Leather Seats, Power Sliding Door(s), Power Liftgate/DeckLid, DVD Video System, Parking Sensors, Sunroof(s)
6 Cylinders, 2WD, 3.8L Engine, Automatic Transmission, 62K Miles, Black/Gray
Saftey, value and comfort. The ease of use of the van is outstanding. The technology and innovations in this van ate amazing. After 2 months we are still discovering all the little things Kia has added that make this van so easy to drive and park. The saftey features are to many to list all of them. What a joy to drive. More features than we thought we could afford, more luxury and more joy than we thought we would get for the price. Safe, comfortable, and fun.
We were cramming in 2 kids and a dog into an Outback before this so the extra room for us and all of our outdoor gear is a huge luxury. If you have small kids I highly recommend upgrading to the auto open side doors b'c the doors are a bit heavy for a small child to open. We have also owned a Jeep Commander which is similar in size and this drives way better and has lots more room. The only thing we had to give up was the 4-wheel drive. This is a great family vehicle at a price much cheaper than a Honda or Toyota.
The 2005 Kia Sedona Minivan has many things going for it. It has great styling and roomy comfortable seating. Handling is good, considering it's a minivan. It's stable on the freeway, and easy to drive in the city and park. However, there are three drawbacks that keep me from recommending it. First, the brakes are under-designed. We have had constant problems with our front rotors getting warped due to high temperatures. They just didn't give the minivan big enough brakes to do the job, and it shows. Second, fuel economy is poor. I know that no mini-van is great in this regard, but we get no more than 15 mpg in normal around-town day-to-day driving. Long trips on the freeway can get up to 22 mpg, but 15 mpg is pretty sorry for a day-to-day vehicle these days. Third, and possibly because of the first two, the resale value on this vehicle is very low, so if you're buying one used, don't count on selling it for what you paid for it. In fact, the Kia Sedona is one of, if not THE worst cars for resale value.