Kia introduced Sedona mainly to get the upper hand in the minivan segment. This minivan is known as Kia Carnival in Asia and Sedona is its North American version. Sedona debuted in the 2002 model year with an aim to give a host of minivans such as Honda Odyssey, Mazda MPV, Toyota Sienna, Chevrolet Venture and Caravan a run for their money. Cars like Sienna Odyssey and the Chrysler that have already established themselves as reliable minivan brands could feel insecure the way Kia Sedona has evolved itself.
Initially, Sedona was available with 3.5 liter V6 engine delivering 195 horsepower. The power train was ably supported by 5-speed automatic transmission system. However, power train specifications apart, Sedona had nothing to offer to the minivan buyers in the early phase. Buyers always look for some basic features such as navigation system, power sliding doors and power liftgate and backup sensors in minivans. You can't blame them for not taking interest in the Kia Sedona, as they were strangely absent in it.
Nevertheless, Kia came back with vengeance in 2005 and launched a revamped Sedona for the 2006 model year. This all-new Sedona features all the essential specifications that minivan buyers would love to find in their dream machine. The power plant specification also gets a much-needed enhancement. The latest Sedona gets power from 3.8 L V6 engine phenomenal in delivering 244 horsepower. In addition, Kia offers Hyundai's 5-year, 60,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty with the Sedona.
Sedona has got all the ingredients to become one of the leading family vehicles in the North American car market. With various cargo options and second and third-row seating facility, Sedona could well become the minivan to watch out for.
2012 Kia Sedona
Although the 2012 Kia Sedona is starting to look a little aged up beside the competition, it's still solidly in the top third of the available mini vans and offers a lot of value in the $24,900 to $29,190 MSRP range. The base price is actually one of the lowest in the class, and the Sedona offers a well-padded list of standards, good seating, competent handling, and very low road noise.
Unfortunately, if appearance counts, the competition is going into the new model year well-prepared. Both the Honda Odyssey and Toyota Sienna were redesigned for 2011, while the Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town and Country were refreshed. The Sedona hasn't had a really big refresh since 2006, and only picked up a new engine for 2011. The Odyssey remains the best driving mini van on American road ways and consistently knocks up the best fuel ratings, while the Sienna is the only mini van to offer AWD.
The 2012 Kia Sedona is available at two trim levels, the LX and EX. On the base, you'll pick up integrated side mirror turn signals, Bluetooth, USB connectivity, six airbags, a Sirius intro subscription for three months, audio controls on the wheel, and a back-up sensor standard. more
2011 Kia Sedona
The well-thought and innovative 2011 Kia Sedona is available now with invoice pricing ranging between $23,870 in $27,275. Your estimated monthly payments will range between $475 and $550, of course before the costs of insurance , maintenance, fuel and more.
2010 Kia Sedona
You'll appreciate invoice pricing between $21,760 and $26,820 for the 2010 Kia Sedona minivan. It proudly displays double 5-star safety ratings from the NHTSA, a Top Safety Pick award from the IIHS and has the impressive list of standard safety features to justify them.
2008 Kia Sedona
Although the 2008 Kia Sedona returns unchanged this year, it is still a well equipped and very affordable minivan with the added bonus of a 10 year/100,000 mile warranty.
2007 Kia Sedona
The 2007 Kia Sedona (starting from an MSRP of $21,195) is available in the base model as well as the LX and EX. All are equipped with a 3.8 liter, four-cylinder V6 generating 205 horsepower (automatic transmission with five speeds and overdrive.) Estimated fuel economy on all models is 18 city and 25 highway.