Kia Sedona Review
The 2015 Kia Sedona ranks 3 out of 7 Minivans. This ranking is based on our analysis of published reviews and test drives of the Kia Sedona, as well as reliability and safety data.
The redesigned 2015 Kia Sedona could use a more composed ride and better acceleration on the highway, but most auto writers think it has a luxurious interior and a lot of high-tech features.
Test drivers write that the 2015 Sedona’s V6 engine provides adequate acceleration on city streets but lacks highway passing power. Some reviewers say the Sedona’s standard six-speed automatic transmission shifts too slowly, and that contributes to its lackluster acceleration. The base 2015 Kia Sedona gets an EPA-estimated 18/24 mpg city/highway, which is typical for the class. Reviewers think the Sedona has dull handling, even compared to other minivans, and some write that its ride is rough. However, others think that the Sedona rides smoothly.
The 2015 Kia Sedona’s handsome interior design and premium materials impress automotive journalists. They also think the Sedona’s cabin is remarkably quiet, and they like that it has user-friendly audio and climate controls. Reviewers write that the Sedona’s standard Slide-n-Stow second-row seats, which slide into a vertical position to free up cargo space, are easy to use. Other standard features in the 2015 Sedona include Bluetooth, a four-speaker audio system, satellite radio and a USB port. Available features include a dual sunroof, a cooled glove box, tri-zone automatic climate control, push-button start, power-sliding rear doors, a power liftgate, an eight-speaker Infinity audio system, a surround-view parking camera system, adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic monitoring, lane departure warning, forward collision warning, front and rear parking sensors, navigation, Kia’s UVO touch-screen infotainment system, leather upholstery, power-adjustable front seats, heated and ventilated front seats, heated second-row seats and reclining second-row lounge seats with built-in footrests.
- "Given Kia's tendency to push the envelope with its new products, we were honestly expecting something a bit more radical, but the 2015 Kia Sedona is undoubtedly a strong contender, and its vastly improved style and features make it a serious player where its predecessor wasn't." -- AutoTrader
- "Against its rivals, the Sedona's quietness, starting price, and trick Lounge seats make it worth a serious look." -- AutoWeek
- "With the third-generation Sedona, Kia has focused too much on appearances and not enough on basic minivan tenets such as comfort, practicality, and family friendliness. Its luxury and style impress on the red carpet, but there's not enough substance underneath to bring Kia's MPV up from the B-list." -- Automobile Magazine
- "If you're after a minivan with ample features for marginally less than most of the competition, the Sedona is your van." -- Edmunds
Other Minivans to Consider
Most reviewers appreciate the Dodge Grand Caravan’s strong acceleration and poised handling. The Grand Caravan’s available Stow ‘n Go second- and third-row seats fold flat into the floor, which makes expanding the cargo area a breeze, according to critics.
The Toyota Sienna has one of the largest cargo areas in the class, and it’s the only minivan available with all-wheel drive. Test drivers say it has excellent interior materials, roomy second- and third-row seats and a very comfortable ride.
Details: 2015 Kia Sedona
The Kia Sedona has been completely redesigned for 2015. The Sedona seats up to eight people and comes in L, LX, EX, SX and SX Limited trims. Every trim has a 3.3-liter V6 engine, a six-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive.