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2002 Kia Sedona

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Information shown for entry-level Van/Minivan.

Fuel Economy:
City 14/Hwy 18/Comb 16 MPG
Max Seating: 7
Engine: V6, 3.5 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: Korea Country of Assembly: Korea

2002 Kia Sedona Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
7.0
Out of 10

Based on 421 Ratings for the 2002 - 2005 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    7.4/10
    Quality
    7.1/10
  • Reliability
    7.5/10
    Performance
    7.4/10
  • Comfort
    7.7/10
    Styling
    7.5/10

Most dependable mini van I've owned

By on Sunday, January 17, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 150,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "lower price, more extras"

Cons: "gas mileage"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"This is my third new mini van, my first KIA. I have had NONE of the problems as with my other new vans. It has been mechanically and physically sound. I provide regular maintenance."

3 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Still Going Strong at 160000 mi

By on Saturday, November 07, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 158,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
6/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "strong engine, comfortable drive"

Cons: "rust, steering radius"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 6

"Overall this car has been very dependable. Only major problems we had during the 12 yrs we owned it was a rear tire bearing had to be rebuilt , steering problem from year 5-10 that just went away on it's own and now can't pass emission test because of evaporative systen diagnostic code ( needs gas tank replaced and sending unit ) so we are going to have to get rid of it before next emissions test I already put $800 in to it to get it to pass this time next time it will cost $1800 to replace gas tank. Still runs and drives great has been on many long trips in the mountains. A big negative on this vehicle is rust on hood, rear gate and wiper and around gas fill area, I have seen this on almost all other Sedona's that I have seen on the road."

14 people out of 23 found this review helpful

Ok for a minivan

By on Thursday, September 10, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 88,000

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
5/10
Value
5/10
Reliability
7/10
Quality
3/10
Performance
5/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
4/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 4

"OK minivan, nothing spectacular. Worked fairly well for 4 years in the AZ heat. A/C never really worked well enough, but it's a design issue. It wasn't built for 120 degrees. Ran well with no major problems until 85000 miles, then needed timing chain and radiator replaced. Gas mileage is terrible, average about 13 mpg over the time I owned it. Has seating for 7, DVD system in 2nd row, good stereo, nice speakers. Comfortable on road trips, but like all minivans dangerous in high winds."

12 people out of 19 found this review helpful

great for price

By on Thursday, August 13, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 101,825

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "affordable, reliable"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"kias and hyundais are always more for your money and are just as reliable as any other brand as long as youre buying newer than 1990"

5 people out of 7 found this review helpful

The car takes good care of itself.

By on Saturday, February 21, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 85,500

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
Not Rated
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Low miles, new battery, dependable"

Cons: "A/C compressor, Paint faded, ABS light, slide hand"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"The car has been one of the most dependable cars I have ever known. It drives flat footed and is safe at any speed I have ever taken it to. Due to personal situations I drove it very little for about a year. I then renewed the license and drove it down the street and it passed the California Smog Certificate. The only problems it has are the A/C compressor needs to be replaced, the brake 'ABS' light goes on (though the brakes are fairly new, the paint is tired, and the drivers side back door outside handle has broken. I would keep it other then I have three vehicles and two drivers."

10 people out of 15 found this review helpful

Was fine until 100,000

By on Saturday, February 07, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 111,863

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "Good family car and fun to drive"

Cons: "Not much space for cargo in the back."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 4

"We bought this van used. We researched and found it had a pretty good rating and great reviews. Not long after we bought it we had to fix problems with the coolant system. It was good for awhile, but right after it hit 100,000 we had to put in a transmission. We had the transmission replaced in January 2013. Since we have had some minor issues, but it has been pretty reliable. Recently we started having a wobbling feeling in the back and sometimes when you shut it off you have to wait about ten minutes for it to start. I had my mechanic look at it and there are more problems, AC Compressor, freeze plug, trailer arm, just to name a few. The diagnosis is terminal and I guess we should start looking for a new car."

12 people out of 25 found this review helpful

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