Compare 2009 Nissan Quest vs 2008 Kia Sedona

2009 Nissan Quest
2008 Kia Sedona
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4-Door Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Base 16 24 $24,049 $25,950
4-Door S 16 24 $24,697 $26,650
4-Door SL 16 24 $27,984 $30,550
4-Door SE 16 24 $32,648 $35,650
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4-Door SWB
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door SWB 16 23 $19,895 $20,695
4-Door LWB LX 16 23 $22,265 $23,595
4-Door LWB EX 16 23 $24,265 $26,195
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,049
$19,895
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,950
$20,695
Monthly Payment Estimate
$433 / month
$345 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
If you like what minivans provide but don’t appreciate the looks of most of them, you might still keep the 2009 Nissan Quest on your shopping list. The 2008 Kia Sedona is one of the least expensive minivans on the market, but inexpensive is different than cheap.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Minivans 2WD Minivan
Interior Dimensions
Third Leg Room (in)
31.6 33.9
Second Head Room (in)
41.7 39.8
Third Hip Room (in)
50.0 49.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
65.9 65.3
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 41.7
Third Head Room (in)
37.6 36.4
Front Hip Room (in)
58.5 59.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
131.0 161.6
Third Shoulder Room (in)
61.2 57.2
Second Leg Room (in)
42.1 37.0
Front Head Room (in)
41.7 40.9
Second Hip Room (in)
67.4 65.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
63.8 63.2
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
67.3 66.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.8 6.6
Length, Overall (in)
204.1 189.4
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
NA - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
71.9 69.3
Liftover Height (in)
25.0 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.3 66.3
Wheelbase (in)
124.0 113.8
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
NA - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
77.6 78.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
148.7 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
148.1 121.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
20.2 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
32.1 12.9
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
47.7 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
84.8 61.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
47.7 - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.1 x 0.63 11.9 x -TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.4 x 1.1 11.7 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20 21.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.0 38.2
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 3.34
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17 - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P225/65R16 P225/70R16
Spare Tire Size
T135/80D16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/65R16 P225/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4293 4365
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.36 4.1
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SMPI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
240 @ 4400 253 @ 3500
Engine Order Code
VQ35 NA
Displacement
3.5L/- TBD - 3.8L/231
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
235 @ 5800 250 @ 6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 16
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.27 3.33
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.34 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.66 3.79
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.98 1.42
Trans Type
5 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.01 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Sportmatic shifter
Reverse Ratio (:1)
5.11 3.81
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.03 2.06
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Reg WB 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Nissan Quest Kia Sedona
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.91 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multi-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.87 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 -

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