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2016 Kia Sedona

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2016 L Passenger Van
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Price:   -  From $26,400
2016 LX Passenger Van Price:   -  From $28,500
2016 EX Passenger Van Price:   -  From $32,700
2016 SX Passenger Van Price:   -  From $36,400
2016 SX-L Passenger Van Price:   -  From $39,900


Kia calls its Sedona a multi-purpose vehicle, rather than a minivan, despite the presence of sliding side doors. Said to “transcend” the conventional minivan, and thereby erase any remaining stigma of that prosaic body style, Kia gives Sedona some design touches that suggest a more modern appearance, approaching a crossover look. Sedonas come in seven- or eight-passenger seating configurations.

What's New for 2016

Redesigned totally for 2015, the Sedona sees only limited changes for its second model year. All models now have a standard rear backup camera. L and LX versions get new tricot seat material, replacing knit, and the EX gains standard heated front seats. When equipped with a Technology Package, SX and SXL now have eight-passenger seating. SXL now has side sills with chrome accents, said to complement the standard 19-inch chrome wheels.

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Choosing Your Kia Sedona

Plenty of appealing features are available on current Sedonas, but choosing more technology raises the price substantially. Sedonas include 2.1-amp USB charging ports and 115-volt AC outlets. The dual glove box includes cooled lower storage area. Kia’s UVO infotainment and telematics system (standard on upper models) incorporates features that let parents track teenage drivers: Geo-fencing, Speed Alert, Curfew Alert, and Driving Score. SX/SXL trims may be equipped with Lane Departure and Front Collision Warnings.

All Kia Sedonas are front-wheel drive. The 3.3-liter V6 develops 276 horsepower and 248 pound-feet of torque. Kia says midrange torque has been enhanced for 2016. A six-speed Sportmatic is the sole transmission. Expect to get about 18 mpg in city driving and 24 or 25 mpg on the highway (20-21 mpg combined), but the EPA estimates only 17/22 mpg from the SXL (Limited) model.

The 2016 Kia Sedona comes in five trim levels.

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Reasonably well equipped, the base-model Sedona comes with 17-inch alloy wheels, body-color outside door handles, black mesh grille, steering-wheel audio controls, seven-passenger seating, tilt/telescopic steering column, air conditioning, four-speaker audio, Slide-N-Stow second-row seat, split-folding third-row seats, cruise control, keyless entry, full-length side-curtain airbags, Bluetooth, and 12 cupholders.

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Moving up one notch from a basic Sedona adds $2,100 to the MSRP, including silver-painted roof rails, eight-passenger seating (with second-row bench), six-speaker audio, and eight-way power driver's seats.

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Adding $4,200 to the MSRP, the midlevel EX comes standard with power sliding doors, “smart” power liftgate with sensor, high-performance dampers, 18-inch alloy wheels, foglights, heated mirrors, illuminated ignition switch, illuminated dual glovebox with cooling, tri-zone automatic air conditioning, pushbutton start, leather-wrapped steering wheel, leather seating trim, heated front seats, Rapid Charge 2.1-amp USB jacks, and UVO eServices with rear camera.

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Parting with another $3,700 for a Sedona SX brings LED rear combination lamps, memory seating/mirror system, Infinity eight-speaker audio, power passenger seat, heated second-row seats and ventilated front seats, and navigation.

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SXL (Limited)

For an additional $3,500 over the SX, Kia’s Limited edition provides a number of extra features, starting with 19-inch chrome alloy wheels, a dual sunroof, and Nappa leather upholstery. Also standard: a uniquely-finished mesh grille, projector foglights, chrome outside door handles, Aeroblade wipers, unique front/rear panel trim, sliding storage tray on console, and wood-trimmed heated steering wheel. Safety extras include blind-spot detection with rear cross-traffic, and front/rear parking assist. Seven-passenger seating centers on lounge-type second-row seats.

CarsDirect Tip

Substantial price differences between each trim level give the customer a wide range to choose from, but can raise the outlay considerably. A practical, basic LX will satisfy a lot of shoppers, though those with a deeper purse might be tempted by the extras in an EX. Reduced gas mileage helps make the SXL the least-prudent choice.

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: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.

: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.

: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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With a lively powertrain and comfortable seating for seven or eight, the 2016 Kia Sedona is a minivan that offers great value and crossover styling.

