We upgraded to a Sedona from a Zafira for two reasons - firstly to give my four kids more room and safety while travelling, and secondly to tow a caravan instead of a trailer tent.
I think it scores very highly in both tasks.
The sliding doors make life so much more bearable in supermarket car parks, and the kids can get in and out easily.
As a towcar, it is great. It can pull pretty much every caravan on the road without difficulty and not forgetting the whole family plus baggage.
The dealer has been fine. A minor warranty problem was sorted immediately on a date to suit us, although they didn't provide a courtesy car. As mentioned in other reviews, the rear washer switch is difficult to see, the CD/radio is low spec, and the indicators are on the 'wrong' side (but actually I prefer it).
The driver's seat is a little soft and unsupportive on twisty roads but I have travelled from Yorkshire to Cornwall in one hit (and one tank of fuel).
The gap between the driver's and front passenger seat really needs a cubby box or flexible storage but neither is available as an option.
We bought the optional DVD player and it is great once you get it to work, although it is fiddly to set up, and possibly vulnerable to being kicked. (This has not happened yet though).
The new version due out next year, which may hit residuals, though.
This car has got to be one of the most versatile on the road.
A decent pull on the 2.9 litre engine, remarkably quiet apart from when really pushing it and able to cope with long journeys without complaint. We've taken ours from the Midlands to France on numerous 'booze cruises' and I can't think of a better car for the job. Admittedly, we have tended to remove the back row of seats to give more space, but what it leaves you with is a comfortable four seater (you need to experience the cabin chairs to know what I mean) with enough storage space for crates (literally) of wine, beer or whatever else you want to put in there. And unlike many other cars, the suspension won't complain.
There are a few down points, I find the rear wiper switch badly located as you can't actually see it from a driving position, and the standard radio is of poor quality, but apart from that, I really love my Kia and would definitely consider buying another. Ideal for parents whose kids are off to University!
If you've not yet checked out a Kia Sedona, perhaps a little hesitant because they are relatively new, take my advice - go look, go test drive, you will not be disappointed!
The Sedona is packed with extras and for the price, it cannot be beaten. The 2.9 engine gives you all the power you need, when you need it and despite it's size, is economical to run. I've done Edinburgh-West Sussex and back on one tank of fuel.
Great loading capactity and I can easily get 6 hay bales in the back when I need to. I'm one of a few Kia Sedona owners locally and so far, none of us have had any problems with the vehicle. These are well built and cleverly thought out vehicles but don't take my word for it .... go see for yourself.
I have had this car for about 18 months now. The warranty has just run out and the fuel pump has just collapsed. It has been in the garage for repair for more than a month.
It may be cheaper to buy but it is proving expensive to have repaired.
I will not be buying another Kia.
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