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2019 L Passenger Van
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Price:   -  From $27,200
2019 LX Passenger Van Price:   -  From $30,000
2019 EX Passenger Van Price:   -  From $33,300
2019 SX Passenger Van Price:   -  From $41,100

Overview

Design and specification tweaks have refreshed the 2019 Kia Sedona minivan. There are four trim levels but only one engine and transmission choice, with a $14,000 price difference between entry-level and flagship models.

What's New for 2019

The Sedona gains Kia’s latest family nose, with a new grille and redesigned LED headlights among a raft of external revisions for 2019. There are new wheels and a replacement transmission, while cabin graphics and infotainment systems have been upgraded.

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Choosing Your Kia Sedona

The choice of which Sedona model to go for is a relatively simple one, since every model features the same 3.3-liter V6 engine and a new eight-speed automatic transmission. This combination delivers 276 horsepower and 248 pound-feet of torque to the front wheels, while returning an EPA-estimated 18 miles per gallon city, 24 mpg highway, and 21 combined.

Kia has majored on safety with the Sedona, and every model receives a raft of features including rollover mitigation, brakeforce distribution, and hill start assistance control. The 2019 model year introduces a Driver Attention Warning system, which uses a combination of visual and audible warnings to highlight fatigue and applies the brakes in an emergency.

The Sedona is available in four trims:

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L

The base Sedona L retails for $27,980 (all prices include the $990 destination charge). For this, buyers get automatic lights, 17-inch alloy wheels, a black mesh grille, and body-color mirrors. There’s a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system equipped with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and Siri Eyes Free. Other convenience features include keyless entry, air conditioning, Slide-n-Stow second-row seats and a 60/40-split rear bench seat. Black or white paint will cost you $395, and there are no packages available.

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LX

Subtle differences set apart the Sedona LX, which starts at $30,880. These include rear privacy glass, power sliding side doors, a six-speaker audio system with dash-mounted speakers, an eight-way power adjustable driver seat, and a standard three-passenger second-row bench seat. Once again, there are no packages available, but the LX does have a few more exterior color options.

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EX

Moving up to the EX trim will cost $34,180, though upgrades over the LX are significant. Roof rails and a rear spoiler enhance the minivan’s external appearance, while the seven-inch touchscreen gains online services. The cabin gains heated leather front seats, integrated second and third row sundshades, wireless phone charging, and rapid USB charging. A raft of safety aids come as standard, including blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and front and rear parking sensors.

The EX Premium Package ($4,800) bundles over 25 options together. Key highlights include a power sunroof and liftgate, lane departure warning and driver attention warning, adaptive cruise control with stop and go, tri-zone climate control, heated and power-folding outside mirrors, and eight-way adjustment for both front seats (with four-way power lumbar adjustment for the driver).

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SX

The most expensive Sedona model is the $41,980 SX. Bigger 18-inch wheels and LED fog lights give the exterior greater presence, while a power sunroof brightens a cabin also equipped with heated and ventilated front seats with eight-way power adjustment and a power liftgate. The touchscreen display grows to eight inches and gains navigation and HD radio, with Harman Kardon providing a premium audio system with an external amplifier and subwoofer. The screen also displays a surround-view monitor. The are no packages available on the SX.

CarsDirect Tip

The safety features of 2019 Kia Sedona EX models will be welcomed by families, though the Premium Package represents questionable value when most of its features are included as standard in the SX – which also gains a number of additional safety and infotainment upgrades.

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Unassuming comfort. Some drivers don’t want their minivan to be conspicuous, and the 2019 Kia Sedona is here for those drivers. It’s quietly capable, without all the glitz of rivals like the Honda Odyssey or Chrysler Pacifica.

Despite the understated exterior, it’s a comfortable way to get around. It can haul seven or eight passengers in relative comfort, and although 2018’s lovely second-row lounge chairs are gone, the seating remains supportive and spacious. The interior’s nothing to write home about, but upper trims offer leather and two-tone upholstery at decent prices.

