2016 Kia Sedona

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Key Specs

of the 2016 Kia Sedona. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Crossover SUV styling cues
  • Exposed Latch anchors for easy child-seat installation
  • Highway acceleration
  • Roomy third row
  • Seamless multimedia system

The Bad

  • Second-row captain's chairs difficult to maneuver
  • Stowing third-row seat is cumbersome
  • Materials and features on expensive SXL trim

Notable Features of the 2016 Kia Sedona

  • Seven- or eight-seat minivan
  • Collapsing second-row bucket seats available
  • Automatically opening liftgate available
  • Backup camera standard
  • Around-view camera system available

What Is the 2016 Kia Sedona?

The 2016 Kia Sedona is a seven- or eight-seat minivan that was redesigned in 2015. It competes with the Chrysler Town & Country, Dodge Grand Caravan, Honda Odyssey, Nissan Quest and Toyota Sienna. It comes in five trim levels -- L, LX, EX, SX and SXL -- all of which have front-wheel drive, a 3.3-liter V-6 engine and a six-speed automatic transmission.

What's New on the 2016 Kia Sedona?

The 2016 Kia Sedona adds a standard backup camera on every trim level. Heated seats are standard on the 2016 Kia Sedona EX and higher trims, and seating for eight is offered on SX and SXL models equipped with the Technology Package.

How Does the 2016 Kia Sedona Compare to Other Minivans?

The Kia Sedona has been named a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, putting it ahead of or on par with competitors in terms of safety. It also comes with an intuitive tech suite in the Kia UVO touchscreen system, matching similar tech in competing minivans. Its cargo space lags behind that of the Odyssey and Sienna, but its starting price is also lower than those popular models.

What Features in the 2016 Kia Sedona Are Most Important?

The 2016 Kia Sedona comes standard with seating for seven, including a 60/40-split folding third row, Bluetooth connectivity and air conditioning with front and rear controls. The 2016 Kia Sedona's standard 3.3-liter V-6 engine delivers 276 horsepower and is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. Per requirements for all new vehicles, front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system are all standard on the 2016 Sedona. Not required but also standard are side-impact airbags for the front seats, side curtain airbags and a backup camera.

The 2016 Kia Sedona's available safety features include forward collision and lane departure warning systems, a 360-degree camera system, and front and rear park assist. An eighth seat is available in Sedonas with a bench in the second row, and Sedonas can also have heated front seats, ventilated front seats and heated outboard second-row seats. Available tech and interior features include a navigation system, keyless entry with push-button start and 115-volt household power outlets. Rounding out the available features on the 2016 Sedona are power-sliding side doors and a power liftgate.

Should I Buy the 2016 Kia Sedona?

The 2016 Kia Sedona is a great choice for safety-minded families with its standard and available safety tech as well as exposed Latch anchors for easy child-seat installation. Its roomy third row, fantastic technology suite and robust highway acceleration make for enjoyable family rides. The 2016 Kia Sedona further differentiates itself with SUV styling cues.

If you're looking for an easily adjustable minivan interior, though, the 2016 Sedona may not fulfill your needs. The second-row captain's chairs are difficult to maneuver, and stowing the third-row seat is cumbersome. Further, the materials and features on the SXL are subpar for its price.

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2016 Kia Sedona Overview

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What Drivers Are Saying

Exterior Styling
(4.9)
Performance
(4.7)
Interior Design
(4.8)
Comfort
(4.9)
Reliability
(4.8)
Value For The Money
(4.7)

Latest Reviews

(5.0)

Traffic control in lane change

by Colonel from Battleboro on July 16, 2018

Fun is a good word. Lane safety. High Beam Lights when it rains. Tracktion. All Good. I would get 2020 in a heartbeat. Electric or regular. With or without wings for flying. Read full review

(5.0)

Car 3 for me for KIA SEDONA

by Colonel from Battleboro on July 16, 2018

Awesome color for my fraternity and spiritual mission in the community. The car ride is smooth. Doors lock and open securely. Customer Service excellent. Could use a GPS for 2019. Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2016 Kia Sedona currently has 1 recall

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2016 Kia Sedona L

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/thigh
good
Lower leg/foot
good
Overall evaluation
good
Retraints and dummy kinematics
good
Structure and safety cage
acceptable

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
good
Overall Rear
good
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Other

Roof Strength
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
good
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Small Overlap Front - Driver Side

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/Thigh
good
Lower Leg/Foot
good
Overall Evaluation
good
Restraints and Dummy Kinematics
good
Structure and Safety Cage
acceptable
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

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.*

Third-row access

A

Infant seat

A

Booster

(third row)

C

Booster

(second row)

A

Latch or Latch system

B

Forward-facing convertible

(third row)

B

Forward-facing convertible

(second row)

B

Rear-facing convertible

A
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.
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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