2017 Kia Sedona

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in Midsize vans
2017 MODEL
$26,900 - $41,900 See Inventory Prices

7.4

Overall Rating

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The 2017 Kia Sedona boasts a noise-free, posh cabin. Moreover, the ride gets a reasonable safety and reliability scorecard but goes downhill with a snugly riding experience. Nonetheless, poor handling and a weak powertrain still remain 2 major concerns with the 2017 iteration of the Kia Sedona.

Beneath the bonnet, the Sedona packs a 3.3L 6-cylinder engine. It allows the ride to spare 276 horsepower and 248 lb.-ft. of torque. For shifting gears, the 7-seater features a standard 6-speed automatic transmission mode.

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Pros

Quality riding experience

Impressive infotainment system

Upscale cabin and interiors

Spacious seating

Flamboyant safety scorecard

Great value for money

Remarkable optional chairs

Cons

No all-wheel-drive option

Least-in-league fuel economy

Poor handling

Lack of family-friendly features

What's New?

Automatic Brakes - Automatic emergency braking is now standard on all trims

Support for Smart Driving Apps - Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration is now available



Styles

 2017 Kia Sedona in Aurora Black color  2017 Kia Sedona in Bright Silver color  2017 Kia Sedona in Clear White color  2017 Kia Sedona in Snow White Pearl color  2017 Kia Sedona in Platinum Graphite color
Aurora Black

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Ratings

Features

7.2

Engine

8.4

Fuel Economy

6.9

Interior

7.4

Exterior

7.5

Safety

6.8

Driving

7.1

Comfort

7.9

7.4

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2017 Kia Sedona L

L

power
276 hp @ 6000 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
20 combined

$26,900


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
L 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 6A) Starting at $26,900 MSRP (18/20/24) 276 hp @ 6000 rpm3.3V6regular unleaded
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6-speed automatic front wheel drive 7   Aurora Black
  Bright Silver
  Clear White
  Snow White Pearl
  Platinum Graphite

 2017 Kia Sedona LX

LX

power
276 hp @ 6000 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
20 combined

$28,900


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
LX 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 6A) Starting at $28,900 MSRP (18/20/24) 276 hp @ 6000 rpm, 3.3 L, V6, regular unleaded
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6-speed automatic front wheel drive 8

 2017 Kia Sedona EX

EX

power
276 hp @ 6000 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
20 combined

$33,600


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
EX 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 6A) Starting at $33,600 MSRP (18/20/24) 276 hp @ 6000 rpm, 3.3 L, V6, regular unleaded
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6-speed automatic front wheel drive 8

 2017 Kia Sedona SX

SX

power
276 hp @ 6000 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
21 combined

$36,900


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
SX 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 6A) Starting at $36,900 MSRP (18/21/25) 276 hp @ 6000 rpm, 3.3 L, V6, regular unleaded
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6-speed automatic front wheel drive 7

 2017 Kia Sedona SX Limited

SX Limited

power
276 hp @ 6000 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
19 combined

$41,900


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
SX Limited 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 6A) Starting at $41,900 MSRP (17/19/22) 276 hp @ 6000 rpm, 3.3 L, V6, regular unleaded
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6-speed automatic front wheel drive 8

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MPG: 25 combined

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MPG: 40 combined

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8.4/10

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9.1/10

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MPG: 42 combined

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8.1/10

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Expert Review


CARHP Editorial September 25, 2018

7.4

Overall Rating


7.2/10
Features

 

8.4/10
Engine

 

6.9/10
Fuel Economy

 

7.4/10
Interior

 

7.5/10
Exterior

 

6.8/10
Safety

 
 
 

The Honda Odyssey and Chrysler Pacifica Minivan give a fierce run for money to the Sedona. Toyota Sienna also competes with this 3-row coupe. Though its rivals offer better family-friendly features, Sedona outshines the competition with spacious seating, comfortable ride quality, and a multitude of options.

2017 Kia Sedona Features

7.2/10

The L, LX, EX, SX, and SX Limited are the 5 trims available for the 2017 Kia Sedona. Each trim comes with a forward-wheel-drive system. Unfortunately, there is no option for upgrading to an all-wheel-drive system on any trim. L is the basic trim and SX Limited is the top-end trim. Pricing options for the two trims start from $26,900 and $41,900, respectively.

