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#774 of 999 Re: SWB 2007 Sedona sighting [standepuy]
Nov 24, 2006 (6:28 am)
This what I found out also.
This is what I just received from a Kia PR rep:
>>The SWB Sedona will be available as a 2007 model. It will go on sale next year. Exact sale date has yet be to determined.
Looks like it's definitely happening, just no solid dates yet.
Here is a website with great pictures. Not in english though.
Hey..and get that (SWB) forum ready..
#775 of 999 Re: Calif plates on this picture of 2007 Sedona [standepuy]
Nov 25, 2006 (1:04 pm)
Thanks for the info. What will the seating arrangement of the SWB likely be?
#776 of 999 Re: Calif plates on this picture of 2007 Sedona [dbt]
Nov 25, 2006 (1:15 pm)
It looks to be 2+3+2...If you scroll down from on the screen of the previous email address, it has many pictures of the inside, with various seating arrangements.
Nov 25, 2006 (2:52 pm)
If you go to www.lotpro.com they have the base,lx,ex. all listed.
#778 of 999 Re: Calif plates on this picture of 2007 Sedona [verwri]
Nov 25, 2006 (3:14 pm)
Thanks. Big difference betw SWB and LWB LX seems to be the 3rd row is fold-into-the-floor for the LWB LX (and associated spacing, but I'd be curious as to whether there is simply less cargo space in the SWB versus people space (just pushing that last row back).
Nov 26, 2006 (4:11 am)
Was on the KIA lot yesterday with a salesperson in tow inquiring about "that new '07 SWB Sedona ya got sitting there." Folks, that thing is so new, the sales manager didn't even have the invoice pricing yet!... or so he said. IOW, couldn't give me a price even if I had the cash in my pocket as I was standing there talking to him with my hand out waiting for the keys to take 'er home. Can confirm those MSRP numbers someone stated above though. This one was silver with the rack. MSRP with shipping did total out to exactly $21,495.
Now for differences that I noted from the 28 "whales" as I call 'em (06 Sedona LX & EX versions that are simply too big for my own personal taste)this dealer had sitting out back. Number one, the seating material seems much more minivan-ish to the touch IMHO. By that I mean if you've got kids and I do, seems a lil' tougher. Those seats in the LX that I stuck my head in sure looked stain-able, soil-able and ruin-able!...again, strictly my opinion of course. Secondly, rather than the antenna being in the glass, this new shorter model has a mast coming outta the roof center on the back just above the liftgate. Similar to Mazda3 hatchback style if anyone's up on that style. VW does it with their bug too as do many manufacturers with many varied models to numerous to list. Just put it in there for example purposes. All in all, I thought it looked good. Only other thing I could see, floor mats were listed as an option as were the cross beams/bars on the rack. Rails were installed and listed as standard on the sticker. LX whales call for an option here. Standard on the upscale EX. Everything else, about the same. Same engine, drivetrain. Did note the increase in ponies up to 250 from the previous 244. Listing same estimated gas mileage. All safety stuff standard that we are coming to expect from these Kia products.
Oops! Almost forgot to mention. Yes, it IS smaller in the trunk and of course doesn't have the stow n' go third seat. Seat's split and fold, though I might add, without the "cavern" in the floor the stow n' go requires. Yee-ha! Don't have to wrench the back when yankin' out the groceries.
Nov 26, 2006 (4:19 pm)
I have the LX WHALE and I do wish the interior was dark gray. but light gray is better than the tan. What is the weight difference between the shorty and the whale?
#781 of 999 Re: differences [fishbreath]
Nov 26, 2006 (5:38 pm)
To answer your question fishbreath (great name BTW), the '07 brochure lists the following:
"Sedona" (what they are calling the SWB)
Standard - 4365lbs.
Full Option - 4618lbs.
LX and EX (what I refer to as the WHALE!)
Standard - 4387lbs.
Full Option - 4646lbs.
I suppose if these figures are to be believed, just about negligible. Guess that's why those mpg estimates on the stickers are identical. Same engine/drivetrain. Same basic weight. Wind tunnel results probably the same as well. Looks like they just chopped 12.6" off the rearend, tightened the wheelbase and lowered the starting price. Track is listed as identical to LX/EX whales. Ditto the width, height & ground clearance.
Also, please note a correction to my previous post. I was in error over the rack being listed as standard equipment. Make that roof rails & mats - $300 option. Cross beams extra.
Light gray innards for your whale, eh? How appropriate.
PS Are these things as thirsty at the pump as some say they are fish or are you getting decent numbers? Just can't see an engine that size combined with the above notated weights on these rather large land cruisers getting the claimed mid-20s. Curious of your first hand figures. Danks in advance.
Nov 27, 2006 (2:16 pm)
Only 22 lbs. lighter. I only have 1300 miles on it. !st tank 24.5 highway ride to break it in. the next three were mixed driving 18- 18.5 all on reg. gas. We plan on using it mostly on weekends and for my fishing trips. the wife has a liberty and gets 18.5 for the way she drives. Myself I get 21-23 with a 01 nissan frontier 4 cyl, auto.