The ride is another highlight. On its base 17-inch alloy rims, the Sedona absorbs any bumps the road can throw its way. Paired with good sound deadening, it’s a serene ride.

Competence with compromises. The engine is equally competent, with 276 horsepower coming from Kia’s 3.3-liter V6. We like the eight-speed automatic transmission, and the power is enough in nearly all situations.

But the Sedona’s drive doesn’t score on all fronts. The soft ride makes for lots of lean in the corners, and the handling doesn’t reward enthusiasm. Minivans don’t need to be corner-carving machines, but polished competitors like the Odyssey and Pacifica make a more intuitive drive without harming ride quality.

The story gets worse for the Sedona in the efficiency department. The Sedona manages just 18 miles per gallon city, 24 mpg highway, and 21 combined, according to the EPA. Both the Pacifica and the Odyssey get 19/28/22 mpg (city/highway/combined), which makes for thriftier road trips. Chrysler even offers a Pacifica Hybrid for the truly eco-minded.

Cargo minus versatility. The Sedona scores a qualified win in the cargo department. Behind the rear seats is 33.9 cubic feet of cargo space, which is strong for the class and beats out most rivals. Fold the third row and that number jumps to 78.4 cubes, or a voluminous 142 cubic feet with all seats down or removed.

But while the third row folds neatly into the floor, we wish the second row could do the same. The Pacifica’s second row fits straight into the floor, but the Sedona’s can only by folded and tilted forward. The end result is a cargo bay that’s a touch less versatile, unless you have the garage space to remove the second row entirely.


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The safety dilemma. The Sedona starts with a good safety foundation, boasting generally strong crash-test scores from both the IIHS and NHTSA.

But active safety tech is spreading throughout the industry, and Kia isn’t on the leading edge. No active safety features are available until the penultimate EX trim, which gains standard blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert. Automatic emergency braking, lane keeping assist, and adaptive cruise control are bundled into a $4,800 package on the EX, though they're standard on the range-topping SX trim.

One way or another, that means paying around $40,000 to get a Sedona with automatic emergency braking. That’s a steep price to pay, given that Honda and Chrysler make their active safety features available at far cheaper price points.

Final thoughts. On the whole, the 2019 Kia Sedona puts together a capable and comfortable package. The soft ride complements the confident powertrain, and the interior has enough space for the whole family. For minivan duties, it’s a solid bet.

But with such polished competition, solid may not be good enough. The Sedona isn’t as sharp as rivals in the handling department, nor is it as efficient on the highway. Maybe most importantly of all, it restricts the best safety features to costly packages and more expensive trims.

This may seem like a minor quibble, but in a vehicle that’s designed to carry the most precious cargo of all, safety ought to be a top priority. Along with the Sedona’s other minor compromises, it’s enough for us to say that families ought to look elsewhere first.

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Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
3.3L V-6 / 276 HP / 248 ft.lbs.
Transmission
8-spd Sportmatic w/OD
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
18 / 24 / 21 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
7
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
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
18 / 24 / 21 Mpg
Brakes
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Strut
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
$81
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
142.0 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
166 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
201.4 "
Exterior Width
78.1 "
Exterior Height
68.5 "
Front Headroom
39.8 "
Rear Headroom
39.4 "
Front Legroom
40.9 "
Rear Legroom
41.1 "
Front Shoulder Room
63.9 "
Rear Shoulder Room
63.1 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
4,411 Lbs.
Wheel Base
121 "
Turning Radius
18.8 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
Wheels
17.0 " Silver Aluminum
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote
Bumpers
Front Body-colored With Black Insert
Grille Moldings
Black W/chrome Surround
Rear Spoiler
Lip
Exhaust
Stainless Steel
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
7
Seat Trim
Yes Essentials Premium Cloth
Front Seat Type
Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
6-way
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
4-way
Front Armrests
6-way
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
Bucket
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Am/fm, Seek-scan
Speakers
4
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
Driver
Tinted Windows
Deep
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
3
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
Front
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
Warranty
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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