Now one of the last minivans left in the U.S. market, the Kia Sedona remains a value play among family vehicles. As with most minivans, the Kia Sedona offers clever solutions that add extra versatility, including a third row that folds into a tub below the floor of the cargo area. A rear-seat entertainment system that can stream content from personal mobile devices is available on upper trim levels to keep your passengers entertained while on the road.
The Kia Sedona is one of the older minivans in its segment, but the family hauler wins some points with its comfortable first- and second-row seats as well as its extensive creature comforts in SX guise. Kia's minivan also offers pleasant driving dynamics, with good body control and a supple ride. The powerful V-6 engine provides good power, too, and doesn't feel lacking when you accelerate.
One of the Kia Sedona's main shortcomings is the way the second and third rows operate when you need to move them around. They're bulky to stow and limit the minivan's flexibility. The second row in particular can't be removed except for the center position, making the Sedona less family-friendly than competitors like the Chrysler Pacifica and Toyota Sienna.
The 2021 Kia Sedona is powered by a 3.3-liter V-6 with 276 hp and 248 lb-ft of torque. An eight-speed automatic is the only transmission offered. EPA fuel economy ratings are 18/24 mpg city/highway, a bit lower than others in this class.
The 2021 Kia Sedona received a five-star overall rating from the NHTSA (out of five stars).
Blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert are standard on the EX and SX trim. Lane departure warning, forward collision warning, front automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, driver attention alert, automatic high beams, and adaptive cruise control are part of an option package in the EX grade or standard on the range-topping SX trim.
When all seats are up, the 2021 Kia Sedona has 33.9 cubic feet of cargo space. Folding the third row into the tub under the cargo floor increases capacity to 78.4 cubic feet. Total capacity with the third row folded and the second row pushed into the back of the front seats is 142.0 cubic feet. Towing capacity is 3,500 pounds when properly equipped.
The base 2021 Kia Sedona LX gets a 7.0-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, and a six-speaker audio system. An 8.0-inch touchscreen, built-in navigation, an eight-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, and a rear-seat entertainment system are offered on the SX trim.
Exterior: 17-inch alloy wheels, power-sliding side doors, rearview camera
Interior: 3.5-inch instrument cluster display, one USB port, cloth upholstery, eight-way power driver's seat, 7.0-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, Bluetooth, six-speaker audio system, keyless entry
Exterior: Front and rear parking sensors, 18-inch alloy wheels, silver roof rails
Interior: Leather upholstery, heated front seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel, three-zone climate control, wireless charging, keyless start, two fast-charging USB ports
Safety: Blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert
Exterior: LED headlights, LED fog lights, chrome door handles, hands-free tailgate, sunroof, 360-degree view parking camera system
Interior: Eight-way power front passenger's seat, driver's seat memory, ventilated front seats, heated steering wheel, 8.0-inch touchscreen, built-in navigation, eight-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, third-row USB port
Safety: Forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, front automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, driver attention warning, adaptive cruise control, automatic high beams
EX Premium package: 18-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, LED fog lights, 360-degree view parking camera system, ventilated front seats, heated steering wheel, automatic high beams, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, front automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, driver attention warning, built-in navigation, eight-speaker Harman Kardon audio system
Rear-Seat Entertainment System (EX and SX only)
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