2012 Kia Sedona

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Key Specs

of the 2012 Kia Sedona. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

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

Notable Features of the 2012 Kia Sedona

  • Seats seven
  • Fold-flat third row
  • V-6, six-speed automatic transmission

2012 Kia Sedona Overview

By Cars.com Editors
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 s...
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

Latest 2012 Sedona Stories

What Drivers Are Saying

Exterior Styling
(4.5)
Performance
(4.8)
Interior Design
(4.5)
Comfort
(4.5)
Reliability
(4.9)
Value For The Money
(4.8)

Latest Reviews

(5.0)

Safest Mini Van at Affodable Price

by Suncab3 from Clearwater, FL on July 18, 2018

I?m amazed at the pick-up. It?s rated highest in safety. Well priced! Overall, a great mini van with backup camera and Bluetooth. I had an accident on a previous Sedona and it kept me safe, so I ... Read full review

(5.0)

most styish van

by dell4me63 from SPENCER on June 26, 2018

I like the new design and good looking I highly recommended this vehicle to anyone with large familes, I own three Sedonas now and looking to buy another Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2012 Kia Sedona currently has 4 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2012 Kia Sedona has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    120 months / 100,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / 60,000 miles

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Kia

Program Benefits

164-point inspection, Carfax vehicle history report, 10-year/unlimited mileage 24-hour roadside assistance including trip-interruption services and lockout assistance

  • Limited Warranty

    10 years / 100,000 miles

    10-year/100,000 mile powertrain limited warranty; towing/rental/travel breakdown benefits; eligible for additional comprehensive mechanical failure. Comprehensive: 12 months/12,000 miles from date of purchase.
  • Eligibility

    Under 5 years / 60,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 164 point inspection and reconditioning.

    See inspection details.

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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.

See also the latest CPO incentives by automaker