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    Question Anyone Have A Kia Sedona?

    We are getting a Kia Sedona next week and I wanted to see if anyone here has one.

    I have a Britax Regent and Marathon. Was the Regent hard to get in there?

    I did just look at carseatdata.org and there are like 5 successful installs but I wanted to see if anyone here has done it!

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    Re: Anyone Have A Kia Sedona?

    Yeah, the Regent went into 2nd row captains chair in a flash, and 3rd row outboard.

    I can do either seatbelt or LATCH install, but I prefer LATCH.

    To do 3rd row outboard, you just recline the seat a tad, install the seat, then shove the seat upright and its rock solid.

    DD sits in 2nd row captains chair about 99 percent of the time.

    No problems at all.
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    Re: Anyone Have A Kia Sedona?

    Thanks so much! I will be doing the short belt install.

    WooHoo, that was my only worry about getting a new car! lol
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    Re: Anyone Have A Kia Sedona?

    Quote Originally Posted by Calideedle View Post
    We are getting a Kia Sedona next week and I wanted to see if anyone here has one.

    I have a Britax Regent and Marathon. Was the Regent hard to get in there?

    I did just look at carseatdata.org and there are like 5 successful installs but I wanted to see if anyone here has done it!

    Thanks!
    I am new here...but I have a KIA Sedona..2006 and we just bought our daughter a Britax Regent. It fits great into the captain's chair in the middle seating area. I installed using latch and the tether and it doesn't budge one bit..and it also doesn't overflow into the walkway to the back seats. I can email you pics if you like. Also..I didn't have a professional install ..just did it myself but I am pretty sure it is in there just correct and another Mom I know also didn't have a problem fitting her Regent in her KIA Sedona.
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    Re: Anyone Have A Kia Sedona?

    I would LOVE a pic!!!!

    I love the Sedona and the kids carseats so they HAVE to go together, lol!
    Diana, Mommy To:
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    Re: Anyone Have A Kia Sedona?

    My friend Gypsy has a Kia Sedona and we've yet to have any problems installing any carseats in it. We've had the Husky with the recline bar, and the Radian in it, no major problems. The Marathon should be a breeze - Gypsy's son rides in a Decathalon and it's super easy to install.

    It's an awesome van - 4 full sets of LATCH!
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    Re: Anyone Have A Kia Sedona?

    Quote Originally Posted by Defrost View Post
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    It's an awesome van - 4 full sets of LATCH!
    I have a 2006 sedona too and love it! Will be getting a regent next month and am so happy to hear it will be an easy install.
    Beth CPST and special needs trained Mom to Bailey ...22 and driving! Skylar- 17yrs-and also driving! Molly-14 yrs -70+ pounds passing the 5 step test and Avery -10 yrs - 55+ pounds, riding in a redd performance sport booster.

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    Re: Anyone Have A Kia Sedona?

    Quote Originally Posted by Calideedle View Post
    We are getting a Kia Sedona next week and I wanted to see if anyone here has one.

    I have a Britax Regent and Marathon. Was the Regent hard to get in there?

    I did just look at carseatdata.org and there are like 5 successful installs but I wanted to see if anyone here has done it!

    Thanks!
    I don't know about the new ones but I have a 2003 Sedona with the 4 captains seats and the Regent is not compatible when using the 3rd row seat with seatbelt instalation.

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    Re: Anyone Have A Kia Sedona?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blondieac1 View Post
    another Mom I know also didn't have a problem fitting her Regent in her KIA Sedona.
    that would be me It's good to see you here Amy!
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    Re: Anyone Have A Kia Sedona?

    I agree, My Regent fits great in the captains chairs. The trick was reclining the chair first. It is a rock solid install using the latch. Haven't tried seatbelt yet.

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    Re: Anyone Have A Kia Sedona?

    Not sure about the Regent, but I've installed Marathons in both the second row captain's chairs and the third row in my friend's 06 Sedona. Very easy install, though the headrest in the third row had to be taken out to get a good fit.
    DD#1 (7 y, 5 mo, 54 in, 68 lbs ) Clek Olli
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    Re: Anyone Have A Kia Sedona?

    Quote Originally Posted by Defrost View Post
    My friend Gypsy has a Kia Sedona and we've yet to have any problems installing any carseats in it. We've had the Husky with the recline bar, and the Radian in it, no major problems. The Marathon should be a breeze - Gypsy's son rides in a Decathalon and it's super easy to install.

    It's an awesome van - 4 full sets of LATCH!
    Yeah. I LOVE my van.
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    Re: Anyone Have A Kia Sedona?

    Quote Originally Posted by firemomof3 View Post
    I don't know about the new ones but I have a 2003 Sedona with the 4 captains seats and the Regent is not compatible when using the 3rd row seat with seatbelt instalation.

    I think we've been emailing

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    Re: Anyone Have A Kia Sedona?

    I have an 03 with center bench and my friend's regent fit there SPB OK. It wasn't as rock solid as the BLVD or the RA, but it was less than an inch. LATCH wasn't as easy though.

    With my BLVD and my RA I can get them installed rock solid with latch in under 30 seconds. It's rediculously easy.
    ~Laura™ mom to Seamus (6) in a Regent and Mickey (4) in a ff Myride. Due 6/26/11 with Abigail Tucker, patiently awaiting the install of her Myride.

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    Re: Anyone Have A Kia Sedona?

    I have a 2007 Kia Sedona and the Regent is a breeze to install. I also have the FPSVD(like marathon), scenera, cargo, evenflo chase, turbo boosters, ect...
    So...easy to install! I love my van!

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