If anyone questions Kelley Blue Book’s dedication to real-world testing of our long-term fleet, share with them the following: To better test our 2015 Kia Sedona, I created human life. Ok, maybe luck played a part, but the reality is that my wife gave birth to our first child, an adorable baby girl, while I owned KBB’s long-term Sedona van. During this perfect test scenario, I had a unique opportunity to explore the authentic family of Sedona.
Baby’s introduction into the world was followed by a few days in the hospital. During this period, I was often tasked with obtaining supplies from the outside world. Whether donning a drive-thru or jockeying for a parking spot, the Sedona proved nimble and manageable in size. Building on these characteristics, the Kia Sedona is uncannily capable of cornering quickly. Sure, the hottest van is like the hottest rapper in mime camp, but from this dad’s perspective, anything that makes trips to collect onesies, diapers, and nipple shields more joyful deserves a shoutout. to be praised.
Read also: Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Awards 2015
Car seat compatible
Leaving the hospital for the first time with our child was a weird experience. It’s a time when the responsibility of parenthood is highlighted and early parenting insecurities are erupting like unrest in the Middle East. To avoid presenting myself to the hospital staff as a dangerous ignoramus, I had practiced installing our car seat before the baby left the hospital. To that end, the Sedona has done nothing to make life more difficult. Our car’s power sliding doors provided easy access to child seat locking points on either side of the vehicle, while ample space between the first and second row seats allowed me to install said seat child without compromising my riding position. Simply put, getting the Sedona ready to take a kid home was a complete non-issue.
Like all good Californians, our first stop after leaving the hospital was a nearby In-N-Out Burger. As usual, the drive-thru line was long, but the 2nd-row sunshades and tri-zone climate control helped keep baby comfortable and calm. We managed to grab two animal-style cheeseburgers, fries, and a strawberry shake without a single newborn cry. Grub in hand, we drove home; a short stint that showcased Kia’s knack for isolating occupants from major jolts and jolts. In fact, baby arrived so relaxed that Madame and I ate our In-N-Out in peace. It was a small, early victory made possible in part by a very accommodating van. Thanks for the help, Sedona.
See past reports for our long-term 2015 Kia Sedona…
Long Term Update: Design
More 2015 Kia Sedona…
See full valuation and pricing information for the 2015 Kia Sedona or build and appraise your own to unlock its fair purchase price, 5-year cost of ownership, and more.
POPULAR ON KBB.COM