2008 Kia Sedona vs. Its Competition

2008 Kia Sedona
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

There are not many minivans, crossovers, or SUVs that drive as well as the sporty Mazda5.

Even the short-wheelbase 2008 Kia Sedona is larger than the Mazda5.

If you don't need the extra room and might want the added fuel economy of the Mazda5's standard four-cylinder engine, then the Mazda5 is worth a test drive.

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Quick Specs
7.4
The 2008 Kia Sedona is one of the least expensive minivans on the market, but inexpensive is different than cheap.
8.2
The 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan is loaded with practical features that families on the go will use and appreciate, but it’s not the most luxurious minivan out there.
8.4
The 2008 Honda Odyssey melds everyday practicality with fun-to-drive.
7.0
Provided you don't expect too much of a zoom-zoom feel, the 2008 Mazda Mazda5 is one of the few good choices for buyers looking for minivan spaciousness in a vehicle that's especially fuel-efficient and maneuverable.
7.6
The 2008 Toyota Sienna minivan does almost everything right for the family, with a roomy, functional interior and great ride comfort, but there’s not a lot of personality.
MSRP From    
$20,695$22,520$25,860$17,995$24,440
Gas Mileage    
16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6N/AGas V6
EPA Class    
2WD Minivan2WD Minivans2WD MinivanN/A2WD Minivans
Style Name    
4-Door SWB4-Door Wagon SE5-Door LX4-Door Wagon Manual Sport5-Door 7-Pass Van CE FWD (SE)
Drivetrain    
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveN/AFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
777N/A7
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
4 Door4 Door Ext WB4 DoorN/A5 Door Reg WB
Transmission    
Automatic w/ODAutomaticAutomaticN/AAutomatic
Detailed Spec Comparison
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