The Kia Sedona carries over into the 2017 model year wîth minor -- but important -- product enhancements. Now offering a new Technology Package wîth many Advanced Driver Assisted System (ADAS)1 features including Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), the Sedona earns the prestigious Top Safety Pick + rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) when equipped wîth optional forward collision warning. Other additions include a new ÚVO e-Services system wîth the added smartphone connectivity of Apple CarPlayTM2 and Android AutoTM3, an upgraded High-Intensity-Discharge headlight system wîth Dynamic Bending Light (DBL) and an Acoustic Windshield. Kia's award-winning minivan continues to deliver an outstanding combination of world-class styling, advanced technologies and tremendous value.What's NewLX, EX, SX, SXL
•Autonomous Emergency Brake (AEB)LX, EX
•ÚVO3 wîth Apple CarPlay and Android AutoEX, SX, SXL
•Passenger Power Seat Switch (optional on EX); auxiliary switch allows for driver remote operation. SX, SXL
•Dynamic Bending Light (DBL)
•Acoustic Windshield (optional on SX)
Source - Kia
| ||Vital Stats|
|Engine : 3.3 L., 6-cylinder|
Power: 276 hp
Torque: 248 ft-lbs
•Steering wheel and transmission gear shift knob design change
The Kia Carnival, known in the UK and North America as the Sedona, began production in 1999. It rested on a 114.6-inch wheelbase and was powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine that produced nearly 200 horsepower. The only gearbox available on the Sedona was the five-speed automatic. In other markets, it had a five-speed manual and a 2.5-liter V6 engine that produced just under 180 horsepower. A four-speed automatic was available for an additional cost.
The early Sedona's suffered from teething problems. They offered few amenities and were known to be gas-guzzlers. It has taken a few years, but the Sedona has evolved into a very polished automobile.
The second version of the Kia Sedona was introduced in autumn of 2005 and ready for production in 2006. It brought with it popular features such as a 60/40 fold flat seat, second row power windows, power sliding doors and liftgate, and a backup sensor. The 3.8-liter V6 engine was capable of producing nearly 245 horsepower.
It has earned a five-star safety rating, the highest honor the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration bestows, for all seating in side and frontal impact crashes.
By Daniel Vaughan | Jul 2007