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The Sedona is available in seven- or eight-passenger seating capacities. Under the hood is a smooth and refined 276-hp, 3.3-liter V6 engine matched with a six-speed automatic. The roomy cabin is quiet, but the ride is overly stiff and falls far short of the Chrysler Pacifica, Honda Odyssey, and Toyota Sienna. Handling is rather ungainly but ultimately secure. The interior is nicely finished and inviting, with a new front console that provides handy concealed storage. The very comfortable second-row seats neither fold flat nor are they removable, cutting into cargo capacity. Available safety features include forward-collision warning and blind-spot and cross-traffic alert systems. A rearview camera is standard.

Road Test

Kia's latest minivan makes a better mobile lounge than it does a road machine. Its strikingly-posh interior is a standout for a minivan. That could make the Sedona a terrific people mover -- if all people did was sit in it. But, alas, the luxury impr...

Highs

  • Stylish and eye-catching, inside and out
  • Easy access and plenty of room

Lows

  • Handling lacks agility
  • Overly stiff ride

Best Version to Get

Skip the base L model. If you can live without a sunroof, the EX is the best overall value. Add the optional EX Premium package for its blind spot monitoring and cross-traffic alert systems and lumbar adjustment on the power driver's seat. We wish you could get the optional up-level audio sy...

Specifications

Seating
2 front, 3 rear, 3 third
Drive Wheels
Front
Warranty
  • Basic: 5 year/60,000 miles
  • Powertrain: 10 year/100,000 miles
  • Rust through: 5 year/100,000 miles
  • Roadside aid: 5 year/60,000 miles
Body Styles
minivan
Transmissions Available
  • 6-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 3.3-liter V6 (276 hp)

Ratings

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Performance
Comfort / Convenience
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