2017 Kia Sedona
- The distinctive cockpit looks more like a car's than a minivan's
- You get a lot of features for the money
- The second-row seats are quite versatile
- Cabin remains pleasantly quiet on the highway
- Fuel economy is unimpressive
- Slightly less cargo capacity than rivals
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Which Sedona does Edmunds recommend?
Edmunds' Expert Review
Overall rating3.5 / 5
The 2017 Kia Sedona is a worthy alternative to the top-rated minivans from Honda and Toyota. Besides the lower price and higher feature content, the Sedona scores points for its quick acceleration, quiet ride and carlike interior. The powerful engine does put a dent in fuel economy, and the cargo capacity is a bit smaller than that of rivals, but neither should be a deal breaker for savvy shoppers. Furthermore, its top safety score will give you some reassurance when transporting your most precious cargo, and Kia backs the car with the most generous warranty in the industry.
2017 Kia Sedona configurations
The Kia Sedona minivan can accommodate up to eight passengers and is available in five trim levels: L, LX, EX, SX and SX Limited. All models are powered by a 3.3-liter V6 engine (276 horsepower and 248 pound-feet of torque) that sends power to the front wheels via a six-speed automatic transmission.
Standard feature highlights for the Sedona's base L trim include 17-inch alloy wheels, Slide-N-Stow forward collapsing second-row captain's chairs (reducing seating capacity to seven), stain-resistant cloth upholstery, a 60/40-split reclining and folding third-row bench seat, air-conditioning with rear controls, Bluetooth, a 5-inch touchscreen, a rearview camera and a four-speaker sound system with a USB input.
The LX trim adds power-folding mirrors, power-sliding doors, rear privacy glass, a second-row bench seat (increasing passenger capacity to eight), a power driver seat and a six-speaker audio system.
The EX hits what we think is the sweet spot of the Sedona lineup. On this trim you also get 18-inch wheels, foglights, heated mirrors, roof rails, a height-adjustable power tailgate, front and rear parking sensors, upgraded shock absorbers, keyless ignition and entry, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, tri-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, heated front seats, sunshades for the second and third rows, a cooled glovebox, a portable flashlight, a 7-inch display, UVO3 eServices emergency telematics and additional USB charge ports.
The SX trim reverts back to the seven-passenger configuration with second-row captain's chairs (the bench is available as an option) and adds a power front passenger seat, ventilated front seats, driver-seat memory functions, heated second-row seats, an 8-inch touchscreen, a navigation system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone app integration and an eight-speaker Infinity premium audio system. A blind-spot monitoring system with rear cross-traffic alert is also included.
The range-topping eight-passenger SX Limited trim adds 19-inch wheels, adaptive xenon headlights, adaptive cruise control, a heated steering wheel and a household power outlet. Even more advanced safety features come with the SX Limited, including forward collision warning and mitigation (with automatic emergency braking), a lane departure warning system and a surround-view camera system.
Many features on the higher trims are available as options on the lower trims. Other add-ons such as a dual-panel sunroof, first-class lounge-style seating for the second row (without Slide-N-Stow) and premium leather upholstery are available only on the SX Limited trim. A rear-seat DVD entertainment system is offered on all models.
Each vehicle typically comes in multiple versions that are fundamentally similar. The ratings in this review are based on our full test of the 2015 Kia Sedona SX Limited Minivan (3.3L V6 | 6-speed automatic | FWD).
NOTE: Since this test was conducted, the current Sedona has received some revisions, including a few more standard and optional features. Our overall findings remain applicable to this year's Sedona, however.
Noise & vibration4.5
Ease of use4.0
Getting in/getting out3.0
Child safety seat accommodation4.5
Most helpful consumer reviews
2017 Kia Sedona video
BRYN MACKINNON: I'm Bryn MacKinnon, and this is an Edmunds expert rundown of the 2017 Kia Sedona. As minivans go, the 2017 Kia Sedona is kind of a breath of fresh air. The crossover inspired styling is one thing that sets it apart, and there's also a burly v-6 under the hood that gives you quick acceleration when you need it. As expected from Kia, you get a lot of features for your money. And then there's Kia's excellent warranty coverage for extra peace of mind. What's the catch? Well it's not really a catch, but subpar fuel economy is the price you have to pay for that quick acceleration. There's also a bit less cargo space than you get in rival vans. Inside the Sedona you'll find plenty of rear passenger space. Although the second row seats don't do neat things like Chrysler's Stow 'n Go seats for example. So you lose a little versatility there. Up front, look at how the center console rises up between the seats and connects with the dashboard. That's another SUV like element that distinguishes the Sedona from its unabashedly vanney rivals. We like Kia's touchscreen, by the way. It's simple to use and responds quickly to your taps. The bottom line is that Sedona's got a vibe all its own. And that's pretty impressive for a minivan. Of course, you got to check out the Honda Odyssey and Toyota Sienna if you're in the market for a minivan. And the new Chrysler Pacifica is another strong rival. But the Sedona is right in the mix and well-worth a test drive. For more Edmunds expert rundowns, click the link to subscribe.
