Minivan market sales are currently down by 20%, but Kia will try to improve their market share by releasing new 2018 Kia Sedona. First Sedona model was released back in 2002 and since then it had two big redesign versions. Although most buyers are now oriented to the crossover SUV models, true minivan fans are still there. Kia will offer same lineup as 2017 versions; L, LX, EX, SX and SXL. Depending on the model trim, 2018 Sedona will be capable to accommodate seven or eight passengers. Considering that Kia will probably completely redesign Sedona for 2019, than it is obvious that 2018 model will carry over from the current version. Exterior will include famous tiger nose grille, LED lighting, alloy wheels, xenon headlights and chromed window surrounds and door handles. Speaking of interior design, Sedona 2018 will be equipped with UVO infotainment system, =heated steering wheel, heated and ventilated seats, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, USB charging ports, 8-icnh touchscreen navigation, power driver’s seat and leather upholstery.
2018 Kia Sedona engine fuel economy specs
2018 Kia Sedona engine will be 3.3-liter V6 powertrain with ability to generate 276 horsepower and 248 lb-ft of torque. This V6 engine will be combined with new 8-speed automatic transmission. L and LX models will run on 17-inch wheels, while Ex and SX will get 18-inch tires. Top of the range SXL will have big 19-invh alloy wheels. 2018 Sedona safety features will include blind-spot alert with rear cross-traffic detection, adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warning and forward-collision warning. 2018 Kia Sedona fuel economy specs could improve a little bit with introduction of new 8-speed gearbox. Current Sedona is rated at 18 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway, averaging 20 mpg for L, LX and EX models. 2018 Sedona SX fuel economy is set at 18/25/21 mpg and SXL can do 17/22/19 mpg.
2018 Kia Sedona release date and price review
2018 Kia Sedona release date is scheduled for fall 2017. Main rivals will be Toyota Sienna, Honda Odyssey and Chrysler Pacifica. 2018 Kia Sedona price range will start at $28,000 for the L versio0n. LX Sedona ill be priced at $30,000, while EX model will sell for $34,500. Sedona SX 2018 price will be $38,000 and top of the range SXL will sell for $43,000.