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2009 Kia Sedona

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$2,390 — $7,634 USED
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Passenger Van
7 Seats
19 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • Safety ratings
  • Price
  • Execution of power sliding doors
  • Second-row space
  • Well-equipped base model
  • Lengthy warranty

The Bad

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

What to Know

about the 2009 Kia Sedona
  • Short and regular versions available
  • Standard V-6 and automatic
  • Seats seven
  • Fold-flat third row (not on short version)
  • Related to Hyundai Entourage

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2009 Kia Sedona Review

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

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.

Exterior
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

Interior
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 ...

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.

Exterior
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

Interior
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

Safety

  • 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

What drivers are saying

4.0
13 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.2)
Performance
(4.1)
Interior Design
(4.3)
Comfort
(4.5)
Reliability
(3.8)
Value For The Money
(4.3)

Read reviews that mention:

(4.0)

I have this minivan for 3 years, worked perfect

by Amd from Texas on September 3, 2019

Never stopped me on the road, very cheap parts always available. Powerful engine, good family car and cargo area for travels and shopping, very reliable. Read full review

(4.0)

Value and Versatile

by Butlersride from Austin, Texas on September 23, 2018

A great vehicle to own; with tons of cargo space, reasonable gas mileage, great fun and comfortable for camping trips. Whether it’s trips to Lowe’s or to the beach - you’ll have lots of space, no ... Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2009 Kia Sedona currently has 4 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2009 Kia Sedona has not been tested.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Sedona received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

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.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

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.

What is included in 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).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

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.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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