2017 Kia Sedona Expert Rundown Review
In the market for a minivan with quick acceleration, quiet ride and carlike interior? Shop the 2017 Kia Sedona. Here's a quick rundown of what we like, what we don't and the bottom line from the Edmunds editors.
Features & Specs
Our experts’ favorite Sedona safety features:
- UVO3 eServices
- This system automatically notifies emergency services with your location in the event of a crash in which the airbags deploy.
- Blind-Spot Detection System
- This system lets you know if there's a car in your blind spot as well as if there's a car approaching when you're backing up.
- Autonomous Emergency Braking
- We can't catch everything all the time. If you get distracted, this system will hit the brakes if you don't see that traffic has slowed.
2017 Kia Sedona for Sale
One of the top minivans on the market, the 2017 Kia Sedona boasts a lot of useful features for the money. And with five Sedona trim levels available, buyers have the ability to opt for maximum value or ramp up the luxury and technology as they see fit. There's nothing particularly eye-popping about the Sedona's exterior styling, but it's attractive enough for a full-size people-mover. On the inside, though, its crossover SUV-influenced cabin almost takes the "van" out of minivan.
Already a quiet highway traveler, for 2017 the Sedona gets an acoustically insulated windshield for extra-pleasant road trips. There are also new xenon headlights, an updated infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and a new Technology package that includes front-end collision warning with automatic emergency braking.
The Sedona's powerplant is a 3.3-liter V6 that generates 276 horsepower and 248 pound-feet of torque and drives the front wheels through an electronically controlled six-speed automatic transmission. The EPA rates the Sedona at 20 mpg combined (18 city/24 highway).
Although the Sedona is marginally less fuel-efficient than its major competitors, it makes up for it with acceleration that puts it near the top of the minivan segment. Comfortable, smooth and quiet on the road, the Sedona's handling is about average for a large family hauler. Its bulk does tend to make itself known in the corners, and the very light steering provides minimal feedback. But most drivers will likely be pleased with its overall driving characteristics.
Interior comfort and space are the Sedona's calling card. The cockpit layout is attractive and modern with quality materials and controls that are easy to reach and logically arranged, as well as seats that are designed for long trips. The first two rows of occupants will find more than enough room to stretch out, although the third row row is best reserved for the kids. Cargo space with the last row of seats up lags a bit behind the competition, but it will likely be enough for the majority of buyers.
The Sedona can seat seven or eight, depending on the trim level. The base L model comes fairly well equipped with amenities such as alloy wheels, air-conditioning, a rearview camera and Bluetooth connectivity. The LX trim adds more comfort and convenience features, the EX and SX models up the ante for luxury and technology, and the top-of-the-line SXL includes a number of advanced safety features and premium leather upholstery. Whatever your preference, let Edmunds help you find the 2017 Kia Sedona that best meets your needs.
2017 Kia Sedona Overview
The 2017 Kia Sedona is offered in the following submodels: Sedona Minivan. Available styles include EX 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 6A), LX 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 6A), L 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 6A), SX Limited 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 6A), and SX 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 6A).
What do people think of the 2017 Kia Sedona?
Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2017 Kia Sedona and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2017 Sedona 4 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2017 Sedona.
Edmunds Expert Reviews
Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2017 Kia Sedona and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2017 Sedona featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.
Our Review Process
This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.
We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.
What's a good price for a New 2017 Kia Sedona?
2017 Kia Sedona SX 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 6A)
The 2017 Kia Sedona SX 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $42,990. The average price paid for a new 2017 Kia Sedona SX 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 6A) is trending $3,118 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
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The average savings for the 2017 Kia Sedona SX 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 6A) is7.3% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
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Should I lease or buy a 2017 Kia Sedona?
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