Trim

L

LX

EX

SX

SX Limited

MSRP

(FWD)

$26,900

$28,900

$33,600

$36,900

$41,900

Key

Features

  • 17-inch alloy wheels

  • Slide-N-Stow forward collapsing second-row captain's chairs (reducing seating capacity to seven)

  • Stain-resistant cloth upholstery

  • 60/40-split reclining and folding third-row bench seat 

  • Air-conditioning with rear controls

  • Bluetooth

  • 5-inch touchscreen

  • Rearview camera

  • Four-speaker sound system with a USB input.

  • Power-folding mirrors

  • Power-sliding doors 

  • Rear privacy glass 

  • Second-row bench seat (increasing passenger capacity to eight)

  • Power driver seat

  • Six-speaker audio system.

  • 18-inch wheels, foglights
  • Heated mirrors, roof rails
  • Height-adjustable power tailgate
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Upgraded shock absorbers
  • Keyless ignition and entry
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Tri-zone automatic climate control
  • Leather upholstery
  • Heated front seats
  • Sunshades for the second and third rows
  • Cooled glovebox
  • Portable flashlight
  • 7-inch display
  • UVO3 eServices emergency telematics 

SX trim reverts back to the seven-passenger configuration with second-row captain's chairs (the bench is available as an option) and adds-

 

  • Power front passenger seat
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Driver-seat memory functions
  • Heated second-row seats
  • 8-inch touchscreen
  • Navigation system
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone app integration
  • Eight-speaker Infinity premium audio system.
  • A blind-spot monitoring system with rear cross-traffic alert is also included.
  • 19-inch wheels
  • Adaptive xenon headlights
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Heated steering wheel and a household power outlet.
  • Forward collision warning and mitigation (with automatic emergency braking)
  • Lane departure warning system
  • Surround-view camera system.

The L and LX trim comes with standard 17-inch alloy wheels. EX and SX trims, on the other hand, flaunts standard 18-inch wheels. The SX Limited trim comes with 19-inch wheels as standard. While L and LX trim offer a 5-inch infotainment display, EX trim packs a 7-inch infotainment display screen. SX and SX Limited trims offer a bigger 8-inch infotainment display. A surround-view camera system comes standard with the top-end i.e. SX Limited trim.

We Recommend

EX trim offers the most value for money. For those looking to get the most out of Kia Sedona might opt for the SX Limited, the high-end, trim.

2017 Kia Sedona Engine

8.4/10

"Kia puts a high priority on noise suppression, and the work pays off. This new Kia Sedona is exceptionally quiet. The roar from the standard V6 engine is unobtrusive at all but full throttle and road noise is hushed regardless of pavement quality"- KBB

Engine and Transmission 

The 2017 Kia Sedona has the lowest engine capacity, of 3.3L, in the class. Its 276 hp is greater than that of 248 hp offered by the Honda Odyssey. Nonetheless, Pacifica Minivan and Toyota Sienna features a greater 287 and 296 hp of power. Sedona's 248 lb.-ft. of torque is least in the class.

Models Kia Sedona Chrysler Pacifica Minivan Honda Odyssey Toyota Sienna
MSRP $26,900 $28,995 $29,850 $29,750
Engine 3.3L 6cyl 3.6L 6 cyl 3.5L 6cyl 3.5L 6 cyl
Transmission 6-speed automatic 9-speed automatic 6-speed automatic 8-speed Automatic
Horsepower 276 hp 287 hp 248 hp 296 hp
Torque 248 lb-ft 262 lb-ft 250 lb-ft 263 lb-ft

The Toyota Sienna offers the most torque of 263 lb.-ft. in the competition. The Sedona comes with a 6-speed automatic transmission mode. Honda Odyssey also shares the same transmission option. Sienna and Pacifica Minivan flaunts an 8-speed and 9-speed auto transmission mode, respectively.

