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Compare 2012 Kia Sedona vs 2012 Toyota Sienna

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Selected Style 4-Door Wagon LX
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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
5-Door 7-Pass Van I4 FWD (Natl)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door 7-Pass Van I4 FWD 19 24 $23,431 $25,060
5-Door 8-Pass Van I4 FWD LE 19 24 $24,445 $26,145
5-Door 7-Pass Van V6 FWD 18 24 $24,328 $26,300
5-Door 7-Pass Van V6 FWD LE AAS 18 24 $33,240 $35,935
5-Door 8-Pass Van V6 FWD LE 18 24 $27,473 $29,700
5-Door 8-Pass Van V6 FWD SE 18 24 $30,932 $33,440
5-Door 7-Pass Van V6 FWD XLE AAS 18 24 $37,239 $40,475
5-Door 7-Pass Van V6 FWD Ltd 18 24 $36,157 $39,300
5-Door 8-Pass Van V6 FWD XLE 18 24 $30,548 $33,205
5-Door 7-Pass Van V6 AWD LE 16 22 $29,537 $31,930
5-Door 7-Pass Van V6 AWD XLE 16 22 $32,701 $35,545
5-Door 7-Pass Van V6 AWD Ltd 16 22 $37,324 $40,570
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,165
$23,431
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,900
$25,060
Monthly Payment Estimate
$415 / month
$418 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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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 not as flexible as some minivans, but the 2012 Toyota Sienna is large, safe, and still has options for four-cylinder power and all-wheel drive.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Minivan - 2WD 2WD Minivan
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in) 60.5 61.1
Second Leg Room (in) 40.9 37.6
Front Head Room (in) 40.9 41.0
Second Hip Room (in) 65.9 66.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 63.2 65.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 172.3 164.4
Third Leg Room (in) 34.0 36.3
Second Head Room (in) 39.8 39.7
Third Hip Room (in) 50.1 50.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 65.3 64.6
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7 40.5
Passenger Capacity 7 7
Third Head Room (in) 38.3 38.3
Front Hip Room (in) 59.2 58.6
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 69.3 68.9
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 66.3 67.7
Wheelbase (in) 118.9 119.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 78.1 78.2
Track Width, Front (in) 66.3 67.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.6 6.5 - 6.7
Length, Overall (in) 202.0 200.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 80.1 87.1
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 141.5 150.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 32.2 39.1
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.7 x - TBD - 12.9 x - TBD -
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 - 12.2 x - TBD -
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
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.5 3.44
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 15.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.6 36.9
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P225/70R16 P235/60R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/70R16 P235/60R17
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4374 4275
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 17 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 17 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 4.6 9.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 248 @ 4500 186 @ 4100
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.5L/212 2.7L/163
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 271 @ 6300 187 @ 5800
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4
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
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.39 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/manual shift Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.77 0.61
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.25 3.00
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.80 1.42
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.39 4.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.65 1.90
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.04 4.36
Summary
Vehicle Name Kia Sedona Toyota Sienna
Body Style Passenger van 5 Door Reg WB
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.7 8.9
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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