2008 Kia Sedona

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13 reviews
Available Price Range $3,598-$9,682 Trims3 Combined MPG 19 Seats 7

Our Take on the 2008 Kia Sedona

Our Take

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 min... 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


Our 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

Consumer Reviews

4.8 out of 5

Based on 13 reviews

2008 Sedona EX - good reliable transportation

by Hockeygoon from Manhattan, KS on December 20, 2010

We bought a Sedona after researching minivans. It appeared that the Toyota Seinna was the best - but a comparable unit was about $7000 more than a similarly equipped Sedona (purchased 2 years old). We... Read Full Review

3 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up. It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Kia Sedona Base

Overall Rollover Rating

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Kia Sedona Base

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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 4 recalls for this car.

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

Safety defects and recalls explained

Warranty Coverage





Roadside Assistance Coverage


What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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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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