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2011 Kia Sedona

  • 2011 Kia Sedona EX Passenger Minivan

    EX Passenger Minivan

    • MAX MPG
      25
    • SEATS
      7
    • HP/TORQUE
      271/248
    • ENGINE
      3.5L V6
    • MSRP
      $29,195
  • 2011 Kia Sedona LX Passenger Minivan

    LX Passenger Minivan

    • MAX MPG
      25
    • SEATS
      7
    • HP/TORQUE
      271/248
    • ENGINE
      3.5L V6
    • MSRP
      $24,595
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2011 Kia Sedona Review

Taking it up a notch in critical areas

Reviewed by Automotive on

In a Nutshell
The 2011 Kia Sedona is a minivan with a lot of cargo room and plenty of passenger space. Powered by a 3.5 liter V-6 engine churning out 271 horsepower coupled to a five speed automatic transmission, the Kia Sedona minivan is offered with either a short or long wheelbase. The short wheelbase is 113.8 inches, while the longer variation is 118.9 inches in length. If you buy the long wheelbase configuration, you get 20 cubic feet more cargo space.

The Kia Sedona offers plenty of safety equipment, including stability/traction control, antilock brakes, tire pressure monitoring system, and six airbags. NHTSA has given the Sedona minivan a five-star crash testing rating. The Sedona might not make for eye candy when viewing its exterior, but it's not controversial either. And with an EPA fuel economy rating of 18 mpg city/25 mpg highway, it's good on gas.

New for 2011

For 2011, the Kia Sedona received a new 3.5 liter V-6 engine and a six-speed automatic transmission to replace the previous year's five-speed automatic. The result is a fuel economy improvement of 2 mpg on the highway. In addition, the Sedona got an update on the signature Kia grille, new wheel designs, and new technology features in the interior.

Essentials

Engine: 3.5L V-6
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Body Style: Minivan
Trims: LX Passenger Minivan, EX Passenger Minivan

On the Outside

The 2011 Kia Sedona was updated with new 16-inch wheels that have steel wheel covers and alloys, while the EX trim received new 17-inch alloys. All Sedonas got an updated new grille.

From the Inside

Optional on the Sedona are power-adjustable seats and three-zone air-conditioning, while two-zone air conditioning is standard. Standard equipment includes steering wheel audio controls, Bluetooth, and EcoMinder indicator. On the EX trim, Homelink was added to the rearview mirror and a cluster ionizer feature is now available.

Driving Performance

The Sedona recorded a zero to 60 mph of 8.0 seconds and stops from 60 mph in an impressive 125 feet.

Safety Equipment

Standard safety equipment on the Kia Sedona includes dual front airbags, dual front seat-mounted side airbags, and side curtain airbags for all rows. Also standard are four-wheel discs with ABS, electronic brake distribution, brake assist, stability control, and traction control.

Gas Mileage

All Trim Levels: 18 mpg city/25 mpg highway

Plusses

  • Good value
  • Robust V-6 engine
  • Fuel economy

Minuses

  • Boring style
  • Cloth seats
  • Lack of folding third row

Rating

Taking it up a notch in critical areas

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