2017 Kia Sedona

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starting MSRP

Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Combined MPG


Seating capacity

201.4” x 68.5”


Front-wheel drive



The good:

  • 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 2017 Kia Sedona trim comparison will help you decide.

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Notable features

  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity now available
  • Automatic emergency braking now available
  • Seven- or eight-seat minivan
  • Collapsing second-row bucket seats available
  • Hands-free liftgate available
  • Backup camera standard

2017 Kia Sedona review: Our expert's take

What it is: Kia redesigned the Sedona minivan for 2015 and gave it bolder styling, new seats that offer greater passenger- and cargo-hauling flexibility, a new V-6 engine and a high-end SXL trim level with available Nappa leather upholstery.

All models have front-wheel drive, a 3.3-liter V-6 engine and a six-speed automatic transmission. Seats for seven or eight are available, depending on whether the second row has two or three seats. The Sedona competes with the Chrysler Pacifica, Honda Odyssey and Toyota Sienna.

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto become standard on EX, SX and SXL trim levels, and are optional on the LX. Automatic emergency braking is now part of the optional Technology Package.

Significant Standard Features

  • 276-horsepower, 3.3-liter V-6 engine
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Front-wheel drive
  • 60/40-split folding third-row seats
  • Backup camera
  • Air conditioning with front and rear controls
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • Power-sliding side doors
  • Hands-free power liftgate
  • Heated front and outboard second-row seats, ventilated front seats
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity
  • Navigation system
  • Keyless entry with push-button start
  • Adaptive high-intensity-discharge headlights
  • Front and rear park assist
  • Forward collision and lane departure warnings
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Blind spot warning system
  • 360-degree camera system

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.9
  • Interior 4.8
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value 4.7
  • Exterior 4.7
  • Reliability 4.8

Most recent consumer reviews


Junk engines. Stay away.

Bought June 2017 new. By February 2023 it was sold for parts at 120,000 miles. Engine bearings wore out. New motor was going to cost $10K. I took $2K from the scrapyard after paying $400 to get it towed to the dealership. Stay away from KIA. Junk. Don’t be fooled by the interior or Features. They have terrible engines.


Buying it fixed up has been more than fine!

We got a used Sedona and have loved it! We don’t regret it one bit after these few years we’ve had it so far. Even with the few dings from the previous accident, with the work done correctly this feels like a brand new van!


EX Version Review After 5 Years of Ownership

I bought the EX-version new from the dealership. The vehicle is great to this point. The driver's seat hits the back of my legs, and I am unable to adjust it to my liking. My legs get tired because of this. (I am 5'8) Recently, some of the parts have started falling off. Rubber stops on the lift gate and some plastic on the sliding door which I find concerning. I have 45,000 miles on the car. Around the city, I get about 17 to 19 MPG but full highway driving (California to Pennsylvania) I got nearly 28 MPG! Overall, the vehicle is pretty good, and I recommend it, however, I am concerned with what it will be when I reach 100,000. I am a little apprehensive about keeping it beyond 100,000 miles as opposed to my other vehicle, a Toyota.

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Based on the 2017 Kia Sedona base trim.
Combined side rating front seat
Combined side rating rear seat
Frontal barrier crash rating driver
Frontal barrier crash rating passenger
Overall frontal barrier crash rating
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Risk of rollover
Rollover rating
Side barrier rating
Side barrier rating driver
Side barrier rating passenger rear seat
Side pole rating driver front seat


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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