2017 Kia Sedona Buyer's Guide

By Jason Allan on February 6, 2017 9:30 AM

An Intriguing Alternative to the Minivan Frontrunners

The Kia Sedona offers 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 2017 Kia Sedona is worth exploring.

Driving It

"The roar from the standard V6 engine is unobtrusive at all but full throttle, and road noise is hushed regardless of pavement quality. With 276 horsepower the Sedona can get up and go when you ask it to, and its sharp throttle response makes this van feel even more powerful than it really is. The operation of the 6-speed automatic transmission is generally seamless and properly responsive." Get more driving insight in our 2017 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 the 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 redesigned 2017 Kia Sorento.

Owners Say

Sedona owner and KBB.com visitor Big Blue has this to say about Kia's minivan: "I love the interior of this van, you feel like it should have cost alot more than it did. The dash layout if perfect and the shifter is positioned just where your right hand falls feeling almost like a manual. The controls are clear and intuitive. The van drives very well, I agree it might be a little stiff for some peoples taste but I enjoy the fact that it feels like you are driving the car not just riding in it. The steering feels concise and there is very little body roll." Read more Kia Sedona consumer reviews.

Starting Around $28,000

The 2017 Kia Sedona starts at just under $28,000 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 2017 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
 


 


 

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