2016 Kia Sedona

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2016 Kia Sedona
2016 Kia Sedona

Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Combined MPG


Seating capacity

201.4” x 69.1”


Front-wheel drive



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

5 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

  • L


  • LX


  • EX


  • SX


  • SX-L


Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2016 Kia Sedona trim comparison will help you decide.

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Notable features

  • Seven- or eight-seat minivan
  • Collapsing second-row bucket seats available
  • Automatically opening liftgate available
  • Backup camera standard
  • Around-view camera system available
See also: How Do Car Seats Fit in a 2016 Kia Sedona?

2016 Kia Sedona review: Our expert's take

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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Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.9
  • Interior design 4.7
  • Performance 4.5
  • Value for the money 4.6
  • Exterior styling 4.7
  • Reliability 4.6

Most recent consumer reviews


Factory Defect

My mom has a 2016 Kia Sedona LX, and bought it brand new in December of 2015. She got the entended warranty on it and kept up with the maintenance. The warranty was good for 10 years or 100K miles. Now, it's at 105K miles and it died flat out died. Took it to the dealership and they say it's a FACTORY DEFECT. Now, I've looked it up and all and my moms isn't the first or only one to have this problem but even thought the dealership knew about this defect they still failed to inform their customers of this for them to bring it in to get it fixed. Now they're saying since my mom is over the warranty they won't do anything. She never even knew there was an issue until it just stopped one day. Just stopped, no warning no previous issue just stopped. And it won't start. My mom took it in to have them look at it and not only did it take them 3 weeks to finally get back to my mom but now they refuse to do anything because she's over the warranty. This Factory Defect was known but no one put it as a recall and failed to inform people of it. Now she's without a car that she paid out right for and got the entended warranty. I'm sorry but I will never recommend Kia especially with how they treat their customers.


I love my sedona. Giving me problems now

Have had a lot of headlamp problems. After installing new headlamps they will not light. Fuses seem to be ok. What can be the problem?


Overall, not really satisfied.

Bought our minivan used with 99k miles on it. It’s comfortable, and aside from the battery dying and needing to be replaced, (which is understandable), it’s been reliable. Biggest issue is this van burns oil very quickly. The dip stick goes from “full”to “Low” after two trips to the gas station (~1000 miles). It requires me to add 6-7 quarts of oil between changes. Absolutely insane. And according to the dealership that’s an acceptable level of oil loss with the engine. First car I’ve had that’s burned oil. Other issues: The power sliding door wouldn’t shut but thankfully that was covered by a recall otherwise that was a ~$1000 fix. Our SX came with the entertainment center, but because we bought it used it didn’t come with the remote. The remote is no longer made and even with the part number I can’t track it down, kinda disappointing.

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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
6 years or newer/less than 80,000 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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