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2019 Kia Sedona

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Kia Sedona highlights

Customer rating

Pros

  • Standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Powerful V6, new eight-speed automatic
  • Interior quality and cabin design

Cons

  • Less total cargo capacity than key rivals
  • Ride is bumpy on rough roads
  • Nonremovable second row

Mileage (EPA estimate)

18 city, 24 highway, 21 combined

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The 2019 Kia Sedona is now an even smoother operator

The 2019 Kia Sedona proves minivans don’t have to drive or look like a boring box on wheels. Easy to get in and out of and able to haul a load full of cargo when needed, the handy Sedona even possesses a (modest) wild side. This is courtesy of its strong 276-horsepower V6 engine. For the 2019 model year, the V6 is paired to a new eight-speed automatic. This upgraded gearbox helps improve the front-wheel-drive Sedona’s EPA-estimated fuel economy in both city and highway driving.

Kia has also tweaked the exterior and cabin styling of the 2019 Sedona, though the newly standard seven-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone integration is what will have minivan fans cheering. This is a very simple and intuitive system, with clear menus and quick response times. New options this model year include a driver attention monitor, wireless device charging, and a rear-seat entertainment system. All said, these improvements make the Sedona a worthy rival to minivan stalwarts like the Toyota Sienna, Honda Odyssey, and Chrysler Pacifica.

All Kia Sedona years

What is new for the 2019 Kia Sedona?

  • The Limited trim has been discontinued for 2019.
  • Sedona trims have been upgraded with Sunroof(s), Leatherette Seats, Harman Kardon Sound, and CD Audio as standard equipment this year.
  • The EX trim now comes with Blind Spot Monitor as standard equipment.
  • The L trim now comes with Rear Air Conditioning, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay as standard equipment.
  • The LX trim now comes with Rear Air Conditioning, Blind Spot Monitor, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay as standard equipment.
  • The SX trim now comes with Heated Steering Wheel and Lane Departure Warning as standard equipment.

2019 Kia Sedona trims

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

L:

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

LX:

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

EX:

SX:

  • Includes all features available on the EX
  • Sunroofs
  • Memory Seats
  • A/C Seats
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leatherette Seats
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Harman Kardon Sound
  • View our Kia Sedona SX inventory

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5 reasons to buy the 2019 Kia Sedona

What We Like

Power and improved economy: We’ve always been fans of the Sedona’s peppy V6 engine. Yet fuel economy lagged the competition. The new-for-2019 eight-speed automatic gives that mpg a welcome boost.

Cabin quality: Kia missed the memo stating minivans must sacrifice style for function. The quality and design of Sedona’s interior are first-rate. The optional reclining second-row captain’s chairs with built-in footrests could cause arguments over who gets to snag a spot in them during long road trips.

Smartphone connectivity: Not only does the 2019 Sedona now come standard with a convenient seven-inch touchscreen, you also get Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto thrown into the mix. These “phone-ey” features are exceptionally valuable to many car shoppers.

What Needs Improvement

Cargo volume: If only Kia could do something about the nonremovable second-row seating conundrum. No matter if you choose the bench seat or dual captain’s chairs, the second-row seats in the Sedona are staying put. This limits ultimate load-lugging capability.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

4
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

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Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Fold-Away Third Row
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Windows
  • Quad Seats
  • Rear Air Conditioning
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Third Row Seat
  • Traction Control
  • CD Audio
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Rear Entertainment System
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size

3.3L

Horsepower

276

Torque (ft-lbs)

248

Engine type

Gas

Fuel capacity

21.1

Wheelbase

120.5"

Overall length

201.4"

Width

78.1"

Height

68.5"

Leg room

F 63.9"/M 63.1"/R 59.4"

Head room

F 39.8"/M 39.4"/R 38.9"

Front tires

P235/65TR17

Rear tires

P235/65TR17

Seating capacity

7

Max towing capacity

350/3500 lbs.

Transmission

Automatic

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