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Nothing screams “commitment” or “responsibility” louder than a minivan, well, maybe a saggy pair of elastic-waist mom jeans but who’s counting?
Love ‘em or loathe ‘em these versatile vehicles are designed to excel at hauling, whether it’s taking a passel of kiddies to soccer practice after school or hauling a load of building material home from the lumber yard.
Stylish and sporty they are NOT, but modern minivans are as practical and honest as the week is long. They’re also pretty thrifty, maximizing cargo capacity while minimizing fuel consumption. And that’s a subject on the top of every consumer’s mind these days: efficiency.
But what kind of economy do these versatile vehicles deliver? Here’s a breakdown of some popular models and how far they can stretch a gallon of gasoline.
Kia is recalling nearly 80,000 Sedona minivans for a faulty suspension part that can break and possibly lead to loss of control.
The Kia Sedona has had a strange last couple of years, first being axed and then resurfacing as a 2014 model year with subtle changes to its exterior.
The Kia Quoris full-size luxury, rear-drive sedan has been confirmed to go on sale in America starting next year.
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.
The Kia KV7 Concept debuted back at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show, sporting all sorts of features foreign to a traditional minivan: gullwing side doors, rotating seats, wood flooring, retractable dash board, and even floating table-top touchscreen computers.
A 2013 model year Kia Sedona won’t be making its way to dealerships this year, as the minivan has been confirmed to have reached the end of its life cycle.