Pricing and Equipment

All 2016 Kia Sedona trims are powered by a 3.3-liter V6 engine that produces 276 horsepower and 248 pound-feet of torque. Shifting comes courtesy of a six-speed automatic transmission. The Sedona is available with seating for seven or eight passengers, and is available in five trim levels:

  • The $26,400 base L boasts standard second-row Slide-N-Stow seats now wrapped in long-wearing tricot material.
  • The $28,500 LX
  • The $32,700 EX
  • The $36,400 SX includes an Infinity surround sound system, voice command navigation, and a drive mode selector.
  • Sedona's top-of-the-line $39,900 SXL features premium Nappa leather lounge seating, a leather-and-wood steering wheel, and a list of extras that could fill the entire review.

Prices do not include an $895 destination charge.

Performance Pros

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We've found that the Sedona's powertrain offers plenty of power and excellent mid-range torque that provides extra go when you need it. Driving dynamics are excellent for a larger vehicle, especially in typical day-to-day situations. Sudden avoidance emergency maneuvers will never be the strong point of a vehicle in this segment and the Sedona is no exception.

  • That said, a few minutes behind the wheel and you might forget you're driving what Kia calls a "multipurpose vehicle" (sorry Kia, it's a minivan) and your senses will tell you that the Sedona has much more in common with driving a large sedan than a massive SUV.
  • Higher trim levels are equipped with three selectable drive modes: Normal, Comfort and Eco. The Comfort mode gently reduces steering effort at the expense of fuel economy, while the Eco mode reduces transmission and throttle response to improve efficiency.

Performance Cons

Gas mileage, while not bad for the segment, is reduced significantly in the highest SXL trim level:

  • L, LX, & EX trims earn a decent 18 mpg city, 24 mpg highway and 20 mpg combined.
  • The SX trim, thanks to its selectable Eco mode, produces a respectable 18 city, 25 mpg highway, 21 combined.
  • For the luxurious SXL trim, gas mileage drops to 17 mpg city, 22 mpg highway and 19 mpg combined.

Interior Pros

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The 2016 Sedona, like all minivans, strives to provide maximum space for passengers and cargo. Seating is nicely bolstered and comfortable.

  • The standard tricot material found in the lower trim levels is designed to resist stains and hold up well over time.
  • The leather-trimmed seats found in the EX and SX models are of the highest quality, and the Nappa leather found in the SXL is downright luxurious and plentiful. I cannot even imagine how many hides it takes to wrap that many seats in leather.

Kia's technology packages are thorough and up-to-date, with plenty of outlets for charging in all but the L and LX trims.

  • Bluetooth connectivity comes standard in all trim levels as does an AM/FM/CD/MP3/SiriusXM Audio System, with a 4.3-inch touchscreen.
  • Higher trim levels are fit with Kia's Uvo services and a brilliant sounding 8-speaker Infinity surround sound system.

Interior Cons

The Sedona's total cargo space is dead last in the segment. Kia has designed the Sedona to maximize the utility of all 142 cubic feet, though, and it feels just as big as almost any competitor -- with the exception of the cavernous Toyota Sienna, which beats the Sedona by 8 cubic feet.

The Most Pleasant Surprise

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The Sedona bucks the minivan trend by keeping its gear shifter in the center console -- like an SUV. It's much better than a gear shifter that screams "minivan" by protruding from the dashboard.

The Least Pleasant Surprise

The Sedona may look a lot like an SUV, but my teenagers repeatedly reminded me that I was, indeed, driving a minivan.

The Bottom Line

The 2016 Kia Sedona is a value leader in the minivan segment, offering more standard and optional features at a significantly lower price point than many of its comparably equipped competitors. The SUV-like styling is good enough to fool most passersby, and its fit and finish is nearly impeccable.

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Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
3.3L V-6 / 276 HP / 248 ft.lbs.
6-spd Sportmatic w/OD
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
18 / 24 / 21 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
3.3L V-6 / 276 HP / 248 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
18 / 24 / 21 Mpg
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel
Fuel Tank
21.1 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
142.0 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
172 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
201.4 "
Exterior Width
78.1 "
Exterior Height
69.1 "
Front Headroom
39.8 "
Rear Headroom
39.4 "
Front Legroom
40.9 "
Rear Legroom
40.6 "
Front Shoulder Room
63.9 "
Rear Shoulder Room
63.1 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
4,414 Lbs.
Wheel Base
121 "
Turning Radius
18.4 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
17.0 " Silver Aluminum
Clearcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote
Body-colored With Black Insert
Grille Moldings
Rear Spoiler
Stainless Steel
Interior Features
Passenger Capacity
Seat Trim
Premium Cloth
Front Seat Type
Heated Front Seats
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
Front Armrests
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
Radio & Infotainment
Am/fm/satellite, Seek-scan
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
Day-night / Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Tinted Windows
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Major Components Months
120 Months / 100,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
60 Months / 100,000 Miles
Accessories Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles

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