A little wham-bam on uneven pavement, a bit shy on the acoustic dampening in the cabin, and about one level off on the quality of interior trim. But check the Sedona's price. And boy, howdy, how about that engine? It jumps out with no hesitation when you put your boot into it at 70 mph. I like minivans but have come to "need" power sliding doors and a power liftgate, which was part of our Sedona's option package. I also need a heated seat. I discovered that this one has a few too many settings, having rolled it to one short of max, which nearly baked my buns. Toasty!

Last point: The safety rating is spectacular: five stars for front and side collisions for both front and back seats. Rollover is close behind with four stars.

The Sedona may not be an Odyssey, but it has a lot to offer at a respectable price.

Jean Jennings, President & Editor-in-Chief

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