Kia Sedona Interior
The completely redesigned 2015 Kia Sedona has a very quiet cabin with luxurious materials and a sophisticated design, especially in the SX Limited trim, according to critics. They also like the Sedona’s user-friendly dashboard controls and optional second-row lounge seats, which offer tons of legroom. The Sedona’s cargo capacity is average for the class. Test drivers think the Sedona’s unique Slide-n-Stow seating system makes the seats look a bit strange but makes it easy to expand the cargo area.
- "I'm a big fan of the Sedona's interior. Kia designed this vehicle with the intention of bringing something both premium and versatile to market, and after spending a couple hours in it, there's no question in my mind that they've succeeded." -- Autoblog
- "The Sedona's luxurious interior certainly makes a good first impression, especially in the loaded SX Limited (SXL) model we tested in Northern California. Materials such as stitched Nappa leather and soft-touch plastics are convincingly luxurious. …" -- Automobile Magazine
- "All Sedonas share roughly the same dashboard design, and it's a selling point, boasting upscale materials and controls that are shared with premium products such as Kia's Cadenza and K900 sedans." -- AutoTrader
- "Arguably the Sedona's strongest trait is how supremely quiet it is: at 60mph, it's so mausoleum-serene that you could hear a child in the third row have an epiphany." -- AutoWeek
The 2015 Kia Sedona comes standard with YES Essentials anti-stain cloth upholstery and seating for seven. An available second-row center seat increases seating capacity to eight. Other available features include leather upholstery, upgraded Nappa leather upholstery, power-adjustable front seats, heated and ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, heated second-row seats and second-row lounge seats that recline and include lower leg rests. Some automotive journalists think the lounge seats have extraordinary legroom and luxurious cushioning, but others say you can’t stretch out fully if you’re taller than 6 feet. As with many minivans, critics write that the Sedona’s third-row seat only has enough room for children and shorter adults.
- "These reclining captain's chairs with extendable footrests are designed to emulate first-class airplane seats and live up to their billing by providing enormous amounts of legroom and plush cushioning." -- Automobile Magazine
- "Two second-row recliners are available on SX Limited models. Though similar to the Toyota Sienna's recliners, these seats are better executed and offer more reclined legroom and about 3.5 inches of lateral movement each, a feature sure to please moms trying to reach a child from the front row." -- Edmunds
- "With the leg rests extended, your 6-foot-1-inch author was unable to stretch out his legs fully due to insufficient rearward seat travel, but his 5-foot-7-inch driving partner could cross his legs at the ankles and kick back in style." -- AutoTrader
- "The third row is, as is the case with most three-row vehicles, a place better left to kids and adults of a smaller stature." -- Autoblog
Standard features in the 2015 Kia Sedona include a four-speaker audio system, Bluetooth, satellite radio and a USB port. Available features include power-sliding rear doors, a power liftgate, a dual sunroof, a cooled glove box, tri-zone automatic climate control, push-button start, a six-speaker audio system, an eight-speaker Infinity audio system, a rearview camera, a surround-view parking camera system, front and rear parking sensors, adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic monitoring, lane departure warning, forward collision warning, navigation and Kia’s UVO touch-screen infotainment system.
Reviewers appreciate the 2015 Sedona’s generous list of available features, and say the Sedona’s dashboard controls are logically laid out and easy to use. The UVO infotainment system’s big, bright touch screen and user-friendly controls also earn praise from auto writers.
- "… the appealing horizontal dashboard layout is also surprisingly simple to use, with clearly marked buttons and a large, bright touchscreen for Kia's intuitive UVO infotainment interface." -- Automobile Magazine
- "It's an unexpectedly luxurious environment, and the generous features confirm this impression, including standard YES Essentials stain-resistant fabric upholstery or optional Nappa leather, a refrigerated glove box, a surround-view parking camera and a hands-free power lift gate that's also height-adjustable for low garage ceilings." -- AutoTrader
- "Infotainment and HVAC controls are arranged horizontally and are intuitive to use." -- Edmunds
- "Soft-touch materials abound, and most everything is ergonomically laid out so the driver doesn't have to search for radio or climate control buttons." -- Autoblog
The 2015 Kia Sedona has 142 cubic feet of cargo space behind the front seats, 78.4 behind the second-row seats and 33.9 behind the third-row seats, which is typical for the class. Like most minivans, the Sedona’s third-row seat can fold flat into the floor to expand the cargo area. The Sedona’s standard Slide-n-Stow second-row seats slide into an upright position behind the front seats to expand the cargo area. Reviewers write that the second- and third-row seats are easy to stow, though some note that the second-row seats look odd in their upright position, and others point out that minivans with removable seats offer more overall cargo space.
- "The [Slide-n-Stow] mechanism works pretty smoothly, and although the seats look a bit strange pressed up against the front row, like kids peeking over the front occupants' shoulders, they open up a competitive 142 cu ft. of space." -- AutoTrader
- "Kia's decision to not offer removable seats is based on consumer feedback. However, there's no denying the fact that ultimate cargo volume (the ability to carry a 4-by-8-foot sheet of plywood, for example) is easier in a van with no seats." -- Edmunds
- "With the third row in its upright position, the Sedona boasts 33.9 cubic feet of space, which is accomplished by designing the trunk to have a deep bottom that extends well beyond the base of the seats. For more space, the third row easily folds down to provide 78.4 cubic feet." -- Autoblog
- "And like a minivan, it's got plenty of room. Its seats fold away easily. It will swallow children and stuff until its 10-year, 100,000-mile warranty expires." -- AutoWeek