Kia Sedona Returns To The Kia Line Up For 2014 – May 03, 2013– Irvine, USA (Techreleased) – The value-friendly Kia Sedona returns for 2014, combining practical convenience, modern amenities and a long list of safety features, offering families on-the-go comfort, utility and peace of mind. Updated for 2014, the Sedona has won over media and consumers alike with its feature-rich content and powerful engine, making it a capable contender in the minivan segment.
2014 Kia Sedona Details
Available in two trims, LX and EX, the 2014 Sedona incorporates an updated front bumper and grille, showcasing a sleeker appearance. Other enhancements include 17-inch multi-spoke wheels (standard on EX, optional on LX), LED positioning lights and standard fog lamps across both trims. All interiors now feature a unique storage console for iPads®1 and smart tablets, while the EX cabin offers standard leather trimmed seats, front seat heaters and automatic climate control. The 2014 Sedona remains packed with power with its standard 3.5-liter V6 engine producing 269 horsepower and mated to a six-speed automatic transmission with Sportmatic® clutchless shifting like Optima. The functional Sedona LX minivan begins at $25,9002 MSRP, plus $850 destination charge which is more then Kia Forte Sedan price, and offers a number of standard convenience features, including air conditioning, SiriusXM™ Satellite Radio3, Bluetooth4 wireless technology with voice recognition, MP3 connectivity and steering wheel-mounted audio controls. The uplevel Sedona EX begins at $30,900 MSRP plus destination charge.
2014 Kia Sedona Abundance of Standard Safety Features
Kia Sedona offers consumers invaluable protection provided by an extensive list of standard safety features on the 2014 model, including six standard airbags (dual advanced front and front seat-mounted side air bags, full-length side curtain air bags for all three seating rows); active front headrests; and a four-channel, four-sensor Antilock Brake System (ABS) with Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD), which takes into account vehicle load and weight distribution and applies the appropriate stopping force. The EBD system adapts to individual wheel grip conditions to help improve both control and stability. Additional standard safety equipment for Sedona includes a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and a Traction Control System (TCS).
In conjunction with the ABS, the TCS uses brake and engine torque intervention to enhance traction during launch and acceleration on slippery road surfaces. If the ABS system detects wheel slip, it signals the engine control unit to adjust engine torque output accordingly. TCS also senses when one or more wheels spin faster than the vehicle’s speed, and if necessary, applies the brakes to that wheel or wheels. Working together, the two systems limit wheel spin and help the driver maintain control.
Working with the standard ABS with EBD and TCS, the ESC system can apply individual brakes selectively to help control oversteer and understeer as needed to help the driver maintain control on slippery surfaces or during certain emergency maneuvers.
2014 Kia Sedona Powerful and Fuel-Efficient Performance
Sedona’s 3.5-liter V6 engine is standard on all models and produces an impressive 269 horsepower and 246 pound-feet of torque while offering fuel economy of 17/24 mpg5 city/highway thanks in part to the six-speed automatic transmission with Sportmatic™ clutchless shifting that comes standard on both LX and EX trims.
Sedona’s four-wheel independent suspension consists of MacPherson struts with coil springs and a stabilizer bar in the front, while the rear uses a multi-link design with coil springs and a stabilizer bar.
Stopping power comes from a power-assisted four-wheel-disc braking system with large-diameter vented front disc brakes (11.7 inches) and solid rear disc brakes (11.9 inches). Sedona models come standard with 16-inch steel wheels and 225/70R16 tires on LX models, with optional 17-inch alloy wheels. Seventeen-inch alloy wheels fitted with 235/60R17 tires are standard on EX models.
2014 Kia Sedona Spacious, Comfortable and Functional
The seven-passenger Sedona’s generous dimensions and unibody construction offer impressive and functional passenger and luggage space and sophisticated ride and handling. Adding to its space and versatility, flip-and-fold second row seats provide easy access to third row seating. A simple-to-operate 60/40-split folding-into-the-floor third row seat also is standard on all models to create a flat cargo area.
All Sedonas continue to maintain Kia’s traditional value proposition by offering a generous list of standard features and amenities. In addition to the standard SiriusXM™ Satellite Radio, Bluetooth wireless technology, ABS, six airbags and a six-speed Sportmatic transmission, the LX trim also comes standard with air conditioning, sliding doors with power windows, power mirrors and door locks, cruise control, an AM/FM/CD/MP3/Sat audio system that includes an auxiliary and USB-MP3 input jack, captain’s chairs for the second row and keyless entry. A Back-Up Warning System6 also comes standard and alerts the driver of an object in close proximity to the rear of the vehicle.
Moving to the EX trim adds leather trimmed seats, fog lamps, a heated six-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, four-way power-adjustable passenger’s seat, heated power mirrors, an eight-speaker AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio system with auxiliary input jack, auto-dimming rear view mirror with HomeLink®7, leather-wrapped steering wheel, power rear-quarter glass, trip computer with compass and a roof rack. The EX trim also offers a standard rear-view-mirror camera display8 in addition to the Back-Up Warning System to help the driver better see surroundings and reverse more safely.
In addition to the LX and EX model standard equipment, the 2014 Sedona offers several optional packages for maximum convenience and entertainment.
- The Power Package, available only on LX models, offers dual power sliding doors, automatic light control, 17-inch alloy wheels and auto-diming mirror with backup display and HomeLink®.
- The Luxury Package, available on EX models, includes power sunroof, automatic rain sensing wipers, power-adjustable pedals, driver’s memory seat and mirrors.
- A navigation system also is available for the EX trim, which includes Infinity®9 premium audio and speakers.