2017 Kia Sedona Walk Around

Viewed from the side, the Sedona comes across as exactly what is: a family-focused mover of people and cargo, a minivan. Clean lines up front provide a classy touch, centered on a more upright rendition of the familiar Kia grille. Headlights sweep back, joined by LED running lamps. Rear pillars are concealed by wraparound glass, and a lower back bumper eases loading of luggage.

Not that appearance matters much. Minivans are purchased because of their practical merits, not their inherent beauty.


Like the exterior, the Sedona cabin promises functionality, centered upon a horizontal-themed dashboard layout. It might not sparkle, but gets the job done. Still, two-tone layouts and areas of piano-black trim give the cockpit a bit of flair. Detail work suggests Kia’s upscale sedans: the K900 and Cadenza. Upper trim levels feature soft-touch materials.

Occupants can expect a high level of comfort and space in front, as well as in the second row. Captain’s chairs, installed in seven-seat models, practically qualify as luxurious. Headroom is sparse in the third row, and anyone assigned back there must squeeze through a space that’s barely a foot wide. Adults and older teens won’t enjoy riding all the way back.

Cargo space is excellent. Second-row seatbacks fold partially, but not flat into the floor. With 142 cubic feet of space behind the front row, few families will complain about the Sedona’s roominess. A 4×8-foot plywood sheet can fit in the back, but only at an angle. With the second-row seats up, there’s 33.9 cubic feet of space behind the second row.

Ample cubby storage includes a dual glovebox, with cooling available in upper models. USB ports are readily accessible.

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