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Starting at
$28,500
Engine
3.3L V6

Power
276 hp
EPA - est City/Hwy
18/24
Seats
8

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2016 Kia Sedona Overview

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With the 2016 Kia Sedona, shoppers get a solid minivan well worth considering. The 2016 Sedona comes with loads of features at a decent price. While basically a carryover from the 2015 model, which was all-new, the 2016 Sedona does come with a few changes. Our review lets you check them out and see what the competition offers.

The minivan is today's station wagon, and while many jokes have been made about this much-maligned mode of transportation, the fact remains that families with children often end up with a minivan at some point in the kids' growth curve. The segment has been dominated by Chrysler, Honda and Toyota for decades, but there are a few others at the party and none are doing it better than Kia, which replaced its tepid Sedona last year with a muscular redesigned model that borrows much from the SUV/crossover segment. The 2016 Kia Sedona is largely a carryover from the fully redesigned 2015 model, and therefore boasts the same driver-focused dash design, crisp exterior styling and a van load of versatility. Add Kia's value pricing and the Sedona becomes a compelling addition to anyone's minivan shopping list. The 2016 Sedona's crossover SUV-like style helps set it apart from the rest of the minivan segment. Kia knows a lot of buyers skip over minivans because three-row crossovers simply look and feel cooler, so the Sedona is a novel attempt to meet them halfway. If you're sensitive to the stigma associated with diaper-toting minivan ownership, perhaps this Kia will make you think twice. At heart, of course, the Sedona is still a minivan. But it offers some nifty features, including the SXL model's lounge-style second-row seats with generous slide-and-recline adjustments, lateral sliding ability and extendable leg rests. In all other trims, the second-row seats collapse upright behind the front row to facilitate cargo-carrying and third-row access, an interesting solution that eliminates the common minivan chore of removing those heavy chairs. On the other hand, maximum cargo capacity suffers as a result, leaving the Sedona marginally behind its main rivals. Those are well-established rivals, starting with the Honda Odyssey, which wins in fuel economy but carries a steeper price. The Toyota Sienna runs neck and neck with the Odyssey in most respects (though its SE trim is arguably the best minivan to drive), but the Sedona is again likely to be the better value. While the Dodge Grand Caravan has its slick Stow 'n Go seats and attractive pricing, the van's overall quality pales in comparison to the Kia's. A dark-horse candidate would be the quirky Nissan Quest if cargo space isn't a high priority. Overall, we think the 2016 Kia Sedona is right in the mix of the segment's heavies, and should hold particular appeal to those seeking an antidote to soul-sucking minivan-itis.

The 2016 Kia Sedona minivan offers plenty of upscale style and features while retaining Kia's traditional value pricing. It should be on any minivan shopper's list.

For the 2016 Sedona, all models get a standard rearview camera. The Sedona EX now has heated front seats, and SX and SXL trims get seating for eight with the optional Technology package.



2016 Kia Sedona Problems




2016 Kia Sedona Reviews From Owners (20 Reviews)

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By Melvin Arendt

on Jan/02/17 11:20 AM (UTC)

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Nice Van

Great Van has everything you could want in a new used Van. KIA has one of the nicer vans out there. Now if it holds up mechanically all will be good.

By Stan Grell

on Aug/23/16 09:50 AM (UTC)

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2016 Kia Sedona


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By Al

on Nov/05/16 07:23 AM (UTC)

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2016 Kia Sedona


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Great looking minivan

We bought our van right when it came out. It's been a great since. Couple little issues such as rear blind hook, sliding door squeaks. Well built and great value. It feels like a big SUV when we're driving and it has all the amenities like many luxury cars.

By John Schuler

on Sep/05/16 04:44 PM (UTC)

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Shake Rattle and Roll

Between the highway noise and the rattling it is the worse car we have ever owned. We owned it for a little over a year and put on 17 K miles (mostly highway miles.) Went to trade it in at a Kia dealer and lost over $15K in value. Was looking to trade back to a Sorento which we had and traded in for this vehicle. As far as options goes it has it all. Would never own another Sedona.

By John Girard

on Sep/04/16 08:48 AM (UTC)

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2016 Kia Sedona


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Sadona is the best value period!

It will be loaded with extras that you have to pay more for in other manufacturers vehicles. Whatever version you get it will give you value and reliability, this is just the most practical van you could hope for I am also blown away by the 22 mpg I am getting with a van.

By Jing Joba

on Aug/03/16 08:20 AM (UTC)

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2016 Kia Sedona


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Catchy Title!

Love it.

