2018 Kia Sedona Van

City mpg:
18
Highway mpg:
24

Actual rating will vary with options, driving conditions, habits and vehicle condition.

2018 Kia Sedona Van Overview

The standard features of the Kia Sedona L include 3.3L V-6 276hp engine, 6-speed automatic transmission with overdrive, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS), side seat mounted airbags, curtain 1st, 2nd and 3rd row overhead airbag, airbag occupancy sensor, air conditioning, 17" aluminum wheels, cruise control, ABS and driveline traction control, electronic stability.

2018 Kia
Sedona Van

Starting at: $27,000

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Specifications

  • Air conditioning
  • Rear air conditioning
  • Speed control
  • Power windows
  • 1-touch down
  • 1-touch up
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Illuminated entry
  • Tilt steering wheel
  • Telescoping steering wheel
  • Driver vanity mirror
  • Passenger vanity mirror
  • Front beverage holders
  • Rear beverage holders
  • Overhead console
  • Driver door bin
  • Passenger door bin
  • Rear door bins
  • Approach angle - 16 deg
  • Departure angle - 20 deg
  • Ground clearance (min) - 171mm (6.7")
  • AM/FM radio - SiriusXM
  • CD player
  • CD-MP3 decoder
  • Steering wheel mounted audio controls
  • Speakers - 4
  • Wireless phone connectivity - Bluetooth
  • 1st row LCD monitors - 2
  • Primary LCD size - 5.0"
  • Basic warranty - 60 months/60,000miles
  • Powertrain warranty - 120 months/100,000miles
  • Corrosion perforation warranty - 60 months/100,000miles
  • Roadside assistance coverage - 60 months/60,000miles
  • Max seating capacity - 7
  • Front seats - bucket
  • Front center armrest - w/storage
  • Rear seats - bucket
  • Split folding rear seat
  • 3rd row seats - split-bench
  • Reclining 3rd row seat
  • Engine displacement - 3.3 L
  • Engine horsepower - 276hp @ 6,000RPM
  • Engine torque - 248 lb.-ft. @ 5,200RPM
  • Engine bore x stroke - 92.0mm x 83.8mm (3.62" x 3.30")
  • Compression ratio - 11.50 to 1
  • Curb weight - 2,001kg (4,411lbs)
  • GVWR - 2,760kg (6,085lbs)
  • Towing capacity - 1,588kg (3,500lbs)
  • Exterior length - 5,116mm (201.4")
  • Exterior body width - 1,984mm (78.1")
  • Exterior height - 1,740mm (68.5")
  • Wheelbase - 3,061mm (120.5")
  • Turning radius - 5.7m (18.8')
  • Front legroom - 1,039mm (40.9")
  • Rear legroom - 1,044mm (41.1")
  • 3rd row legroom - 884mm (34.8")
  • Front headroom - 1,011mm (39.8")
  • Rear headroom - 1,001mm (39.4")
  • 3rd row headroom - 988mm (38.9")
  • Front hiproom - 1,506mm (59.3")
  • Rear hiproom - 1,679mm (66.1")
  • 3rd row hiproom - 1,270mm (50.0")
  • Front shoulder room - 1,623mm (63.9")
  • Rear shoulder room - 1,603mm (63.1")
  • 3rd row shoulder room - 1,509mm (59.4")
  • Passenger volume - 4,695L (165.8 cu.ft.)
  • Interior cargo volume - 960 L (34 cu.ft.)
  • Interior maximum cargo volume - 4,021 L (142 cu.ft.)
  • Rear cargo - liftgate
  • Power door mirrors
  • Turn signal indicator mirrors
  • Spoiler
  • Door mirrors - body-color
  • Bumpers - body-color
  • Engine liters - 3.3
  • Cylinder configuration - V-6
  • Horsepower - 276hp @ 6,000RPM
  • Torque - 248 lb.-ft. @ 5,200RPM
  • Number of valves - 24
  • Variable valve control
  • Variable intake manifold
  • Engine location - front
  • Recommended fuel - Regular Unleaded
  • Transmission - 6 speed automatic
  • Mode select transmission
  • Manual-shift auto - Sportmatic
  • Drive type - front-wheel
  • Fuel economy combined - 20mpg
  • Fuel tank capacity - 21.1gal.
  • Fuel economy city - 18mpg
  • Fuel economy highway - 24mpg
  • 4 wheel disc brakes
  • ABS brakes
  • Brake assist
  • Dual front impact airbags
  • Dual front side impact airbags
  • Overhead airbag
  • Occupant sensing airbag
  • Panic alarm
  • Perimeter/approach lights
  • Security system
  • Electronic stability
  • Traction control
  • Four wheel independent suspension
  • Front anti-roll bar
  • Rear anti-roll bar
  • Power steering
  • Speed-sensing steering
  • Alloy wheels
  • Front tires - 235/65TR17.0
  • Rear tires - 235/65TR17.0
  • Wheel size - 17"
  • Fully automatic headlights
  • Delay-off headlights
  • Variably intermittent wipers
  • Rear window wiper
  • Rear window defroster
  • Front reading lights
  • Rear reading lights
  • Display - analog
  • Tachometer
  • Outside temperature display
  • Low tire pressure warning
  • Trip computer
  • Exterior parking camera rear

