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2019 Kia Sedona

2019 Kia Sedona

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$20,462 — $42,253 NEW and USED
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7-8 Seats
21 MPG
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2019 Kia Sedona Review

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

Kia dropped a bunch of surprises on the crowd at the 2018 New York International Auto Show, including this — the lightly refreshed 2019 Kia Sedona minivan. Featuring some minor tweaks and revisions, plus a lightly redone look front and rear, and a couple of new features inside, this is a mild refresh of the existing Sedona that has been on sale for a few years.

Exterior

The outside of the Sedona looks much as it did before, but the new front end, headlights, grille and foglights are restyled to bring the Sedona more in line with the rest of the look of the Kia lineup. Five trim levels are still available: L, LX, EX/EX Premium, SX and SXL. The SX and SXL trims receive standard LED headlights, while all models get redesigned taillights and tailgate trim.

New 17-, 18- and 19-inch wheels will be available, depending on trim level. A new power sliding-door button has been added to the exterior handles of the EX and higher trim levels, providing one-touch entry to the van’s cabin.

Interior

Inside, the Sedona gets a few tweaks and tucks. Most noticeable will be a new style for the console and instrument cluster, with new graphics for both. A new wireless smartphone charger is added to the redesigned console, which also gets a new electronic parking brake, standard on SX and SXL trims.

In back, a new USB charging plug has been added to the cargo area for third-row occupants, while the rear entertainment system now has twin 10.1-inch touchscreens located in the front seatbacks. ...

Kia dropped a bunch of surprises on the crowd at the 2018 New York International Auto Show, including this — the lightly refreshed 2019 Kia Sedona minivan. Featuring some minor tweaks and revisions, plus a lightly redone look front and rear, and a couple of new features inside, this is a mild refresh of the existing Sedona that has been on sale for a few years.

Exterior

The outside of the Sedona looks much as it did before, but the new front end, headlights, grille and foglights are restyled to bring the Sedona more in line with the rest of the look of the Kia lineup. Five trim levels are still available: L, LX, EX/EX Premium, SX and SXL. The SX and SXL trims receive standard LED headlights, while all models get redesigned taillights and tailgate trim.

New 17-, 18- and 19-inch wheels will be available, depending on trim level. A new power sliding-door button has been added to the exterior handles of the EX and higher trim levels, providing one-touch entry to the van’s cabin.

Interior

Inside, the Sedona gets a few tweaks and tucks. Most noticeable will be a new style for the console and instrument cluster, with new graphics for both. A new wireless smartphone charger is added to the redesigned console, which also gets a new electronic parking brake, standard on SX and SXL trims.

In back, a new USB charging plug has been added to the cargo area for third-row occupants, while the rear entertainment system now has twin 10.1-inch touchscreens located in the front seatbacks. It has the ability to mirror smartphone interfaces when used with compatible devices, allowing videos to be played directly from a plugged-in device. The premium audio system is now a Harman Kardon system, instead of the previous model’s Infinity-branded system.

Under the Hood

Powering the Sedona is the same naturally aspirated 3.3-liter V-6 engine as before, but now mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Horsepower remains the same at 276 and torque is unchanged from 248 pounds-feet, but Kia expects the van’s fuel economy numbers to improve thanks to the new gearbox.

Safety

The Sedona returns with a host of available safety systems, including smart cruise control with stop-and-go functionality, rear cross-traffic alert, blind spot warning, forward collision warning and autonomous emergency braking. But now it adds an attention monitor called Driver Attention Warning, which monitors vehicle and driving behavior to detect a fatigued or inattentive driver.

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.6
24 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.2)
Performance
(4.3)
Interior Design
(4.7)
Comfort
(4.6)
Reliability
(4.6)
Value For The Money
(4.6)

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(5.0)

Comfortable and dependable

by Rayj8524 from Wichita Falls, Texas on September 11, 2020

There are some large people in my family and the Sedona is quite comfortable even on long trips. Exit and entrance is easy. Plenty of carrying in the rear. Read full review

(5.0)

Love my Sedonas

by qbearyq from Marion IN on July 29, 2020

Loved my Sedona so much I Just upgraded my 2017 to a 2019. Like brand new with only 6,600 miles. Can't wait to break it in. My only disappointment was it doesn't have the automatic fold in side ... Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2019 Kia Sedona currently has 1 recall


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2019 Kia Sedona L

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

Child Seat Anchors (Latch)

Ease of Use
acceptable

Crash Avoidance and Mitigation

Front Crash Prevention
superior

Head Restraints and Seats

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

Headlights

Overall Rating
poor

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

Small Overlap Front - Passenger Side

Overall Evaluation
acceptable
Structure and Safety Cage
marginal

Small Overlap Front - Passenger Side - Driver Injury Measures

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/Thigh
good
Lower Leg/Foot
good
Restraints and Dummy Kinematics
good

Small Overlap Front - Passenger Side - Passenger Injury Measures

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

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Kia

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    120 months / 100,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / 60,000 miles

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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.

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