What is it like?

Used Kia Sedona MPV 1999 - 2006 review

(1999 - 2006)
Kia Sedona MPV (99 - 06)
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What's the used Kia Sedona MPV like?

The Sedona is a Chrysler Voyager-sized people-carrier at what looks like a bargain price. However, don't think you're getting a modern, versatile MPV that drives well - you're not.

Instead, you get a roomy, unpretentious seven-seater with, at best, mediocre road manners.

The seven seats are arranged in a two-two-three layout and, on earlier cars, the rear three-seat bench was fixed and not designed for easy removal. Later cars offer a symmetrically split rear bench that lifts out - but it's incredibly heavy.

In either case, three children will fit on the rearmost row, but three adults will be cramped. The other two rows offer plenty of room, and the sliding rear doors make access easy.

The engines are passable, and the ride won't upset your passengers. But, the vague steering, so-so handling, sloppy gearchange and jerky throttle won't please the driver.

Equipment levels are decent, but there is no standard-fit alarm or deadlocks, which makes it vulnerable to thieves.