Kia Releases Full Details, Pricing And Specs On 2014 Sedona

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The Kia Sedona was noticeably absent from the 2013 lineup, but the popular minivan is back.

The 2014 Kia Sedona comes with a few minor changes, but fan of the previous generation will love the familiarity that comes with the 2014 model.

The first thing that is different from the previous Sedona is the grille and lighting, with fog lamps now standard on both trim levels.

The Sedona EX has 17-inch alloy wheels standard and as an option on the LX.

Despite those changes, there is still a familiar look to the Kia Sedona, which means that it is actually somewhat plain when compared to the new styles and designs seen on all the other vehicles in the Kia lineup.

Related Kia news: Pictures of the new Kia Sedona

The powertrain also pretty much remains the same, with a 269-horsepower, 3.5L V6 and six-speed automatic transmission.

All that power is sent to the front wheels to deliver strong acceleration and a responsive touch. Sportmatic manual control is now found on both models.

The comfortable ride that the Sedona provides comes in part from the hydraulic power-assist steering system, multi-link rear suspension, and four-wheel disc brakes.

Fuel economy stays about the same, with 17 mpg city and 24 highway.

The interior of the Sedona got a real boost back in 2011, and there have been even more refinements made for this version.

The interior now features a storage console that is designed to fit iPads and other mobile devices. As far as seating goes, the 2014 Kia Sedona stays pretty much the same as it always has.

Honda and Chrysler have always been creative with their seating arrangements, whereas the Kia Sedona seems content with the movable but not removable concept.

What that means is the Sedona delivers more than enough space for passengers, but if you need to get creative with cargo, it could be a little tougher.

As far as safety goes, the 2014 Sedona comes with six standard airbags, four-channel anti-lock brakes, and electronic stability control.

Drivers will also be able to take advantage of the backup warning system found on both models.

It remains to be seen if the structure of the 2014 model has been improved enough to earn the highest possible crash test ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in their roof strength test.

2014 Sedona Pricing

The base LX model starts at $26,750, including destination, with the EX coming in at $31,750.

The LX comes standard with air conditioning, cruise control, second-row captain’s chairs, keyless entry, satellite radio compatibility, Bluetooth hands-free and streaming-audio connectivity, and an audio system with auxiliary input.

EX models add alloy wheels plus leather upholstery, a heated power driver’s seat (six-way for the driver, four-way for the passenger), an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a HomeLink universal garage-door opener, power rear-quarter glass, a trip computer, and a roof rack, plus an eight-speaker audio system.

There are also optional packages to choose from that include the LX Power Package (adding dual power sliding doors, automatic light control, 17-inch alloys, auto-dimming mirror, and HomeLink to the LX); an EX Luxury Package (sunroof, rain-sensing wipers, power-adjustable pedals, and driver’s memory settings); and an EX navigation option that adds Infinity premium audio and a speaker upgrade.

Related news: 2016 Kia Sedona release date news ( click here).

6 comments

  1. SOUL4U says:

    There are going to be alot of disappoimted people, I already have pricing for 2014 Sedona, and except for a few tweaks the 2014 is the same as 2012. Except no power model (at least here in Canada)

  2. Robert says:

    This is a mistake……..they need to corner market and have players in all segments. SUV’s are segment that appeal. What is KIA thinking

  3. Douglas MacLachlan says:

    the 2014 SEDONA IS AT CANADIAN DEALERS THIS WEEK THE 2015 MODEL WILL BE ARRIVING IN MARCH/APRIL NEXT YEAR AS THE 2015.

  4. Greg says:

    I was curious about this, so I wheeled into my local car rental place…and there was a Sedona sitting there. According to the VIN number, it was a 2014 model. I wonder if they are going to do what they did with the Rondo for 2010 in the US and just have them for fleet sales? EPA website shows the 2014 with 24 MPG highway with the same engine/transmission combo as the 2012 model.

  5. John says:

    Well in Europe the Sedona (here named Carnival) is gone in december 12. It´s realy a pity, because on our markets here are no good alternatives to that car.
    The european Sedona/Carnival problem were the many problems with the two models before the model III. many defects gave them a bad credit and up to today the Carnival III is relativ rare in Europe. It would be much better, Kia hat choosen another name in 2006 for the new car and not Sedona/Carnival.
    We only can hope, Kia made a new Van in this segment, anyway with which name.

  6. conwelpic says:

    have full details on the Canadian 2014 Sedona MSRP ranges from $28,595 to $39,995

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