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July 9, 2015

2015 Kia Sedona SX-L Review

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 I was loaned the 2015 Kia Sedona for 7 days to try out and review.  All opinions are my own.



Hey yall!  Did you see my post on Instagram of the 2015 Kia Sedona SX-L van that I driven for my road trip to Memphis


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Let me just say this, I’m really eating my words right now.  I've told people...


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"You would never catch me driving a van."


"I’m no soccer mom, so why would I drive a van?"


"I’m too cool for vans."


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Well look at me now, this 7 seat Kia Sedona van is making me want to trade in my current SUV- seriously!  I never knew a van could be so awesome and luxurious.  This van had a very hip look along with amazing features inside.  There is so much in this van it’s overwhelming, I needed more than a week to really familiarize and play with all the features it had.




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What I love most about this van besides the overall look of it is the safety features.    The Kia Sedona has a 360 degree camera so you can see (bird’s eye-view) on the in dash screen outside surroundings in front, side, and also back.  Since I’m not use to driving vans this feature came in handy for me.  I would hate to bump into something since I’m not use to driving bigger vehicles.  


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The van also tells you if you’re not maintaining lanes which it seems to be telling me this a lot while I’m driving, looks like my driving skills is in need of some improvement.  Another good thing is the Kia Sedona knows when a car in front of you is slowing down or is at a stop so if you’re not slowing down or stopping as well the van will slow down and stops for you.  This van is way too smart, it is like it's a smart van!




The back power lift gate was another feature favorite.  When I have my keyless remote on me and I’m standing close, the smart power lift gate automatically opens without any hands or feet; this feature is prefect when your hands are full like when we had all our luggages ready to put into the van.  If you're traveling at night there are lights in the back trunk to help you be able to see things.  Also there is a hand held light you can carry around in the car if you need it like if you drop something under the seats.

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Third row seating can be laid down for extra storage space but I kept them up because I just liked it that way.

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My girls has favorite features too like the second row seating is like sitting in lounge chairs; they can lay back and kick their feet up while playing their video games.  Speaking of video games, my girls especially love the fact that there are USB and 12V plug ports all over the van so they can keep their electronics charged during the whole road trip.  No more complaining that their games and tablets are dead midway through our trip.  


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The girls has their own temperature control, so no more complaining that they are too cold or too hot.

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It’s summer time and the dual sunroof top comes in handy to let the sun shine through so you can catch the sun rays.  The girls can control theirs in the back and I can control the one in the front, but of course there is a button up front to control both sunroofs.  

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Another neat feature is the side sliding doors; if your gas door is open you cannot open the sliding door to avoid damage.  




The Kia Sedona has similar stuff like the Kia Soul I reviewed last year like the navigation system, satellite radio, Bluetooth, power steering, and a display screen behind the steering wheel.

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I could go on and on about this van!  Here is more information about the Kia Sedona:


Mechanical

  • 3.3L DOH GDI CVVT V6 Engine
  • 6-Speed Automatic Transmission w/ Sportmatic
  • 19" Chrome Alloy Wheels

Safety

  • Dual Front Advanced Airbags
  • Front Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Full-Length Side Curtain Airbags for All 3 Rows
  • Front Active Headrests
  • Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)
  • Anti-Lock Braking System (BAS)
  • Brake Assist System (BAS)
  • Traction Control System (TCS)
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

Interior, Comfort, & Convenience

  • Tri-Zone Automatic Climate Control
  • Rear Air Conditioning
  • Infinity Surround Sound Audio System
  • UVO eServices w/Premium Navi & Back-Up Camera
  • SIRIUSXM Satellite Radio
  • Nappa Leather Seat Trim
  • Adjustable Driver's Power Lumbar
  • First Class Lounge Seating
  • Center Console Mounted 110V Power Inverter
  • Fold-In-The-Floor 3rd Row Seats
  • Remote Keyless Entry System
  • Steering Wheel Mounted Controls (Audio & Cruise)
  • Auto-Dimming Rear View Mirror w/ HomeLink
  • Dual Power Sliding Doors
  • Drive Mode Selection 
  • Smart Power Tailgate
  • Front/Rear Parking Assist System

Exterior

  • Front Projection Fog Lights w/ LED Positioning Lamps
  • Dual Sunroofs
  • Heated Outside Mirrors w/ Turn Signal Indicators
  • Rear Privacy Glass and Rear Spoiler

Addtional Installed Equipment

  • Xenon HID Headlights
  • Lane Departure Warning (LDWS)
  • Forward Collision Warning System
  • Surround View Monitor
  • Smart Cruise Control 


Fuel Economy: 19 MPG combined city/hwy  (17 City) (22 Highway)  It took one tank of gas to get from Atlanta to Memphis and the fill up cost me $60, not too bad.


MSRP Price: $43,295.00   A bit pricier than I would normally pay for a car, but this price is well worth it for this van with all the included features.



It was smooth sailing to and from Memphis and had heads turning wondering what brand van we were in.  My family from Memphis was very impressed by this van.  


I must say that this van looks a lot like the Kia Soul from the front which I think makes the van look trendy, especially having the chrome trimmings and wheels.  The bucket leather seats were very comfortable and made me just want to relax and go for a ride in the van all day.  

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So if you’re thinking that vans are uncool, seriously think again.  This van is prefect for any families large or small and is a great road trip vehicle.  My only cons would be that it takes a bit to pick up speed but that's to be expected with vans.  Also if you're not use to driving bigger cars it can feel a bit harder to park but you'll get the hang of it after awhile.


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16 comments

  1. oh my goodness, with features like that I might consider going back to a 'mommy van" = great review and I love the camera and reclining seats. Next time...swing by and pick me up - seriously, I'll pay for the out of the way gas!!!

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    1. I hope to travel your way some day sis! Yes, this van will have you wanting to have a van. A hot ride for sure!

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  2. Oh my what a great review. I love following you. This trip must have been so much funl Looks like I now like a Kia.

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    1. Thanks for following along with me Clearissa! Kia cars are all great cars!

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  3. I love it! Kia has come a long way and I love the color too

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    1. Kia sure has! They are killing the game right now!

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  4. This is from KIA? And It's a VAN? Wow, I actually kind of want one! I'm interested in the features about my driving. I wonder if it'd help me improve. Your makeup looks flawless, by the way!

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    1. Thanks about my makeup Celeste! I turned the feature off about my driving after awhile because I was feeling embarrassed, lol! I hope DMV is not reading this!

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  5. Girl this minivan is HOT! My hubby and I have been looking at your pics like "We want one!"

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    1. You and the hubby need to get this van. It'll be enough room for your whole family and your grandbaby.

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  6. Oh wow, this is a great van. I love the safety features and the seats are super cool. I so need to get my license. #ProductReviewParty

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    1. Yes, get that license girl so you can be driving these cool cars!

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  7. Really like the Kia brand .. the only thing missing for us a DVD players for our little one... she is only 1 year old so a DVD will be best... I guess this is a feature we can add... will definitely will look more into it. #ProductReviewParty

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    1. I was thinking the same thing about the van not having a DVD player. Could be because of the dual sunroof.

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  8. wow!looks like so comfortable and spacious!Hope you had a great time...

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