Base MSRP Range: $22,995 - $25,595
Invoice Price Range: $21,700 - $23,700
Where built: South Korea
Kia's minivan grows up with 2006 issues constructed on a stiff new platform featuring a longer wheelbase and wider track. The larger platform results in a passenger compartment with 15 percent more space for passengers and cargo. With seats for seven, the cabin of Sedona houses front bucket seats, flip-and-fold second-row seats and a back bench that folds flat into the floor.
Kia laces Sedona with noteworthy standard safety features, including six air bags (frontal and seat-mounted side air bags up front and curtain-style air bags for outboard seats on all three rows), a four-channel anti-lock brake system (ABS) with electronic brake force distribution (EBD), and optional electronic stability program (ESP).
A forceful new engine motivates Sedona. The dual-cam 3.8-liter V6 nets more than 240 hp and mates exclusively with a five-speed Sportmatic automatic transmission. Two trims-- LX and EX -- layer extra equipment for convenience.
Kia out of South Korea constructs value-priced vehicles in a diverse line extending from economical small cars like Rio to premium luxury sedans such as Amanti, plus multiple wagons including Sedona the minivan and sport-utility vehicles with Sorento and Sportage. Look for a new generation of designs for Rio and Sedona coming to Kia's 2006 collection.