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2003 Kia Sedona Minivan

 
 

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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 2003 Kia Sedona

  • A fine minivan until one considers the price -- at which point it becomes an exceptional minivan.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Excellent value, lots of cupholders and storage bins, solid build quality, good crash test scores, lengthy warranty coverage.

  • Cons

    Hefty curb weight, below-average gas mileage, missing a few key minivan features, potentially expensive to repair in minor collisions.

  • What's New for 2003

    Minor upgrades are in store for the Sedona in its second year on the market. On the outside, buyers will find new taillights, and in the…

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (227 total reviews)


I like this van!

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Vehicle: 2003 Kia Sedona LX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

We bought our 2003 Kia Sedona last year. The previous owners (original owners) hardly drove it. The van only had 75K miles on it. We have put on 26K in one year! The car has been great for us. It's been all over the place because my husband travels a lot for work. It gets good highway gas mileage. We live in a rural area so it isn't so great for going from town to town. We haven't had any major issues at all. We are taking it in for general maintenance expected at 100K. Plugs, wires, etc. because it is running rough, but with the way we drive that's to be expected. I love the V6 - it really goes! I love this mini-van!




Purchased used 2 years ago

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Vehicle: 2003 Kia Sedona EX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

I purchased this van 2003 Kia Sodona 2 years ago and right after I paid it off the engine had problems it has blown head gaskets and will cost me $2200.00 to get back on the road.




Don't do it!!!

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Vehicle: 2003 Kia Sedona EX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

I bought my '03 Kia 2 years ago with 49k miles on it. I read good reviews,and it had such low miles I thought for sure I'd have it for a long time. Well 2 years later, it has 78,000 miles and it is breaking constant! Every month I have to bring it in to be fixed! At that mileage I shouldn't constantly be in the shop with it. Other cons are its tiny,puts a whole new perspective on "mini"van. Good luck putting anything in the trunk space. Also it has no trade in value at all. My vans exterior/interior is perfect,has lower mileage and I can't even get $1500 for trade. Trading it in tomorrow for a Honda Odyseey. Im so done with Kia's.They are sold cheap for a reason,you get what you pay for.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 14
  • cty
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  • 18
  • highway
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Full 2003 Kia Sedona Review

What's New for 2003

Minor upgrades are in store for the Sedona in its second year on the market. On the outside, buyers will find new taillights, and in the cabin, you'll note a new audio faceplate and a remote fuel-door release. The LX model gets a CD player, while the EX now comes with two keyless remotes, as well as additional leather on the armrests and lower portions of the seats. A trailer hitch is now available for all Sedonas.

Talk About The 2003 Sedona

2003 Kia Sedona Discussions See all Started By

bvolks
bvolks
10-19-2002
I had a similar experience as I was ready to purchase a 2003 Sedona EX with everything and was told my numbers were off. I showed my salesman a print out from Edmunds with the 2002 MSRP/Invoice and T...


darren632
darren632
07-20-2011
i have a kia sedona 2003 i have just had the engine rebuild as it stoped running and will not start again and now the engine been rebuilt its still not starting. it trnes one time and thats it, its li...


youthink
youthink
01-07-2006
2003 Sedona purchased new, May 2003 from Jeff Wyler KIA in Fairfield, Ohio....