2009 Kia Sedona vs. Its Competition

2009 Kia Sedona

There are few minivans, crossovers, or SUVs that drive as well as the sporty Mazda5.

Even the short-wheelbase 2009 Kia Sedona is larger than the Mazda5.

If you don't mind a peppy four-cylinder engine, then the Mazda5 is worth a test drive.

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

However, the Sienna doesn't drive with the same enthusiastic personality as the Honda or the Mazda5.

If you're shopping around but know you 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.

For those responsible for keeping kids happy while on the road, the vast number of features on the all-new Dodge Caravan makes this minivan a standout achiever.

The Dodge also offers in-floor storage and seating options not available on the Kia.

2009 Kia Sedona 2009 Kia Sedona
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2008 Dodge Grand Caravan 4-door Wagon SXT Front Exterior View2008 Dodge Grand Caravan
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2008 Honda Odyssey LX2008 Honda Odyssey
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2008 Mazda MAZDA5 Sport2008 Mazda MAZDA5
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2008 Toyota Sienna XLE2008 Toyota Sienna
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Quick Specs
Of the available minivans, the 2009 Kia Sedona is one of the most affordable, but it doesn't skimp on what counts for families.
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.
The 2008 Honda Odyssey melds everyday practicality with fun-to-drive.
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.
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.
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Gas Mileage    
16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy
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 (GS)
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveN/AFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
4 Door4 Door Ext WB4 DoorN/A5 Door Reg WB
Automatic w/ODAutomaticAutomaticN/AAutomatic
Detailed Spec Comparison
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