The third-generation Kia Sedona arrived for the 2015 model year and has remained mostly unchanged since. When the 2021 Sedona hits showrooms, it’ll be much of the same, despite it falling behind a surprisingly quick-changing segment.
As a carryover model, the 2021 Kia Sedona will arrive with the same looks it’s had since the third-generation model arrived in 2015. It’ll boast all the signature Kia design cues, including headlights that meet the tiger-nose grille and bold front bumper. This sharp nose will flow back into the traditional minivan body with minimal flare. Boldening it up a little will be tasteful chrome on the grille and front bumper.
Inside, the 2021 Sedona will also remain the same as it’s been since the redesign. This cabin will include upscale materials in higher trims, a relatively clutter-free dash, available two-tone color options, and more. This cabin will also feature a respectable assortment of standard tech, including a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, Bluetooth connectivity, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, USB ports, and a seven-passenger capacity.
Folks who want to dress up the interior still have optional power seats, tinted windows, additional fast-charging USB ports, a power moonroof, tri-zone climate control, a Harman/Kardon audio system, rear-seat entertainment system, and more to pick from.
Powering the 2021 Sedona will be the same 3.3-liter V6 engine that’ll crank out 276 horsepower and 248 pound-feet of torque. This power will flow to the front wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission.
The NHTSA rated the current Sedona five stars, the government’s top rating. The IIHS has other thoughts, giving it only an “Acceptable” rating in the passenger-side small-overlap test and a “Poor” headlight rating, knocking it out of contention for an IIHS Top Safety Pick rating. The current Sedona has advanced safety gear like automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitors, lane-departure warnings, automatic high-beam headlights, and adaptive cruise control, but it’s optional only on the EX and SX trims. This will all remain unchanged in the 2021 Sedona.