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Hats off to Kia for servicability #4557699
10/28/17 08:19 PM
10/28/17 08:19 PM
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Winnipeg MB CA
Number_35 Offline OP
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I've done the pre-winter maintenance on our vehicles over the past few weekends, and am very impressed with our '09 Kia Sedona.

Likes:

- The cartridge oil filter up top is easy (and not at all messy) to replace.

- The plastic skid plate does not have to be removed to drain the engine oil, ATF, or coolant.

- The tranny has a drain plug in its oil pan.

So far, it's been a good vehicle. (We've only had it since June 2016 though, and it only has 111K km on it now.) It's fairly thirsty (typically turning in 11 l/100 km on the highway [which is about 25 MPG Imperisl or 20 MPG US]) but we don't drive it enough for that to be a big deal.

Ergonomics are well-thought out.

Re: Hats off to Kia for servicability [Re: Number_35] #4557714
10/28/17 08:26 PM
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ON, Canada eh?
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My Hyundai Santa Fe was the same way... Access port in the Skid Plate, drain plug for the transmission and while it had a spin-on filter I could access it no problem without jacking up the vehicle if I wanted to.


'18 Dodge Grand Caravan GT - 25k KM - AMSOIL SS 0w20

Fear 20wt oils if you want your engine to last. smirk2
Re: Hats off to Kia for servicability [Re: Number_35] #4557800
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Agreed. The only Hyundai product I owned was a 2008 Santa Fe AWD. Fluid, lube and filter changes were a breeze. Rear wheel bearings were not so much. Couldn't get at all the hub bolts w/out taking the suspension apart on this vintage.

In regards to the Sedona's fuel economy, we're on our 4th different make/model minivan in a 14yr span. They all got 17-20mpg day to day driving and mid to high 20's on steady, long highway cruises. Even loaded to the gills.

Last edited by JTK; 10/28/17 09:38 PM.

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Re: Hats off to Kia for servicability [Re: Number_35] #4557845
10/28/17 10:07 PM
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The '15 Kia Sorento had access holes/plates on the skid plate. The '16 Kia Sorento that we have now doesn't mad. Nothing a knife couldn't fix though smile.

Re: Hats off to Kia for servicability [Re: boom10ful] #4557922
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Originally Posted By: boom10ful
The '15 Kia Sorento had access holes/plates on the skid plate. The '16 Kia Sorento that we have now doesn't mad. Nothing a knife couldn't fix though smile.


I've cut my own access holes in a few different plastic skid plates. LOL


2000 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L (181k) - Pennzoil 10w30, Napa Gold 1516, Magnefine trans filter
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Re: Hats off to Kia for servicability [Re: Number_35] #4558085
10/29/17 07:54 AM
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I have rust-proofed friend's Sportage the other day, and was impressed with accessibility. Plugs everywhere! Frame, rockers, pillars, etc. Absolutely no need for extra holes for the wand or the trim disassembly.


'14 Chevrolet Tahoe
'15 Mazda CX-5
Re: Hats off to Kia for servicability [Re: Number_35] #4558238
10/29/17 09:58 AM
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I might just have to consider a kia for our next mini van. My wife and I both love our sienna, build quality is amazing.


2011 Prius 96k miles RLI 5w20
97 Toy T100 4x4: amsoil 0w20 242k Miles
04 Toy Sienna awd: Pennzoil 0w20 281k Miles
Re: Hats off to Kia for servicability [Re: Number_35] #4558250
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Good to hear the cartridge is up top. Never understood why auto makers would take such a perfect that BMW and MB used for decades, which is ultra-clean and ultra-easy, and stick it upside down, under a vehicle...

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