The Kia Sedona is a sort of outlier in the Kia lineup, because of all the brand's vehicles, this van has never been updated with the modern, Euro-chic look that has drawn new buyers in.
So that puts it at a disadvantage next to nearly every other minivan on the market.
The Honda Odyssey is the most recently updated of these vans; it has top safety ratings in every category, better fuel economy than the Sedona, and more engaging handling, plus a more versatile layout.
But it's more expensive.
The Dodge Grand Caravan and Toyota Sienna both offer more easily reconfigurable layouts, too.
Meanwhile the Nissan Quest has excellent passenger comfort, a smooth powertrain, and almost a luxury-vehicle feel inside.
Mazda's Mazda5 is a true minivan, and it's a unique alternative in the market, offering good fuel economy and an eager, nimble driving feel while still packing in seating for six and a price tag that's lower than that of these other vans.
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|2014 Kia SedonaBrowse Used Listings||2014 Dodge Grand CaravanBrowse Used Listings||2014 Honda OdysseyBrowse Used Listings||2014 Mazda MAZDA5Browse Used Listings||2014 Nissan QuestBrowse Used Listings||2014 Toyota SiennaBrowse Used Listings|
|17 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||21 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy|
|Regular Unleaded V-6||Regular Unleaded V-6||Regular Unleaded V-6||Regular Unleaded I-4||Regular Unleaded V-6||Regular Unleaded V-6|
|2WD Minivans||2WD Minivans||2WD Minivans||2WD Minivans||2WD Minivans||2WD Minivans|
|4-Door Wagon LX||4-Door Wagon American Value Pkg||5-Door LX||4-Door Wagon Manual Sport||4-Door S||5-Door 7-Pass Van V6 L FWD (GS)|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|Passenger Van||Passenger Van||Passenger Van||Wagon||Passenger Van||Passenger Van|
|Automatic w/OD||Multi-Speed Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Manual w/OD||CVT w/OD||Automatic w/OD|
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