2006 Kia Sedona Consumer Reviews

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2006 Kia Sedona
4.2
Average based on 32 reviews
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Disappointed and Frustrated

by from Downers Grove, IL on October 10, 2009

After a month I had to take the car back to have all of the brakes replaced. This car has had a least half a dozen recalls (maybe more). I have taken it in for the same problem with the sliding door 5...
After a month I had to take the car back to have all of the brakes replaced. This car has had a least half a dozen recalls (maybe more). I have taken it in for the same problem with the sliding door 5 times. I finally insisted that they fix it permanently! There have been several other issues that I had to have addressed. All were minor and covered by warranty, but still a MAJOR inconvenience. I have had this car 3.5 years and have recently replaced all four rotars and pads and put on 4 new tires. The pros are that it is very comfortable, handles surprisingly well for a minivan, looks nice, and has a great sound system. The gas mileage is poor. Even though they state a range, you will really only get the lower end of that. I read an expert review on this site and the person stated he got like 25 mpg on the highway. He's nuts! I never got higher than 19 the first year. It went down to 17.9 after that. My new tires helped a little with gas mileage (now it's 18.5). The service people were always very nice, but I saw them more than my in-laws. In fact, I just took my car in today. I was there just a month ago! I am actually thinking of trading this in for a Toyota, but the trade-in value is poor and I don't like the idea of having more months of payments. The idea that you get more for your money at Kia is misleading since I lost money beyond the initial cost and the monthly payments and if I factor in all the time and aggravation...well, you understand.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does not recommend this car

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slumbering giant

by from Metropolitan Washington DC on August 30, 2011

I've got 90k miles on my 2006 Sedona, which means I still have 10k miles left on my powertrain warranty! Not too many vans come with such backup. It was in a few times for minor warranty repairs in th...
I've got 90k miles on my 2006 Sedona, which means I still have 10k miles left on my powertrain warranty! Not too many vans come with such backup. It was in a few times for minor warranty repairs in the early years, mostly involving updates to the computer. It had one problem with the original brake rotors which warped prematurely. The first time, they serviced them for free at around 20k miles. They went wobbly again at about 40k miles at which time they put all new rotors on it and still knocked off some of the pricing on the repair while insisting this was 'normal wear and tear'. I was told at the time that the metallurgy had been improved and this seems to have been true since I have 50k miles now on that replacement set with no issues. That's it - no other problems. The van is a pleasure to drive, has lots of power for a van, has a very hefty and solid feel to it and is rock solid in high winds and stormy conditions; it has lots of space and is easily configured to either haul lots of stuff from Home Depot, or, the family on vacation. It also happens to have the most competitive pricing in its vehicular class.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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mixed review..

by from Fort Edward, NY on January 2, 2013

I had been looking at AWD Siennas but didn't want to pay that much for a used vehicle. I looked at a few Sedonias online and they seemed like a good value. I went to Garveys and test drove this van. I...
I had been looking at AWD Siennas but didn't want to pay that much for a used vehicle. I looked at a few Sedonias online and they seemed like a good value. I went to Garveys and test drove this van. I was impressed with the power and driving feel. It did have a noise in the front end, which the salesman said they would take care of. Took delivery four days later, after one day, the noise was still there. Two days after that, it was dead in my driveway, wouldn't start. Dealer installed a USED fusebox, new bushings in the front end, seemed OK.... for two more days. Once again, car wouldn't start. Had car towed again, this time from gas station. Dealer couldn't find problem, which means its still there??? Extended warranty company has poor customer service, on hold a half hour to get a tow. Dealers service department was good, but I hope I don't need them again....
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car

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Good for the money

by from Georgi on July 21, 2010

It's a great van but it's a van. Easy to pack and the rear seats are easy to put up and down. The second row seats are heavy to move in and out of the vehicle - about 75 pounds! It drives ok, but like...
It's a great van but it's a van. Easy to pack and the rear seats are easy to put up and down. The second row seats are heavy to move in and out of the vehicle - about 75 pounds! It drives ok, but like a van. It takes a while to heat or cool the inside but once cool (or warm) it's good. The mileage is about what's stated, max of 25 MPG
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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It was a great vehicle......

