2017 Kia Sedona

Pros: Spacious third row, versatile second-row seats on higher-end models, broad range of available comfort and convenience features, crossover-like styling is a bit more dynamic than some minivans

Cons: Not as much maximum cargo volume as class rivals, third-row seat is a bit cumbersome to fold into the floor, middling fuel-economy numbers

CG Says: The 2017 Kia Sedona newly offers autonomous emergency braking. Dynamic Bending Light–Kia’s name for adaptive headlamps–is now available on SX and SXL models. Kia’s minivan seats seven or eight passengers. Highlights of the Sedona include a peppy 276-horsepower 3.3-liter V6, nicely finished interior, and available second-row seats that flip and fold forward to maximize cargo room. Available safety features include blind-spot alert, rear cross-traffic alert, forward collision warning, and lane-departure warning. The top line SXL model has optional reclining “First Class Lounge” second-row seats. The Sedona doesn’t outshine its more-established class rivals in any one area, but it is still a classy, well-executed contender that’s worth a look.

The Facts
Class Minivan
Body Style(s) Minivan
Passenger Count 7 or 8
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive
Manufacturer Kia
Nation of Manufacture South Korea
Base Prices L: $26,800
LX: $28,850
EX: $33,600
SX: $36,900
SXL: $41,900

Base Engine
3.3-liter V6
Horsepower
276
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
17-18
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
22-25

2016 Sedona SX Limited
2017 Kia Sedona SXL