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Kia Sedona

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2019 Kia Sedona Ratings & Reliability
Freshened for 2019, the Sedona uses a smooth and refined 276-hp, 3.3-liter V6 engine that is now matched to an eight-speed automatic. The Sedona is available in seven- or eight-passenger seating capacities. The roomy cabin is quiet, but the ride is overly stiff and falls far short of the Chrysler Pacifica, Honda Odyssey, and Toyota Sienna. The Sedona is not enjoyable to drive. Its handling is rather ungainly, though 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 removable, cutting into cargo capacity. Available safety features include forward collision warning, blind spot warning, and cross traffic warning systems.
2015 Redesign Year
Kia Sedona 2018
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.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2018 $19,750 - $30,450 $18,280 - $28,870
2017 $17,200 - $26,600 $14,865 - $24,965
2016 $14,050 - $22,200 $11,415 - $20,435
2015 $11,300 - $18,375 $8,755 - $16,605
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 $8,400 - $10,975 $5,945 - $8,385
2012 $6,000 - $7,075 $3,545 - $4,565
2011 $5,100 - $5,925 $2,670 - $3,440
2010 $4,600 - $5,250 $2,160 - $2,785
2009 $4,475 - $4,750 $2,055 - $2,305
2008 $3,675 - $4,025 $1,430 - $1,700
2007 $2,950 - $3,725 $1,020 - $1,445
2006 $3,250 - $3,550 $1,145 - $1,295
2002 Redesign Year
Kia Sedona 2005
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 $2,400 $530 - $540
2004 $2,400 $520 - $525
2003 $2,400 $515 - $525
2002 $2,400 $510 - $515