Tech Spec: 2015 Kia Sedona

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The 2015 Kia Sedona represents a new era of midsize multi-purpose vehicles (MPVs).

The 2015 Sedona is the first Kia vehicle to offer a UVO Infotainment and Telematics system with four all-new eServices features: Geo-fencing, Speed Alert, Curfew Alert and Driving Score. With the introduction of the Kia App store, select apps can also be downloaded for free from iTunes or Google Play. Other technologies like Siri Eyes Free, Local Search — powered by Google — for finding locations, addresses, and points of interest, and Sirius XM Travel Link, offering access to traffic, weather, fuel prices, sports scores, stock information and movie times are also available.

The all-new Sedona offers new features like high-power (2.1 Amp) USB charging ports and 115-volt AC outlets as well as a dual glove box that offers a cooled lower storage area. Available Surround View Monitor provides real-time images from cameras placed around the vehicle while Smart Welcome automatically illuminates door handles and unfolds the power retractable side mirrors when the vehicle key fob is detected. A Smart Power Liftgate automatically opens the rear liftgate when the key fob is sensed for three seconds and can be programmed depending on the driver’s height preference.

The Sedona is redesigned to have a sporty, CUV-like appearance and comes in three new trim levels: L, SX and the premium SX Limited, in addition to the existing LX and EX trims. Its wheelbase is 1.6-inches longer than its predecessor, and it has LED taillights, integrated bumper guard and a standard roof spoiler.

Seven- and eight-passenger seating is available with the choice of second row first class lounge seating that can be positioned backward for more legroom, retractable lower-leg rests and airplane-style winged headrests. All 2015 Sedona models offer a third-row split folding 60/40 in-floor retractable design. The Sedona is offered in solid or two-tone color options in beige, gray and burgundy. The top-line SX Limited trim features standard ultra-soft Nappa leather trim seating surfaces.

In addition to standard active safety features like Electronic Stability Control, Traction Control System, Brake Assist System, Hill-start Assist Control, Electronic Brake Force Distribution and Antilock Braking System, Roll Over Mitigation and Cornering Brake Control, the 2015 Sedona offers new optional driver aid technology including: Vehicle Stability Management, Forward Collision Warning System, Smart Cruise Control, Blind Spot Detection and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.

The Sedona has an all-new chassis with static torsional stiffness, and the body is 76-percent advanced high-strength or press-hardened steel. Amplitude Selected Dampers along with independent rear suspension are also included. Wheelhouse padding, double seal sliding doors and expanded use of sound-deadening foam in the engine compartment reduce noise.

A Lambda Gasoline Direct Injection 3.3-liter V6 engine provides makes the 2015 Sedona more powerful than before with 276 horsepower at 6,000 rpm, and is tuned for mid-range torque, offering 248 pounds per foot at 5,200 rpm. It is combined with a six-speed Sport-Matic transmission.

A three-step Variable Induction System improves engine breathing by automatically adjusting the intake runner lengths to optimize engine torque depending on the load. Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing and piston-cooling oil jet improves engine efficiency.

The starting MSRP for a 2015 Kia Sedona is $25,900. A top of the line SX Limited with a technology package and 19-inch chrome alloy wheels costs about $39,700.

Servicing the Sedona

Drivers should follow the Normal Maintenance Schedule if the vehicle is usually operated where none of the following conditions apply. If any of the following conditions apply, follow the Maintenance Under Severe Usage Conditions:

·       Repeated short distance driving

·       Driving in dusty conditions or sandy areas

·       Extensive use of brakes

·       Driving in areas where salt or other corrosive materials are being used

·       Driving on rough or muddy roads

·       Driving in mountainous areas

·       Extended periods of idling or low-speed operation

·       Driving for a prolonged period in cold temperatures and/or extremely humid climates

·       More than 50 percent driving in heavy city traffic during hot weather above 90 F (32 C)

