The Kia Sedona is one more in the wave of minivans that are going to revitalize the whole minivan section. 2019 Kia Sedona is created to look more like an SUV than a minivan. It offers a helmet line with less clearance, a buckle line that rises from the column of the windscreen from the back and edges to the van with minimum creases. This type of car has become more and more popular and gained people’s respect after the latest models appeared on the market. Judging by the photos, things that are going to be changed at Kia Sedona are going to influence the technology around doors, their shape, front and rear part of the vehicle.
The new 2019 Kia Sedona will come with a range of colors available: Snow white pearl, Ultra Silver, Aurora Black, Graphite, Merlot, Mineral Blue and Titanium Brown. It is likely to involve mainly styling updates which would be Sedona’s biggest change since it was last redesigned for model year 2015. This will help Kia to stay competitive with the likes of the Chrysler Pacifica, Honda Odyssey and Toyota Sienna. The basic shape, structure and probably the engine will carry over with a more efficient automatic transmission. This could improve fuel economy, a worthy goal since Sedona is among the heaviest minivans. Sedona’s current instrument and control setup is simple and convenient, but we do expect Kia to thoroughly revise it for 2019. Instead housing the speedometer and tachometer in individual pods, they’ll be fully integrated into a single binnacle and be separated by a large central multi-information display. We could anticipate updated infotainment with a larger dashboard touchscreen.
Kia Sedona Release date and Price
We expect Kia Sedona release date to be somewhere at the beginning of 2019. The official announcement is going to arrive somewhere around September and the production is most certainly going to start somewhere during October 2018. The prices for the new car could be increased. How much will depend how radical the changes are and if Kia elects to make key convenience and driver-assistance standard features rather than optional on some models. The estimated base price at around $30,500.
There are going to be some slightly reworked headlights and taillights, grille, hood and doors. One thing that Kia can upgrade on the doors is the touch sensitivity of the door knobs which could be slightly updated. There are going to be multiple exterior details depending on the trim, and it will retain the 17’’ Steel Wheels with covers for the most basic trim level and the 19” chrome wheels for the top trim level.
Grille, hood, bumpers and other exterior elements, including the rear spoiler are not going to depend on the trim level that you choose. The dual panel sunroof is going to be available only on the top 2019 Kia Sedona SXL and SXL+ trim levels.
The interior of the car offers luxury and quality which you cannot get on models from other manufacturers. The details like three rows of adjustable seats, soft-touch materials, automated windows, wood accents and heated steering wheel do make the difference. The 2019 Kia Sedona will also have a surround multimedia system with DVD layer in the middle row of seats and 5” touch screen, AUX and USB connectors and ton of other stuff.
The climate controls will likely be directly beneath, in a condensed layout easily accessible to driver and front passengers. The cargo space is huge with 33.9 cubic feet with third row, 78.5 cubic feet with third row down and 142 cubic feet with only front sears up. Most models will retain eight –passenger capacity via three person second and third row bench seats.
2019 Kia Sedona Specs
2019 Kia Sedona will most certainly have the 3.3 liter GDI V6 engine with 276 horsepower and 248 lb.ft. Chances are good for a transmission upgrade, to an 8-speed automatic from a 6-speed automatic. This should improve throttle response and fuel economy, though without some weight loss, acceleration will still probably remain no better than adequate.
It is a good and powerful engine, with the only question remaining, if the vehicle needs that kind of power. Not that the power is not good, but it comes with unnecessary fuel consumption which lies somewhere between 18mpg and 24mpg.
|2019 Kia Sedona Specs
|Dimensions And Weight
|Engine And Transmission
|276 hp/248 lb.ft
|Competitors:Chrysler Pacifica, Honda Odyssey