I own a 2007 KIA Sedona LX. I purchased the car used in late 2009. It had 37,000 miles at time of purchase and was a good value for the money. The good points about this car: it drives smoothly, has a lot of power, is very roomy and comfortable, incredibly safe with electronic stability control, 8 airbags, ABS, and I like the look of it. The gas mileage isn't bad for city driving. I get about 20 mpg in the city. However, I've had some big issues with this car that would really make me think twice about getting another one. The transmission needed to be replaced at 88000 miles. I was stunned that the transmission died so quickly.
Drives smoothly, has a lot of power, very roomy and comfortable, lots of safety features, decent gas mileage for a minivan.
The transmission needed to be replaced at 88,000 miles.
This would never happen in a Toyota.
I've owned a Toyota and Mazda and both vehicles had well over 100,000 miles and the transmissions worked beautifully.
In my opinion, KIA needs to focus on what's under the hood.
The warranty I got was for 60,000 miles so no good when the transmission died.
I don't think you can make up for low quality under the hood with a good warranty.
The power sliding doors gave me enormous problems when I first bought the vehicle.
I've had to replace the battery twice in 4 years of ownership.
The rack and pinion steering will also need to be fixed shortly.
Would not have happened in Toyota or Honda.
I own a 2007 Kia Sedona LX. I have had it since Nov if 2009. I m replacing my battery every six month due to the fact that the vehicle has a draw and has had since the day I bought it.. It was under warranty and I have taken it there complaining about this problem. I was told that when they test my charging system it has the normal factory draw. I took it there again and was told it is working fine and not to return. They made me feel crazy.I have been fighting this problem for 4 years. Upon talking to others with this same year they also have the same problem. KIA won't fix it, it is a factory problem. Don't buy a sedona
I love all about this van, but it leaves me stranded often due to the battery dying and having to replace it every 6 months
My family loves this van! I do a lot of driving - simply as routine, and long trip Chicago-Tulsa every month. This mini van is one the best and reliable vehicles I have had (Dodge Grand Caravan, Toyota Sienna) It's comfortable, rides smooth and looks great too. Infinity Sound system, Rear DVD is great feature. The only annoyance has been the engine light @ Gas re-fill and rear sliding doors trouble when the weather gets cold outside. I have had 37,000 miles in 15 months already. No problems from this vehicle, nothing negative in my eyes about it. Love it and would definitely recommend