By C In AZ

on Dec/08/16 12:47 PM (UTC)

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Buy the damn van already!

This is by far the best family vehicle we have ever owned. It is so roomy with tons of storage. We love the front console, kids love the captain's chairs. It got great mileage on our last road trip, and performed well in snowy and icy conditions. The only "con" if you can call it that, is that stock DVD/Entertainment systems are not available through Kia. However, we made the best of it with our portable devices. The Sedona was so much more affordable than the competitors. This is overall a great purchase. Seriously parents, if you are doing the van vs SUV thing (I did), this will by far exceed your expectations with style, comfortable seating, mileage, storage and lower insurance rates. Happy shopping.

By Mike Elrod

on Sep/14/16 09:27 AM (UTC)

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2016 Kia Sedona


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Sedona Arizona and Sedona the Car- LOVE BOTH!

I think this automobile is well thought out and well-built, so far a joy to own and operate! I like the interior style and trim. Maybe I will get asked for an update on my review in 10K miles and I will have a different opinion. For now, it has enough good stuff to make me feel like I was smart to buy a Kia, and this was a good pick. It seems solid plus I also like that JD Powers has been tracking quality metrics and it has trended up and up and is right up there with the the top the 4 BEST in class. That means Kaizen and Six Sigma. That means serious business.

By Steve

on Aug/04/16 01:49 PM (UTC)

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2016 Kia Sedona


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Quickly became disappointed in our Sedona

We owned our Sedona for a month but quickly grew tired of it and then eventually replaced it. We initially purchased it because it was more current than the Grand Caravan and more affordable, better driving, with a better second row solution than the Odyssey. Some important missing safety features I later kicked myself for missing that I was careful to check on other vans was NO third row LATCH connectors and no daytime running lights (DRLs). DRLs are standard on most cars today and the dealer tried to lie to us and tell us parking lights were DRLs. I find it ridiculous a FAMILY van is missing third row latch connectors. Even the aging Grand Caravan is standard with the above. We had the LX model with the Convenience Package, not a cheap van, yet it had a very small center 4.3" (I believe) LCD in this day and age was a joke to all that entered the vehicle. We had quality issues with the power steering and fuel system that were intermittent and the dealer could not help us with. The steering after 1000 miles softened giving it a less precise driving feel, the plus side is we started driving slower since we trusted the handling less. In favor of the Sedona we found the second row solution much better than the Odyssey's lift out solution. The engine was also stronger than what was in the Odyssey making highway passing easier. Fuel economy was the lowest of any minivan I have put significant miles on. Handling was similar between the two vans. This van proved to the be the worst car we have ever purchased and probably our worst financial mistake, even though it cost us we are so happy to be out of it. We had not given the new Pacifica a try during the first round since it was so new when we were shopping. I suggest giving it a try, we were amazed how much better van it is in every respect, so happy now.

By Michael

on Jul/05/16 08:44 AM (UTC)

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2016 Kia Sedona


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2016 Sedona SX - Cruiser

We just purchased the 2016 Sedona SX with the entertainment package and some other options. Wow, first off this minivan has the most quiet ride of all minivans we drove, period!! And it doesn't look like a minivan, it has a bolder stance and just down right cooler looking! Tons of features! Love the cooled seats.. Navigation system is one of the best we have had in any of our cars! Easy to get in and out of with three Children. Memory driver seat is great because my wife is 5' and I'm 5' 10".... This minivan has too many awesome features to list. We purchased this mainly for an extra vehicle and it will used mostly for vacation road trips. The only downside and it's really not a negative is that you may need some time to figure out all the technology that it has. I can predict this will be the number 1 minivan on the market once people give Kia the opportunity. We also have a Kia Optima SXL and it's been perfect in all ways. Will follow up in a few months.

Update: after 6 months and only 2995 miles it has been amazing! Two road trips and the highway mpg is great at 25-26. Our three kids watch the built DVD with wireless headsets and then play on xbox 360 while my wife and I can listen to music and talk! Kia did an awesome job with designing this minivan for families!!! Very pleased with this purchase, my wife needed a very safe minivan with technology and this was by far the best on the market! She doesn't drive much, just the kids to school and around our area for shopping. At first she thought it was a little too big, but with the cameras she just loves it. I like it so much that I may sell my Optima SXL and buy another for me.

By John S.

on Jun/03/16 08:56 AM (UTC)

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2016 Kia Sedona


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Get ready for a very noisy ride

Very disappointed in the ride. On the highway the tire and wind noise is so great that you need to blast it out with the radio. It shakes and rattles like a used 10K vehicle. At 13,000 mile had to have brake rotors turned. Worst Mini Van we ever purchased.

