Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Braggin’ Wagon: KIA Sedona Named ‘Ultimate Minivan’ by Cars.com and MotorWeek

Winner of the Ultimate Minivan Challenger, Sedona is a minivan that offers St. Louis families more

The award-winning 2015 KIA Sedona minivan keeps raking in the recognition as it bested four other minivans in a days-long competition from Cars.com and MotorWeek. After days of evaluation and road tests of varying road types, the KIA Sedona won the Ultimate Minivan Challenge.

Before the road tests began, the minivans were judged on their technology, features and drivetrains. Experts and professionals from Cars.com and MotorWeek teamed up to closely examine these family vehicles. But it wasn’t just the pros’ findings that determined the winners. Opinions from real owners and potential customers for minivans were taken into account. If both the experts and customers picked the KIA Sedona, then you know it’s got to be good!

Beauty is only skin-deep, though. Great looks and features on any car are nothing without good handling and ride. A course of 135 miles was the testing ground for KIA, Toyota, Chrysler, Dodge and Honda minivans. Road types varied on the drives, and the judges drove the minivans back-to-back-to-back on the same pavement to measure the ride, handling, comfort, acceleration and more.

“The all-new Kia Sedona is a champion of quality and refinement,” Patrick Olsen, Cars.com editor-in-chief, said. “A great ride combined with a quiet cabin and numerous innovative features made the Sedona an obvious selection as the ultimate minivan.”

Why the Sedona won “Ultimate Minivan”

The judges were impressed by the Sedona’s style and looks, saying that the Sedona is the best-looking minivan and makes the minivan cool to drive. Cars.com and MotorWeek were also pleased with KIA’s ride and steering.

The Sedona stood out among the competition with its long list of features, most notably the Surround View Monitor to help with parking situations and standard heated and cooled front seats. The Sedona’s second-row seats are “magnificent ... Passengers will call shotgun to sit there, not up front” according to Kelsey Mays, senior editor for Cars.com.

This award adds to the Sedona’s trophy case this year. KIA’s minivan already won the J.D. Power APEAL award along with being named on of Ward’s 10 Best Interiors for the 2015 model year. With recognition such as this, the Sedona is ready to be your next family vehicle! Contact Jim Butler KIA in Chesterfield Valley to test drive one of these award-winners today!

To learn more about the KIA Sedona or to schedule a test drive, call Jim Butler KIA today at 636-256-9600 or contact us online. As your St. Louis KIA dealer, we invite you to check out our new Sedonas in-person at our Chesterfield dealership. If you’re in the St. Louis, Chesterfield Valley, Creve Coeur or Maryland Heights area, stop by our lot at 722 Long Road Crossing in Chesterfield. Here at Jim Butler KIA, you can make your new vehicle purchase with confidence. We are located in Chesterfield, MO, and serve as your St. Louis, Chesterfield Valley, Creve Coeur and Maryland Heights KIA dealer.

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