Kia Sedona Review
The 2014 Kia Sedona ranks 7 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.
Test drivers agree that the 2014 Kia Sedona is in need of a redesign, but they say that it’s still a good value in its class because of its solid performance and spacious, comfortable interior.
The 2014 Sedona has a V6 engine that automotive writers think is powerful. It is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission, which one test driver says operates smoothly. The 2014 Sedona gets an EPA-estimated 17/24 mpg city/highway, which is below-average for the class. Critics agree that the Sedona’s handling is unexceptional, but they like that it has a comfortable ride. One automotive journalist says that the brakes and steering system perform well.
Reviewers agree that the Sedona’s interior design is dated, and some say that the Sedona’s interior materials aren’t as upscale as its rivals’. Nevertheless, reviewers write that the 2014 Kia Sedona has roomy seats that are easily reconfigurable for more cargo space. Reviewers appreciate the wide array of small storage spaces, including bins, a sunglasses holder and a center console designed for portable electronic devices. 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 leather seats, power-adjustable front seats, heated front seats, dual power-sliding doors, a power liftgate, a power sunroof, navigation, a rearview camera, dual-zone automatic climate control and an eight-speaker Infinity sound system.
- "The 2014 Kia Sedona has the minivan basics covered, but its outdated design makes it hard to recommend in the face of its more recently updated competitors." -- Edmunds
- "Though it's the oldest minivan on the market, the Kia Sedona still merits consideration due to its family-friendly interior and strong engine. A healthy list of standard features also means it represents an excellent value." -- Left Lane News
- "Big families often have tight budgets, which is why the 2014 Kia Sedona is the model minivan. Safe, well equipped and reasonably priced, the Sedona may not hold its value as well as a Honda or Toyota, but it can more than match them for features, comfort and power." -- Kelley Blue Book
Other Minivans to Consider
The Honda Odyssey has a higher base price than the Sedona, but it’s available with a wider array of features, such as a rear-seat entertainment system and blind spot monitoring. The Odyssey has a larger interior than the Sedona, but test drivers say that its handling is excellent and belies its large size.
The Toyota Sienna costs a little more than the Sedona, but it has a high-quality cabin, according to reviewers, and it is larger. The Sienna also has available all-wheel drive, which critics say is perfect for those who want the traction of an SUV in a minivan package.
Details: 2014 Kia Sedona
The 2014 Kia Sedona seats seven people and has front-wheel drive. A 3.5-liter V6 engine and six-speed automatic transmission are standard. The 2014 Sedona returns for 2014 after skipping the 2013 model year and comes in two trims: LX and EX. The Sedona sees few changes for 2014, and has not been fully redesigned since 2006. As a result, this overview uses applicable research and reviews from the 2007 through 2014 model years.