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MSRP: $25,900 - $30,900
Invoice: $24,809 - $28,936
MPG: 17 City / 24 Hwy
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Kia Sedona Interior

Critics agree that the 2014 Kia Sedona’s interior design and dashboard seem dated when compared with its competitors’. Some also write that the Sedona’s interior materials aren’t as upscale as its rivals’ materials.

  • "Inside, the 2014 Kia Sedona sports a functional interior, though the layout and look of the dash and controls is a bit of a throwback compared to the fresher designs in newer competitors." -- Edmunds
  • "Up front, the Sedona's dashboard is a bit dated, and the materials aren't quite as upscale as those of many newer minivans." -- Left Lane News

Seating

The Kia Sedona seats seven in three rows and has cloth upholstery. The Sedona has two captain’s chairs in the first row, two captain’s chairs in the second row and a bench seat in the third row. Optional features include leather upholstery, power-adjustable front seats, heated front seats and memory settings for the driver’s seat, outside mirrors and pedals. Reviewers say the Kia Sedona has roomy first- and second-row seats, though some think that the third row is best left for kids.

  • "Chief among the Sedona's virtues is a roomy interior that can be configured to prioritize passenger capacity or cargo space. With all of its seats - which include second row captain's chairs and a third row bench seat - in place, there's ample room for seven passengers to sit in comfort, in addition to 32.2 cubic feet of cargo space." -- Left Lane News
  • "With room for up to seven passengers, the 2014 Kia Sedona minivan offers plenty of room in all three rows, as well as a flexible seating setup that allows for an easily- configurable combination of passengers and cargo." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "Noise levels are low and captain's chairs for the front and second-row passengers offer good comfort and legroom. The 60/40-split third-row bench seat is fine for the elementary school crowd." -- Edmunds

Interior Features

The Kia Sedona comes standard with rear parking sensors, Bluetooth with voice recognition, USB and auxiliary jacks, satellite radio and a six-speaker audio system. Optional features include power-sliding rear doors, a power liftgate, a power sunroof, navigation, a rearview camera, dual-zone automatic climate control, power rear-quarter windows and an eight-speaker Infinity sound system.

One critic says that the Kia Sedona lacks the high-tech features available in competing cars, such as a rear-seat entertainment system, blind spot monitoring and keyless entry with push-button start. The Honda Odyssey, Chrysler Town & Country and Toyota Sienna are available with all of those features. However, other reviewers write that the optional Infinity sound system is excellent, and that the Sedona’s controls are easy to use.

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  • "While those are all admirable qualities, though, the Sedona has fallen even farther behind the more recently updated leaders in the minivan class. This is most obvious in the features department, as you can't get the Sedona with useful items like keyless ignition/entry, a rear-seat entertainment system or blind-spot monitoring." -- Edmunds
  • "An available 10-speaker, Infinity audio system delivers impressive sound maximized by the Sedona's large, open cabin." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "Still, the controls are well-placed and easy to operate, and there are numerous cupholders and storage nooks." -- Left Lane News

Cargo

The Kia Sedona has 32.2 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third row. The third-row seats fold flat into the floor, creating 80.1 cubic feet of space behind the second row. Unlike some minivans, such as the Dodge Grand Caravan, the Sedona’s second-row seats don’t fold flat, but removing them opens up the 141.5 cubic feet of cargo space behind the first row. The Sedona’s cargo space is decent for the class, and reviewers are impressed with the cargo hold’s size. Automotive writers also appreciate the wide array of small storage spaces, including bins, a sunglasses holder and a center console designed for portable electronic devices.

  • "Third-row occupants enjoy a small but comfortable 60/40 split-bench seat that folds flush with the floor to create an impressive 141.5 cubic-foot cargo hold (2nd-row seats removed)." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "The interior also offers an abundance of storage bins, including an overhead holder for sunglasses and a center console sized to fit iPads and other portable electronics." -- Edmunds
Review Last Updated: 5/15/14

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