Five Reasons the Kia Sedona Is Perfect for Big Families
Last month my family and I had the opportunity to test drive the 2016 Kia Sedona SXL for a week thanks to Drive Shop and Kia. It wasn’t our first time with the Sedona and it was just as amazing as it was the first time we drove it around town. We have a big family, it’s six of us, so we need a lot of space, dependability, and style and that’s just what the Kia Sedona delivers and so much more. I wanted to share with my readers five reasons the Kia Sedona is perfect for big families like mines.
Whenever we’re driving in the Sedona people always admire the car, our family and friends shared lots of compliments about the car when we were around them in the car and it was perfect for everything we did the week we had it.
1. It’s Great for Road Trips
The 2016 Kia Sedona SXL is perfect for road trips with big families because everyone gets to have their own space. We loved that the car had captain chairs in the middle rows for the older kids and two car seats fit perfectly in the back row for our two younger kids. Kia must have considered road trips when designing the car since it averages 22 MPG on the highway. My husband was able to get to and from work for a week and we traveled to Dutch Wonderland in Lancaster, PA with one tank of gas.
2. It Has Lots of Space
Traveling with six people can be very tricky. While most cars have lots of internal space for it’s passengers they usually achieve it by skimping on trunk space. That’s not the case with the Kia Sedona SXL. It had more than enough space for all six of us to relax comfortably and trunk space to fit suitcases for six when we were traveling or groceries for two weeks for our family of six with lots of space to spare. The Sedona offers a very deep trunk so you can really stack and pile your belongings into the car.
3. It’s Built for a Comfortable Ride
I don’t get to enjoy my favorite feature of the Kia Sedona often but when I do it’s the best place to sit in the car. Even better there are two spots like it. The lounge seating in the second row is heaven and it’s perfect for stretching out and relaxing on your rides, whether it’s long or short. Whenever we have the Sedona I love when I get to sit in one of those seats and ride around with my feet up. My husband always brags about how much his co-workers ride with him on their lunch break, just to sit in the lounge seats. There’s even built in screens you can pull down to block out the sun for even more comfort. The driver and front passenger seats both feature heated and vented seats for staying warm in the winter and cool in the summer. This particular model even had a heated steering wheel.
4. Top Safety Features
When we put our children in any car, their safety is our first concern. Starting with proper anchors for latching our car seats securely in the car to brakes and air bags, Kia has always impressed us with their safety features. This model has full length side curtain airbags giving us some added peace of mind in case of the unthinkable. Brake assist and traction control helps when we have to drive in the rain or on sleek roads in Baltimore. I’ve been impressed with the headlights when we have to do night driving because it offers such a clear path of vision so we can always see what’s coming up in front of us. Lane departure warning also helps make sure you safely switch lanes. Simply put when we step into this car it felt like we were in a bubble of protection.
5. Lots of Great Upgrades to Choose From
When shopping for your new car there are so many things to consider. When we were shopping for our last car we needed to find something with entertainment options for the kids, we were lucky to find our mini-van with a television installed. Our loaner Kia Sedona was the top of the line model with all the bell and whistles. You can choose to add those features to the car or stick with the standard version. The 2016 Kia Sedona has a MSRP of $39,900, and you can add the extra features like the ones in the model we test drove and that MSRP for that car is $43,795.
With four kids and two adults we need a lot of charging ports in the car, and the Kia Sedona delivers on that to the max. In addition to the charging ports in the front there are also spots in the middle and rear rows of the car so everyone can be connected.
Cup holders don’t seem like a big deal but when you have a big family you need to have a lot in the car for long trips. The Sedona had lots and lots of cup holders for our family. Making it perfect for when we’re all in the car traveling together.
Finally I can’t end without adding the fabulous Kia warranty. The Kia 10-year/100,000 mile warranty program* consists of: 10-year/100,000 mile limited powertrain warranty. 5-year/60,000 mile limited basic warranty. 5-year/100,000 mile limited anti-perforation warranty. To learn more about the 2016 Kia Sedona and all their other cars visit their website www.kia.com.