2020 Kia Sedona

MSRP range: $27,600 - $41,500
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MSRP$29,145
Edmunds suggests you pay$26,896

What Should I Pay

2020 Kia Sedona Review

  • Distinctive SUV-like cockpit design
  • Lots of features for the money
  • Cabin remains pleasantly quiet on the highway
  • Offers slightly less cargo capacity than rivals
  • The ride is busy over rough pavement and large bumps
  • The 2020 Kia Sedona is unchanged
  • Part of the third Sedona generation introduced for 2015

The latest SUV advertising campaigns might say otherwise, but there is perhaps no better vehicle for a family than a minivan. The 2020 Kia Sedona is one of those minivans. It boasts a long list of standard and available features, SUV-like styling and a comfortable, well-built interior. Even though this current generation has been around since 2015, the Sedona can still hold its own against the latest crop of family-friendly haulers such as the Chrysler Pacifica, Honda Odyssey and Toyota Sienna.

The Sedona also has one of the most intuitive infotainment systems around, plus a full complement of advanced driving aids available on midtrim models. The Sedona doesn't have any fatal flaws either, though it does have a slightly rougher ride and a little less cargo space than competitors. Overall, it's worth checking out, especially if value is a priority for your next minivan purchase.

What's it like to live with?

This version of the Kia Sedona debuted in 2015. Edmunds added one to our fleet for a one-year test that covered more than 20,000 miles. We liked the Sedona, though it lagged behind competitors in some areas, especially fuel economy. Kia has since made some improvements, but most of our observations from that test still apply to the 2020 Sedona.

Which Sedona does Edmunds recommend?

The EX trim strikes a good balance between features and price. Standard equipment includes leather seats, wireless charging, and a host of driver aids not available on the L and LX trim levels. For even more features, the EX Premium package really dresses up the Sedona and still manages to come in at a lower price than the top-of-the-line SX.

Kia Sedona models

The 2020 Kia Sedona is available in four trim levels: L, LX, EX and SX. All Sedonas are powered by a 276-horsepower 3.3-liter V6 engine mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission.

L
Starts you off with:

  • 17-inch wheels
  • Seven-passenger seating
  • 7-inch infotainment touchscreen
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration
  • Four-speaker audio system

LX
Adds features such as:

  • Six-speaker audio system
  • Tinted side and rear windows
  • Power-sliding doors
  • Eight-passenger seating
  • Power-adjustable driver's seat

EX
Adds more premium features with:

  • Three-zone climate control system
  • Leather seats
  • Wireless charging
  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Heated front seats
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Blind-spot monitor (alerts you if a vehicle in the next lane over is in your blind spot)
  • Rear cross-traffic alert (warns you if a vehicle behind you is about to cross your vehicle's path while in reverse)

EX Premium package
Bridges the gap between the EX and the range-topping SX. Features on this package include:

  • Power-folding, heated mirrors
  • Chrome exterior trim
  • Sunroof
  • Hands-free liftgate
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Driver-seat memory settings
  • Four-way power lumbar adjustment for driver's seat
  • Power-adjustable passenger's seat
  • Third-row USB port
  • 110-volt household-style power outlet
  • Forward collision mitigation (warns you of an impending collision and applies the brakes in certain scenarios)
  • Lane departure warning (alerts you if the vehicle begins to drift out of its lane)
  • Adaptive cruise control (maintains a driver-set distance between the Sedona and the car in front)

SX
The SX is the most luxe Sedona available. Starting with the EX's contents, it adds:

  • EX Premium package
  • LED headlights
  • Eight-speaker audio system
  • Ventilated from seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • 8-inch infotainment touchscreen
  • LED headlights
  • Surround-view camera system (gives you a top-down view of the Sedona and its surroundings for tight parking situations)
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Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2020 Kia Sedona.

Average user rating: 3.7 stars
7 total reviews
5 star reviews: 28%
4 star reviews: 28%
3 star reviews: 30%
2 star reviews: 14%
1 star reviews: 0%

Trending topics in reviews

  • interior
  • seats
  • reliability & manufacturing quality
  • comfort
  • value

