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Kia Sedona Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.5 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 195 hp @ 5500 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 14/18 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No
 

Review of the 2002 Kia Sedona

  • Minivans are a necessary evil in life. The Sedona proves that there needn't be salt in the wound by providing this affordable, well-rounded package.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Unbeatable price, attractive array of standard goodies, great warranty package.

  • Cons

    Missing some key minivan features, engine could use more power.

  • What's New for 2002

    Kia joins the minivan rumble with the introduction of the Sedona, the lowest-priced minivan in America. Standard on the Sedona are such…

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (195 total reviews)


140,000 miles and still going

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Vehicle: 2002 Kia Sedona EX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

We bought our Sedona new in 2002. It was a daily driver while the kids were in car seats, now it's our road-trip and weekend car. We bought one of the first ones that came off the boat, and it had all the problems the reviewers said it would have. The good news is, when those faulty parts failed it was covered under warranty and they were replaced with improved parts. I was pleased that Kia had redesigned the faulty parts (not all auto makers do this), and we have had zero problems with the replacement parts. We had thought we would buy a new(er) van, but after looking at the options, we decided to keep the old one a while longer. It's that good!




Do not buy used

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Vehicle: 2002 Kia Sedona LX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

Non stop problems, poorly made everything is cheapy parts! Engine mounts, power steering hose, pistons wrong. Brakes are cheap, heater and ac are weak. Transmission issues. Wow I really really regret buying this car and kept thinking this would be the last repair. It never stops! The doors rust and rot so they don't slide right. Then the rear hatch struts that hold up the back door don't work and no after market parts fit. Problems with spark plugs, and the design of the car make repairs very costly because they have to pull out all the parts to get to the parts. Such a disaster please don't consider buying one no matter how cheap you see it for sale locally! Fuel sensors went bad...




120k miles and still going

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Vehicle: 2002 Kia Sedona EX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

We got this van new, and after 11 years and over 120K miles an update is in order. This van was new to this country in 02, and there were a number of issues. Ours was one of the ones built earlier in the year, and we had the expected issues come up, but they replaced all the faulty bits with the improved ones, and no problems with those parts since. We have driven this van all over the US and it has performed like a champ. We initially got this van to fit kids in car seats, and now use it mostly for family outings and road trips. The original engine and transmission are still going strong. This van has been a great value.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 14
  • cty
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  • 18
  • highway
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Full 2002 Kia Sedona Review

What's New for 2002

Kia joins the minivan rumble with the introduction of the Sedona, the lowest-priced minivan in America. Standard on the Sedona are such niceties as air conditioning, power windows, cruise control and auto on/off headlights. Upscale EX models get a CD player, interior wood trim and power front seats. All Sedonas benefit from Kia's impressive Long Haul Warranty with drivetrain protection for 10 years or 100,000 miles.

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dlazar
dlazar
07-10-2003
We have a 2002 Kia Sedona with about 8000 miles on it. We have brought the van in numerous times because the rear brakes seem to make a strange noise when stopping. It sound like a a thumping. grind...


petedd
petedd
06-21-2009
Our 2002 Kia Sedona just decided not to start (turns over but does not ignite and run) one afternoon. It is producing 0335 codes (Crankshaft Position Sensor Circuit). I replaced it. Still not starting...


bluedevils
bluedevils
02-11-2007
The timing belt and other service costs are not nearly as high as you say, at least in my experience. See my other posts regarding recent service on our 2002 Sedona EX. We had timing belt, tune-up (...



 

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