2021 Kia Sedona

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$30,400

starting MSRP

Key specs

Base trim shown

Minivan

Body style

21

Combined MPG

8

Seating capacity

201.4” x 68.5”

Dimensions

Front-wheel drive

Drivetrain

Overview

The good:

  • Exposed Latch anchors for easy child-safety seat installation
  • Strong acceleration
  • Roomy third row
  • User-friendly multimedia system

The bad:

  • Second-row seats difficult to maneuver
  • Stowing third-row seat is cumbersome
  • Materials on expensive SX trim

3 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

  • LX

    $30,400

  • EX

    $33,700

  • SX

    $41,500

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2021 Kia Sedona trim comparison will help you decide.

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Notable features

  • Eight-seat minivan
  • Apple CarPlay, Android Auto standard
  • Collapsing second-row seats
  • Hands-free power liftgate available
  • Automatic emergency braking available

2021 Kia Sedona review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2021 Kia Sedona?

The front-wheel-drive Kia Sedona minivan seats eight in three rows and is powered by a 276-horsepower, 3.3-liter V-6 engine that works with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Competitors include the Chrysler Pacifica, Toyota Sienna and Honda Odyssey.

What’s New on the 2021 Kia Sedona?

Apart from the elimination of the entry-level L trim level, there are no significant changes.  

What Features in the 2021 Kia Sedona Are Most Important?

Standard features include:

  • 17-inch alloy wheels 
  • Power-sliding doors 
  • 7-inch touchscreen multimedia system
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Power-adjustable driver’s seat

Available features include:

  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Hands-free power liftgate 
  • Leather-trimmed seats
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Navigation with 8-inch screen
  • Rear entertainment system
  • Harman Kardon premium stereo
  • 360-degree camera system
  • Wireless device charging
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Blind spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert
  • Lane departure warning
  • Adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go capability

Should I Buy the 2021 Kia Sedona?

If you’re looking for a roomy, comfortable minivan with an easy-to-use multimedia system, the Sedona is worth a look. The second- and third-row seats aren’t the easiest to fold, but the Sedona’s value-oriented pricing will appeal to budget-minded shoppers.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 5.0
  • Interior 5.0
  • Performance 4.9
  • Value 4.5
  • Exterior 5.0
  • Reliability 5.0

Most recent consumer reviews

4.0

Nice Van

I bought my 2021 Sedona LX brand new. I was disappointed to find out when I got home it did NOT have heated exterior mirrors (I leave my car outside). The other item it did not have was Sirius XM radio. $500.00 to have a receiver put in. Had a front tire separation (KUMHO Tire) on a long trip (dealer replaced tire. I like my Sedona it's the dealership I didn't like.

5.0

Me and the fam really love this van.

I have a 2021 Kia Sedona EX I bought new just went over 28000 miles first oil change did mobil 1 synthetic and drove to Florida and NC coastal multiple times decent gas mileage plenty of room I don't have a problem with the rear seats but my sister has an Odyssey and the rear seats are a little easier but if you want to spend 20 grand extra for some better folding rear seats you got it better than me 5 out of 5 stars for this guy thanks 👍

5.0

Very spacious with lots of room for long trips.

We have a family of 5 with a dog. I traded in our 2020 Kia Sportage for the 2021 Kia Sedona. Now we can all fit comfortably in the 8 passenger Sedona which comes equipped with plenty of luggage space and removable seats. Very satisfied with this model not to mention I previously owned the 2016 Sedona and loved it then.

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Safety

Based on the 2021 Kia Sedona base trim.
Combined side rating front seat
5
Combined side rating rear seat
5
Frontal barrier crash rating driver
5
Frontal barrier crash rating passenger
5
Overall frontal barrier crash rating
5
Overall rating
5
Overall side crash rating
5
Risk of rollover
13.0%
Rollover rating
4
Side barrier rating
5
Side barrier rating driver
5
Side barrier rating passenger rear seat
5
Side pole rating driver front seat
5

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Kia
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
60 months/60,000 miles
Corrosion
60 months/100,000 miles
Powertrain
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
Powertrain
10 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
165-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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