KIA Sedona wins Ultimate Minivan Challenge
IRVINE (California) — The all-new KIA Grand Sedona was recently named by Cars.com as the winner in its Ultimate Minivan Challenge, a multi-day comparison test that brought together experts from Cars.com and PBS’s Motor Week to conduct a detailed analysis on a competitive set of fully-loaded minivans.
The results combined professional assessments with real-world opinions from car shoppers currently in the market for a new vehicle in the minivan segment. This year’s competitors, in order of final rankings, included the 2015 Toyota Sienna, 2015 Honda Odyssey, 2015 Dodge Grand Caravan and 2015 Chrysler Town & Country.
With its SUV-like styling and decidedly premium interior, the KIA Sedona topped a segment full of long-standing stalwarts.
The Ultimate Minivan Challenge evaluated competitors based on criteria such as technology, features and drivetrains. Testing included a 300 km course on varying road types to determine realworld fuel economy as well as back-to-back comparisons of ride, handling, comfort and acceleration.
“The fully re-imagined Sedona has been a tremendous success for the KIA brand, connecting on multiple levels with families and active lifestyle consumers alike,” said Orth Hedrick, vice president of product planning, KIA Motors America (KMA).
Voted America’s best minivan, the Kia Sedona.