2011 Kia Sedona 3 2.2 diesel auto







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Finding a suitable wheelchair accessible vehicle (WAV) is not as easy as many think. This acquisition may well be a compromise that started with knowing you have to say goodbye to a car you want to travel in for a vehicle you need to travel in. Whether you need a new or a Nearly New WAV on the Motability Scheme, WAV rental, a financed or outright purchase of a new or used WAV, we are here to help you with independent advice on your first or your next WAV.

Kia Sedona wheelchair passenger upfront position rear ramp WAV from Southern Mobility Vehicles

Wheelchair user experience

The Kia Sedona always presented itself well for conversion to a WAV, and this one is no exception. The broad, flat, low, lowered floor is a pleasure to travel along to the front passenger position with no need for any dramas along the way like some wheelchair passenger upfront WAVs. On opening up the car’s rear tailgate, a wheelchair user is presented with a cosseted ramp approach which will help them feel like they are already in the car.

The Kia Sedona is a car, so the suspension, specification and looks are that of a car rather than a van, so it’s much easier on the eye. The ride height is ideal for most wheelchair users, and the view through the windows and windscreen is superb. These are rare features to find, and it would be hard to tell the front passenger was in a wheelchair from the outside.

Driver experience

Being a car, the Kia Sedona is more of a pleasure to be in than a van, and for all drivers, that’s very important. The Kia Sedona comes in three specification levels, and the one most desired is the”3″as it has leather and all doors and the tailgate are automated, making life easier all around. It’s easy to drive, and the 2.2 diesel auto version has plenty of power should it be needed. In this conversion, the driver is next to their wheelchair passenger, so it’ll feel as it should in a standard car.

Passenger experience

Traditionally, the Kia Sedona wheelchair upfront WAV will have a driver seat and one behind the driver. This second-row seat is an original vehicle seat, so comfort levels are good and match the rest of the vehicle. There could be one or two tip and fold seats at the rear, but these would have been extra at the time of conversion, so if they do have an extra one or two tip and folds, that’s pretty rare and gives the additional seating to make it more of a family car.

SMV loves

We love the wheelchair passenger upfront Kia Sedona. It’s a car; wheelchair access is simple, and there’s very little to worry about or dislike. Inclusivity is key to this particular WAV and from the moment a wheelchair user enters. The finish is excellent, and wheelchair passengers, drivers and seated passengers will not be disappointed. Road noise is low, build quality is good, and did we say it’s a car.

SMV says

Why not call Southern Mobility Vehicles if this WAV isn’t quite right for you? Whether you are looking for a new Motability WAV, a Nearly New Motability WAV,a short-term hire, or an outright purchase, we are the WAV dealer to call first. We are here to help; we know how hard it is to be confident you are buying the right mobility vehicle for your needs. We are independent WAV advisors so that you will get the best of all worlds; whatever your wheelchair access needs are, it is only one call to 0800 008 7800

Accessibility Experience
  • A two piece easy to use ramp
  • Best wheelchair user position right next to the driver
  • A very accommodating lowered floor lever for easy access
  • A wheelchair user assist winch with remote control
  • Great design for an upfront WAV
  • Rear easy to use tip and fold seat
Driver and passenger experience
  • Leather seat upholstery
  • Automatic air conditioning with fully automated climate control, three climate control zones and rear controls
  • Driver seat: captains type, heated, electrically adjustable, three electrical adjustments adjustable height, lumbar support and tilt angle with seat back table, passenger seat: captains type, heated, electrically adjustable, three electrical adjustments adjustable lumbar support with seat back table
  • Front electric windows with one-touch on one window, rear electric windows, third row electric windows
  • Leather covered multi-function steering wheel with tilt adjustment and telescopic adjustment
  • Front and rear wheels: 17 inch alloy rims ; width: 6.0 inches
  • Four disc brakes including two ventilated discs
  • Turbo-charger
  • Independent strut front suspension with anti-roll bar and coil springs, independent multi-link rear suspension with coil springs
  • Automatic six-speed transmission with manual mode, shift lever on dash, 4.651:1 first gear ratio, 2.831:1 second gear ratio, 1.842:1 third gear ratio, 1.386:1 fourth gear ratio, 1.000:1 fifth gear ratio, 0.772:1 sixth gear ratio and 3.393:1 reverse gear ratio automatic with manual mode
  • Illuminated driver and passenger vanity mirror
  • Alloy look trim on dashboard and alloy look trim on doors
  • Centre armrest between front seats
  • Partial overhead console
  • Removable chrome/silver roof rails
  • Electric boot/hatch pull down
  • Storage compartment under passenger seat
  • Secondary ventilation controls with digital display for front passenger, secondary ventilation controls for rear passengers
  • Steering wheel mounted remote audio controls
  • Six speakers
  • Audio system with CD player that reads MP3 CDs ; radio receives AM/FM/LW and RDS
  • 12v power outlet located in cargo section and front section
  • Front and rear reading lights
  • Cup holders for front seats and rear seats
  • Connections for iPod, USB and auxiliary audio devices
  • Analogue dashboard
  • Rear radar & camera-type parking distance sensors
  • Halogen headlights
  • Headlight controlsystems: height adjustment
  • Privacy glass on the rear window and on the rear side windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Body colour power door mirrors ; heated
  • Electrically foldable mirrors
  • Windscreen wipers
  • Electronic traction control
  • Drivers airbag, passengers airbag with de-activation switch
  • Stability controlsystem
  • Electronic brake distribution
  • Brake assist system
  • Cruise control
  • Particle filter system
  • Ventilation system with digital controls and air filter
  • Tinted glass
  • LED high mounted brake light

