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With the continuation of their minivan model Sedona for the year 2019, Kia has shown its interest proving the fact, that all the requirements cannot be answered with the crossover SUV body styles. A vast number of users across the globe proved them right, by making the sales counters busy with the sales of 2019 Kia Sedona. One such showroom is that of the Houston Kia dealer, where we dropped in to explore how good is the 2019 Kia Sedona in its utility aspects. And what we found was worth sharing.

The First Impression

The 2019 Kia Sedona appeared to us as a solid bet to us as soon as we saw its unadorned styling. Entering its spacious interior, the impression got confirmed and the 2019 Sedona model that we drove for the test drive made us feel the same all through the time through its soft ride till we handed over the key back.

2019 Lineup Highlights

For the year 2019, the Kia Sedona lineup shows an updated look that sticks to its modest attitude especially on the outside. But Kia has enhanced the 2019 Sedona performance by adding a new 8-speed automatic transmission under its hood.

For 2019, the Kia Sedona dresses up in L, LX, EX, and SX trim levels. The model we drove in the test drive was powered by a 3.3-liter V-6 engine that got the new 8-speed automatic transmission to pair with. The duet worked well to make a 276 of horsepower that inspired the Sedona to deliver a smooth ride all through while returning a 21-mpg fuel economy rating by the EPA when we combined the trip with city and highway drives.

Utility Features

The interior cabin of the 2019 Kia Sedona is undoubtedly spacious that made all its rows get enough dimensions to make a comfortable seating for all the passengers. To be specific, the space allotted at the Base trim of Sedona Ls can seat seven, while the higher models starting from the LX and in the EX and SX trims add another middle seat to their third row.

Every row seat in the 2019 Kia Sedona can be removed to make the cargo space spread across 142 cubic feet. But if you keep the second row upright you reduce the space by 78.4 cubes. Behind the third row, the 2019 Sedona still gives you a respectable 33.9 cubic feet of space to load your stuff. The second-row lounge seats that adorned the last year models of Sedona are dropped for the 2019 year model.

Being the inexpensive minivan it is, the Base L model of the 2019 Sedona vans you the benefit  a 7.0-inch touchscreen display for its infotainment section that runs on an intuitive software that stands compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

The higher trim Sedona EX would give you the best value in its range that offers easy-clean leather seats, a power liftgate, a moonroof as an optional feature at an extra price.

But that’s only a few glimpses that we picked up for you. To explore the entire package of utility features, a visit at the Houston Kia dealership showroom will be worthwhile.