Acceleration

The 2017 incarnation of the Kia Sedona is able to accelerate to 60 MPH in 7.6 seconds. Though sluggish, it's better than 7.8 seconds taken by the Chrysler Pacifica Minivan. The Honda Odyssey offers the fastest acceleration though. It takes 6.6 seconds for hitting 60 MPH.

Models Kia Sedona Chrysler Pacifica Minivan Honda Odyssey Toyota Sienna
0-60 MPH 7.6 sec 7.8 sec 6.6 sec 7.0 sec
Quarter mile 15.9 sec 15.1 sec 15.0 sec 15.5 sec
Engine 3.3L 3.6 L 3.5L 3.5L

The 2017 Kia Sedona hits the quarter-mile light at 15.9 seconds. This is the slowest among the class rivals. Honda Odyssey, once again, is the fastest 7-seater in the league to cover a quarter-mile. It requires 15 seconds for accomplishing the same.

Ride and Handling

The hearty V6 engine produces enough power for the 2017 Kia Sedona to comfortably trip around towns. Though the ride starts feeling exhausted as soon as you hit the highways or start going up the hill. The Sedona promises to offer a comfortable ride even on long tours.

Handling is poor and Kia Sedona starts feeling heavier around turns. The ride employs a standard strut suspension that, frankly, doesn't make the performance any better.

Braking

Kia equipped the Sedona with the smallest rear brake size of 11.9 inches in the competition and the front rotor is rated at 12.6 inches. The ride is bulkiest among its class rivals with a curb weight of 4414 lbs. The braking power is average, however.

Model Kia Sedona Chrysler Pacifica Minivan Honda Odyssey Toyota Sienna
Brake Front (in.) 12.6 13.0 13.1 12.2
Brake Rear (in.) 11.9 13.0 12.6 12.9
Curb Weight (lbs.) 4414 4330 4396 4375
60-0 MPH (ft.) 125 131 127 128

During emergency brake test, Sedona requires a distance of 125 feet for coming to a complete halt when decelerated frantically from 60 MPH. This is the best halting distance among its class rivals.

2017 Kia Sedona Fuel Economy

6.9/10

The 2017 avatar of the Kia Sedona disappoints on the economy front. The ride delivers 18 mpg in cities, 24 mpg on highways, and 20 mpg overall. All its competitors offer a better-combined fuel economy.

Model Kia Sedona Chrysler Pacifica Minivan Honda Odyssey Toyota Sienna
MPG (city) 18 19 19 19
MPG (highway) 24 28 27 27
MPG (combined) 20 22 22 22

Both the Chrysler Pacifica Minivan and the Honda Odyssey features a better-combined economy of 22 mpg.

2017 Kia Sedona Interior

7.4/10

Though the Versa's interior is bare-bones, the gauges and controls are easy to see and operate. The fact that upscale items such as a rearview camera and navigation system can be had is a positive, but it bears noting that adding these goodies chips away at the Versa's price advantage -Edmunds

Seating and Comfort

With a spacious and roomy interior at its disposal, the Sedona is capable of seating 7 people. Moreover, there is an optional 2nd-row seating that allows for extending the maximum passenger capacity to 8. Headroom and legroom available in the front of the triple-row ride are 39.8 and 40.9 inches, respectively. While the headroom is ample, it is greater only than the 39.7 inches offered by the Honda Odyssey.

Model Kia Sedona Chrysler Pacifica Minivan Honda Odyssey Toyota Sienna
Passenger capacity 7 7 7 7
Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.) 39.8/63.9/40.9 40.1/63.8/41.1 39.7/64.4/- 41.0/65.0/40.5
Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.) 39.4/63.1/41.4 39.6/63.0/39.0 39.5/63.5/40.9 39.7/64.6/37.6
Third (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.) 38.9/59.4/34.8 38.7/61.2/36.5 38.0/60.9/42.4 38.3/61.1/36.3

The Second-row headroom and legroom available on the Kia Sedona are 39.4 and 41.4 inches, respectively. Once again, the headroom, despite being ample, is least amongst the competition. Legroom, however, is better than any other car in the league. The 2017 Kia Sedona flaunts a headroom and legroom of 38.9 and 34.8 inches, respectively in the 3rd-row. This time, headroom is on the higher side but legroom is the tightest.

