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MPG: 18 city/25 hwy

2012 Kia Sedona LX Passenger Van

2012 Kia Sedona Review

(0 Stars)  The bargain minivan.

Reviewed by Automobile Magazine on

Overview
The minivan market no longer brims with choices, but Honda, Toyota, Nissan, and Chrysler have very good recently redesigned or heavily updated models. So why would one choose the Kia Sedona? Price. The Sedona is less expensive than its competitors. The better news is that the Sedona was significantly enhanced for 2011. A 303-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 has replaced the larger and less powerful 3.8-liter six-cylinder. The automatic transmission gained another gear, making it a six-speed. Also part of the refresh were a redesigned front grille and new wheels. Still, this is an older design that doesn't match the newer vans in ride, handling, or refinement. That's not to say that the Sedona is missing any key equipment. The requisite minivan feature, a rear-seat DVD player, is optional on both models. Power sliding doors, Bluetooth, and steering-wheel audio controls are standard. The EX can be fancied up somewhat, with a navigation system, leather seats, and a power sunroof. Don't expect to find the latest and greatest features, such as a backup camera and a blind-spot warning system. The Sedona isn't quite as luxurious or as ingeniously equipped (no folding picnic tables) as some other minivans, but it does most of what they can do just as well and has all the essential safety equipment we have come to rely on. The Sedona is a perfectly good option if you want to spend less for a minivan.

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2012 Sedona LX Passenger Minivan Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 3.5L V 6 DOHC and variable valve timing
Unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: Gasoline 18 MPG city, 25 MPG highway, 21 MPG combined and 443 mi. range
Multi-point fuel injection
21.1gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 271 hp @ 6,300 rpm; 248 ft lb of torque @ 4,500 rpm

'12 Kia LX Passenger Van Standard Equipment

  Climate Control  
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Rear Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Outlet(s)
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Power Windows
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Steering Wheel Tilt
  Exterior  
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Privacy Glass
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Roof Rail
  Interior  
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Cup Holders
  Safety  
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Brake Assist
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Driver Air Bag
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Head/Curtain Airbag
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Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
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Parking Distance Control
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Passenger Air Bag
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Rear Airbag
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Rear Curtain Airbag
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Stability Control
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Theft Deterrent System
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Folding Rear Seat
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Third row seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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Compact Disc Player
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Satellite Radio
  Technology  
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Blue Tooth Compatible
  Tires and Wheels  
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Wheel Covers
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