2018 Kia Sedona vs. Its Competition

2018 Kia Sedona
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

We've found the Kia Sedona to operate just underneath the surface of more popular family haulers like the Honda Odyssey and Toyota Sienna.

The Sedona is just as adept at moving kids and gear as the other two, but isn't as versatile or as attractive those can be.

Admittedly, we're smitten with the Chrysler Pacifica, something we like very much—even in base trim–but it can be very pricey in top trims.

We’re also fans of the latest Odyssey, which has great road manners and a flexible cabin.

The Sienna offers all-wheel drive, and the Odyssey boasts some great common sense features like a vacuum, but the Sedona holds its own in value.

Dodge still sells a Grand Caravan, if you’re looking for the least expensive van you can buy, but crash safety and features are way behind the times.

If not a minivan, why not a great crossover like the Honda Pilot? It’s a minivan in most ways, save for the side doors.

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Quick Specs
6.2
The 2018 Kia Sedona stays the same, while its key rivals launch themselves into a new family-car era.
8.2
The 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is a winner, combining our favorite minivan with a fuel-efficient plug-in hybrid powertrain and useful 33-mile electric range
4.5
The 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan may boast a storied nameplate, but this minivan is way behind the times.
7.8
The redesigned 2018 Honda Odyssey is exceptionally well thought out, brimming with cool tech, spacious, comfortable, and well controlled on the road. Add in plenty of safety features, and it's a smart way to carry the family.
6.3
The 2018 Toyota Sienna separates itself further from the pack with standard active safety features (great), available all-wheel drive (good), and a new face (uh).
MSRP From    
$27,000$26,995$26,250$29,990$30,850
Gas Mileage    
17 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6
EPA Class    
2WD Minivans2WD Minivans2WD Minivans2WD Minivans2WD Minivans
Style Name    
L FWDL FWDSE Plus WagonLX AutomaticL FWD 7-Passenger (GS)
Drivetrain    
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
77777
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
Passenger VanPassenger VanPassenger VanPassenger VanPassenger Van
Transmission    
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODMulti-Speed Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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