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2015 Kia Sedona Looks Ready to Take on the Town & Country

Most people believe the Chrysler Town & Country is still king of the minivan market, even though Detroit's finest has lost most of its market share to the Toyota Sienna and Honda Odyssey. Now there's a Korean car which we think has a fighting chance as well. This is the all-new Kia Sedona, looking very hot for its New York soiree debut. At a glance, we really like it, though there are some chinks in its armor.
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The Sedona looks bold and sporty compared to the 2014 model. If somebody would ask us to describe it, we'd say it's a minivan trying to look like a crossover with the grille from a Hyundai Genesis.

A large grille gives the new minivan a strong presence and is flaked by nice headlights, simpler than on an Optima, but still embezzled with plenty of LED bling. 19-inch alloy wheels are available, though probably best avoided. Kia even fitted this family vehicle with a big integrated liftgate spoiler… standard.

Pop the hood and you'll find the power comes from a familiar 276-horsepower, 3.3-liter V6 engine GDI tech. A six-speed automatic is standard. Supposedly, it's also got an all-new platform that's built with high-strength and ultra-high-strength steel for stiffness and lightness. We'll know if the economy figures have improved later in the year.

Three rows of seats are standard and you can have either seven or eight people in it. The 2015 has a flexible middle row called Slide-n-Stow, which stack vertically against the back of the front seats to create a tall cargo area. Everything can be folded flat really easily to transition into cargo carrying mode without you needing to remove the seats and injure your back.

For comfort, the Sedona is fitted with the latest UVO entertainment system, heated second row seats and retractable leg rests as options.

The 2015 Sedona is expected to hit dealerships in Fall 2014. Prices should start at about $26,000.

 
 
 
 
 

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