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Kia Sedona

Kia Sedona 2018 minivan Trim Shown: 2018 EX minivan FWD Automatic
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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.
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2015 Redesign Year
Kia Sedona 2017 Trim Shown: 2017 L/LX
A significantly updated Sedona arrived in 2015, with a refined V6, room for seven or eight passengers and an upscale interior. The biggest letdown is the ride. It's way too stiff for a family transport. What's more, our Sedona suffered from a cacophony of squeaks and rattles. 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. The Sedona scores as an IIHS Top Safety Pick, in part because it aced the difficult small overlap crash test. While blind spot monitoring is readily available, other advanced safety equipment like forward-collision warning is restricted to the top-trim level only. Front-crash prevention technology isn't offered.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2017 N/A N/A
2016 $18,000 - $29,050 $15,360 - $26,310
2015 $15,700 - $26,625 $13,085 - $23,910
2006 Redesign Year
Kia Sedona 2014
Sedona's 2006 redesign brought about terrific improvements, with a more powerful 3.8-liter V6 and additional standard safety equipment. The sliding-door side windows retract, which is an unusual feature among minivans of this vintage. Handling and fuel economy remained so-so. Offering lots of features for the money, our Sedona EX had a DVD player, heated leather seats, power adjustable pedals, automatic climate control, a sunroof, power sliding doors, and a power liftgate. Drivers have plenty of room. But some found the steering wheel positioned too far forward. The power-adjustable pedals did help a bit, but can be adjusted only when parked. Comfortable second-row captain's chairs adjust fore/aft and recline. Access to the third row is easy.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2014 $11,100 - $14,000 $8,650 - $11,400
2012 $7,925 - $9,800 $5,480 - $7,280
2011 $6,350 - $7,500 $3,940 - $5,040
2010 $5,525 - $6,950 $3,140 - $4,490
2009 $5,075 - $5,775 $2,685 - $3,335
2008 $4,650 - $4,975 $2,230 - $2,555
2007 $3,875 - $4,700 $1,605 - $2,280
2006 $3,800 - $4,225 $1,550 - $1,875
2002 Redesign Year
Kia Sedona 2005 Trim Shown: 2005 Passenger Van
The 2002 Sedona uses a fairly refined 3.5-liter V6 and presents a well-finished interior with lots of storage and a 50/50 split third row. Well equipped, the Sedona appears to be a real bargain. However, the overall package falls short in this highly competitive class. While the refined and smooth powertrain, well-put-together interior and comfortable seats are duly admirable, they are let down by clumsy handling, an unsettled ride and an underpowered engine. Ultimately, these issues make the Sedona's driving experience unpleasant. Fuel economy, at 16-mpg combined, is cause for another pause.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2005 $3,075 - $3,075 $920 - $935
2004 $2,900 - $2,950 $765 - $820
2003 $2,800 - $2,875 $690 - $750
2002 $2,775 - $2,800 $770 - $775