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    My impressions on the 2017 Kia Sedona

    We had a 2017 Kia Sedona with 50k miles on it as a rental to drive home over two days from MI to CT. I thought I would share my impressions in case it is helpful to someone. For reference, our usual car is a 2010 Subaru Legacy.

    The good:
    -Impressive gas mileage. We got close to 30mpg with all highway driving, mostly in Eco mode.
    -Nice technology. DH loved the Android Auto that put navigation on the van's screen. Keyless, just have the fob in your pocket. USB plugs.
    -Flexible seating. We had an odd load, and the 2nd row seats all move forward and back quite a bit to accommodate a variety of needs.
    -Five ways to open or close each rear sliding door.
    -Family-friendly features like shades on all 4 rear windows. Lower anchors easily accessible.

    The bad:
    -Very loud! There was tons of road noise from the back end. I had to raise my voice just to talk between the two front seats or the front seats and a captain's chair. It was a huge turn-off.
    -Stiff suspension. I was constantly jarred painfully, both in the passenger seat and a 2nd row captain's chair. It was like riding in my mother's Accord Sport, and made our Legacy seem like a Buick in comparison.
    -2nd row captain's chairs are not great for thin adult passengers. There is a firmer area at the bight that my tailbone rested on if I sat up straight. Not a great combination with the stiff suspension.

    Other notes: our Graco 4Ever installed much more easily (LATCH) with the captain's chair's back fully upright rather than slightly reclined. There was no manual in the vehicle, so I don't know what is allowed either.
    -Reta
    Former CPST
    Mom of V, born 6/2014, RF in a 4Ever and a Scenera Next
    G dog, rescued 6/2016, in a belted SturdiBag

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    Re: My impressions on the 2017 Kia Sedona

    Good info! I think that generation of Sedona might replace our current one when it dies (which we hope won't be for several more years!).
    Cutie #1 (11 years) 5-stepping
    Cutie #2 (9 years) riding in a Recaro Probooster

    Cutie #3 (6 years) riding in a Chicco KidFit
    Cutie #4 (4 years) riding in a Frontier
    Cutie #5 (1 year) riding in a Nuna Rava

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