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2011 Kia Sedona

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$3,855 — $12,587 USED
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Passenger Van
7 Seats
21 MPG
(Combined)
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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
  • Dated cabin design
  • Suspension noise
  • No telescoping steering wheel
  • Limited front-seat adjustment range
2011 Kia Sedona exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2011 Kia Sedona
  • Seats seven
  • Fold-flat third row
  • Stronger V-6, new six-speed automatic transmission
  • New grille and side mirrors
  • Short wheelbase version no longer available

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Vehicle Overview

Kia's Sedona minivan seats seven and comes with a standard V-6 drivetrain. The Sedona comes in standard LX and upscale EX trim levels. Competitors include the Honda Odyssey, Toyota Sienna and Dodge Grand Caravan.

New for 2011
A new 3.5-liter V-6 that makes 271 horsepower is standard, along with a six-speed automatic transmission. Fuel economy is now rated at 18/25 mpg city/highway, up from 17/23 mpg last year. The short-wheelbase Sedona is no longer available. The exterior gains a couple minor styling updates, and a Bluetooth wireless cell phone link is now standard.

Exterior
New for 2011, the Sedona gets a new front grille and exterior LED turn-signal indicators. Exterior features include:

  • Available 16- or 17-inch wheels
  • Standard power mirrors
  • Optional fog lights
  • Standard heated front windshield
  • Optional power-sliding doors
  • Optional power liftgate
  • Optional power moonroof

Interior
The Sedona's seven-occupant interior features one-touch flip-and-fold seats in the second row for easier access to the rear. The Sedona has a standard 60/40-split third-row seat that can fold into the floor. Interior features include:

  • Available cloth or leather seating surfaces
  • Available three-zone automatic climate control
  • Standard front- and second-row power windows
  • Standard power door locks and keyless entry
  • Standard cruise control
  • Standard USB/iPod compatible stereo
  • Optional navigation system
  • Optional Infinity audio system with 11 speakers
  • Optional rear DVD player w...
Vehicle Overview

Kia's Sedona minivan seats seven and comes with a standard V-6 drivetrain. The Sedona comes in standard LX and upscale EX trim levels. Competitors include the Honda Odyssey, Toyota Sienna and Dodge Grand Caravan.

New for 2011
A new 3.5-liter V-6 that makes 271 horsepower is standard, along with a six-speed automatic transmission. Fuel economy is now rated at 18/25 mpg city/highway, up from 17/23 mpg last year. The short-wheelbase Sedona is no longer available. The exterior gains a couple minor styling updates, and a Bluetooth wireless cell phone link is now standard.

Exterior
New for 2011, the Sedona gets a new front grille and exterior LED turn-signal indicators. Exterior features include:

  • Available 16- or 17-inch wheels
  • Standard power mirrors
  • Optional fog lights
  • Standard heated front windshield
  • Optional power-sliding doors
  • Optional power liftgate
  • Optional power moonroof

Interior
The Sedona's seven-occupant interior features one-touch flip-and-fold seats in the second row for easier access to the rear. The Sedona has a standard 60/40-split third-row seat that can fold into the floor. Interior features include:

  • Available cloth or leather seating surfaces
  • Available three-zone automatic climate control
  • Standard front- and second-row power windows
  • Standard power door locks and keyless entry
  • Standard cruise control
  • Standard USB/iPod compatible stereo
  • Optional navigation system
  • Optional Infinity audio system with 11 speakers
  • Optional rear DVD player with 8-inch monitor

Under the Hood
A new six-speed automatic transmission includes a manual-shift mode, something few minivans offer. It replaces last year's five-speed automatic transmission. The new 3.5-liter V-6 has 271 horsepower and 248 pounds-feet of torque — up 27 hp and down 5 pounds-feet versus last year's 3.8-liter V-6. Gas mileage improves to 21 mpg in overall EPA ratings, an improvement of 2 mpg over last year. Mechanical features include:

  • New 271-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 with 248 pounds-feet of torque
  • New six-speed automatic transmission with manual-shift feature

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

4.4
24 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.4)
Performance
(4.7)
Interior Design
(4.2)
Comfort
(4.6)
Reliability
(4.3)
Value For The Money
(4.6)

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(5.0)

Great van for an affordable price!!!

by Indyangie from Evansville, Indiana on November 11, 2018

Super reliable! It has been parked outside in Indiana for the past five years through boiling summers and freezing winters. It has only failed to start one time and that was because I needed a new ... Read full review

(5.0)

Best sedona owned

by exade from tucson on August 17, 2018

Brought this to replace a 2004 Kia Sedona EX. Has alot of room and quiet. Engine is more responsive. The 2011 Kia Sedona LX has better safety features and options then the 2004 kia Sedona. Love the ... Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2011 Kia Sedona currently has 5 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2011 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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