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Few vehicles are both
loved and despised as much as the minivan. As models of how to move passengers
and cargo safely, comfortably, and economically, they’ve found a loyal base of
buyers. But they’re also hated — including by some of those same loyal buyers —
for being just short of anonymous. Despite how several automakers have allowed
their minivan models to slide out of the limelight, minivans are still a very
significant chunk of the new-vehicle market, with still more than a million sold
per year in the
Kia Sedona was originally introduced for the
With a quick look at the outgoing Sedona’s specs, it’s easy to see why it wasn’t quite competitive performance-wise — it was a heavyweight, at over 4800 pounds, and so its otherwise generous 195 horsepower was only adequate. To start, the new Sedona was designed with weight savings as one of the priorities, and engineers managed to shed more than 400 pounds despite larger dimensions and increased standard equipment.