The Kia has been making rapid improvements in all their car models. The manufacturer is targeting to compete in almost all the market segments. Sedona is one of their most popular and best-selling models. The automaker has already unveiled their plans of releasing the next concept the Sedona model. The car is expected to hit the market as 2017 Kia Sedona and will come with some impressive redesigns. This model faced major facelift back in 2014 so you should expect minor upgrades. The 2017 Kia Sedona adopts a luxurious minivan styling though its exterior profile makes it look more of a crossover. It is an elegant family car, with a comfortable interior designing perfect for long journeys. Expect better engine performance and impressive fuel efficiency. The car will be offered in five trim levels including the base L trim level, EX, LX, SX and the top model SX-L trims.
2017 Kia Sedona – Proud Design in Interior and Exterior:
The upcoming Kia Sedona’s exterior body structure adopts high strength steel and lightweight aluminum. The exterior chassis is almost similar to the ones used in designing Chrysler Minivans. At the front end, it will feature a redesigned mesh grill with the company’s logo at the center. The stylish grille makes the car’s front fascia appear more aggressive and this is complemented by a pair of LED powered headlights, which installed in swept-back styling. The new front bumper is quite larger and is integrated with larger air intakes and fog lights at the lower end.
The rear end will also receive some interesting upgrades including LED taillights and a new rear bumper. Expect multi-link features and a stabilizer bar to enhance driving dynamics. The base L trim level will ride on standard 17-inch alloy wheels while top models come with 18-inch or 19-inch alloy wheels. Consumers will have to choose between multiple exterior colors including Aurora Black, Clear White, and Bright Silver.
Inside the new 2017 Kia Sedona, the auto designer is going to provide a luxurious and comfortable cabin with the latest infotainment features. The base L trim, SX, and SX-L trim levels will be offered with a standard seven-passenger seating capacity while EX and LX trim levels will come with a standard eight-passenger seating allowance. The 8-seating allowance is optional for the SX-L and SX trims.
For the base trim level, you should also expect power driver adjustable seats, split-folding third-row seats, dual glove boxes, air-conditioning, automatic climate control, cruise control, and fabric upholstery. Other standard features include a four-speaker sound system with Bluetooth audio and phone integration, MP3/ CD player, USB port interface. LX trim offers a standard 4.3-inch infotainment display, 6-speaker audio system, power-folding mirrors, voice controls among other features. Those opting for the SX will access 8-inch infotainment display screen, 4-way driver lumbar, and 8-way passenger power seats among other equipment. The top trim adds dual power sunroof, premium leather upholstery, airplane winged headrests, heated steering wheel, ventilated front seats, blind spot monitoring system, rear parking sensors among others.
2017 Kia Sedona – DriveTrain and EPA Rating:
Under the hood, the 2017 Kia Sedona will be powered by a 3.3-liter V6 engine, which is capable of producing up to 276 hp at about 248 ft-lb of torque. The power will be sent to the front seats via standard 6-speed automatic transmission system. In terms of acceleration, the 2017 Kia Sedona will be capable of attaining 60 mph in just 8 seconds. Its top speed is rated at 122 miles per hour. Fuel efficiency figures are rated at 18 mpg for city drives, 24 mpg for highways and a combined EPA of about 21 mpg.
2017 Kia Sedona – Release Date and Price Range:
Though the automaker has not yet announced the official release date and price for the upcoming 2017 Kia Sedona, consumers are anticipating that it will arrive in the auto world at the end of this year or in the first quarter of 2017. The base L trim level will go for about $27,500 while the top class, SX-L be priced as high as $42,000. Once released to the market, it will face competition from other upcoming top models like Honda Odyssey, Toyota Sienna, Nissan Quest, Chrysler Pacifica and Dodge Grand Caravan.