A carry-over from 2006, the Sedona is a four-door mini-van featuring seating capacity for up-to-eight-passengers offered in three trim levels. The Base (new for 07), LX and EX with the EX offering an extended wheel-base version. All models feature a 3.8-liter V6 that produces 250 horsepower and a five-speed automatic transmission.Read more Read less
An all-new version of Kia's Sedona minivan was introduced as a late 2006 model. Despite being substantially larger than the former Sedona, the new model was lighter, more powerful, and more fuel efficient, and had a new four-wheel independent suspension for much-improved ride and handling. For 2007, a short-wheelbase (SWB) model joins the long-wheelbase (LWB) versions already in the Sedona lineup. There are no other significant changes, except Sedona's engine is now rated at 250 horsepower, 6 horsepower higher than last year.
Safety; ride and handling; seating arrangement; value.
Kia has established the new Sedona as a safety leader, with a wide range of standard safety features, and the model received several important safety accolades, including the National Highway Traffic Administration's Five Star rating for all seating positions, and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's Top Safety Pick for 2006. As the model remains largely unchanged, these accomplishments should continue for 2007.