• (5.0) 9 reviews
  • Available Prices: $3,206–$12,110
  • Body Style: Passenger Van
  • Combined MPG: 20
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Seats: 7
  • Cargo Space: 61.8 cu.ft.
2010 Kia Sedona

Our Take on the Latest Model 2010 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 transmission
  • Seats seven
  • Fold-flat third row (not on short version)

2010 Kia Sedona Reviews

Vehicle Overview
Kia offers its minivan in both short- and long-wheelbase versions. Both have the same standard V-6 engine. The long-wheelbase Sedona comes in standard LX and upscale EX trim levels. Competitors include the Honda Odyssey and Dodge Grand Caravan.

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

New for 2010
A sonar-based backup warning system becomes standard on the LX and EX, and a new backup camera is optional. The 3.8-liter V-6 engine was recalibrated, and the city mileage rating increases by 1 mpg to 17 mpg; horsepower is unchanged at 244.

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
  • Optional fog lights
  • Optional heated front windshield
  • Optional power sliding doors
  • Optional power liftgate
  • Optional power sunroof

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.

As one would expect, interior room shrinks in the short-wheelbase version of the Sedona.
  • 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
  • Optional Infinity audio system with 11 speakers
  • Optional rear DVD player with 8-inch monitor

Under the Hood
The five-speed automatic transmission includes a manual-shift mode, something few minivans offer. The city mileage rating increases by 1 mpg to 17 mpg for Sedona's 3.8-liter V-6 from internal tweaks, but horsepower is unchanged at 244.
  • 244-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
  • Standard backup warning system (LX and EX)
  • Available backup camera

Consumer Reviews


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Very good van for the money.

by zjl23 from North Canton on July 23, 2017

Owned for 2 years and it is a solid made van with all of the features you need. Lacks the refinement of Honda and Toyota but not to the extent that they cost over the KIA. One main complaint is the r... Read Full Review

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There are currently 5 recalls for this car.

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Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,900 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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