Used Car: 2010 Kia Sedona Review
The 2010 Kia Sedona delivers space for seven and great safety scores, but lacks the performance and interior quality of top 2010 minivans.
The 2010 Kia Sedona continued to offer much of what made the 2009 model successful, including solid reliability and excellent standard features at a lower price than other minivans. However, there were also negatives that held the Sedona back. When it was new, reviewers didn’t like the 2010 Sedona’s handling or interior quality. The 2010 Sedona shares many similarities with the 2009 model, so you might want to shop for older models to save money.
Under the hood, the Sedona has the same 3.8-liter V6 as the 2009 model. Engine revisions for 2010 mean that the Sedona lost six horsepower, but got slightly better fuel economy. Some reviewers approved of the engine’s performance when it was new, while others felt the Sedona needed more power. Inside, reviewers felt that the base Sedona’s removable third row is a bit outdated. Higher trims come equipped with a 60/40-split third-row bench that folds flat. The Sedona’s fuel economy and cargo space are in line with most other minivans in the class. The Sedona also ranks highly for safety, receiving crash test scores that are good for the class.
The base Sedona comes loaded with features that would normally cost extra in other minivans. Satellite radio, a USB port, cruise control and power windows all come standard. Fully-loaded models offer features like a back-seat DVD entertainment system, navigation, dual power-sliding doors and tri-zone automatic climate control.
Other Cars to Consider
The 2010 Honda Odyssey offers better handling and interior quality than the Sedona in a more stylish package. If you’re considering the 2010 Sedona, you may also like the Odyssey’s powerful engine and available seating for eight. The Sedona does have better reliability scores than the Odyssey, but when it was new, reviewers agreed that the Odyssey was a smarter buy.
If you want a refined interior and good reliability, consider the 2010 Toyota Sienna. While the Sienna trumps the Sedona and the Odyssey in terms of reliability, it didn’t perform as well in crash tests. Still, reviewers agreed that the 2010 Sienna offers a spacious interior with plenty of room for passengers and cargo.