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13 Cars Getting a Full Redesign for 2015

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13 Cars Getting a Full Redesign for 2015

7. Kia Sedona

2015 Sedona SX Limited

2015 Sedona SX Limited (Credit: © Kia)

Making the minivan cool is a challenging task, thanks to the soccer-mom stigma that surrounds them, Kia decided to take a new route when redesigning the Sedona for 2015. It took European styling cues and added in a bit of crossover flair to help add some life to the typically cookie-cutter segment. Whether Kia was successful or not is up for debate, but it certainly adds a little variety to the minivan segment.

Under the hood, Kia did some work too. In place of the old, 3.5-liter V-6, Kia installed a new 3.3-liter V-6 that produces 276 horsepower and 248 pound-feet of torque.

Safety was another priority for Kia when redesigning the Sedona. To achieve high marks in safety, Sedona sits on an all-new chassis has 36-percent greater torsional stiffness, plus the body is made from 76-percent high-strength steel. This platform is also significantly quieter than the outgoing model, thanks to revised sound deadening, wheel-house padding and double-sealed doors.

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