• (4.7) 19 reviews
  • MSRP: $2,449$9,765
  • Body Style: Passenger Van
  • Combined MPG: 19
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Seats: 7
  • Cargo Space: 61.8 cu.ft.
2008 Kia Sedona

Our Take on the 2008 Kia Sedona

Kia is one of a handful of carmakers to offer a minivan in both short- and long-wheelbase versions. Both offer a standard 3.8-liter V-6 that makes 250 horsepower. The Sedona competes with other minivans, including the Honda Odyssey and Dodge Grand Caravan. Several minor exterior and interior chan... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Reliability
  • So-so cabin quality
  • Suspension noise
  • Automatic-transmission operation
  • No telescoping steering wheel
  • Limited front-seat adjustment range

Notable Features

  • Short and regular versions available
  • Standard V-6 and automatic
  • Seats seven
  • Fold-flat third row (not on short version)
  • Related to Hyundai Entourage

2008 Kia Sedona Reviews

Cars.com Expert Reviews

With refined cabins and literally dozens of family-friendly features, a few of today's minivans might appeal to any car shopper, not just the minivan set. The Kia Sedona is not one of them. As competent as the current generation is, it's still stuck in utilitarian land.The thing is, that's all it needs to be. Minivan buyers who want to love what they drive can fork over thousands... Read full review for the 2008 Kia Sedona

Consumer Reviews


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Kia Sedona, a practical way to go.

by performance nut from Seattle, Washington on October 12, 2010

Purchased a used 2008 Kia Sedona EX several months ago after extensive research on cars.com and other sites. I had previously owned a 1999 Chrysler mini van which had served me well. Started looking a... Read Full Review

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2008 Kia Sedona Safety Ratings

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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.


There are currently 5 recalls for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,100 per year.

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Roadside Assistance Coverage


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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.


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