By Mom Of 4

on Sep/22/16 12:07 PM (UTC)

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2016 Kia Sedona


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Should have bought sooner

With small kids this is a dream. I previously had a 2015 Dodge Journey and I'll tell you what, the Sedona is a luxury ride compared to that. The Sedona has so much room, easy to get my kids in and out of car seats, the air conditioning works excellent in the back seats which is so important for me since I live in Phoenix, AZ. We have the 8 passenger, so we never need to have the rear seats up and that leaves up with a lot of cargo room. It rides smooth, handles nicely and is comfortable. My only complaints are, I already had one of the motors replaced on the rear sliding door. (mine is a 2016 with 18,000 miles) Without a warranty it would have been over $1,000 at the dealership I went to. Also, The sound system is beyond cheap.. totally poor quality & there is no navigation and no power lift-gate (which I feel should be standard on a minivan) All in all my husband and I were those people that said we would never drive a mini van yet we are both bummed we didn't purchase this before we wasted money when we bought the dodge.

By Dad That Drives A Minivan

on Jan/07/17 09:29 AM (UTC)

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2016 Kia Sedona


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Competitive Minivan and a great value

My lease of a 2014 Town & Country 30th Anniversary addition was coming to an end and needed another minivan. The Town & Country was a decent minivan and but was feeling dated. I have a wife and three kids and minivan is a more practical choice for my family. They offer more space than a crossover and getting and the ease of getting in and out is so much easier.
I thought I had already made up my mind and was going to lease the 2017 Pacifica. But I decided that I should drive a couple other vans to make sure. I drove the 2016 Honda Odyssey and left the space, comfort and ride quality was better than the Pacifica. However, the technology of the Odyssey was very disappointing, the infotainment system was not what I would expect in an almost $40,000 car. It was very dated, even more so than the Town & Country. I decided that I would drive one more van and then make my decision.
I went to a local Kia dealer and drove a 2016 Kia Sedona SX trim. As soon as I sat in the driver seat I knew this was the most confrontable of the three. I'm 6'2 and I had plenty of space. I was able to get in the seat behind me and was very confrontable. I was also surprised that my knees were not touching the seat in front of me. Next I climbed into the third row and was able to fit in the back seat, I would prefer the send row but would be ok riding in the back. The list of features on the SX is simply amazing at this price point. The SX trim comes with blind spot monitoring, backup sensors, backup camera, 8inch touch screen, with navigation, Apple Car Play and Android Auto, heated and cooled seats front seats, heated 2nd row seats, power sliding doors and hatch. Upgrading to the SX you get an Infinity® 8-Speaker Audio system and the sound quality is amazing, so much better than the radio in the LX and EX trims. There is also an abundance of USB ports, two up front even a quick charge USB port, one USB port in the second row and 115-Volt Power Inverter, Center Console more than enough to keep all your technology powered.
Now onto how it drives, it was to be one of the most confrontable easy driving vehicles that I have ever owned. Driving around town, maneuvering the parking lots is a breeze. There are three driving Modes "Comfort, ECO, and Normal" When you select the Comfort setting the steering wheel takes almost no effort to move and low speeds. On the highway, the road noise is almost nonexistent. From the front seat, you feel like you are driving an SUV, which for me is another positive for the Sedona. If you are in the market for a minivan I recommend driving a couple different ones to see which suits your needs best. For me the decision was simple the Kia won hands down. If you are looking for a van a comfortable ride, with an abundance of features, good looks and great value the Kia Sedona might be for you.

By Dave W

on Jul/20/16 07:34 AM (UTC)

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2016 Kia Sedona


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Exceeded Expectations

At 26K now and continue to be very pleased. Very good performance for a mini van. Enjoy the comfort, room, and features. One warranty repair to the brakes at 11K, otherwise just routine maintenance.

By Daezjones11814

on May/18/16 07:20 PM (UTC)

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Love, love, love the PARDY VAN!!!!!

We have the BEST minivan on the market! We have the Sedona SX Limited with the technology package, dual sunroofs, and all the bells and whistles. Instead of going for the eighth seat we went with the second row with foot rests. We've been on a few road trips already and the foot rests were of great value. The heated and cool seats are amazing! The driver seat contours to my body which makes driving very comfy. I've only been in the passenger seat twice but when I was in it it felt just as good as the driver's seat. The power sliding doors are heaven sent. Also the power life gate is a must if you have children. The leather is very easy to clean spills off of, bonus!! The gas mileage is good compared to other vehicles, city about 19 and straight highway 25-28. Overall this vehicle is a must if you have a family or are starting one. You won't be disappointed with this minivan.

