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Kia Sedona LX (2014) review: 38 facts and highlights

Kia Sedona LX (2014)
Kia Sedona LX (2014)
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Why is Kia Sedona LX (2014) better than the average?

  • greater cargo volume
    912lvs612.32l
  • faster acceleration (0-100)
    8.9svs10.96s
  • more horsepower
    269hpvs170.77hp
  • more headroom (front)
    1.04mvs1.03m
  • more cylinders
    6vs4.5
  • more valves
    24vs18.63
  • longer wheelbase
    3.02mvs2.83m
  • higher maximum torque
    334Nmvs261.24Nm

Top specs, facts and figures

General info

1.Has fully independent suspension
Kia Sedona LX (2014)

This allows all four wheels to move up and down independently, providing a smoother ride when, for example, going over bumps in the road.

2.Has air suspension
Kia Sedona LX (2014)

Air suspension offers a smoother ride than the traditional steel spring suspension. It is also often adjustable, allowing you to raise or lower it based on the type of driving you are doing.

3. higher Euro NCAP rating

5

The European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) carries out safety tests for new vehicles, providing an overall rating for each car’s safety. It covers different areas such as safety for an adult occupant, child occupant or pedestrian.

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4.Has a petrol (gasoline) engine
Kia Sedona LX (2014)

A petrol (gasoline) engine offers several advantages over diesel. For example the engines tend to be lighter and cheaper than their diesel counterparts. Petrol engines also tend to have higher horsepower, and the fuel is more readily available.

5.Has front-wheel drive
Kia Sedona LX (2014)

Front-wheel drive is the most common type of drivetrain and offers several advantages. It is cheaper to manufacture (reducing the cost of the vehicle) and also lighter which helps improve fuel economy. Due to having the weight of the engine over the drive wheels it also benefits from increased traction.

6. longer basic warranty (years)

5yrs

The basic warranty of a car covers all aspects other than parts which are subject to normal wear and tear, such as windscreen wipers and brake pads. It lasts either a certain number of years or amount of kilometres driven.

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7yrs

Dimensions

1. greater cargo volume

912l

A larger cargo area is more practical as it allows you to transport more things.

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1257l

2. more headroom (front)

1.04m

More headroom in the front of the car makes for a more comfortable driving experience, and is especially important for taller people.

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1.08m

3.height

1.76m

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1.54m

4.width

1.99m

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1.7m

5. shorter length

5.13m

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3.98m

6. longer wheelbase

3.02m

The wheelbase is the distance between the center of the front and rear wheels. A longer wheelbase provides the car with more stability and a smoother ride (although a shorter wheelbase can provide more responsive handling).

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3.08m

Speed

1. faster acceleration (0-100)

8.9s

The time it takes for the car to accelerate from 0-100 kilometres per hour.

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8s

2. faster top speed

180km/h

The fastest speed that the car can reach.

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220km/h

Engine

1. better fuel economy (city)

12.2l/100 km

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.

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3.6l/100 km

2. better fuel economy (highway)

8.4l/100 km

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.

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3.2l/100 km

3. more horsepower

269hp

Horsepower is the most common unit for measuring the power of an engine.

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283hp

4. more cylinders

6

Although there are many aspects that determine the power, a higher number of cylinders is generally a good indication of the potential power of the engine.

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6

5. more valves

24

An intake valve allows the air/fuel mixture to enter the combustion chamber. An engine with more valves tends to increase performance.

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24

6. higher maximum torque

334Nm

Torque is a measurement of an engine’s power, closely related to horsepower. More torque indicates a more powerful car, and is also a good indication of its acceleration.

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420Nm

Features

1. more airbags

6

Airbags are designed to cushion occupants in the event of an impact. The standard number is around six as some cars now incorporate additional ones, such as knee airbags, side airbags and side curtain airbags.

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2.Has ISOFIX/LATCH
Kia Sedona LX (2014)

ISOFIX (also known as LATCH) is a standard system of attachment points for child safety seats, allowing them to be fitted quickly and safely.

3.Has height-adjustable seat belts
Kia Sedona LX (2014)

Height-adjustable seat belts permit passengers of different sizes to move the seat belt up or down for improved comfort. They are also especially useful for increasing the safety of children.

4.Has Bluetooth
Kia Sedona LX (2014)

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.

5.USB ports

1

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.

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2

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