2015 Kia Sedona SX-L Review
It’s time again for another car review from my husband, Will. Enjoy!
Kia again has completely blown me away with the 2015 Kia Sedona SX-L.
Kia would have you believe that the 2015 Sedona SX-L is a “minivan.” You know what I’m talking about – the thing that half of us in our 20’s said, “I’ll never drive one.”
When the SX-L showed up in my driveway looking all space shuttle, I immediately understood that “SX-L” is short for “Sexy Limo.”
My initial rating of the vehicle using my sensations scale, from 1 to 10, was 25. I sense so many ways in which this vehicle could improve my life. I truly believe that the only upgrade not yet offered on this van, and most likely will be sometime in the near future, is the sound and projectile-proof barrier between the front seats and the rest of the passengers. We all know it’s coming, and my guess is that the Kia Sedona Sexy Limo will have it first.
It’s is hard to say anyone “needs” a van like this. In fact, I usually recommend to people who carry cargo that easily spills (kids) or HAZMAT (more than four kids) that they drive something they don’t mind throwing in the garbage when they’re done because it’s going to get thrashed.
This van somehow feels bigger than your problems: the furniture is leather and repels all sorts of mess, the floor area and coverings make it easy to find and remove stuff, and the overall insulation and solidness of the vehicle puts the passengers in a sort of trance which reduces eruptions.
The Exterior: Oh, forget it. Let’s start talking about the inside!
The middle “row” of “seats” (notice the quotation marks denoting the misnomer of these words) is reminiscent of two thrones in a throne room. The seats move freely in any direction including a full recliner position where the foot rest comes up. I’m telling you these put La-Z-Boy® to shame.
The rear seat… who am I kidding? I didn’t get in the rear seat. I can tell you this: there were no complaints about said rear seat from the children who rode on it, and it divides in sections and folds into the floor in about three seconds.
The sound system is incredible. The power and handling are outstanding. The various features are arranged on the front panels in a way that makes sense. The car easily connects to your phone and doesn’t make you get out the manual to learn how to make calls with your voice commands. Visibility while driving is very good, and there is ample storage behind the rear seat.
The Interior: Now we talk about the tractor beam. Yes, Trekkies, a tractor beam. Set the cruise control at some speed that you find reasonable then set the tractor beam to maintain a distance of your choice between your Sedona and the vehicle in front of you.
Try not to fall asleep while driving because there’s hardly anything left to do that your four-year old hasn’t learned how to do already.
We spent a week trying to find something we hated about the van so we could say it’s not the most perfect vehicle in human history (past, present, and future included).
Here’s what we came up with: the path to the rear seat is not wide or obvious due to the enormous size of the middle seats and the wheels have low-profile tires thereby making it possible for someone to scratch the wheel while parallel parking.
As you can see, the van is far from perfect, but it will certainly get you from here to there.
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