By Ahightower

on Mar/13/17 08:03 AM (UTC)

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CUVs are for chumps

If you need three rows of seats every day, and do not have $65K for a new Suburban, minivan is the ONLY way to go. We had downsized from 2005 Yukon XL to a 2014 Pathfinder, and that was fine for a while. But when surprise baby #4 came along, we realized the limitations of the CUV. Access to third row was a daily nuisance (constant flipping and folding of seats - easier in the Pathfinder than most of the competition, but still a thing that has to be done), and most importantly, cargo space in the way back is very limited. We took our annual Florida trip with two adults, four kids. Luggage stuffed to the gills, and a cargo platform hanging off the trailer hitch for extra capacity. We had some serious saggy butt. It handled alright, but clearly was not designed to actually carry a full load of people AND stuff. This was the trip that convinced me it was time to return the lease a bit early and get into a van. Wife wasn't quite ready to go dork mobile, but she eventually admitted if there was a really nice van than looked okay and had all the features she wanted, she would consider it. The Sedona and new Pacifica made her very short list. 3 minutes walking around the Sedona and marveling at the space and luxury finishes, and she was sold before I could even test drive. This one evidently has a bit less room behind the third row than Odyssey and Sienna, but it is downright cavernous compared to even the biggest CUVs (Chevy Traverse). And loading the baby is so much easier with sliding doors. These are all things I knew, but Mrs. Cool needed to live with her Pathfinder for a few months before coming around. We went for the SXL Tech 8-seater in dark blue - it's actually a really nice looking vehicle, and not just "for a van". I've stored away that 2nd row "jump seat" to create an aisle for two of the big to easily walk through to the third row. But I did want that 8th seat, just in case we have an extra passenger (grandma) for a long trip, or perhaps we will want to fold half of the third row to max out cargo space for beach gear next summer. And, I didn't really need the sun roofs, which we never used in the last car, and which they say compromise headroom in the third row where two of our growing young teens reside. Also didn't really care about the "lounge seats". One of them just has a baby carrier on top, and honestly there's not enough leg room back there to really utilize the "ottoman" feature for a teenager, unless he scoots all the way back and steals all the leg room from the third row. Just not something we would ever get any use out of, while the 8th seat has potential uses. Anyway, this is quite simply the most luxurious vehicle we've ever owned. The interior materials are beautiful, and I hope they are durable as well. I'd prefer darker leather, but other long term tests I read say they hold up well. The gadgets are "Sofa King" cool - I've never had many of these features before. Xenon headlights, automatic high beams (this really works!), radar cruise control (again, this actually works great - it can't do stop and go traffic, but it will take you down to about 5 mph and back up again), blind spot monitors, birds-eye-view camera for parking. I don't love the chrome wheels, although they look sharp it's going to be a lot of effort for the boys to keep them clean :) The bluetooth audio doesn't seem to work with the newest iPhones, you have to plug in to USB to get any sound from your phone. Nor does it read texts as it says. Wish it was apple car play instead of UVO. But the navigation is decent. I thought Nav was stupid, since that is free on everyone's phone anyway. But having it integrated into the dash is nice, and its directions on the info screen between the gauges driver side is cool. When we get the XM activated, will see how good it is at traffic. Cooled seats are a Texan's best friend. I'm 6'3" and have plenty of leg and knee room, even with the bulky baby carrier behind me, and his seat scooted forward a bit to give the third row boys some extra space. Wife is 5'1", so memory settings for seat and mirrors were an essential feature for us. We had the dealer install remote start, and it works fine with the factory key fob, though it will only run for 30 seconds once a door has been opened. We had been used to starting up the AC and taking our time loading groceries. Instead, you have to jump up front and hit the ignition if you want it to keep running, but that's a minor complaint. The ride is very quiet, and it really smooths out with a full load. Enough power, transmission is responsive. Steering is very light at low speeds but firms up nicely for the highway. The price was very fair, lots of features for the money. I am a little bit hesitant about Kia long term reliability in general, but we will be covered b2b for the duration of the lease, so I was willing to give it a chance. Overall, we are both very pleased with this vehicle.

By CK

on Mar/25/16 10:40 AM (UTC)

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Could not have wished for a better minivan!!!!

We absolutely LOVE our Sedona! We spent a lot of time looking at minivans and trying to find the right one that would be safe for our family. After driving the Sedona we knew it was what we needed. It is always a little scary buying a new car but we have had it for a few months now and are still incredibly happy with it. I actually told my husband the other day that after owning this I will probably always want a minivan it is so comfortable.

