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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|17 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas V6||N/A||Gas V6|
|2WD Minivan||2WD Minivans||2WD Minivan||N/A||2WD Minivans|
|4-Door SWB||4-Door Wagon SE||5-Door LX||4-Door Wagon Manual Sport||5-Door 7-Pass Van CE FWD (SE)|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||N/A||Front Wheel Drive|
|4 Door||4 Door Ext WB||4 Door||N/A||5 Door Reg WB|
|Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic||N/A||Automatic|