Most helpful consumer reviews

5/5 stars, BEST BANG FOR THE BUCK!!!
MisterM,
EX 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 8A)
I have driven and own mostly Honda and Toyota vehicles. Just sold my 2015 Subaru Forester because it has a really weak four cylinder engine and burned a lot of oil so I was very disappointed. I started looking for a new vehicle so I test drove a LOT of cars and mini vans out there from Toyota, Honda, Chrysler, Hyundai, Subaru Ascent and others, you name it. I made a really bad mistake in paying such high price for the new Forester back in 2015 so this time I truly did my homework on the internet and during the actual test drives. To make it really short, I ended up buying a brand new Kia Sedona EX. The Kia dealer actually agreed to my terms and was able to give me the monthly payments no one else was willing to give me. Yeah, Kia you rock!!! I got an amazing deal and I was actually in shock when the sales manager agreed to the monthly payment that I was able to afford. I was really in shock to know that I would be taking home a brand new car WITH interior leather. Truly amazing. I am really impressed, for lack of a better word, at how high quality made is this Sedona. Everything inside and outside the Sedona looks really high quality, the plastics and the windows are really impressive and I feel like I'm driving in a Mercedes Benz, no seriously I'm not joking. I was also this close in buying a pre owned Hyundai Genesis G80 3.8 but in the end I am more than happy with the Sedona and I know I made the right choice this time.
2/5 stars, Sedona or Sienna
Gary,
EX 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 8A)
I looked hard at both vehicles. I ended up buying the Sedona for so many reasons. It had all the bells and whistles for about 6 thousand less. I had read the reviews on the vehicle and they stated the ride is stiff and the ride can be bumpy. Shame on me for not doing a good long test drive. The ride was so stiff and you will feel every single bump. It was so bad it aggravated my back. I sold the vehicle 3 months after I bought it. O yea I took a big financial hit.
3/5 stars, 8 Speed Transmission Problems
Brandon F. ,
SX 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 8A)
We went with the Kia Sedona over the Toyota Sienna because of the extra features for less. I wish I had done a longer test drive because the transmission has a serious flaw. When accelerating from a stop it shifts back and forth between gears causing it to shake, almost like the engine is misfiring. I was an auto technician for several years, so driving a brand new vehicle with this kind of shaking or lunging is really aggravating. When I took it back to the dealer they said they couldn’t find anything wrong. I asked to have one of their technicians ride with me and he noticed right away. He told me it’s the same issue the Kia Sorrento has and there is no fix for it. There aren’t really any complaints online about the Sedona doing this but there are plenty about the Sorrento transmissions. I called Kia customer service to let them know how dissatisfied I am and asked if they are working on a solution. They told me they had no idea if they were or not. Everything else about the van is great but the transmission shifting properly is a big deal and they need to come up with a way to repair it.
4/5 stars, Great Value in a Minivan
AP,
EX 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 8A)
This minivan should be considered by anyone who is in the market for a minivan. It has most of the "bells and whistles" of the more expensive brands, without the price tag. Plus, it's the best looking minivan on the market - it doesn't look like a spaceship or giant egg on wheels!

2020 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

NOTE: This video is about the 2017 Kia Sedona, but since the 2020 Kia Sedona is part of the same generation, our earlier analysis still applies.

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

Base MSRP
$27,600
MPG & Fuel
18 City / 24 Hwy / 21 Combined
Fuel Tank Capacity: 21.1 gal. capacity
Seating
7 seats
Drivetrain
Type: front wheel drive
Transmission: 8-speed shiftable automatic
Engine
V6 cylinder
Horsepower: 276 hp @ 6000 rpm
Torque: 248 lb-ft @ 5200 rpm
Basic Warranty
5 yr./ 60000 mi.
Dimensions
Length: 201.4 in. / Height: 68.5 in. / Width: 78.1 in.
Curb Weight: 4411 lbs.
Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place: 33.9 cu.ft.

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Safety

Our experts’ favorite Sedona safety features:

Uvo eServices
Notifies emergency services with your location in the event of a crash in which the airbags deploy.
Blind-Spot Collision Warning
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.
Forward Collision Avoidance
Detects if a head-on crash is imminent and applies the brakes to avoid or mitigate a crash.

NHTSA Overall Rating 5 out of 5 stars

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.

Frontal Barrier Crash RatingRating
Overall5 / 5
Driver5 / 5
Passenger5 / 5
Side Crash RatingRating
Overall5 / 5
Side Barrier RatingRating
Overall5 / 5
Driver5 / 5
Passenger5 / 5
Combined Side Barrier & Pole RatingsRating
Front Seat5 / 5
Back Seat5 / 5
RolloverRating
Rollover4 / 5
Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
Risk Of Rollover13%

IIHS Rating

The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.

Side Impact Test
Good
Roof Strength Test
Good
Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
Good
IIHS Small Overlap Front TestNot Tested
Moderate Overlap Front Test
Good



Kia Sedona vs. the competition

2020 Kia Sedona

2020 Kia Sedona

2020 Chrysler Pacifica

2020 Chrysler Pacifica

Kia Sedona vs. Chrysler Pacifica

The Chrysler Pacifica is a solid pick for a minivan. It's easy to fold its second-row seats into the floor, allowing you to switch your family-hauling minivan into a cargo van in just a few minutes. You can also get the Pacifica with all-wheel drive. The Sedona counters by offering more advanced driver safety features as standard, plus a longer warranty.

Compare Kia Sedona & Chrysler Pacifica features 

Kia Sedona vs. Honda Odyssey

The Honda Odyssey has been at the top of our minivan list for some time. We like its thoughtful design, comfortable ride and high-quality interior. Special features, such as an available vacuum cleaner and a rear cabin camera, add to the desirability of the Odyssey. But it's more expensive than the Kia Sedona.

Compare Kia Sedona & Honda Odyssey features 

Kia Sedona vs. Toyota Sienna

The Sienna's strong V6 engine and smooth ride quality make it a comfortable minivan for extended road trips. Like the Pacifica, the Sienna is available with all-wheel drive, making it an excellent option for buyers living in the snow belt. For all-around value, however, you might like the Sedona more.

Compare Kia Sedona & Toyota Sienna features 

FAQ

Is the Kia Sedona a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2020 Sedona both on the road and at the track. You probably care about Kia Sedona fuel economy, so it's important to know that the Sedona gets an EPA-estimated 21 mpg. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the Sedona has 33.9 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Kia Sedona. Learn more

What's new in the 2020 Kia Sedona?

According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2020 Kia Sedona:

  • The 2020 Kia Sedona is unchanged
  • Part of the third Sedona generation introduced for 2015
Learn more

Is the Kia Sedona reliable?

To determine whether the Kia Sedona is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the Sedona. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the Sedona's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2020 Kia Sedona a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2020 Kia Sedona is a good car. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2020 Sedona is a good car for you. Check back soon for the official Edmunds Rating from our expert testing team Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2020 Kia Sedona?

The least-expensive 2020 Kia Sedona is the 2020 Kia Sedona L 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 8A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $27,600.

Other versions include:

  • LX 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 8A) which starts at $30,400
  • EX 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 8A) which starts at $33,700
  • L 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 8A) which starts at $27,600
  • SX 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 8A) which starts at $41,500
Learn more

What are the different models of Kia Sedona?

If you're interested in the Kia Sedona, the next question is, which Sedona model is right for you? Sedona variants include LX 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 8A), EX 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 8A), L 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 8A), and SX 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 8A). For a full list of Sedona models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2020 Kia Sedona

2020 Kia Sedona Overview

The 2020 Kia Sedona is offered in the following submodels: Sedona Minivan. Available styles include EX 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 8A), LX 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 8A), L 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 8A), and SX 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 8A). Kia Sedona models are available with a 3.3 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 276 hp, depending on engine type. The 2020 Kia Sedona comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 8-speed shiftable automatic. The 2020 Kia Sedona comes with a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. basic warranty, a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 10 yr./ 100000 mi. powertrain warranty.

What do people think of the 2020 Kia Sedona?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2020 Kia Sedona and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2020 Sedona 3.7 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 2020 Sedona.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2020 Kia Sedona and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2020 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 2020 Kia Sedona?

2020 Kia Sedona L 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 8A)

The 2020 Kia Sedona L 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $29,145. The average price paid for a new 2020 Kia Sedona L 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 8A) is trending $2,249 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $2,249 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $26,896.

The average savings for the 2020 Kia Sedona L 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 8A) is 7.7% below the MSRP.

2020 Kia Sedona LX 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 8A)

The 2020 Kia Sedona LX 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $31,945. The average price paid for a new 2020 Kia Sedona LX 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 8A) is trending $2,589 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $2,589 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $29,356.

The average savings for the 2020 Kia Sedona LX 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 8A) is 8.1% below the MSRP.

2020 Kia Sedona EX 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 8A)

The 2020 Kia Sedona EX 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $35,960. The average price paid for a new 2020 Kia Sedona EX 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 8A) is trending $2,926 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $2,926 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $33,034.

The average savings for the 2020 Kia Sedona EX 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 8A) is 8.1% below the MSRP.

2020 Kia Sedona SX 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 8A)

The 2020 Kia Sedona SX 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $43,770. The average price paid for a new 2020 Kia Sedona SX 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 8A) is trending $4,038 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $4,038 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $39,732.

The average savings for the 2020 Kia Sedona SX 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 8A) is 9.2% below the MSRP.

Which 2020 Kia Sedonas are available in my area?

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What is the MPG of a 2020 Kia Sedona?

2020 Kia Sedona EX 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 8A), 8-speed shiftable automatic, regular unleaded
21 compined MPG,
18 city MPG/24 highway MPG

2020 Kia Sedona LX 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 8A), 8-speed shiftable automatic, regular unleaded
21 compined MPG,
18 city MPG/24 highway MPG

2020 Kia Sedona L 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 8A), 8-speed shiftable automatic, regular unleaded
21 compined MPG,
18 city MPG/24 highway MPG

EPA Est. MPG21
Transmission8-speed shiftable automatic
Drive Trainfront wheel drive
Displacement3.3 L
Passenger VolumeN/A
Wheelbase120.5 in.
Length201.4 in.
Width78.1 in.
Height69.1 in.
Curb Weight4503 lbs.

Should I lease or buy a 2020 Kia Sedona?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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