• (3.9) 9 reviews
  • MSRP: $2,844–$9,164
  • Body Style: Passenger Van
  • Combined MPG: 19
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Seats: 7
  • Cargo Space: 61.8 cu.ft.
2009 Kia Sedona

Our Take on the Latest Model 2009 Kia Sedona

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

2009 Kia Sedona Reviews

Vehicle Overview
Kia is one of a handful of carmakers to offer a minivan in both short- and long-wheelbase versions. Both offer the same standard V-6 engine. The long-wheelbase Sedona comes in standard LX and upscale EX trim levels. The short-wheelbase Sedona is available in a single, base trim level. The Hyundai Entourage is closely related to the Sedona.

The Sedona competes with the Honda Odyssey and Dodge Grand Caravan.

New for 2009
The 2009 Kia Sedona gets standard Sirius Satellite Radio with three months of free service and a USB connection port for MP3 players. EX models get an optional navigation unit.

At 189.4 inches long, the short-wheelbase Sedona is about a foot shorter than the long-wheelbase version. Both minivans are 78.1 inches wide. The long-wheelbase version is on par with other minivans in the segment.

  • Available 16- or 17-inch wheels
  • Standard power mirrors
  • Fog lights standard on EX
  • Heated front windshield standard on LX and EX
  • Power sliding doors optional on LX, standard on EX
  • Power tailgate standard on EX
  • Power sunroof standard on LX, optional on EX

The Sedona's seven-occupant interior features one-touch flip-and-fold seats in the second row for easier access to the rear. Long-wheelbase models have a standard 60/40-split third-row seat that can fold into the floor. In the short-wheelbase Sedona, the rear seat folds down, but not into the floor.

Third-row headroom in the short-wheelbase Sedona drops 1.9 inches compared to the long-wheelbase version, and shoulder room falls 3.3 inches. Second-row occupants in the short-wheelbase version lose 3.9 inches of legroom versus the long-wheelbase Sedona. Cargo capacity behind the third row drops from 32.2 cubic feet in the long-wheelbase version to just 12.9 cubic feet in the short-wheelbase Sedona. Overall, there's 172.3 cubic feet of passenger space in the long-wheelbase model, which bests the Grand Caravan and Odyssey.
  • Available cloth or leather seating surfaces
  • Standard air conditioning with three-zone controls
  • Standard front- and second-row power windows
  • Standard power door locks and keyless entry
  • Standard cruise control
  • Optional navigation system (EX)
  • Optional Infinity audio system with 11 speakers (EX)
  • Optional rear DVD player with 8-inch monitor (LX and EX)

Under the Hood
The five-speed automatic transmission includes a manual-shift mode, something few minivans offer.
  • 250-horsepower, 3.8-liter V-6 with 253 pounds-feet of torque
  • Five-speed automatic transmission

  • Standard side-impact airbags
  • Standard side curtain airbags
  • Standard antilock brakes
  • Standard electronic stability control
  • Standard traction control
  • Optional back-up warning system (LX and EX)

Consumer Reviews


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Great value for mini van

by Soccer dad from Orlando on August 13, 2017

Vehicle suits all of my needs .No problems with it at this time do required maintenance by the book and should be trouble free.at highwayspeeds a little wind noise .otherwise drives straight and stops... Read Full Review

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3 Trims Available

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There are currently 5 recalls for this car.

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Service & Repair

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

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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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