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2012 Kia Sedona

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$3,025 — $12,489 USED
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Passenger Van
7 Seats
21 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
  • Dated cabin design
  • Suspension noise
  • No telescoping steering wheel
  • Limited front-seat adjustment range
2012 Kia Sedona exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2012 Kia Sedona
  • Seats seven
  • Fold-flat third row
  • V-6, six-speed automatic transmission

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2012 Kia Sedona Review

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

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 2012

There are no major changes for 2012.

Exterior
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 bench 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 stereo with 11 speakers
  • Optional rear DVD player with 8-inch monitor now available on LX

Under the Hood
A six-speed automatic transmission includes a manual-shift mode, something few minivans offer. The 3.5-liter V-6 makes 271 horsepower and 248 pounds-feet of torque. Mechanical features include:

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

Safety
Safety features include:

  • Standard...

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 2012

There are no major changes for 2012.

Exterior
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 bench 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 stereo with 11 speakers
  • Optional rear DVD player with 8-inch monitor now available on LX

Under the Hood
A six-speed automatic transmission includes a manual-shift mode, something few minivans offer. The 3.5-liter V-6 makes 271 horsepower and 248 pounds-feet of torque. Mechanical features include:

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

Safety
Safety features include:

  • 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

4.7
38 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.4)
Performance
(4.7)
Interior Design
(4.4)
Comfort
(4.4)
Reliability
(4.8)
Value For The Money
(4.7)

Read reviews that mention:

(5.0)

Will Buy another

by jenM from saint louis on June 20, 2019

I LOVE MY MINIVAN. Words I never thought I would utter. It is roomy, has great pick up and is safe. I have had minimal issues with it in the 8 years that I have owned it. Read full review

(4.0)

outstanding versatility and passenger capacity

by Steve the critic from Medford Oregon on February 11, 2019

This van has performed well so far. All my passengers said they were very comfortable. It is surprisingly agile and responsive, and it can be very quick to accelerate if needed. Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2012 Kia Sedona currently has 4 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2012 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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