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Selected Style 4-Door Wagon LX
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon LX 18 25 $24,165 $24,900
4-Door Wagon EX 18 25 $27,275 $29,190
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door SL 19 24 $31,776 $34,500
4-Door LE 19 24 $38,774 $42,350
4-Door SV 19 24 $28,604 $31,050
4-Door S 19 24 $24,222 $25,990
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,165
$24,222
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,900
$25,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$415 / month
$433 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The aging Kia Sedona still offers the usual minivan virtues of people-carrying and cargo-toting, but there are newer, more flexible, safer choices. It's less spacious and less flexible than before, but the 2012 Nissan Quest drives better than other minivans.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 18 mpg 19 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Minivan - 2WD 2WD Minivans
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in) 60.5 61.2
Second Leg Room (in) 40.9 36.7
Front Head Room (in) 40.9 42.1
Second Hip Room (in) 65.9 66.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 63.2 64.5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 172.3 177.8
Third Leg Room (in) 34.0 40.5
Second Head Room (in) 39.8 41.6
Third Hip Room (in) 50.1 49.6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 65.3 63.2
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7 43.8
Passenger Capacity 7 7
Third Head Room (in) 38.3 40.0
Front Hip Room (in) 59.2 57.3
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 25.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 66.3 67.7
Wheelbase (in) 118.9 118.1
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 78.1 77.6
Track Width, Front (in) 66.3 67.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.6 6.2
Length, Overall (in) 202.0 200.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - NA
Height, Overall (in) 69.3 73.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 80.1 63.6
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - 47.7
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - 148.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 141.5 108.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - 20.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 32.2 25.7
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - 47.7
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.7 x - TBD - 11.4 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.9 x - TBD - 12.1 x 0.6
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 20.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 18.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.6 36.1
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.5 3.6
Tires
Rear Tire Size P225/70R16 P225/65R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/70R16 P225/65R16
Spare Tire Size Compact T135/80D16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 525
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 3500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4374 4367
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 4.6 10.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 130
Engine
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 248 @ 4500 240 @ 4400
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.5L/212 3.5L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 271 @ 6300 260 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 21 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 19
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.77 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.25 2.37-0.43
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.80 NA
Trans Type 6 1
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.39 1.76
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.65 NA
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.04 4.88
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.39 NA
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/manual shift Continuously variable ratio
Summary
Vehicle Name Kia Sedona Nissan Quest
Body Style Passenger van 4 Door Minivan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.98
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.7 8.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 4
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating - -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating - -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver - -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger - -
Overall Side Crash Rating - -
Side Barrier Rating - -
Side Barrier Rating Driver - -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat - -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat - -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat - -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat - -
Rollover Rating
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