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2019 Kia Sedona

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$27,200 — $41,100 MSRP
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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 touc...


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
17 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.2)
Performance
(4.4)
Interior Design
(4.8)
Comfort
(4.6)
Reliability
(4.6)
Value For The Money
(4.6)

Read reviews that mention:

(4.0)

car has plenty of room

by CH from Louisville, Ky on September 30, 2019

This van was purchased because it seats 8 , and we had rented it for our trips to Florida . It is nice looking van , fits our needs. Read full review

(5.0)

Excited about our new Kia!

by Kittymama from Williamsport, PA on September 30, 2019

Very comfortable. Stylish. Has all the bells and whistles! My first Kia and I will continue to buy! I will definitely recommend to friends and family! Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2019 Kia Sedona currently has 0 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

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

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

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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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