2018 Kia Sedona Review, Changes

The 2018 Kia Sedona is set to undergo a modernizing design that will give this Korean minivan a lot more upscale look on the market. The third-generation Kia Sedona underwent a significant overhaul in 2015. Two years down the line, we expect the next Kia Sedona to hit the dealerships mostly as a carryover model.

Indeed, the 3rd generation Kia Sedona conveyed some vast developments over its precursors. It became one of the best sellers and remains a crucial player in this class. The incumbent model is ranked 5th out of 6 minivans in sales. The Nissan Quest takes the lead, while the 4th placed Honda Odyssey closely follows the ongoing Sedona minivan.

The 2018 Kia Sedona caters for practical, savvy family-oriented audiences who adhere to minivans. The redesigned model presents a wealth of technologically advanced features. It is set to guarantee a remarkably safer ride.

2018 Kia Sedona front

2018 Kia Sedona – Upscale Appearance and Impeccable Configuration

Given that the 2018 Kia Sedona comes as a carryover model, it is unlikely to introduce major changes. It continues presenting the same upscale appearance which it earned back in 2015. It includes Kia’s signature tiger-nose grille, coupled with smooth body lines and an upscale 3D insert.

Things are likely to remain unchanged inside as well, but the lack of interior overhaul is likely to be a little less welcome. The reason is that the new Kia Sedona continues to convey a fairly basic design with limited cargo room. Additionally, the next Sedona will likely present the same standard features as the previous edition.

It will come with 17-inch alloy wheels, cloth upholstery, Slide N Stow second-row seats, a four-speaker system, and a five-inch touchscreen. Also, we are likely to have a rear-view camera, USB port input, and Bluetooth connectivity. The available slide-n-stow second-row seats and the 60:40 third-row split fold-in floor seats make it easy to configure the minivan, so it carries a combination of passengers and cargo.

The inbound Kia Sedona doesn’t compromise on safety. Protecting precious cargo is now easier than ever, courtesy of its three-point seatbelts and height-adjustable first- and second-row seatbelt anchors. Plus, the much-awaited Sedona comes with Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children, making child seat installation a breeze.

The available 360-degree camera monitoring system provides an overhead view of the Sedona’s surroundings in real-time. It makes it easy to back up and maneuver around the car. Besides, it’s designed such that it detects and monitors vehicles traveling ahead of you. The system will automatically apply the brakes if it determines an imminent crash. It mitigates or avoids the effects of a collision.

2018 Kia Sedona interior

2018 Kia Sedona – Engine and Towing Capacity

The 2018 Kia Sedona delivers uncompromised performance using a standard 3.3-liter direct-injected engine. This unit punches out 276 horsepower and 248 pound-feet of torque.

It also has a 3,500lbs towing capacity which is powerful enough to haul even the largest of your toys. The engine will be linked to a 6-speed automatic gearbox that distributes power to the car’s front wheels.

2018 Kia Sedona side

2018 Kia Sedona – Launch Date, Cost and Rivals

There’s no official info about the 2018 Kia Sedona pricing and release date. But, it is likely to arrive at the dealerships in the beginning of 2018. We don’t anticipate any huge shifts in pricing relative to the incumbent model since it’s a carryover. So, the basic model might start at $27,500 while the range-topper could hit the $42,850 redline. Its key rivals include the Toyota Sienna, Honda Odyssey, and the Chrysler Pacifica.

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