2012 Kia Sedona

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2012 Kia Sedona
2012 Kia Sedona

Key specs

Base trim shown


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

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  • LX


  • EX


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Our 2012 Kia Sedona trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

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

2012 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 2012

There are no major changes for 2012.

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

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 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

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.5
  • Interior design 4.3
  • Performance 4.6
  • Value for the money 4.6
  • Exterior styling 4.3
  • Reliability 4.7

Most recent consumer reviews


Breaks down often.

It was an average van until we crossed that 150,000 mile on the odometer. Now it breaks down constantly and is "nickel and dime"ING us. Really disappointed in the reliability.


It has 5 recalls doesn’t handle well in the snow a

Wish I didn’t get it and it does not handle well, steering seems off, had 5 recalls have problems with the key wanting to open the car


Great Van smooth running and very comfortable

I purchased a van from eBZZ in December. I have been waiting to post my review to make sure the van wasn’t going to breakdown after the first 30/60 days. I am pleased to announce “IT HAS NOT”. It runs great. It is so quiet and smooth running. Perfect. Purchasing this van from Joe at eBZZ was the best experience I have ever had in buying a used vehicle. There really was no pressure. I saw the van as I passed their lot and stopped to see it after hours. I then called the office and said I was interested in the van. He said stop by and we’ll show it to you. He even offered to stay a little late, because I worked about an hour away, for me to stop in and test drive the van. They were very accommodating. We did the test drive, got all the facts on the van, they had the “FAX” report and all was great. They took care of all the paperwork in getting it registered and ready for the road. They are the BEST. I highly recommend them if you are looking for a used vehicle of any kind. They even helped with my trade-in and gave me a generous figure. Best experience ever!! I just can’t say this enough. “ I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THEM!”

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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
5 years or newer/less than 60,000 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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