The Kia Sedona disappeared from the auto maker’s lineup last year, something that changed a few months ago with the announcement of the 2014 model, reviving the series from the dead, so to speak. Now the model has hit showrooms in the US, and will continue to roll out over the coming months, bringing with it a new design.
The 2014 Sedona brings with it 3.5-liter V6 engine with 269 horsepower alongside a six-speed automatic transmission with Sportmatic clutchless shifting. There’s four-wheel independent suspension, and braking comes by way of a power-assisted four-wheel disc system. The standard package includes 16-inch steel wheels, but drivers can also get 17-inch wheels as an option, with the EX models featuring the latter by default.
Kia has decked the minivan out with a variety of safety features, among them being six airbags including side curtains and seat-side offerings. There’s ABS and EBD, the latter of which helps the brake system function in accordance with the weight distribution inside the vehicle. There’s tire pressure monitoring, electronic stability control, and traction control for slippery surfaces, for example.
There are both LX and EX trim options available, with them being LED positioning lights and traditional fog headlamps for both. Both models feature storage options for tablets, while the EX trim package has leather trimmed seats, automatic climate controlling, and heated seats in the front. There’s SiriusXM radio, Bluetooth with voice recognition, MP3 audio jack, and more as standard features.
The 2014 Sedona has an EPA rating of 24MPG on the highway, and has a starting price of $25,900 for the LX model. The higher-end Sedona EX model, meanwhile, starts at $30,900 USD, both of which come along with an $850 destination charge.