Please note that some vehicles specification may not match the manufacturer supplied information due to the nature of vehicles being converted for wheelchair accessibility. Please ask us to check anything that is important to you.

Our exclusive and comprehensive Autoguard Nationwide All Mechanical and All Electrical Premium Warranty and Breakdown Assist cover always runs for 3 years and includes:

Full Breakdown Assist to include Roadside Recovery, Onward Travel, Home Start and Accident recovery

Unlimited Number of Warranty Claims on unlimited mileage

Maximum individual claim limit of £2400 including VAT

Breakdown & Recovery 24 Hours a Day/365 Days a Year 

Key WAV component cover Included

Parts and Labour are included

Continental warranty repair cover

A Free Downloadable Autoguard Contract Holder App

Transferable to a New Owner if sold Privately


Our warranty also covers you for - In Car Entertainment Systems, Air Conditioning, Driver Interface Systems, EGR Valves, Catalytic Converter and Fuel Injectors, Misfuelling Cover and Broken or Lost Key Cover 

For new WAVs you will get our exclusive and comprehensive WAV only warranty to run alongside your manufacturer’s warranty

Your Warranty & Rescue booklet

We have partnered with disability insurance specialists, Fish Insurance, who can offer Disability Car Insurance policies specifically to cover disabled drivers, adapted cars, and WAVs.

Options for any driver cover, as well as policies for non-drivers, so you can insure the vehicle in your name and it be driven by yourself, family, friends, or carers

Cover for the repair and replacement of adaptations to your car that you’ve told Fish about

Free courtesy car while your car is being repaired at one of Fish’s approved garages (or up to £700 mobility allowance if a suitable car isn’t available)

If your car is stolen, any settlement will take into account any modifications that you’ve told Fish about

Cover for accidental damage to other people’s property or injury to others up to £20m (and up to £5m per claim)

Lifetime guarantee on repairs. If you maintain the vehicle to the manufacturer’s schedule, any repairs carried out by approved repairers are guaranteed while you own the car

Protection up to £2,500 for wheelchairs or other mobility aids being transported in your car

To get a tailored quote, call 0333 331 3869 and quote code 2487.

As with any policy, limits and exclusions apply. For full details of the cover provided by Fish Insurance, click here.

Southern Mobility Vehicles ltd is an Introducer Appointed Representative of Fish Administration Limited. Fish Insurance is a trading style of Fish Administration Ltd. Fish Administration Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, Firm Reference Number 310172. Fish Administration Ltd is registered in England & Wales. Company Registration Number 4214119. Registered Office: Rossington’s Business Park, West Carr Road, Retford, Nottinghamshire, DN22 7SW. Fish Administration Ltd is part of the PIB Group.

Height 1805mm
Width 1985mm
Length 4810mm
Fuel Consumption
Combined MPG 37.7
Extra Urban MPG 45.6
Urban Cold MPG 28.3
Power (BHP) 191
Maximum Speed (mph) 121
Torque (Nm) 436
Engine and Drivetrain
Cylinders 4
Driven Axle FRONT
Engine Capacity (cc) 2199
Forward Gears 6
Emissions (CO2) 199
Engine Euro Status 5
Seats 3
More information
  • Euro NCAP crash test results: Adult occupant: 4, Pedestrian: 1, Child occupant: 3
  • Power: (from primary fuel) 141 kW , 192 HP EEC @ 3,800 rpm; , 436 Nm @ 1,800 rpm
  • External dimensions: 4,810mm long, 1,985mm wide, 1,805mm high, 2,890mm wheelbase, 13,000mm turning circle (kerb to kerb), 13,800mm turning circle (wall to wall), 189.4 inches long, 78.1 inches wide, 71.1 inches high, 113.8 inch wheelbase and 42.7 foot turning circle (kerb to kerb)

Please note that some vehicles specification may not match the manufacturer supplied information due to the nature of vehicles being converted for wheelchair accessibility. Please ask us to check anything that is important to you.

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