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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 14/21 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2005 Kia Sedona

  • While mainstream minivans may offer all the latest gadgets, Kia's Sedona continues to stuff all essential ingredients of a family vehicle into a value-priced package.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Excellent value, roomy interior with lots of cupholders and storage bins, solid build quality, lengthy warranty coverage.

  • Cons

    Handling and steering response could be better, missing a few key minivan features, ABS not standard, below-average fuel mileage.

  • What's New for 2005

    Second-row captain's chairs are now available on the LX, while all models get larger rear drum brakes.

Full 2005 Kia Sedona Review

What's New for 2005

Second-row captain's chairs are now available on the LX, while all models get larger rear drum brakes.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

She's my work horse

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Vehicle: 2005 Kia Sedona LX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

This Van Currently has 123,000+ miles on it and counting, we've used it to haul all my kids to their games and meets, move their stuff to their college dorms and apartments. We have moved furniture, appliances, taken trips, been all over in it, she's been old reliable. Haven't had any problems with this van, I would buy another one were it not for the fact that in another year I wont need to be moving anymore kids and I can downsize again finally.

Never again

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Vehicle: 2005 Kia Sedona LX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

Bought brand new didn't matter the problems began at the very start with brake problems and went on from there...Problems made worst by the worst customer service I've ever experienced. With thousands of dollars spent and car still stalling we were done. You want a reliable car get a Honda. That's what we drive. Excellent customer service every time.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Good van

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Vehicle: 2005 Kia Sedona LX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

Bought the van used in 2009, and other than the required maintenance I never had to fix a thing. I love this van. I put about 75,000 miles on it and it is more reliable than any new car I ever bought.

Bought new in january 2005

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Vehicle: 2005 Kia Sedona EX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

Bought the van fully loaded: leather, DVD, ABS, moonroof, etc. Comparatively equipped mini-vans were much more expensive. Currently has about 58k miles after 8 years. The brakes went out by 20k miles and the ABS never seemed to work right. Replaced tires with Hankook (factory) tires the first couple of times. The inner walls on the front tires kept wearing out. Went with Michelins the last time and they seem to be working better. Haven't had any major problems but looking at around $900 for timing belt replacement at 60k miles. Also, spark plugs are very difficult to change out. I average about 13 mpg city and 20 freeway. Paint is fading. Mirrors and bumpers are first to go.

14 of 14 people found this review helpful

This thing won't die!

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Vehicle: 2005 Kia Sedona EX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

I have an 05 Sedona and this van is surprisingly the most reliable van I have ever seen. Kia's cars are crap but this van has 306,234 miles on it right now and still runs like the day it came off the showroom floor. The engine is so quiet you can't hear it run and the transmission still shifts like it should. I love the room inside and the seats are easy to remove. I've even hauled my jetski in it a few times! I keep the oil changed with 10 w30 Mobil 1 synthetic. That may also account for the great gas mileage I get in this van. It only uses a quarter tank up and back from my house to my mother's house which is about 80 miles away as long as you keep the mph fairly steady. Keep that in mind.

Piece of junk

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Vehicle: 2005 Kia Sedona EX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

Bought it in 08 with 15k on the odometer.... 3-4 sets of brake pads pr year, Throttle positioning sensor replaced, Camshaft positionong sensor replaced, power steering pump dissintegrated, ac compressor..shot, timing belt, L front strut..toast, unable to maintain allignment, 5 sets of tires up front, gas mileage sux!!! 13mpg - 18mpg., underpowered, delayed gear shifting, 4 sets of headlights, power seats malfunction, front bearings, seizure of R front wheel. Aaand regular maintenance costs. We are a fam of 7. demand are high but the vehicle has been maintained. All was well untill 75k. After that, should have dumped it.... never again.

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My name is Jeff and I'm having headlight troubles with my 2005 Kia Sedona Minivan. My left headlight went out and I bought two headlights. When I went to replace the headlight, it would not turn on. I...

Kia will be releasing their Sedona Mini-Van in the US in 2001. It's aproximately 192" long and they are dropping a big 3.5 litre V6 in it for the US market. It's been in Europe with a 2.5 litre...

Hi. Recently, my Sedona's AC has stopped working and ever since then, a clicking noise can be heard while driving. What I want to know is if the engine will lock up because of the clutch on the AC not...

Gas Mileage


  • 14
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  • 21
  • highway
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