2009 Kia Sedona

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Key Specs

of the 2009 Kia Sedona. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

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

Notable Features of 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

2009 Kia Sedona Overview

By Cars.com Editors
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-whe...
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)



Latest 2009 Sedona Stories

Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.3)
Performance
(4.1)
Interior Design
(4.5)
Comfort
(4.5)
Reliability
(3.7)
Value For The Money
(4.2)

What Drivers Are Saying

(4.0)

Delightful Auto

by Ben Go from NJ on August 7, 2018

Comfortable to drive (I B 6ft with long legs). Roomy interior, operating panel easy to reach and visible, clock is difficult to read during daylight. Interior is comfortable for any passenger, nice ... Read full review

(5.0)

My 2007 has 222000 miles hope same on 2009

by retired but having fun from Kellogg IA on May 1, 2018

my first one has all the bells and whistles this one has few. drives the same but miss the gadgets. Looks like new inside and out, Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2009 Kia Sedona currently has 4 recalls

NHTSA Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2009 Kia Sedona Base

NHTSA rates vehicles using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Overall Rollover Rating
4 Star
Driver's
5 Star
Passenger's
5 Star
Front Seat
5 Star
Rear Seat
5 Star
Side Barrier Rating Driver
5 Star
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
5 Star
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.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    120 months / 100,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / 60,000 miles

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Kia

Program Benefits

164-point inspection, Carfax vehicle history report, 10-year/unlimited mileage 24-hour roadside assistance including trip-interruption services and lockout assistance

  • Limited Warranty

    10 years / 100,000 miles

    10-year/100,000 mile powertrain limited warranty; towing/rental/travel breakdown benefits; eligible for additional comprehensive mechanical failure. Comprehensive: 12 months/12,000 miles from date of purchase.
  • Eligibility

    Under 5 years / 60,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 164 point inspection and reconditioning.

    See inspection details.

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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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