In terms of space per pound, the Sedona is one of the best-value MPVs in this test. For under £20k there’s room for seven adults in a huge cabin, and the sliding rear doors should come in handy in narrow parking spaces.
It’s not as flexible or convenient as a Ford Galaxy, however. Instead of folding into the floor, the seats have to be removed completely to maximise luggage space. It’s back-straining work.
Set up as a five-seater, there’s an impressive amount of luggage space, though – enough to cope with our entire test load of holiday kit – and the 12V socket in the boot should prove useful.
On its own, the Sedona is rather dull to drive, but it rides smoothly enough. Hitched up, the Kia gave a good account of itself through the lane-change test.
Fuel economy of 36.2mpg on the combined cycle is good for such a heavy car, although the Ford Galaxy in the weight category below this costs less at the pumps.