Compare 2008 Kia Sedona vs 2009 Nissan Quest

2008 Kia Sedona
2009 Nissan Quest
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4-Door LWB EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sedona 4-Door LWB EX 16 23 $24,265 $26,195
Sedona 4-Door LWB LX 16 23 $22,265 $23,595
Sedona 4-Door SWB 16 23 $19,895 $20,695
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4-Door Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Quest 4-Door Base 16 24 $24,049 $25,950
Quest 4-Door S 16 24 $24,697 $26,650
Quest 4-Door SE 16 24 $32,648 $35,650
Quest 4-Door SL 16 24 $27,984 $30,550
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,265
$24,049
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,195
$25,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$437 / month
$433 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Kia Sedona is one of the least expensive minivans on the market, but inexpensive is different than cheap. 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Minivan 2WD Minivans
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 41.7
Third Head Room (in)
38.3 37.6
Front Hip Room (in)
59.2 58.5
Third Shoulder Room (in)
60.5 61.2
Second Leg Room (in)
40.9 42.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
172.3 131.0
Front Head Room (in)
40.9 41.7
Second Hip Room (in)
65.9 67.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
63.2 63.8
Third Leg Room (in)
34.0 31.6
Second Head Room (in)
39.8 41.7
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Third Hip Room (in)
50.1 50.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
65.3 65.9
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.6 5.8
Length, Overall (in)
202.0 204.1
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - NA
Height, Overall (in)
69.3 71.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 25.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
66.3 67.3
Wheelbase (in)
118.9 124.0
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.1 77.6
Track Width, Front (in)
66.3 67.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
141.5 148.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - 20.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
32.2 32.1
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 47.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
80.1 84.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - 47.7
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 148.7
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x -TBD - 12.1 x 0.63
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)
11.7 x - TBD - 11.4 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 20
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.51 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 17
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.6 40.0
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/60R17 P225/65R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/60R17 P225/65R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact T135/80D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4387 4293
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
4.1 10.36
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 550
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
253 @ 3500 240 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA VQ35
Displacement
3.8L/231 3.5L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
250 @ 6000 235 @ 5800
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
MPFI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 19
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.79 4.66
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.42 1.98
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 1.01
Trans Description Cont. Again
Sportmatic shifter NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.81 5.11
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.06 3.03
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.33 2.27
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 1.34
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door Reg WB
Vehicle Name
Kia Sedona Nissan Quest
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.87
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-link
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 5

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