Infotainment System

The L and LX trims get a 5-inch infotainment display, while EX trim comes with a 7-inch infotainment display. SX and SX Limited trims come installed with the same infotainment system but with a bigger 8-inch display. The system is intuitive, nonetheless, on all trims.

Connectivity via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi is supported by the infotainment system. Additionally, USB ports are available. The Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support are now available on all trims.

Interior Features

In addition to a super-silent cabin, 2017 Kia Sedona is packed with a number of interior features like:

  • First-rate material construction in the cabin
  • Optional second-row bench seat for upgrading maximum seating capacity to 8
  • Standard stain-resistant cloth upholstery
  • Heated and ventilated front seats [Optional]
  • Heated steering wheel [Optional]

Cargo Capacity

Though not exceptional, cargo capacity offered by the Kia Sedona can be labeled as decent. The ride gets 142 cubic feet of cargo volume to seats 1. The Toyota Sienna offers 150 cubic feet, the most, of the same. 

Model Kia Sedona Chrysler Pacifica Minivan Honda Odyssey Toyota Sienna
Cargo Volume to seats 1 (ft.3) 142.0 140.5 148.5 150.0
Cargo Volume to seats 2 (ft.3) 78.4 87.5 93.1 87.1
Cargo Volume to seats 3 (ft.3) 33.9 32.3 38.4 39.1

However, the cargo volume to seats 2 and seats 3 for 2017 Kia Sedona is 78.4 and 33.9 cubic feet, respectively. While the Honda Odyssey offers the most 93.1 cubic feet of cargo volume to seats 2, cargo volume to seats 3 chart is topped by Sienna with 39.1 cubic feet.

2017 Kia Sedona Exterior

7.5/10

The Versa is an awkward-looking car with clumsy proportions. Numerous other cars in the segment, including the Versa Note hatchback model, are cuter, funkier, or handsomer than this gawky four-door sedan. -Caranddriver

Dimension and Weight

The 2017 Kia Sedona measures a length, width, and height of 201.4, 78.1, and 68.5 inches, respectively. Compared to a typical 7-seater, Kia Sedona has a compact build. While the length is greater only to 200.2 inches of Toyota Sienna, the width is the least amongst its class rivals. Honda Odyssey and Chrysler Pacifica Minivan have the least and most height of 68.4 and 69.9 inches, respectively.

Model Kia Sedona Chrysler Pacifica Minivan Honda Odyssey Toyota Sienna
Curb weight (lbs.) 4414 4330 4396 4375
Length(in) 201.4 203.6 202.9 200.2
Width(in) 78.1 79.6 79.2 78.1
Height(in) 68.5 69.9 68.4 68.9
Ground clearance (in) 6.7 5.1 4.5 6.5
Wheelbase (in) 120.5 121.6 118.1 119.3
Track width (in) F/R 68.5/68.7 68.9/68.3 68.1/68.2 67.7/67.7

Kia Sedona features an impressive ground clearance of 6.7 inches. In fact, it is the most amongst the class rivals. Honda Odyssey has the least ground clearance of 4.5 inches. Toyota Sienna, on the other hand, gives a close competition to Sedona with 6.5 inches of the same. Wheelbase for the 2017 Kia Sedona is 120.5 inches, more than that offered by the Honda Odyssey and Toyota Sienna. The Chrysler Pacifica Minivan supports the most wheelbase of 121.6 inches.

Exterior Features
The profile supported by the Sedona undoubtedly belongs to that of a minivan. Though there isn't anything great about it, the profile is simply good. Major exterior feats supported by the Kia include:

  • Beautiful window line, starting from headlights and ending at the taillights
  • Clear front end
  • Fashionably hidden rear pillars beneath the wrap-around glass
  • Straighter Kia grille
  • Swept-back headlights

2017 Kia Sedona Safety

6.8/10

The 2017 avatar of the Kia Sedona flaunts a strong safety and reliability scorecard. The ride gets a 4-star rating for rollover and 5-star rating for rest NHTSA parameters. 2017 Kia Sedona is awarded "Good" rating for roof strength and side strength.