Trims

  MSRP Engine Transmission City/Hwy mpg
L 2018 Kia Sedona Van L Search New $27,000   276-hp 3.3L 6-cyl  6-spd auto  18 / 24  
LX 2018 Kia Sedona Van LX Search New $29,000   276-hp 3.3L 6-cyl  6-spd auto  18 / 24  
EX 2018 Kia Sedona Van EX Search New $33,700   276-hp 3.3L 6-cyl  6-spd auto  18 / 24  
SX 2018 Kia Sedona Van SX Search New $37,000   276-hp 3.3L 6-cyl  6-spd auto  18 / 25  
SX Limited 2018 Kia Sedona Van SX Limited Search New $42,000   276-hp 3.3L 6-cyl  6-spd auto  17 / 22  

Reviews

Driving Impression

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Occupants can anticipate a softly supple, well-composed ride. Not surprisingly, handling is on the sluggish side. Tires can squeal considerably when cornering, accompanied by body lean.

Acceleration is less than spirited, due in part to vehicle weight, but satisfactory for this league. Fuel economy trails that of newer minivan models. Some shakiness in the steering column might be noted, but the Sedona isn’t prone to wander past the highway’s crown.

On the whole, the Sedona behaves more like a minivan from the past than the present day. A Sedona can tow up to 3,500 pounds, though a full load of passengers could turn that task into a struggle.

Gas mileage varies slightly by mode, reflecting a difference between power-steering systems. Base Sedonas are EPA-rated at 18/24 mpg City/Highway, or 20 mpg Combined. SX trim is EPA-rated at 18/25 mpg City/Highway, or 21 mpg Combined, whereas the SX Limited estimate dips to 17/22 mpg City/Highway, or 19 mpg Combined.

Walk Around

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Styling of the Sedona might qualify as virtually timeless, but nothing about its appearance ranks as adventurous. A few years back, Kia’s minivan looked sufficiently compelling visually, but freshly redesigned and recently-launched competitors, such as Chrysler’s Pacifica, have altered the minivan landscape.

Sitting upright, the Sedona grille is bracketed by LED running lights. Along the body, designers have exercised restraint with the chrome trim, though sheetmetal creases do tend to attract the eye. A bodyside step-up at the rear makes the glass appear to narrow, making the roof almost seem to disappear toward the back.

Interior Overview

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Traditional-type luxury rules the Sedona cabin, at least in upper trim levels with their leather-upholstered seats. Lesser-level models aren’t quite as enticing, but detail work has been adapted from Kia’s upscale sedans.

Not only is the cabin quiet on the road, it’s easily reconfigurable. In eight-passenger models, the second row contains a bench seat that slides forward, tucking against the front seats. The third-row seat folds into the floor, fully out of the way.

Seven-passenger Sedonas substitute a pair of captain’s chairs, which provide a pleasing lounge-type ambiance but take up more space than the bench would. Even so, the cabin doesn’t seem cluttered.

Horizontally laid-out, the dashboard is a bit dull, but regions of piano-black trim helps with eye appeal. So do two-tone color schemes. Upper trim levels benefit from soft-touch materials on the doors and dashboard.

Front and second-row seats promise fine comfort, but third-row space is the smallest in a contemporary minivan. Head clearance out back is limited, too. Front seats are wide and abundantly padded, separated by a wide center stack.

Small-item storage consists of dual gloveboxes (one cooled), door and dashboard bins, and a massive center console. Top models add a tiered tray and a sliding console armrest. UVO infotainment is simple to use and Apple CarPlay compatible.

With second- and third-row seats folded, cargo space can reach 142 cubic feet. With all seatbacks upright, volume totals 33.9 cubic feet, growing to 78.4 cubic feet with the third row down.

Summary

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Despite an ample collection of standard features, the Sedona falls below today’s minivan norm in terms of utility, flexibility, and safety technology – though crash-test scores are good. Still, it comes close enough to competitors to make it worth considering, for one reason: price. An EX with few options can provide fine value, though a few thousands of dollars more would buy a fully up-to-date Honda Odyssey or Chrysler Pacifica.

Driving impressions by Marty Padgett, The Car Connection. James M. Flammang contributed to this report.

Model Lineup

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L ($27,000), the base model, comes with seven-passenger seating, sliding second-row seats, cloth upholstery, a rearview camera, keyless entry, a 5-inch infotainment touchscreen, Bluetooth connectivity, and 17-inch alloy wheels. (Prices are MSRP and do not include destination charge.)

LX ($29,000) gets a three-seat second-row bench for eight-passenger capacity, a power driver’s seat, and power sliding side doors. Leather is optional.

EX ($33,700) adds leather seat trim, heated front seats, pushbutton start, front/rear parking sensors, rapid-charge USB ports, a 3.5-inch driver information display, and 18-inch wheels.

SX ($37,000) adds an 8.0-inch touchscreen, navigation, Infinity 8-speaker surround-sound premium audio, power front passenger seat, ventilated front seats, and heated second-row seats. Blind-spot detection and rear cross-traffic alert are included.

SX Limited ($42,000) includes 19-inch chromed wheels, a surround-view camera system, pushbutton start, and woodgrain trim. Safety features include lane-departure warning, autonomous emergency braking, and adaptive cruise control.

Options include second-row lounge seats, a dual-pane sunroof, and Nappa leather.

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