2010 Kia Sedona

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Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Seating capacity

189.4” x 69.3”


Front-wheel drive



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

3 trims

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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 review: Our expert's take

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

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior 4.2
  • Performance 4.6
  • Value 4.8
  • Exterior 4.7
  • Reliability 4.7

Most recent consumer reviews


Has a very usable and has a high safety and rating

Very clean interior and lots of interior room and carrying capacity. Great for utility. Seats can be folded down flat to increase utility . 7 passenger to boot !


Best van

Reliable van with smooth comfortable ride. Timeless interior design. Removable second row seats and flat down third row. Powerful V6 3.8 l engine. Best deal for money.


Great Value

The vehicle was well maintained and it runs well. The tires were in good shape . And there were new struts installed.recently. The interior needed a deep cleaning.

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Based on the 2010 Kia Sedona base trim.
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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Kia
New car program benefits
60 months/60,000 miles
60 months/100,000 miles
120 months/100,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/60,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
6 years or newer/less than 80,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12 months/12,000 miles
10 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
165-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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