We drove a rented Sedona in 2008 to Florida. Good van for long trips and we were impressed. We kept waiting for a 2008 with a few miles on it to become available. Finally did in May and we snatched it up. Bought the van for a little over $15K with 11K miles on it. Pick up is as good as my 2006 Monte Carlo. Great ride and comfortable as I am 5'3". The only complaint is no MP3 jack and the stereo really needs to be better quality. Got used to RDS display on the Monte Carlo and miss it. Other than the radio, it's been great for hauling my german shepherd and my toddler granddaughter. Also there's no outside temperature guage which i find odd.
Excellent pick up, all the room, folding seats
More modern stereo with satellite capability, mp3 jack, and an outside temperature guage on the LX.
2008 Kia Sedona Minivan EX 4dr Ext Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 5A)
My 2008 Sedona was purchased new less than a month ago and has fewer than 500 miles on it. It is in the shop now for the second time because the battery goes dead 4 times, requiring roadside assistance each time, and has been there for 5 days now without a diagnosis. I truly love driving this van, but am starting to think I made a huge mistake purchasing it. I haven't even received my license plates yet and it's been in the shop 6 days already! Thankfully, the dealer is a gem and doing everything they can to help me.
Drives very "fun" for a behemoth vehicle. If they can ever get it running reliably and I can trust it enough to drive it anywhere, it MAY be a wonderful vehicle.
6-changer CD player. iPod jack. LED readout on radio.
We're expecting twins next month and couldn't avoid the inevitable minivan purchase (2 carseats in a Sentra just wouldn't cut it!). My father was the one who steered me towards a Kia based soley on its reviews and warranty. I test drove all the major brands and to my surprise, the Kia stood far out in my opinion. You get a LOT for your money (especially with the rebates) and it's actually comfortable to drive. Some of the vans out there seriously make you feel like you're driving a bus! I would recommend the Kia Sedona to anyone looking for a minivan, even recommend the brand to anyone just looking for a car! I was always a Nissan person, but I'm glad I opened my eyes to Kia.
Love, love, love how the 2nd row sliding doors windows roll down! You don't see this feature in many other brands. Also love the ease of storing the 3rd row seats and the flexibility of putting them up and down.
I've only had it for a month, no complaints so far. I know the gas mileage is going to take some time getting used to coming from a 4 cylinder car, but hey, it's a minivan...what do you expect?
2008 Kia Sedona Minivan 4dr Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 5A)
We got this vehicle. I wished we hadent. The dealer didn't tell us that it would only get 14 miles to a gallon. The sticker says over 21 mpg. He didn't tell us that we had to pay $300.00 to get it servaced at 30,000. It keeps on dieing on us. So please spread the word don't buy kia.
Better sales communication. Sales man and the dealers needs to be honest about the m.p.g.
Rented a car in may 2007, was upgraded free to 2008 kia sedona for a week. best test drive ever. Wife fell in love with van. Finally in the market to purchase a vehicle March 2009, Sedona only one came to mind. Love everything about sedona. Engine same size as the 98 z34 monte carlo, V6 3.8l. nice acceleration and handling. My wife and I argue over who gets to drive when we go places now.
Roomy, power everthing, cargo area, stow and gow seating.............. heck everything.
Very minor-the arm rests could be a little higher.