Exterior styling is one of the highlights of the 2015 Kia Sedona with a design that gives it a premium look, especially the top-of-the-line SX Limited (SXL) model. This continues inside with a high quality, well appointed cabin that gives the van an ultra-luxurious feel with excellent build quality and high quality materials. Cabin flexibility, while not as good as some competitors, is decent with the optional second row captain’s seats, but they’re difficult to move around the cabin. In addition, the third row is cramped for passengers and requires “a lot of effort” to stow.
The 2015 Sedona’s acceleration and handling are decent for the class, with enough horsepower to move the heavy van and for high-speed passing maneuvers. Fuel economy is average in all models except the SXL version, which is rated at a disappointing city / highway of 17/22 mpg due to the extra weight added by all the luxury features it contains compared to others. versions. The L, LX and EX variants are rated at 18/24 mpg while the SX achieves 18/25 mpg.
UPDATE: Available safety aids include Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Adaptive Cruise Control, and the Surround View Monitor Multi-Camera Parking System. Blind Spot Warning is standard on the SX and Limited trims, and optional on the EX trim. Adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning and forward collision warning are available in the Limited model as part of the Limited Technology package.
NHTSA has given the 2015 Kia Sedona an overall safety rating of five stars (out of five possible stars) and is named Top Safety Pick by the IIHS, earning Good in five categories (Good is the highest possible score) and offering a Basic Collision Prevention Frontage (Front Collision Prevention rewards include Basic, Advanced and Superior).