Key Specs

of the 2017 Kia Sedona base trim shown

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

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
2017 Kia Sedona exterior side view

Notable Features of the 2017 Kia Sedona

  • 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 Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

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.

New for 2017

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
  • Bli...
Vehicle Overview

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.

New for 2017

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

Latest 2017 Sedona Stories

What Drivers Are Saying

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

Latest Reviews

(5.0)

Much better then you will expect.

by Mike N from Savannah GA on April 28, 2018

This car has meet and exceed all my expectations. I’m a full time Uber driver and have had nothing but positive reaction when I pick up my customers. I have even been asked if they ordered select ( ... Read full review

(1.0)

Less than 20k miles and it's already got rust

by DontBuyAKia from PA on April 25, 2018

I bought my van kia certified with around 10k miles. I've owned it for around 9 months and it has less than 20k miles on it. The rear sliding doors are already rusting and Kia certified warranty won't ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2017 Kia Sedona currently has 0 recalls

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2017 Kia Sedona L

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

Child Seat Anchors (Latch)

Ease of Use
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.*
* 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