2017 Kia Sedona Release Date, Review and Info – The Kia Sedona for 2017 minivan offers plenty of features and an upscale style while retaining Kia’s price and value. With its appealing tech list, the Sedona is set to be a favorite choice for anyone shopping in the minivan segment. Its release date is set for this year’s September.
Some of the highlights include a serene cabin, plenty of features for the money, distinctive and un-minivan-like cockpit and dashboard, and a versatile second-row seat. The 2017 Sedona gains an optional Technology package, a rearview camera, heated front seats, and both the SXL and SX get a seating capacity of eight passengers.
While many jokes have been made about today’s station wagon, they have always provided a convenient way of hauling big families and stuff. This often maligned segment has for quite some time been dominated by Chrysler, Toyota, and Honda although there are other brands that have also tried their luck.
The vehicle only coming off from a redesign two years ago, returns for 2017 virtually unchanged. The 2017 Sedona comes equipped with a driver-oriented dash design, lots of versatility, and a sleek stylish design. Also, the price tag is a compelling addition to Sedona’s appealing character.
Despite being a downright minivan, the Sedona comes with some nifty features that, according to Kia, are usually the reason why people find crossovers cool over minivans. The SXL model, for instance, offers its driver and passengers extendable leg rests, generous slide-and-recline, and lounge-style second-row seats. As a result, the key component of a minivan – cargo volume suffers immensely.
Of course, anyone would want to shop around in the segment before finally making the ultimate choice. Some of the alternatives you should sample out include the 2017 Toyota Sienna, 2017 Honda Odyssey, 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan, and the quirky 2017 Nissan Quest.
Available Trims – Kia Sedona
The 2017 Sedona minivan is available in a mammoth five trims: L, LX, EX, SX, and SX-L trims.
Exterior Colors & Interior Review – 2017 Kia Sedona
Seven-passenger seating capacity is standard for the base L, SX and SX-L models, while eight-seating configuration has been reserved for the LX, EX and optional for the SX-L and SX trims.
The base 2017 Kia Sedona minivan starts with dual gloveboxes, stain-resistant fabric upholstery, 17” alloy wheels, telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, air-conditioning, a driver height adjustment, dual-manual sliding doors, a four-speaker sound system, media player interface, a USB port, a CD player, and a split-folding third-row seat.
The LX adds a rearview camera, a 4.3” touchscreen interface, two extra speakers, LED headlights accents, an eight-way power driver seat, voice controls, Kia’s Uvo eServices emergency communications, and power-folding exterior mirrors.
Springing for the EX trim includes two extra USB ports, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power sliding doors, an adjustable-height power tailgate, 18” alloy wheels, automatic climate control (dual-zone), leather upholstery, rear sunshades, eight-speaker Infiniti audio system, a refrigerated lower glovebox, power sliding doors, HD and satellite radio, and heated front seats.
The SX trim tacks in driver memory settings, selectable drive modes, an 8” touchscreen interface, rear cross traffic alert, voice controls, a navigation system, ventilated front seats, a blind-spot monitoring system, a 115-V household style power outlet, an upgraded gauge cluster, voice controls, an eight-way power passenger seat, and a four-way driver power lumbar.
Picking the performance-and luxury-themed SX-L trim gets you second-row lounge seats with airplane-style extendable leg rests and winged headrests, a heated steering wheel, an upgraded leather upholstery, 19” wheels, rear and front parking sensors, and dual-power sunroofs.
Engine Specs – 2017 Kia Sedona
The revitalized 2017 Kia Sedona comes equipped with a 3.3L V6 engine rated at 276 hp and 248 pounds of torque. The output is transmitted to the front wheels via the six-speed automatic transmission system.
Expect a towing capacity of up to 3,500 pounds whenever the optional hitch is installed. During our test drive, the SX-L models accelerated from 0-60 mph in about 8.0 seconds.
EPA fuel economy ratings for the L, LX, and EX trims return 18/24/20 mpg in the city/highway/combined. The SX-L dims the ratings to 17/22/19 mpg.
Wheelbase: 120.5 in
Length: 201.4 in
Width: 78.1 in
Passenger volume: N/A ft³
Maximum cargo capacity: 142.0 ft³
Curb weight: 4772 lb
Top Speed: 122 mph
0-60: 7.4 sec
MPG: 18/24 mpg (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Aurora Black, Bright Silver, Clear White…
Towing Capacity: 3500 lbs.
Price & Release Date – 2017 Kia Sedona
The new 2017 Kia Sedona will go for sale for an MSRP starting from $26,400. As for its release date, expect the vehicle this September.
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