By Joseph Lee

on Nov/17/15 10:13 AM (UTC)

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Highly recommended car

I would get the 2016 Kia Sedona. It is an awesome car. It has the highest safety standards. Very comfortable. The blind spot detection, rear view parking camera, and rear cross traffic alert are a must when you drive a minivan. It does not have navigation, but you can get it on Amazon and hook up on your car without any difficulties for $130. One thing my wife loves about the Kia Sedona is that it is not as ugly as the Toyota Sienna or Honda Odyssey. I have not driven a Honda or Toyota equivalent, but I like the Kia Sedona because of the price and its highest safety ratings. I think a Toyota or Honda equivalent is around $3000 more than the Kia Sedona. Korean technology is going to be one of the best in the world. It will be ranked in the top 4 with the United States, Japan, and Germany. Already, Korea has the best wireless technology in the world since many of the components in the Apple iphone is made by the Samsung group. Koreans are a very jealous people. Kia does want to be like the Samsung group as a global renowned company in automobiles manufacturing. I am very sure Kia will catch up with Honda and Toyota in a short time frame. I saw the Tesla Model X for $150,000. This is the only model which can fit my family of 4. It is 5 to 7 times more expensive than the Kia Sedona. I am spending about $60 per month in gasoline expenses. Let's say I spend $1000 per year on gasoline to make the math easier. If I continue to drive my Kia Sedona for 100 years, the Kia Sedona + gasoline is still a better bargain compared to the Tesla. This is extremely sad even though the gas mileage for the Kia Sedona is around 15 to 20 miles per gallon.

By Dave

on Mar/07/16 01:29 PM (UTC)

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2016 KIA SEDONA EX rules the roost.

This is our first experience of what was called a mini van, but what now is called a MPV, ( multi purpose vehicle ). We only considered the safer MPV's, Honda, Toyota and KIA, the other's were considered too much of a health hazard to their passengers. All 3 we tested drove very well, the KIA Sedona just has had a firmer, more confident driving experience. The fuel economy of the Honda was the best of the bunch, but was let down by the poor access to the 3 row seating, very dated interior, and the price would be considerably more to get some the basic standard features of the KIA. So our choice was between the Toyota and the KIA in the end. The Toyota is good, just dash board looks and feels, if come from a different generation in the past, and price for a similar spec was nearly $5000 more than the KIA. The Sedona just has a modern design, inside and out, taken the best features of some the other's, and made them better still, then backed by a ten year warranty, became a easy choice. Update, we have had the Sedona now for 6 month and 9000 miles, and is still problem free.

By YY

on Sep/13/15 07:44 PM (UTC)

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Great minivan.

We have been very impressed. Ride is excellent. Handles like a car. Looks as good as a SUV. We had a 2012 Honda Odyssey Elite previously (lease). This Sedona SX is better. Ride is better. More tech inside. Definitely enjoying the surround view camera, the vented seats, the automatic high beam (useful when driving on a mountain road not having to worry about flipping the lights when paying attention to the curves). These are features not available on another 8 seater minivan currently. Also we like the fact that Kia comes with a much more reasonable warranty. Honda and Toyota both has only 3 year 36K mile warranty - this is low in the industry. And ... to those who says Honda and Toyota don't break ... guess again ... they do! Our 2012 Honda Odyssey had transmission problem - fortunately just before the warranty is up. That is the reason we are not keep it beyond our lease. Very glad with our 2016 Kia Sedona SX right now (8 passenger tech package). The only grip I have is: why Kia doesn't make a 8 seater loaded and with the panaramic sunroof? Our $40K Sedona is loaded - but has no sunroof? Fortunately my wife hates the Sun and does not like to have sunroof. I on the other hand would wish that being available as an option. The SXL comes only in 7 seat. Why? Otherwise we would have bought a SXL.

Update: Apparently the SXL comes in 8 seat now. Wish we had known about that. Vehicle still running great. We had been very happy about the purchase. Drives better than our prior 2012 Honda Odyssey with a more upscale interior. I am also happy to read that Kia now has better reliability than Honda according to a 2016 Consumer Reports article.


