2010 Kia Sedona vs. Its Competition

2010 Kia Sedona
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Deputy Editor

The short-wheelbase (SWB) version of the Sedona is like no other minivan model currently offered in the United States.

Though its seating arrangement isn't as convenient as what's included in LWB models, the SWB Sedona maneuvers more easily, and it's an alternative to the smaller but more fuel-efficient Mazda5.

The Mazda5, however, handles better than the Sedona.

The Toyota Sienna matches the Honda Odyssey in terms of refinement, polish, and price.

The Sienna doesn't drive with the same enthusiastic personality as the Honda, but it's due to be replaced for 2011.

If you're shopping around but want a refined, high-quality driving experience, then the Honda Odyssey is the minivan for you.

The base Honda will be thousands of dollars more expensive than the least expensive Kia, so be prepared.

But for those simply worried about keeping the family comfortable and occupying the kids while on the road, the Dodge Grand Caravan is one of the best choices, offering storage, seating, and entertainment options not found in the Sedona.

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7.2
The 2010 Kia Sedona is one of the most affordable minivans, but most practically minded families won't know the difference.
8.2
The 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan puts its money on its flexible interior and entertaining features, but its performance is matched and styling bettered by newer competition.
8.2
If you don't mind the anonymous styling of the 2010 Honda Odyssey, you're bound to be delighted with the well-designed interior and engaging driving experience.
7.0
For families looking for fuel-efficient, maneuverable, and roomy transportation—with a fun-to-drive feel—the 2010 Mazda5 is your best and only choice.
7.6
The 2010 Toyota Sienna is not going to win any awards for driving pleasure, but for what it is, a family hauler, it’s more than adequate.
MSRP From    
$22,195$23,660$26,805$18,510$24,540
Gas Mileage    
17 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 25 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/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomaticN/AAutomatic