2007 Kia Sedona Review
This review was written when the 2007 Kia Sedona was new.
Reviewers praise the Sedona's wide range of standard features, stellar safety equipment ,and impressive powertrain warranty. If you're in the market for a minivan, you should also consider the Honda Odyssey and the Toyota Sienna.
Kia, a division of Korean automaker Hyundai, redesigned the Sedona minivan in 2006 and reviewers find the current model to be a significant improvement over the previous one. "The new Sedona minivan is better in almost every way than the first-generation Sedona," says Honda Odyssey.". The majority of the praise goes to the Sedona's award-winning safety equipment, the powertrain warranty and Kia's willingness to put features in the base model that would ordinarily be available as extra-cost options. Reviewers are less enthusiastic about the vehicle's performance and appearance, but many find the Sedona an acceptable alternative to its rivals in the minivan market. "[T]he new Sedona actually stacks up admirably against many of its competitors," says the , "including safety leaders such as the
Several reviewers feel that the price is right. "For consumers interested in a quality minivan at a very agreeable price," says Edmunds, "the Sedona is well worth the consideration." U.S. News reviewer Rick Newman adds that "Kia is selling value, not sex appeal, and the Sedona shows that the Korean automaker understands its mission well." Consumer Guide awards the Sedona its "Recommended" status. Motor Week gives it a Driver's Choice Award as "Best Minivan," in a tie with the Hyundai Entourage. Kelley Blue Book feels that the Kia won't look like quite as good a value when the time comes to sell it: "[I]ts biggest disadvantage is its mediocre (but improving) resale value." IntelliChoice calls the 2007 Kia Sedona a "worse than average" value based on total cost of ownership compared to other vehicles in its class. The 2007 Kia Sedona is available in three trims: the base model, the LX and the top of the line EX.