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.
Kia Sedona MPV 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.
Kia Sedona MPV refinement
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.