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Exterior Dimensions

Exterior Dimensions

  • WHEELBASE
    120.5 Inches
  • OVERALL LENGTH
    201.4 Inches
  • WIDTH, MAX W/O MIRRORS
    89.3 Inches
  • OVERALL HEIGHT
    69.1 Inches
  • MIN GROUND CLEARANCE
    6.7 Inches
  • BASE CURB WEIGHT
    4491 pounds


Interior Dimensions

Interior Dimensions

  • Passenger Capacity
    8
  • Front Leg Room
    40.9 Inches
  • Front Shoulder Room
    63.9 Inches
  • Second Leg Room
    40.6 Inches
  • Second Shoulder Room
    63.1 Inches
  • Cargo Volume
    33.9 cubic feet


Transmission

Transmission

  • Transmission Type
    AUTOMATIC
  • Final Drive Ratio
    3.04 Inches
  • Driven Wheels
    front wheel drive


Suspension

Suspension

  • Front Suspension Classification
    Independent
  • Rear Spring Type
    Coil Springs
  • Independent Suspension
    Four-wheel
  • Rear Suspension Classification
    Independent
  • Front Stabilizer Bar
    Yes
  • Front Spring Type
    Coil Springs


Wheels

Wheels

  • Tire Type
    All Season
  • Rear Tire Width
    235
  • Rear Tire Profile
    65



Safety

Safety

  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System:
    Yes
  • Head Airbags
    Front, Rear And Third Row
  • Passenger Airbag Deactivation
    Occupant Sensing Deactivation
  • Side Airbags
    Dual Front


Entertainment

Entertainment

  • Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
    Yes
  • Total Number Of Speakers
    6
  • Cd Player
    Single CD Player
  • Digital Audio Input
    Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
  • Cd Mp3 Playback
    Yes
  • Radio
    AM/FM


Exterior

Exterior Features

  • Exterior Mirror Adjustment
    Power
  • Turn Signal Side Mirrors
    Turn Signal In Mirrors


Interior

Interior Features

  • Rear Heat
    Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
  • Front Air Conditioning Zones
    Single
  • Front Air Conditioning
    Yes


Mechanical

Mechanical

  • Engine
    3.3L V6 24 Valve Gas Regular Unleaded
  • Front Suspension
    independent
  • Rear Suspension
    independent
  • Fuel Capacity
    21.1 galons
  • Rear Brake Type
    Disc
  • Front Brake Type
    Ventilated Disc

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Vehicle Performance

SX / FWD / 6A

  • 0-60 Mph
    7.8 sec
  • 1/4 Mile
    16.0 sec @ 89.3 mph
  • Source
    Motor Trend

True Market Value

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edmunds The TMV® shows how much a car could be traded in for at the dealership. The TMV® price shown is always based on the style of the vehicle selected. Options and color adjustments are not taken into consideration. *

  • Trade In Price
    $15,334
  • Private Seller Price
    $17,590
  • Dealer Price
    $19,291
  • Original MSRP
    $28,500


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2016 Kia Sedona JD Power

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  • Better than most

  • About average

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INITIAL QUALITY STUDY

The Initial Quality Study (IQS) examines issues experienced within the first 90 days of new-vehicle ownership. This study measures car quality by analyzing problems reported in the mechanical quality and design of areas such as powertrain, body and interior, and features and accessories.


  • OVERALL QUALITY - MECHANICAL
  • POWERTRAIN QUALITY - MECHANICAL
  • BODY & INTERIOR QUALITY - MECHANICAL
  • FEATURES & ACCESSORIES QUALITY - MECHANICAL
  • OVERALL QUALITY - DESIGN
  • POWERTRAIN QUALITY - DESIGN
  • BODY & INTERIOR QUALITY - DESIGN
  • FEATURES & ACCESSORIES QUALITY - DESIGN

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2016 Kia Sedona Features


Fuel Efficiency

  • CITY
    18 mpg
  • HIGHWAY
    24 mpg
  • EMISSIONS STANDARD
    Federal Tier 2 Bin 5
  • GREEN HOUSE GAS SCORE
    5
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2016 Kia Sedona Key Factors: Current Warranty

Warranty Terms Are Listed In Years/miles. Listed Details Represent Standard Offers. Programs May Vary By Model.


TYPE OF COVERAGE
REMAINING
  • BASIC
    5 years / 60,000 miles
    4 years
  • POWERTRAIN
    10 years / 100,000 miles
    9 years
  • CORROSION
    5 years / 100,000 miles
    4 years
  • ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE
    5 years / 60,000 miles
    4 years

2016 Kia Sedona Key Factors

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Pros

  • Distinctive, un-minivan-like dashboard and cockpit
  • Plenty of features for the money
  • Versatile second-row seat designs
  • Quiet cabin.

Cons

  • Subpar fuel economy ratings in the top trim model
  • Slightly less cargo space than primary rivals.