NORMAL MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE

Every 7,500 miles (12,000 km) or six months:

·       Rotate tires

·       Inspect battery condition

·       Inspect air cleaner filter

·       Inspect vacuum hose

·       Inspect power steering fluid (if equipped)

·       Inspect power steering pump, belt and hoses (if equipped)

Every 7,500 miles (12,000 km) or 12 months:

·       Replace engine oil and filter

·       Add fuel additive

Every 15,000 miles (24,000 km) or 12 months:

·       Inspect air conditioning refrigerant

·       Inspect brake hoses and lines

·       Inspect drive shafts and boots

·       Inspect exhaust pipe and muffler

·       Inspect front brake disc/pads, calipers

·       Inspect rear brake disc/pads

·       Inspect steering gear box, linkage and boots/lower arm ball joint, upper arm ball joint

·       Inspect suspension mounting bolts

·       Replace climate control air filter (for evaporator and blower unit)

Every 30,000 miles (48,000 km) or 24 months:

·       Inspect brake fluid

·       Inspect fuel filter

·       Inspect fuel lines, fuel hoses and connections

·       Inspect fuel tank air filter (if equipped)

·       Inspect parking brake

·       Inspect vapor hose and fuel filler cap

·       Replace air cleaner filter

Every 60,000 miles (96,000 km) or 48 months:

·       Inspect valve clearance

Initially, at 60,000 miles (96,000 km) or 72 months; after that, every 15,000 miles (24,000 km) or 24 months:

·       Inspect drive belts

Every 105,000 miles (168,000 km) or 84 months:

·       Replace spark plugs (iridium coated)

Initially, at 120,000 miles (192,000 km) or 120 months; after that, every 30,000 miles (48,000 km) or 24 months:

·       Replace coolant

MAINTENANCE UNDER SEVERE USAGE CONDITIONS

The following items must be serviced more frequently on cars normally used under severe driving conditions.

If vehicle is repeatedly driven short distances of less than five miles (eight km) in normal temperatures or less than 10 miles (16 km) in freezing temperatures:

·       Replace engine oil and filter every 3,750 miles (6,000 km) or six months

·       Replace spark plugs more frequently than Normal Maintenance Schedule

·       Replace automatic transaxle fluid every 60,000 miles (96,000 km)

If vehicle is extensively idled or driven under low-speeds for long distances:

·       Replace engine oil and filter every 3,750 miles (6,000 km) or six months

·       Replace spark plugs more frequently than Normal Maintenance Schedule

If vehicle is driven on rough, dusty, muddy, unpaved, graveled or salt-spread roads:

·       Replace engine oil and filter every 3,750 miles (6,000 km) or six months

·       Replace air cleaner filter more frequently than Normal Maintenance Schedule

·       Replace automatic transaxle fluid every 60,000 miles (96,000 km)

·       Inspect front brake disc/pads and calipers more frequently than Normal Maintenance Schedule

·       Inspect rear brake disc/pads more frequently than Normal Maintenance Schedule

·       Inspect parking brake more frequently than Normal Maintenance Schedule

·       Inspect steering gear box, linkage and boots/lower arm ball joint, and upper arm ball joint more frequently than Normal Maintenance Schedule

·       Inspect drive shafts and boots every 7,500 miles (12,000 km) or six months

·       Replace climate control air filter (for evaporator and blower unit) more frequently than Normal Maintenance Schedule

If vehicle is driven in areas using salt or other corrosive materials or in very cold weather:

·       Replace engine oil and filter every 3,750 miles (6,000 km) or six months

·       Inspect front brake disc/pads and calipers more frequently than Normal Maintenance Schedule

·       Inspect rear brake disc/pads more frequently than Normal Maintenance Schedule

·       Inspect parking brake more frequently than Normal Maintenance Schedule

·       Inspect steering gear box, linkage and boots/lower arm ball joint, and upper arm ball joint more frequently than Normal Maintenance Schedule

