in 2012 Minivans

Avg. Price Paid: $15,674 - $18,588
Original MSRP: $24,900 - $29,190
MPG: 18 City / 25 Hwy
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2012 Kia Sedona Interior

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While reviewers find the 2012 Kia Sedona's cabin comfortable, they don't find it especially stylish or upscale. However, they do say that materials are in line with the Sedona's affordable price, and that comfort is probably more important than style in a vehicle that can hold seven people.  When it comes to passengers, the Sedona has seven seats and some reviewers believe that at least six of those will fit nicely -- seven if the back row is used to carry children. 

  • "Inside the cabin, the 2012 Kia Sedona features a modest design that's plain but not unattractive." -- Edmunds
  • "The Sedona's cabin is short on soft-touch surfaces and long on nondescript plastics, but the materials are mostly in line with the price." -- Consumer Guide
  • "Dabs of cheapness inside." -- Car and Driver

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The 2012 Kia Sedona seats seven in three rows, with seats for two in each of the first two rows and room for two adults or three children in back. Reviewers find the first two rows more than acceptable for adult passengers, but most feel that the third row is only comfortable for kids.

  • "All three rows of seats provide adequate headroom and legroom, and they're comfortable enough for long-distance road trips." -- Edmunds
  • "Front occupants find comfortable chair-height seats, and headroom is ample. … 2nd-row seats easy to reach, offer adult-size headroom and legroom even with the front seats fully back. The 3rd row is adult-comfortable for short trips only, and access is squeezed by the bulk of the folded 2nd-row seats. Standard power-sliding-door windows are a fresh-air plus." -- Consumer Guide

Interior Features

The 2012 Kia Sedona comes with an impressive number of standard features, which include power front windows, power door locks, an AM/FM/CD audio system, keyless entry, cruise control, steering wheel mounted audio controls, USB/iPod connectivity and Bluetooth.

  • "All controls are within easy reach, are nicely sized, and are clearly marked." -- Consumer Guide
  • "Gauges and controls are intuitively placed, with the exception of the haphazardly arrayed manual controls for the climate system." -- Edmunds


Reviewers say the 2012 Kia Sedona has plenty of cargo space, even when the third row of seats is in use. With the third row folded and the second row captain's chairs out of the way, there is 141.5 cubic feet of cargo space available. Critics also like all spots for stowing small items throughout the cabin.

  • "The Sedona's seven-occupant interior features one-touch flip-and-fold seats in the second row for easier access to the rear. The Sedona has a standard 60/40-split third-row bench that can fold into the floor." -- Cars.com
  • "The deep well behind the 3rd-row seat is a useful cargo hold, plus the seat sections fold into it easily. Second-row seats tumble and fold for generous load volume. They can also be removed, but weigh 60 pounds each. There are plenty of cubbies for small items. Families may want the EX-only Power Package with power-sliding side doors and a power rear liftgate." -- Consumer Guide
  • "Maximum cargo, although a few cubic feet short of the class leaders, is still generous, and plenty of cubbies abound for quick stowage of things like cell phones, purses and snacks." -- Edmunds

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