The Sedona has more power than many rivals and provides good space for seven. All models are well equipped and include sliding side doors
The auto gearbox is unresponsive and the seats must be removed to make full use of the available space. It's also not as classy or as good to drive as the class leaders. It's thirsty, too
On the road
What it’s like to drive, and how quiet it is
The Sedona’s 2.5-litre V6 engine is best considered as an alternative to more mainstream rivals’ 2.0-litre engines. It certainly has plenty of power and pull available, but these are situated high in the rev range. The turbodiesel is a better bet, with a generous 228lb ft of mid-rev grunt at just under 2000rpm.
Ride & Handling
The Sedona is slow to turn into corners due to sloppy steering response – it is vague even when you’re travelling in <\n>a straight line. Lots of arm-twirling is needed, so it always feels ponderous and bigger than it really is. The ride <\n>is controlled but can become choppy <\n>on grainy surfaces.
Although there is some engine noise to be heard at speed in the Sedona, the V6 has a pleasing note. However, the diesel motor makes a real racket and becomes very tiring on longer journeys. There is also a fair amount of wind noise and some thumps from the tyres make their way into the cabin. Both models have a sharp, jerky throttle action.