Kia's minivan makes a better mobile lounge than it does a road machine. Its strikingly-posh interior is a standout for a minivan. That could make the Sedona a terrific people mover -- if all people did was sit in it. But, alas, the luxury impression vanishes as you pull away from the curb. We bought a relatively modest mid-level EX to test.
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Kia's minivan makes a better mobile lounge than it does a road machine. Its strikingly-posh interior is a standout for a minivan. That could make the Sedona a terrific people mover -- if all people did was sit in it. But, alas, the luxury impression vanishes as you pull away from the curb.

We bought a relatively modest mid-level EX to test. But it feels much grander inside, featuring two-tone leather seats with luxurious piping as well as heated front and rear seats. The leather-wrapped steering wheel feels rich in your grip, and wood trim completes the lounge-like atmosphere. Ultimately, the Sedona is a disappointment in the more core minivan attributes.

The biggest letdown is the ride. It's way too stiff for a family mobile. The rear has a tendency to pound over bumps and reverberate discordantly through the cabin. What's more, our Sedona suffered from a cacophony of squeaks and rattles.

Best Version to Get
If you can live without a sunroof, the EX is the best overall value. Add the optional EX Premium package for its blind spot warning and cross traffic warning systems and lumbar adjustment on the power driver's seat. We wish you could get the optional up-level audio system with its larger (and easie...
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