2018 Kia Sedona – We should expect the new and refreshed 2018 Kia Sedona to come equipped with a quiet cabin, un-minivan-like dashboard, versatile second row seat designs, and plenty of features for your money. Its release date should be expected sometime later this year.
Undoubtedly, the minivan has become today’s station wagon, and despite much being said about this form of transportation, the fact remains that those with large families often end up with a minivan one way or another. For decades, the segment has been dominated by Honda, Chrysler, and Toyota, but still there are others who are trying to join the party and none has been able to match up to Kia.
The new 2018 Kia Sedona comes as a carryover design from last year’s model and boasts of a crisp exterior and interior styling, driver-focused dash design, and a plenty of versatility features. Adding its value pricing and the vehicle becomes a compelling addition to any shopper’s minivan shopping list.
Perhaps this minivan will make you think twice in case you are still associated with the stigma of owning a diaper-toting minivan. At heart, obviously, the 2018 Kia Sedona is still a down to earth minivan. Despite all the rosy attributes the Sedona comes with, the vehicle still scores poorly in terms of the cargo capacity the vehicle comes with. Other alternatives out there include Dodge Grand Caravan, Honda Odyssey, Nissan Quest, and Toyota Sienna.
Exterior Colors & Interior Pictures – Kia Sedona For 2018
The minivan comes in a walloping five variants ranging from the sprightly equipped L to the well-equipped 2018 Kia Sedona SX-L (Limited). The 7-passenger seating capacity comes standard for the base L and eight for both the LX and EX.
Expect the base 2018 Kia Sedona L comes fitted with cruise control, a media player interface, premium sound system, stain-resistant fabric upholstery, USB port, a split third-row seat, driver height adjustable, satellite radio, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, air conditioning, manual front seats, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, Slid-n-Stow forward collapsing second-row seats, 17” alloy wheels, CD player, dual manual sliding doors, and dual gloveboxes.
Moving up the trim ladder gets you a 4.3” touchscreen display, LED headlights accents, Uvo eServices emergency communications, an eight-way power driver seat, tinted rear windows, power folding exterior mirrors, and a rearview camera.
Expect the 2018 Kia Sedona EX to come equipped with automatic climate control, 18” alloy wheels, a refrigerated lower glovebox, a premium audio system, auto-dimming rearview camera, rear sunshades, HD radio, an adjustable height power liftgate, keyless entry, power sliding doors, keyless ignition, and foglights.
The 2018 Kia Sedona SX throws in rear cross traffic alert, four way driver power lumbar, a 115-V power outlet, voice controls, blind spot monitoring system, ventilated front seats, an 8” touchscreen display, heated second row of seats, LED taillights, driver memory settings, selectable drive modes, and an upgraded gauge cluster.
Adding on what the above trim offers, the SX-L tops the list with an extendable leg rests, 19” alloy wheels, upgraded leather upholstery, airplane winged headrests, rear parking sensors, and dual power sunroofs.
Some of the top trim’s standard features can be added to the lower trims through either the LX Convenience or the EX Premium packages. The features include a refrigerated glovebox, power sliding doors, blind spot warning system, power front passenger seat, heated first row and second row seats, a rearview camera, rear cross traffic alerts, driver memory settings, power front passenger seat, and a 4.3” screen with Uvo telematics.
2018 Kia Sedona Engine Specs
Powering the 2018 Kia Sedona is a 3.3L V6 engine that cranks out 276 hp and 248 pounds of torque. Standard across the entire trim lineup is the FWD and a 6-speed transmission system. When properly equipped, expect the minivan’s towing capacity to be 3,500 pounds.
During our test drive, the SX-L was able to clinch 60 mph in just under 8 seconds.
As per the fuel economy ratings, the L, LX, and EX should be able to return 18/24/20 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 18/25/21 mpg for the SX.
Some of the safety features to expect from the Sedona minivan include stability control, rear parking sensors, antilock disc brakes, full-length side airbags, and hill start assist.
Date Of Release – 2018 Kia Sedona
We should look forward to its release come June next year. Granted its improved features and technologies, a price increment over the outgoing model isn’t foreseeable considering the stiff rivalry in the segment. So, a base MSRP of $26,400 is likely.