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2010 Kia Sedona

$2,895 — $11,215 USED
Passenger Van
7 Seats
20 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
2010 Kia Sedona exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2010 Kia Sedona
  • Short and regular versions available
  • Standard V-6 and automatic transmission
  • Seats seven
  • Fold-flat third row (not on short version)

Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

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.

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


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.

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...
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.

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


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.

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


Safety
  • 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

What drivers are saying

4.9
10 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.7)
Performance
(4.7)
Interior Design
(4.1)
Comfort
(4.8)
Reliability
(4.6)
Value For The Money
(4.7)

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(4.0)

Point A to Point B

by Don VanPraag from Boise, ID on June 25, 2018

It?s a good vehicle to tow your family around in but it isn?t the prettiest. The space inside is great. The 02 sensor went out twice the three years I owned it. If you are looking for a vehicle that ... Read full review

(5.0)

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 ... Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2010 Kia Sedona currently has 4 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2010 Kia Sedona has not been tested.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Kia

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    120 months / 100,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / 60,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

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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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