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Motorweek Video of the 2006 Kia Sedona

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It’s not easy to move to the front of the minivan segment but even at first glance it’s clear that the second generation 2006 kia sedona is a major improvement over its predecessor with a longer wider stance the all-new sedona provides about 15% more passenger room than last year yet designers do not overdose on the bigger-is-better theme the 118 point nine inch

Wheelbase and 202 inch overall length are within range of class leaders exterior sheet metal follows the traditional conservative – box formula with clean flanks and a slightly sloping roofline our top level e.x grade test vehicle rides on 17-inch alloy wheels with p230 560 all-weather tires and standard tire pressure monitoring like the honda odyssey and toyota

Sienna the sliding side doors now include power down windows while the e^x is power package adds power assists to the sliders as well as a power rear hatch like the styling the sedonas drivetrain looks pretty typical a 3.8 liter v6 but this is a premium twin can variable valve timing engine similar to the one used in hyundai’s flagship a zero sedan and yields 244

Horsepower and class-leading 253 pound-feet of torque mated to a smooth 5-speed automatic transaxle the sedona powers to 60 miles per hour in a fine 8.3 seconds and through the quarter mile in sixteen point five seconds at 85 miles per hour there is even a manual shifter mode for those who fantasize about a minivan racing series the drivetrain also features fine

Epa mileage ratings of 18 city and 25 highway our mixed s lube delivered a reasonable 20 miles per gallon but it is interior amenities that make or break any family van and sedona delivers with much improved levels of fit finish and value the airy 7 passenger cabin has a handsome tasteful look with quality plastics a nice faux wood trim occupant safety is top-notch

Thanks to standard front side impact airbags plus side curtain airbags for all three roads our ax model was complete with standard 8 way power adjustments for the driver’s seat plus optional leather upholstery with front seat heat the luxury package also includes power adjustable pedals but convenience features like a folding front row table conversation mirror

For keeping track of the kids and a total of 14 cupholders are all standard the second row captains chairs flip and fold for third row access or can be removed entirely the process is not as convenient as chrysler’s fold into the floor stow and go seats but it’s no worse than other competitors today’s families expect personalize climate controls and sedona has

Fans and controls for all three rows of seats the optional luxury package also includes automatic temperature settings a premium entertainment equipment package includes am/fm cassette with cd mp3 player and 660 watt infiniti surround sound system second and third row passengers can enjoy a dvd player with a big 8 inch screen and remote control speaking of the

Third row the expected fold into the floor 60/40 split is heavier and doesn’t work as smoothly as on the odyssey or sienna but it does the job cargo space is 32 point 2 cubic feet behind the third row 80 point one cubic feet behind the second and 100 41.5 with all seats out of the way on our handling course we found the sedona to be competent if ordinary a soft

Suspension and slow steering are offset by standard electronic stability control that keeps it on a stable and safe but after all it is a minivan not a mini-cooper braking was short and secure we stopped from sixty averaging a very good 120 feet four-wheel disc abs and electronic brake distribution are all standard all in all quite a lot of minivans starting at

Only twenty three thousand six hundred sixty five dollars for the lx grade and twenty-six thousand two hundred sixty five dollars for the up level ii ex add in our test vans options and the sticker totals are still modest thirty-one thousand three hundred sixty five dollars given that this also includes key is exceptional 10 year 100,000 mile powertrain warranty

We find the sedona to be an excellent minivan value when introduced for 2002 the first sedona signaled that kia was much more than just a small car builder now with solid engineering great safety and versatility the 2006 sedona puts kia among the leaders and the very demanding minivan segment

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