Auto Cruise Control, Leather Seats, Power Sliding Door(s), Power Liftgate/DeckLid, Infinity Sound System, Satellite Radio Ready
6 Cylinders, 2WD, 3.3L Engine, Automatic Transmission, 76K Miles, Gray/Black
the service engine light went on 3 different times within the first 100 miles we drove it. The "tire pressure" warning light is going on, but playing with pressure gauges and ensuring proper inflation several times hasn't shut it off. The rear trunk latch has some sort of poor design; it takes an extremely hard slam (im a 6 foot man and I really have to wham it) to get it to secure. Otherwise, the "rear hatch ajar" light comes on after you are backing out of your driveway and the first forward momentum moves that rear door a bit. I dislike the arm rests for the driver and front passenger. They are really narrow, and they pivot very tightly, requiring a bit too much effort. The "economy" light is a stupid distraction in stop and go traffic. This light is telling you, when lit, that your speed and acceleration patterns will optimize your gas mileage. This is nice for highway driving, but the little green light flashing on and off....placed prominently next to the speedometer...is not good placemetn and is distracting. The horn is WEAK. A vw bug or a miata have a more attention getting sound.
We are a family of 5 that includes three children. Our current vehicle was a sedan that we had outgrown, and so I decided that we would like to purchase a minivan. I had no particular make or model in mind, just that it be a large vehicle with comfortable seats. After a week of online searching and walking the carlots we came across a 2005 Kia Sedona. It was previously owned, but only had 39K on it. It came equipped with a sunroof, DVD player, leather seats, CD player, and tinted windows. Since we bought this vehicle in July 2006, I have been very impressed with the way that this vehicle has performed, and it has exceeded my expectations. We took a family vacation to Orlando in August, and drove there in our Sedona. It handled very well on the highway and in the city, and got better gas mileage than my former sedan. We encountered some bad weather, and the tires had very good traction on the wet roads (the ABS system works very well!). The only problem we have found is that the cargo space is limited. However, there is a roof rack, and we fixed the limited cargo space problem by removing one of the unused seats in the van. Removing one of the seats freed up a lot of extra space and was enough to accomodate 3 large suitcases and several smaller bags. Also, removing the seat was relatively simple. This minivan is excellent for roadtrips and everyday use, and is ideal for large families. The DVD player is a lifesaver on long trips, and the sunroof is a welcome addition. I would recommend the Kia Sedona for anyone who is looking for a minivan to fit their families, and also to anyone who is having a hard time transitioning to a "soccer mom" vahicle. My Kia Sedona handles like a car, has a very impressive interior and helped ease the transition from "sporty car" driver to minivan driver for me.
I like the car just a little concerned about the battery. The 2 year old car had an aftermarket battery already. According to Kia it requires a "KIA" battery as we found out it left us stranded a few times with a dead battery. Kia replaced with a Kia battery and haven't had an issue in 3 weeks. Other than that the car has been great.