by from PA on August 4, 2008

I absolutely LOVED my 2006 Sedona! Loved the color, the room and all the great features. BUT, since out last inspection(July 2008), I have had to have my KIA in for repair 3 times for the same three i...
I absolutely LOVED my 2006 Sedona! Loved the color, the room and all the great features. BUT, since out last inspection(July 2008), I have had to have my KIA in for repair 3 times for the same three items! I can not keep a headlight lit, the CHECK ENGINE light keeps coming on and the ESC OFF light keeps coming on. This happened on a busy highway and my hubby literally had to pull over, stop the van and shut it off and restart it. When this ESC OFF light comes on there is absolutely NO POWER to the vehicle. My front brakes grind so bad(and I've had them looked at/repaired twice!) it frightened us into not driving home through the mountains while coming home from vacation. It's a major inconvenience to drop the vehicle off and to have the dealership tell us that they "could not duplicate noise or symptom" I hate to say it but next time, I won't buy a KIA. It's a shame that they have such a great product but that NO ONE can seem to make such simple repairs and make them last. Also, there is only 19,000 miles on the vehicle. I only get 14.2 miles to the gallon also.
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Purchased a used car

Does not recommend this car

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Kia Sedona Most Comfortable Mini-Van Of All

by from McKinleyville CA on January 23, 2011

We wanted space, and better mileage, but comfort was most important to us. We test drove several minivans and I got in the backseat of each van, to make sure all the seats were comfortable, not just t...
We wanted space, and better mileage, but comfort was most important to us. We test drove several minivans and I got in the backseat of each van, to make sure all the seats were comfortable, not just the front seats. It was VERY comfortable, and the reliability has been great. We've had just minor problems but both were covered under a recall. The windshield wipers quit squirting, and the rear doors would open, but were fixed under a recall. We are actually getting ready to trede in this one for a new one. Highly recommend!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car

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Outstanding Vehicle

by from Chicago, IL on January 29, 2008

Yes, we did look at the Hondas and the Toyotas before the Kia and we liked it best. The bang for your buck factor is unbeatable. We've had our Sedona for a year and a half and so far it's been rock so...
Yes, we did look at the Hondas and the Toyotas before the Kia and we liked it best. The bang for your buck factor is unbeatable. We've had our Sedona for a year and a half and so far it's been rock solid, and we love it. We've taken it on a few road trips, including one during a snowstorm in Wisconsin and this baby never missed a beat and never slipped on the snow. Only 2 minor complaints, I wish it had daytime running lights and a telescoping steering wheel.
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Does recommend this car

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What a Shame!

by from South Central KY on December 20, 2007

This was our first KIA and our last. We bought the Sedona EX right off the show room floor. Initiall we were very pleased, but now after a year and a half and only 14,000 miles we are very disappointe...
This was our first KIA and our last. We bought the Sedona EX right off the show room floor. Initiall we were very pleased, but now after a year and a half and only 14,000 miles we are very disappointed. The climate controls have burned out twice, once at 1,200 miles, and then again at 14,000. The second time was right before a 32 degree cold spell in which we had to go a whole week with no heat. The dealership would not give us a loaner vehicle because (and I quote) "KIA did not provide that service for its customers." We did receiver our loaner after we complained to KIA, 6 days after no heat and one day before it was fixed. Not sure whether to blame KIA or the dealership.
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Purchased a used car

Does not recommend this car

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Worst New Vehicle I Have Owned

by from New Ross, IN on January 16, 2008

I purchased my van in July 2006 brand new - only 17 miles on it. I started having trouble in March 2007, again in August 2007 and now in January 2008. All 3 different problems. Each time I was without...
I purchased my van in July 2006 brand new - only 17 miles on it. I started having trouble in March 2007, again in August 2007 and now in January 2008. All 3 different problems. Each time I was without a vehicle for several days - one time over a week. I have had this much trouble now, I am really afraid of what's going to happen when the warranty is out. I have called Kia & they are sorry, there is nothing they can do about it..........
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Does not recommend this car

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580 miles and in the shop for a week

by from columbia sc on January 26, 2007

Own this van for a week and half in it's in the shop. Very uncomfortable for tall drivers. 580 miles and timing belt broke. I didn't want the hunk of junk but my wife did. Spend the extra money go fo...
Own this van for a week and half in it's in the shop. Very uncomfortable for tall drivers. 580 miles and timing belt broke. I didn't want the hunk of junk but my wife did. Spend the extra money go for a toyota.
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Does not recommend this car

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