2011 Kia Sedona

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$24,595

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2011 Kia Sedona
2011 Kia Sedona

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

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

2 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

  • LX

    $24,595

  • EX

    $29,195

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2011 Kia Sedona trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • 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

2011 Kia Sedona review: Our expert's take

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

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.5
  • Interior design 4.1
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value for the money 4.6
  • Exterior styling 4.4
  • Reliability 4.2

Most recent consumer reviews

4.0

Good, overall van

Van is comfortable, gas mpg is decent. it is a versatile vehicle and good satellite radio. Its a very quiet vehicle. Doors freeze in cold weather!

2.6

The worst car i've ever had

When i bought this car i was happy with the value, it was a good deal for a used it has 84K miles already ofcourse the 100K warranty is for the original owner... so first: it has three recalls in the first 3 months, Second : the oil sensor start leaking badly ($400.00) because they couldn't replace it without taking the manifold, Third: about a year later it starts to have electrical problems, no start no crank, it was a bad relay, head lights kept burning, fuel pump went out ($500 ) i think it was a bad relay too, power outlet fuses burned, AC relay burned xxx....!! i heard there is a ground connections problems with these cars, so i cleaned the ground connections, put a new battery and i thought ok now it should be good, 4 months later it start doing the same thing no start no crank randomly and some times the shifter gets stuck in park position because of a faulty brake light switch which also control the shifter for safety, then finally heater core start leaking in the back of the engine compartment which i could not reach the mechanic said $200 to $600 because he has to remove the manifold that's it i've had it i got rid of the car and i will never buy a kia or Hyundai ever these cars are known for electrical problems especially if you live in the northern states where they use salt on the street when it snows, i've never had these kind of problems with other cars and i owned many different cars in the last 30 years but never a kia or Hyundai this was the first and the last

4.4

Our very first Sedona but not our last

We bought the car used with 40,000 on the odometer. After 60,000 miles we can say that it left a good enough impression that we traded it in on a new 2018 Sedona. The car was powerful and responded well to inclines such as the Grapevine. We used the Sedona for the many trips to H.S.U. in northern California the four years our daughter was a attending. Never left us stranded!

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Kia
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
60 months/60,000 miles
Corrosion
60 months/100,000 miles
Powertrain
120 months/100,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/60,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 years or newer/less than 60,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12 months/12,000 miles
Powertrain
10 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
165-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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