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STYLING | 7 out of 10
styling isn't unique, it is clean and crisp, and classy
some of the interior trim is cheap-looking
Car and Driver
more stylish and better-looking than other minivans
Reviewers generally approve of the 2009 Kia Sedona’s styling. The 2009 Kia Sedona does a reasonably stylish job of looking like a minivan. Detailing is minimal.
A test driver at Mother Proof comments that the Kia Sedona "lured me with its cute looks...it seemed more stylish and better-looking than other minivans." MyRide.com has this to say: "the [Kia] Sedona looks classy and stylish...if the 2009 Kia Sedona's styling isn't unique, it is clean and crisp, and classy." Kelley Blue Book agrees—at least on the idea that the Kia Sedona's styling isn't original, remarking, "Except for its vertical taillamps, the 2009 Kia Sedona doesn't carry itself much differently than a Toyota Sienna, which wouldn't be impossible to mistake for a Honda Odyssey."
The interior styling of the 2009 Kia Sedona is straightforward and functional. Car and Driver notes that "some of the interior trim is cheap-looking," while Kelley Blue Book observes that the Kia Sedona 2009 has "wood-look trim that's reminiscent of wood-paneled wagons and dens from the Brady Bunch era." And although ConsumerGuide says all controls in the cockpit "are within easy reach, are nicely sized, and are clearly marked," J.D. Power proclaims, "If there's evidence showing how Kia is able to undercut Honda and Toyota on price, the interior is where you’ll find it."
The style of the 2009 Kia Sedona minivan is plain, but the minivan is well proportioned.