2002 Sedona New Car Test Drive
Kia's all-new Sedona offers an exceptionally good value for a big family who doesn't want to break the budget on a minivan. The 2002 Kia Sedona is bigger than a Dodge Caravan and comes loaded with popular features, but costs thousands less than popular minivans.
Sedona is available in two trim levels, LX ($18,995) and EX ($20,995). Kia says Sedona prices are $4500-$5500 less than comparably equipped domestic and Japanese brands.
Both models are powered by a big 3.5-liter V6 engine mated to a five-speed automatic transmission. They provide seven-passenger seating and come standard with sliding doors on both sides.
LX is equipped well, even without options. Standard equipment includes dual-zone air conditioning, power mirrors, power front windows, cruise control, an overhead console with storage, rear window defroster and wiper/washer, interior lighting, three power outlets, eight-way adjustable driver's seats, a tilt steering column, AM/FM/cassette, even floor mats.
EX adds remote keyless entry, chrome exterior trim, fog lights, automatic headlights, woodgrain trim, a luggage rack, heated mirrors, eight-way reclining front bucket seats, second-row captain's chairs in place of the standard two-seat bench, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a folding table, a trip computer, alloy wheels, and a CD player.
Options include the Leather Package ($850), a power sunroof ($575), and HomeLink ($125), which can open garage doors and turn on house lights.