots because I could see everything around me and make sure I was centered in the parking spot.
The only thing I wish was different about the Kia Sedona is the gas mileage. It's definitely a gas hog, but I guess that's what you get for driving in full comfort.
I never thought I would say it, but I would actually consider owning a minivan – the Kia Sedona. If you're shopping for a new family vehicle, make sure to test drive the Kia Sedona. Learn more here.