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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.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (72 total 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.



1 of 1 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.



3 of 5 people found this review helpful

Love this van!!

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

We bought this van brand new back in January 2005. We had it for 6 whole years now. Never had 1 problems w/ it. We drove it all the way from Calif to Florida and back. Dragged a tent trailer and regular trailer w/ it quite often. It has totally held up really well. We maintained it and took care of it. It was the best van we ever had. We are now looking into trading it in for a newer model. We highly recommend this mini van.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Pretty good mini van

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

I bought this van used with 12,000 miles on it, it has been a good car for us, I was very hard on the rotors, and the brakes, we had to travel down a step hill often, so the rotors wore out pretty fast, that was about 2 years, after we bought it, also around the same time, the adjusting part of the p seat went out, and we had it replaced, its a good a car, and it can take hit in the back, it was in a pretty hard finder binder, and hardly crunched up at all. I do recommend this car, for the price it's perfect, and I think it is pretty fast, i don't know what some of the poster are talking about, mini vans are meant for large families, they shouldn't be like sports cars, they should be safe for kids.




Worst car i've ever owned

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

I'm glad Kia offers a 60 thousand mile warranty, because I had to have this lemon in 8 times for warranty work. Many times the work was for the same problem over and over (cheap seat covers that tore, gear shift that locked up, locks that locked the car on it’s own, mechanical issues of all kinds). I’m over 60 thousand miles now, and the car is just slowly crumbling. There’s no way I’m ever buying a Kia again after this.



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.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 14
  • cty
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  • 21
  • highway
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