I didn't think I'd ever own a Kia! After owning several Dodge Grand Caravans (you would think I would have learned my lesson after the first one!!), I decided to look at the import mini-vans. Looked at Toyota, Nissan and of course Honda. All are solid contenders, but as luck would have it, I ended up at a Nissan/Kia dealership. I was looking at the Quest, and voicing some of my objections to the salesperson... after listening to what I was looking for in a van, he asked if I'd looked into the Sedona - I almost laughed!! Kia?!? Well, he talked me into looking at one, and to be honest I was not interested - after all, it's a Kia!!! And the name alone turned me off, but I promised the salesperson I would at least do some research into the Sedona before I decided on a van.
Well true to my word, that evening I looked online at a few reviews... well researching is what I do, so I was intrigued quickly. As long and hard as I looked, I simply could find nary a negative word written about this van! So, the next obvious step was to drive one.
The family and I headed over the next evening, not at all prepared to buy this van, but... the thing drives incredibly smooth, incredible power (for a mini-van that is!), very sharp styling, and VERY well thought out. We have 3 kidlets ages 6, 4 and 4, so we are VERY sensitive to the layout and functionality of a van. The only problem I can think to verbalize is that if you buy the FULLY loaded EX, the DVD player lowers the headroom in the center portion of the van by about 4" - not a deal breaker, but something KIA could improve.
OK, so we bought it - and so far so good, time of course will tell, but with the 5 year full warranty I feel pretty safe. And speaking of safe (sorry for the cheese!:), this van IS certified as the safest on the road!
No I'm NOT a KIA employee or salesperson
No I've Never completed a survey such as this before.
Yes, YOU should at least look at the KIA if you're in the market - IMHO it's the best van for less money than the competition.