2017 Kia Sedona flaunts a "Superior" front crash prevention. The ride comes with ESC, TCS, HAC, and EBD as standard safety and reliability features.

Safety Features

  • ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL (ESC) ESC
  • TRACTION CONTROL SYSTEM (TCS)
  • ELECTRONIC BRAKE-FORCE DISTRIBUTION (EBD)
  • BRAKE ASSIST SYSTEM (BAS)
  • CORNERING BRAKE CONTROL (CBC)
  • HILL-START ASSIST CONTROL (HAC)
  • AIRBAG & SEAT-BELT SENSORS T
  • 18 SIDE-IMPACT DOOR BEAMS
  • FRONT & REAR 3-POINT SEAT BELTS
  • LATCH SYSTEM

NHTSA Rating 

Overall Rating 5 Star
Overall Frontal Crash Rating 5 Star
Frontal Crash Rating Driver Side 5 Star
Frontal Crash Rating Passenger Side 5 Star
Overall Side Crash Rating 5 Star
Combined Side Barrier and Pole Rating Front Seat 5 Star
Combined Side Barrier and Pole Rating Front Seat Rear Seat 5 Star
Side Barrier 5 Star
Side barrier Driver 5 Star
Side barrier Rear Passenger 5 Star
Overall Side Pole Star Rating 5 Star
Rollover Rating 4 Star

IIHS Rating 

Crashworthiness
Moderate overlap front Good
Small overlap front driver side Good
Small overlap front passenger side NA
Side Good
Roof strength Good
Head restraints & seats Good

 

Crash Avoidance & Mitigation
Front Crash Prevention Superior
Headlight Good
LATCH Acceptable

2017 Kia Sedona Competition

Kia Sedona vs Chrysler Pacifica Minivan

With a robust 3.6L 6-cylinder engine at its disposal, the Chrysler Pacifica Minivan offers an impressive 287 horsepower. The capable engine also produces a respectable 262 lb.-ft. of torque. Unlike Kia Sedona, Pacifica Minivan comes with a 9-speed automatic transmission mode.

The Pacifica has slower 0-60 acceleration than the Sedona. Nonetheless, the ride covers a quarter-mile 0.8 seconds faster than that of the Sedona. Pacifica also offers a better-combined fuel economy of 22 mpg. Pricing options for the ride start from $28,995, on the other hand, the Sedona is a cheaper option. 

Kia Sedona vs Honda Odyssey

The Odyssey proudly wears the Honda name and is one of the pricy vans in the segment. It manages to give a tough time to the 2017 Kia Sedona. The ride is backed a 3.5L 6-cylinder engine. It is capable of delivering 248 hp of power along with 250 lb.-ft. of torque. The Odyssey relies on a 6-speed automatic transmission.

Honda Odyssey has the best 0-60 MPH acceleration among its class rivals. The ride does so in 6.6 seconds. Moreover, Odyssey covers a quarter-mile in 15 seconds. The 7-seater has 4.5 and 118.1 inches of ground clearance and wheelbase, respectively, giving it a shorter turning radius.  

Kia Sedona vs Toyota Sienna

The opening bid for the Toyota Sienna is $29,750. Like Honda Odyssey, the ride employs a 3.5L 6-cylinder engine. However, in this case, the engine generates 296 hp of power and 263 lb.-ft. of torque. Both feats are the maximum amongst the class.

Toyota Sienna accelerates to 60 MPH in 7 seconds, making it slower only to the Honda Odyssey. The ride requires 128 feet for coming to a complete halt while decelerating constantly from 60 MPH. The Sienna offers the best-in-league headroom in the front and second-row.

2017 Kia Sedona Final Verdict

The 2017 Kia Sedona offers a great value for money with all its trims. Moreover, with a total of 5 trims at its disposal, there are plenty of options that a buyer can mull over. Unlike its class rivals, 2017 Kia Sedona isn't a strict 7-seater. In fact, you can opt for the optional 2nd-row upgrade to let it accommodate 8 persons.

Despite showing a pitiful performance and a sluggish acceleration, the Sedona prioritizes comfort. May it is a trivial ride or a long cruise, the ride allows passengers to stay in their comfort zone.