2015 Kia Sedona vs. Its Competition

2015 Kia Sedona
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Senior Editor

With its more modern look, much-improved noise insulation and ride quality, and updated infotainment features, the new Sedona is a stronger rival to the four best-selling minivans, and a clear favorite over the Nissan Quest, which has the smallest interior space and the least flexible seating system of the larger minivans.

The Sedona is more competitive with the Honda Odyssey, which has top safety ratings in every category, offers better fuel economy than the Sedona, and more engaging handling, not to mention an in-vehicle vacuum cleaner.

The Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country both offer more easily reconfigurable layouts with commercial-grade space available in a package with the best feature content, though the Chryslers have dated bodies that don't crash as well as the Odyssey.

For those who won't have a Honda or a Chrysler, we point you to the Toyota Sienna, a functional favorite with better than average acceleration, handling, features, and fuel economy, and a reputation for long-term durability that tops all other minivans.

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Quick Specs
8.0
The 2015 Kia Sedona brings a stronger seating and infotainment game to the minivan niche, and almost closes the refinement gap in the process.
7.8
The 2015 Chrysler Town & Country has the most equipment available on any minivan to date, making it a great choice for anyone who wants the utility of a van with the amenities of a luxury car.
7.8
The 2015 Dodge Grand Caravan is the evolved version of the original minivan, supplying the useful features and clever touches at a very good value.
8.0
The 2015 Honda Odyssey is at the pinnacle of minivan design, offering practical features in a space-efficient package that's more rewarding to drive than most other vans, SUVs, or crossovers.
7.0
The Nissan Quest isn't the safest or most practical vehicle in the segment, but it is one of the better driver's choices.
8.2
The 2015 Toyota Sienna only lags behind its main competitors in seating flexibility and fuel economy, while a freshened interior and massaged exterior keep it at the forefront of minivan stylishness—if there is such a thing.
MSRP From     
$26,100$29,995$21,795$28,975$26,530$28,700
Gas Mileage     
17 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6
EPA Class     
2WD Minivans2WD Minivans2WD Minivans2WD Minivans2WD Minivans2WD Minivans
Style Name     
4-Door Wagon L4-Door Wagon LX4-Door Wagon American Value Pkg5-Door LX4-Door S5-Door 7-Pass Van L FWD (GS)
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
777777
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Body Style     
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Transmission     
Automatic w/ODMulti-Speed Automatic w/ODMulti-Speed Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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