2016 Kia Sedona True Cost Of Ownership

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The TCO® is the total five-year costs of owing a vehicle. Seven cost categories make up the TCO® (depreciation, insurance, financing, taxes & fees, fuel, maintenance and repairs), also take into account any applicable federal tax credit.

ITEMS YEAR 1 YEAR 2 YEAR 3 YEAR 4 YEAR 5 5 YEAR TOTAL
Insurance$1,209$1,251 $1,295$1,340 $1,387$6,482
Maintenance$147$454 $741$554 $2,970$4,866
Repairs$0$0 $0$0 $670$670
Taxes & Fees$2,747$217 $201$187 $175$3,527
Financing$867$686 $500$309 $110$2,472
Depreciation$7,916$2,460 $2,165$1,920 $1,722$16,183
Fuel$2,025$2,086 $2,148$2,213 $2,279$10,751
True Cost To Own ®$14,911$7,154 $7,050$6,523 $9,313$44,951

*Warranty’s Cover 75% Of Anticipated Maintenance And Repairs.

**Prices provided by Edmunds True Cost to Own® (TCO®)



2016 Kia Sedona NHTSA Service Bulletins

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Date Complaint Filed: 11/07/2016

Component(s): AIR BAGS | SEAT BELTS

Crash: YesFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Tl* the contact rented a 2017 (na) kia sedona. while driving approximately 35 mph, the contact rear eneded the preceding vehicle. the frontal air bags did not deploy and the seat belt did not restrain the driver. a police report was filed and there were no injuries. the vehicle was towed to a private impound lot and was not drivable. the manufacturer was not notified of the failure. the approximate failure mileage was 7,609.


Date Complaint Filed: 11/12/2016

Component(s): POWER TRAIN | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Driving at 70 mph with cruise control on, experienced loud "bump" on smooth highway surface with sudden and total loss of engine speed. put vehicle in neutral and was able to restart engine. cruise control was not working at that time. cruise control was operative later in the day after engine stop and restart. took vehicle next day to dealer. dealer said they could find nothing wrong with vehicle.


Date Complaint Filed: 04/07/2016

Component(s): SEAT BELTS

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Front seat belt unlatches and retracts when object accidentally slid off console between front seats and fell onto seatbelt locking mechanism. this occurred during a leftward turn. reproducible by dropping cell phone onto mechanism.


Date Complaint Filed: 06/25/2016

Component(s): STRUCTURE:BODY

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

On iihs website it mentions that kia reprogrammed the auto lock feature so that the doors would stay closed in a crash and reduce intrusion. however if someone is dropped if the lock is disengaged while the engine is running, perhaps while dropping off a passenger, the door does not lock again when driving. this could defeat the purpose of the auto lock feature.


Date Complaint Filed: 08/16/2016

Component(s): FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

When filling the gas tank to full. starting the car and driving it, the rpm's fluctuate drastically, and the car "bucks" at any speed (no particular speed, observed at a stop, accelerating, cruise control, 45 mph). once the gas level is less than full - around 7/8 of a tank, the van seems to drive ok. this has happened on 2 occasions. (2 fill ups to full, 1 additional fill up to 7/8 of a tank had no issue). the second fill up was the worst - the car completely shut off while making a turn at an intersection. happened again the same day, from a stop, accelerating to turn the car shut off.


Date Complaint Filed: 08/08/2016

Component(s): EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

The low beam headlights are manufactured to a specification that gives very limited length of visibility making fast highway driving at night very dangerous. dealership said it was normal, manufacturer is looking into it. simply put they are by degrees pointed downward too early and this provides very limited visibility and very limited reaction time in the event of a deer or other road hazard - forcing you to use high beams at all times at highway speed at night to ensure reasonable visibility


Date Complaint Filed: 09/04/2016

Component(s): AIR BAGS | ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | SEATS

Crash: YesFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 2
Summary:

My mother and her friend were driving approx. 35 miles per hour when the right rear wheel went off the road causing them to go into the frying pan river in basalt, co. there was approx. 42.1 degree slope. my mother was the passenger. we retrieved her pictures and video. she was video taping with her cell phone at the time of the accident. the passenger window was down. she said, "oh [xxx]", and appeared to reach to remove her seatbelt. they went into the river. they were found at 4:30 pm with car submerged in water and both drowned. no damage to the car. the side airbags had gone off and the front windows were up with the airbags sticking out when they were found. the front airbags did not go off. my concern is that my mom knew she would get out but when she took a deep breath the airbags knocked her air out. and we know the windows were down but went up. if the electrical shorted out from being under water, why did the windows go up and not stay where they were, which was open. also, the drivers seat moved forward after going into the water. and we question if airbags went off to early. both the air bags deploying and windows going up impeded my mom getting out. the police report seems to question why the airbags went off also. there was a report that another kia sedona was driving down the freeway and all the doors flew open. i'm worried that we will start seeing more and more electrical problems with kia. information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u.s.c. 552(b)(6). *tr


