2018 Kia Sedona

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Kia Sedona highlights

Customer rating


  • Good value
  • Powerful V6
  • Attractive cabin, intuitive infotainment controls


  • Ride gets bumpy over imperfect pavement
  • V6 fuel economy
  • Second-row seating isn’t removable

Mileage (EPA estimate)

17 city, 22 highway, 19 combined

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The 2018 Sedona is a minivan value but no fuel-sipper

The 2018 Kia Sedona minivan is easy to drive and spacious with seating for between seven and eight people onboard, depending on which second-row configuration you choose. It’s also no slowpoke thanks to the 276-horsepower V6 tucked in the engine bay. When you need to, the front-wheel-drive minivan will zip down the road with ease and has plenty of power for stress-free passing maneuvers at highway speed. Just know that the Sedona’s V6 is thirstier than what you get in rivals like the Honda Odyssey and Toyota Sienna.

While the base L trim level has a temptingly low starting price, moving one rung up to the Sedona LX gets you niceties like a power-adjustable driver’s seat, power-sliding side doors, and an upgraded stereo. At the LX level you can also upgrade to a seven-inch touchscreen that’s user-friendly in how it operates and comes with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. Light steering makes the Sedona easy to maneuver, though the ride gets unsettled over rough pavement.

All Kia Sedona years

What is new for the 2018 Kia Sedona?

  • Skylight(s) features are now available as options on select trims.

2018 Kia Sedona trims

Curious how Kia Sedona trims differ? Use our side-by-side vehicle comparison to see the differences and similarities


  • 276-hp, 248-lb-ft of torque 3.3L
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Fold-Away Third Row
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Mirrors
  • Quad Seats
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • View our Kia Sedona L inventory


  • Includes all features available on the L
  • Power Seats
  • Power Sliding Doors


  • Includes all features available on the LX
  • Rear Air Conditioning
  • Leather Seats
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Parking Sensors
  • Smart Key
  • Rear Sunshade
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Apple CarPlay
  • View our Kia Sedona EX inventory


  • Includes all features available on the EX
  • Memory Seats
  • Rear Seat Heaters
  • A/C Seats
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Infinity Sound System
  • Navigation System
  • View our Kia Sedona SX inventory


Kia Sedona photos

5 reasons to buy the 2018 Kia Sedona

What We Like

Cabin design: From behind the steering wheel, or pretty much anywhere you sit in the roomy Sedona, you might think this minivan carries a much higher price than it does. The cabin is attractive and has materials that feel equally durable and high-quality.

Infotainment system: We suggest opting for the available seven-inch Uvo touchscreen that’s standard starting with the midrange EX trim. Easy to use and with smartphone connectivity, this system is worth the premium.

V6 performance: The Sedona’s V6 is powerful and gets this minivan down the road without any hesitation. It’s a smooth engine and the available acceleration makes minivan driving, dare we say it, kind of fun!

What Needs Improvement

Second-row seating stays put: Are you going to need every last square foot of cargo space in your minivan? You might want to sidestep the Sedona. That’s because neither the second-row bench nor the optional dual captain’s chairs are removable.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

Above Average

RepairPal gave the Kia Sedona an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Kia Sedona 4th out of 14 among Minivans.

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Kia Sedona features and specs

Limited 2WD 4D Pass Ext Van

Standard Features

  • A/C Seat(s)
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Fold-Away Third Row
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Infinity Sound System
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Sliding Door(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Quad Seats
  • Rear Air Conditioning
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Sunshade
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Third Row Seat
  • Traction Control
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Rear Entertainment System
  • Rear Seat Heaters
  • Skylight(s)
  • Sunroof(s)
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

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Leg room

F 40.9"/M 40.6"/R 34.8"

Head room

F 39.8"/M 39.4"/R 38.9"

Front tires


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Seating capacity


Max towing capacity

350/3500 lbs.



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