2016 Kia Sedona Buyer's Guide

By Jason Allan on March 11, 2016 11:30 AM

An Intriguing Alternative to the Minivan Frontrunners

The Kia Sedona was totally redesigned last year, now offering competitive refinement and features to go along with the attractive pricing and warranty we've come to expect from Kia. It's not quite as cavernous as perennial favorites Honda Odyssey and Toyota Sienna, and its predicted resale values also trail those standouts, but as a unique mix of style, features and value, the 2016 Kia Sedona is worth exploring.

Driving It

"This Kia minivan is exceptionally quiet. The standard V6 engine is unobtrusive at all but full throttle, and road noise is hushed regardless of pavement composition. The Sedona's overall ride quality is soft and smooth, appropriate traits for a family hauler. While devoid of any real vices, the Sedona's responses in quick maneuvers are deliberate, rather than eager." Get more driving insight in our 2016 Kia Sedona full review.

Cool Exclusive Features

The Slide-n-Stow seating arrangement offers max cargo capacity without having to remove any seats. The Surround View Monitor provides a 360-degree bird's-eye view of the Sedona that makes parking -- and un-parking -- easier. The Smart Power Liftgate allows you to open the rear hatch without touching a thing when your hands are full. And the Sedona's Nappa leather is extremely soft. All of these features are optional, of course, but none are available on Honda Odyssey or Toyota Sienna.

The Other 3-Row Kia

If you only need a third row on occasion...for short distances...and limber children are part of the mix...you might check out the totally redesigned 2016 Kia Sorento.

Starting Around $27,000

The 2016 Kia Sedona starts at just over $27,000 and tops out beyond $43,000 loaded with Nappa leather, second-row lounge chairs and a bunch of safety and convenience tech. But those are sticker prices, and you should expect to pay less. How much less? Build and price your own 2016 Kia Sedona to unlock this week's Fair Purchase Price, 5-Year Cost to Own and more.

More Minivans

Visit our Minivan Buyer's Guide to see all your options, find out what's new and become an instant minivan expert. If you don't quite need all the room and convenience these family-focused vehicles deliver, you may be interested in our Midsize SUV Buyer's Guide.

Photo Gallery: Kia Sedona Inside and Out