Date Complaint Filed: 11/26/2016

Component(s): ENGINE | SERVICE BRAKES

Crash: YesFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

My daughter was driving when this incident occurred. while in heavy traffic, she had come to a stop. after stopping then resuming a very slow speed (5 mph or less), while her foot was on the brake pedal, the vehicle lunged forward in to the vehicle in front of her, causing significant front-end damage and air bag deployment. a few weeks prior to this, i was in the vehicle in my front yard at a stand still, engine running and transmission in drive because i was going to be moving it slightly, and it suddenly lunged forward while my foot was on the brake. at the time i thought i had done something wrong, but now with a similar thing happening with a different driver, and such extreme damage, there must be a bigger problem.


Date Complaint Filed: 11/21/2016

Component(s): VISIBILITY/WIPER

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Since the lease from nemet kia started in june 2016 the exterior of windshield has had a film that smears the window and obstructs driver view in the rain. when dry the window is clear but in the rain the film becomes an issue. there wasn’t much rain during the summer so i dealt with it hoping it would wear off through regular use of the wipers. i have also cleaned the glass numerous times with negative results. when the car came in for the first service in sept. 2016 the tech tried to remove the film but they could not address it properly (noted on work receipt) and the film is still there. during the heavy rains of the last few days the car is very difficult to drive due to the smeared windshield. the problem gets worse when driving at night in the rain. kia dealer kept car from october 11-14 2016 and attempted to clean window and verified the problem required replacement of windshield. as of november 21, 2016 the windshield has yet to be replaced. kia and dealer keep pushing back replacement date and the car is unsafe to drive. kia has been contacted and they assigned the issue case #k3296615.






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2016 Kia Sedona Review

From Edmunds.com

With the 2016 Kia Sedona, shoppers get a solid minivan well worth considering. The 2016 Sedona comes with loads of features at a decent price. While basically a carryover from the 2015 model, which was all-new, the 2016 Sedona does come with a few changes. Our review lets you check them out and see what the competition offers.

The minivan is today's station wagon, and while many jokes have been made about this much-maligned mode of transportation, the fact remains that families with children often end up with a minivan at some point in the kids' growth curve.

The segment has been dominated by Chrysler, Honda and Toyota for decades, but there are a few others at the party and none are doing it better than Kia, which replaced its tepid Sedona last year with a muscular redesigned model that borrows much from the SUV/crossover segment. The 2016 Kia Sedona is largely a carryover from the fully redesigned 2015 model, and therefore boasts the same driver-focused dash design, crisp exterior styling and a van load of versatility. Add Kia's value pricing and the Sedona becomes a compelling addition to anyone's minivan shopping list.

The 2016 Sedona's crossover SUV-like style helps set it apart from the rest of the minivan segment.

Kia knows a lot of buyers skip over minivans because three-row crossovers simply look and feel cooler, so the Sedona is a novel attempt to meet them halfway. If you're sensitive to the stigma associated with diaper-toting minivan ownership, perhaps this Kia will make you think twice. At heart, of course, the Sedona is still a minivan. But it offers some nifty features, including the SXL model's lounge-style second-row seats with generous slide-and-recline adjustments, lateral sliding ability and extendable leg rests. In all other trims, the second-row seats collapse upright behind the front row to facilitate cargo-carrying and third-row access, an interesting solution that eliminates the common minivan chore of removing those heavy chairs. On the other hand, maximum cargo capacity suffers as a result, leaving the Sedona marginally behind its main rivals.

Those are well-established rivals, starting with the Honda Odyssey, which wins in fuel economy but carries a steeper price. The Toyota Sienna runs neck and neck with the Odyssey in most respects (though its SE trim is arguably the best minivan to drive), but the Sedona is again likely to be the better value. While the Dodge Grand Caravan has its slick Stow 'n Go seats and attractive pricing, the van's overall quality pales in comparison to the Kia's. A dark-horse candidate would be the quirky Nissan Quest if cargo space isn't a high priority. Overall, we think the 2016 Kia Sedona is right in the mix of the segment's heavies, and should hold particular appeal to those seeking an antidote to soul-sucking minivan-itis.

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