The current Sedona debuted back in 2014 and it didn’t change much since. Unlike the other cars in its class, Kia refers to their Sedona as to a multi-purpose vehicle rather than a minivan which allows them to be more aggressive with their marketing scheme. Even leaving this out of the way, the car is definitely more interesting than many others. For starters, it has a great design and it drives better than most would expect. Unfortunately the Sedona is starting to get old when it comes to its interior. In order to change that it looks like an update might be already on its way. So far it looks like the future 2019 Kia Sedona is the car to bear all the upgrades. We can expect a fancier design, a better interior as well as more powerful engines. The Sedona might also receive an upgrade to its running gear but more on that later.
Because the 2019 Sedona will still be based on the same platform, it is safe to assume its structural rigidity will not change much. Even though this is not ideal, it shouldn’t be a huge problem considering the current car has great NVH levels and it drives better than most others. However, the new car is expected to receive a more comprehensive list of safety systems. As standard the new car could get things such as a frontal collision avoidance system, an emergency braking system and even front and rear cross-traffic alert. While not official, the car may also receive a part-autonomous system which could be able to drive the car on highways all alone. As we said, a better running gear is also a real possibility. With the help of better shocks, possibly adjustable ones in the higher end models, the new 2019 Kia Sedona should be a blast to drive when compared to its predecessor.
2019 Kia Sedona Release date & Price
The Sedona minivan, as we know it today, has been present on the market since 2015. New spy photos indicate that mid-cycle facelift is on the way. Considering that Kia showed the carryover model a few months back, next version of Sedona won’t come during this year. The ongoing modification s will take place in the upcoming months. 2019 Kia Sedona should be expected during the summer months of next year. The vehicle will be sold as 2019 MY.
The current generation is priced at $27,500 for the entry L model. But, the price range is pretty vast, as on the other side of the price range there is SX Limited trim which goes for $43,000. The most popular is the mid-trim variant which is EX model that costs $34,500. The Sedona minivan offers good value for money, and it is one of the cheapest models on the market in its class. The Nissan Quest is priced in the same region, while Toyota Sienna, Honda Odyssey, and Chrysler Pacifica have a higher starting price.
The design of Sedona Minivan – 2019 Sedona Changes
From the camouflaged test mule we were able to see a while ago it looks like the new car will change by a good amount. In the front the mule was heavily camouflaged which suggests a different front end. Considering Kia’s latest cars, we wouldn’t be surprised if the Sedona will share design cues with the new Stinger. A more aggressive grille, new swept-back headlights and larger bumper intakes are all real possibilities. The Sedona’s rear end is also likely going to change. In contrast to its front end, the rear of the current car is rather bland. The 2019 Kia Sedona might change all that, likely with tail lights and a rear spoiler more similar to those found on the Sportage.
The interior of new Sedona
Despite what all the rumors said, the current car actually features a great cabin. It looks like the 2019 model will not change as much as it was first said. In fact it seems the car will retain most of the design which is to be expect. However, some of the materials will get better and on top of that, there will be far more features than before. Even the most basic model will receive a better infotainment system and a rear seat infotainment screen. Some rumors also seem to suggest the car will get a digital driver’s display but so far nothing has been confirmed.
Under the hood – 2019 Sedona Specs
The 2019 Kia Sedona is likely going to feature more than just one engine option. The base model will likely continue to use the same 3.3 liter naturally aspirated V6 as before. With around 280 horsepower and 250 lb-ft of torque this would be adequate for most people. However, unfortunately the engine is not really that efficient and it is actually less powerful than a comparable V6. The only real upgrade for it will be the addition of a new 8 speed automatic gearbox. The big change will come for the higher end models.
It looks like Kia may offer their new 3.3 liter twin-turbo V6 on the Sedona. While this has yet to be confirmed, the new engine would give the minivan as much as 330 horsepower and over 330 lb-ft of torque. All that power would likely be routed to the front, or all four, wheels via a revised gearbox, so the Sedona will be considerably faster than before while not using much more fuel than its predecessor.