·       Inspect drive shafts and boots every 7,500 miles (12,000 km) or six months

If vehicle is driven in sandy areas:

·       Replace engine oil and filter every 3,750 miles (6,000 km) or six months

·       Replace air cleaner filter more frequently than Normal Maintenance Schedule

·       Replace automatic transaxle fluid every 60,000 miles (96,000 km)

·       Inspect steering gear box, linkage and boots/lower arm ball joint, and upper arm ball joint more frequently than Normal Maintenance Schedule

·       Inspect drive shafts and boots every 7,500 miles (12,000 km) or six months

·       Replace climate control air filter (for evaporator and blower unit) more frequently than Normal Maintenance Schedule

If vehicle is driven in heavy traffic areas in weather over 90 F (32 C):

·       Replace engine oil and filter every 3,750 miles (6,000 km) or six months

·       Replace automatic transaxle fluid every 60,000 miles (96,000 km)

·       Inspect rear brake disc/pads more frequently than Normal Maintenance Schedule

·       Inspect steering gear box, linkage and boots/lower arm ball joint, and upper arm ball joint more frequently than Normal Maintenance Schedule

·       Inspect drive shafts and boots every 7,500 miles (12,000 km) or six months

If vehicle is driven on uphill, downhill or mountain roads:

·       Replace engine oil and filter every 3,750 miles (6,000 km) or six months

·       Replace automatic transaxle fluid every 60,000 miles (96,000 km)

·       Inspect front brake disc/pads and calipers more frequently than Normal Maintenance Schedule

·       Inspect rear brake disc/pads more frequently than Normal Maintenance Schedule

·       Inspect parking brake more frequently than Normal Maintenance Schedule

·       Inspect steering gear box, linkage and boots/lower arm ball joint, and upper arm ball joint more frequently than Normal Maintenance Schedule

·       Inspect drive shafts and boots every 7,500 miles (12,000 km) or six months

If vehicle is used to tow a trailer or uses a camper or a roof rack:

·       Replace engine oil and filter every 3,750 miles (6,000 km) or six months

·       Replace spark plugs more frequently than Normal Maintenance Schedule

·       Inspect front brake disc/pads and calipers more frequently than Normal Maintenance Schedule

·       Inspect parking brake more frequently than Normal Maintenance Schedule

·       Inspect steering gear box, linkage and boots/lower arm ball joint, and upper arm ball joint more frequently than Normal Maintenance Schedule

·       Inspect drive shafts and boots every 7,500 miles (12,000 km) or six months

If the vehicle is used as a patrol car, taxi, for other commercial use or vehicle towing:

·       Replace engine oil and filter every 3,750 miles (6,000 km) or six months

·       Replace spark plugs more frequently than Normal Maintenance Schedule

·       Replace automatic transaxle fluid every 60,000 miles (96,000 km)

·       Inspect steering gear box, linkage and boots/lower arm ball joint, and upper arm ball joint more frequently than Normal Maintenance Schedule

·       Inspect drive shafts and boots every 7,500 miles (12,000 km) or six months

If vehicle is driven over 106 mph (170 km/h):

·       Replace engine oil and filter every 3,750 miles (6,000 km) or six months

If vehicle is frequently driven in stop-and-go conditions:

·       Replace engine oil and filter every 3,750 miles (6,000 km) or six months

·       Replace spark plugs more frequently than Normal Maintenance Schedule

Fluids and Capacities

Motor Oil: 5W-30; capacity is 6.02 quarts (5.7 liters)

Automatic Transaxle Fluid: ATF SP-4; capacity is 8.24 quarts (7.8 liters)

Coolant: Mixture of ethylene glycol base coolant and water; capacity is 12.15 quarts (11.5 liters)

Brake Fluid: DOT-3 or DOT-4; capacity is 0.61-0.66 quarts (0.58-0.62 liters)

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