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Located the first Prestige I have seen actually at a dealer. A Kia Dealer in Indiana has photos posted of it. It's good to know they actually exist!
 

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Located the first Prestige I have seen actually at a dealer. A Kia Dealer in Indiana has photos posted of it. It's good to know they actually exist!
Do you have a link? Wanting to see the black interior vs the brown, but havent seen any.
 

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Thomaskia.com. It's the Martian Brown (as they refer to it in the Great White North).
 

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Color is Panthera Metal (pretty much black). Happy with the deal. Port of Entry was Brunswick, according to window sticker.
 

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Exciting stuff, is that a prestige or regular SX (I assume Prestige)? What colour interior did you get! If prestige would love to hear how easy it is to get into the third row, haven’t seen a good video on that yet.
 

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Was able to look over an SX Prestige today at my leisure today. It was Flare Red with a "Gray" interior. The seats and carpets are, in fact, black. The very light gray is in part(s) of door panels, the console armrest, and the lower dash. The headliner is a light color, so it felt somewhat airy.

The driver seat did not feel as firm as the one in an EX that I test drove last week. The quality of the leather was nothing special. The video screens are a disaster waiting to happen, especially if the front seats are pushed back. Chrysler does this much better in the Pacifica with screens that fold down into the back of the front seats when not in use. The black wheels hold no appeal for me, probably due to my age (65). The second row seats certainly have plenty of power buttons!

Like the highest trim levels of its competitors, the price is rather hard to justify compared to the next lower trim IMHO. One pays a lot more for not really much more content. That said, at MSRP it is a fair value.
 

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Was able to look over an SX Prestige today at my leisure today. It was Flare Red with a "Gray" interior. The seats and carpets are, in fact, black. The very light gray is in part(s) of door panels, the console armrest, and the lower dash. The headliner is a light color, so it felt somewhat airy.

The driver seat did not feel as firm as the one in an EX that I test drove last week. The quality of the leather was nothing special. The video screens are a disaster waiting to happen, especially if the front seats are pushed back. Chrysler does this much better in the Pacifica with screens that fold down into the back of the front seats when not in use. The black wheels hold no appeal for me, probably due to my age (65). The second row seats certainly have plenty of power buttons!

Like the highest trim levels of its competitors, the price is rather hard to justify compared to the next lower trim IMHO. One pays a lot more for not really much more content. That said, at MSRP it is a fair value.
Do you have any pictures of the interior? Kia.com shows the seats as a very light color grey.
 

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No, didn't take any photos. As I said, the seats are black.

The bottom, oh, 4 or so inches of the front door cards are black, then moving up they are gray, then black at the top.

Overall, the interior color scheme was very well integrated.
 

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Was able to look over an SX Prestige today at my leisure today. It was Flare Red with a "Gray" interior. The seats and carpets are, in fact, black. The very light gray is in part(s) of door panels, the console armrest, and the lower dash. The headliner is a light color, so it felt somewhat airy.

The driver seat did not feel as firm as the one in an EX that I test drove last week. The quality of the leather was nothing special. The video screens are a disaster waiting to happen, especially if the front seats are pushed back. Chrysler does this much better in the Pacifica with screens that fold down into the back of the front seats when not in use. The black wheels hold no appeal for me, probably due to my age (65). The second row seats certainly have plenty of power buttons!

Like the highest trim levels of its competitors, the price is rather hard to justify compared to the next lower trim IMHO. One pays a lot more for not really much more content. That said, at MSRP it is a fair value.
Did you try to get into the third row? Was it possible to enter from the door side between the back of the second row and the door opening? or only through the middle between the second row seats?
 

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Sorry, I did not access the third row. For some reason (perhaps because it was not running), I could not get all of the power settings on the second row seats to work and so cannot say how good the direct access to the third row is from the sliding doors.
 

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For anyone in the Bay Area, Kia of San Leandro will be getting two SX-Ps (I confirmed it is the Prestige with 7 seats). Should be arriving in about a week and a half. White and Silver color.
 

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Phantasm-as you can see by the photo, access to the 3rd row is tight in the Prestige. I have the 2nd row seat all the way forward and the seat back lowered all the way. I had no trouble squeezing my way to the area of the 3rd seat (folded down), but then, before I retired, I was a circus contortionist. o_O
 

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Phantasm-as you can see by the photo, access to the 3rd row is tight in the Prestige. I have the 2nd row seat all the way forward and the seat back lowered all the way. I had no trouble squeezing my way to the area of the 3rd seat (folded down), but then, before I retired, I was a circus contortionist. o_O
Did you post a photo?
 
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