Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Kia Sedona Bests Four Other Minivans in Motor Trend Test

2015 Sedona, available at Jim Butler Kia in Chesterfield Valley, tops in handling, safety

The 2015 Kia Sedona — available at Jim Butler Kia in Chesterfield Valley — emerged victorious in Motor Trend’s Big Test for 2015 minivans. The judges of the competition rated the vans on their ride and handling, performance, efficiency, cockpit/cabin, safety and value.

The competitors for the Kia Sedona were the Chrysler Town & Country, Nissan Quest, Toyota Sienna and Honda Odyssey. For the ride and handling portion, a drive loop located in a Los Angeles suburb was the location. The loop also included standard stop-and-go traffic, highway speeds and even a rough section of road. The judges named the Sedona the top in this portion as it was “actually a lot of fun” according to one judge. The Sedona handled the twisty and rough portions of the road extremely well. This is thanks in part to the suspension of the 2015 Sedona that helps cornering performance.

Speaking of performance, the Kia Sedona had the shortest stopping distance from 60 to zero at 118 feet. Despite having the smallest engine of the five vans, the 2015 Sedona’s 3.3-liter V6 engine still packs 276 horsepower and a 0-60 mph time of 7.8 seconds. In fuel efficiency, the Sedona outperformed its EPA estimations with a 17.3 mpg city, 23.8 mpg highway and 19.7 mpg combined.

No matter if you have children or are waiting for them, the Kia Sedona’s cabin/cockpit was the judges’ choice for nicest cabin. This was thanks in part to Nappa leather, real wood and a segment-best infotainment system. Behind the front seats, the Sedona has one of the most comfortable second rows of the group.
The 2015 Sedona earned an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Top Safety Pick. It earned a good (best possible) score on moderate-overlap front, side-impact, rear-impact, roof strength and the small-overlap front collision tests.

For value, the Kia “blew the judges away” with its technology and content. Not only did the Sedona's cabin feature Nappa leather, but it also featured those trick second-row lounge seats, a 360-degree camera system and collision mitigation technology.

The final standings were:
— 5th: Chrysler Town & Country
— 4th Nissan Quest
— 3rd: Toyota Sienna
— 2nd: Honda Odyssey
— 1st: Kia Sedona

At Jim Butler Kia in Chesterfield Valley — the STL Kia Superstore — we have the 2015 Kia Sedona to meet your minivan needs. You can view our 2015 Kia Sedona inventory online or call our sales staff at 888-392-6606 to learn more about the great Sedona. If you’re in the Chesterfield Valley, Creve Coeur or St. Louis area, we invite you to check out the Sedona in person at our dealership located at 722 Long Road Crossing in Chesterfield.