Last year, Kia announced that the Sedona minivan had reached the end of its lifecycle and would be getting the axe; then the Korean automaker did a flip-flop and said it would return, just at a later time.
Apparently that meant a one year break as the Korean automaker has revealed the 2014 Kia Sedona after the 2013 model year was absent from dealership lots. Oddly enough however, the Sedona didn’t undergo a huge makeover.
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The 2014 Sedona does get a redesign (however slight) with an updated front end featuring a redesigned grille, LED positioning lights and standard fog lights. In addition, it gets new 17-inch wheels and a few updates to its interior with more storage options.
But that’s the extent of its changes, which is surprising considering it would have been a perfect time for Kia to rework its magic on its minivan model. It will still be powered by the same 3.5-liter V6 found in the 2011 model year with 269 hp and 246 lb-ft of torque. Combined with a six-speed automatic transmission, the Sedona is rated at 17 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway. Another sign that it’s severely outdated with mediocre fuel economy figures.
Pricing for the base-model LX will start at $25,900, excluding an $850 destination fee. Those wanting leather seats and the 17-inch wheels will have to shell out $30,900 (excluding $850).
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