If you want an affordable minivan that doesn't skimp on reliability or safety, then the new 2010 Kia Sedona should be on the top of your list for a test drive. With a base price of $22,195, the Sedona undercuts every other minivan for the 2010 model year. Add in competitive fuel mileage and a 10-year powertrain warranty, and it's easy to see why the new 2010 Kia Sedona is one of the best-reviewed minivans for the year.
New 2010 Kia Sedona Styling
The Kia Sedona is far from a flashy vehicle. The exterior design takes a rather conservative approach, but that in no way means the Sedona isn't handsome. If you're interested in a minivan, then chances are the Kia Sedona's classic appearance will meet your needs. However, if you want a slightly more stylish minivan, take a look at the Volkswagen Routan or Toyota Sienna.
Inside, the Kia Sedona offers an attractive and comfortable interior. Again, there's not much focus on flash, but the layout and interior materials are excellent considering the bargain price. While a more luxurious environment can be had with more expensive competitors, the Sedona still manages to pamper with such standard features as tri-zone climate control, cruise control, power front windows, power locks and stereo with CD player.
In terms of size, the Sedona seats a maximum of seven. Those wanting a little extra legroom for rear passengers should consider upgrading to the extended wheelbase found on the LX and EX models. Maximum cargo room for the Sedona is substantial, with a maximum of 141.5 cubic feet for extended models and 121.3 cubic feet on the base model.
New 2010 Kia Sedona Performance
Outfitted with a 3.8-liter V-6 engine that outputs 250 horsepower, the Kia Sedona will easily meet the expectations of most minivan drivers. While power is far from pulse-pounding, the vehicle offers a confident, quiet ride that delivers decent acceleration and good handling for its size. Still, if you want an added boost to your minivan's performance, then you may be a better match for the Honda Odyssey.
When considering fuel efficiency, the Sedona competes well in its class. The EPA rates the vehicle at 17 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway (19 mpg combined). While by no means a fuel sipper, those numbers are pretty good considering cargo capacity. If you're looking to seat seven and save a bit more on mileage, then consider taking a look at the Mazda MAZDA5 or Kia Sorento.
New 2010 Kia Sedona Safety
All minivans perform well in the safety category, and the 2010 Sedona is no different. For the new model year, the Kia minivan comes standard with six airbags, antilock disc brakes, brake assist, stability control, traction control, electronic brake-force distribution and a tire-pressure monitoring system.
In crash tests performed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the Kia Sedona earned a best-possible rating of "Good."
New 2010 Kia Sedona Pricing
Value is really the main draw of the Kia Sedona. At $22,195, the vehicle beats out much of the competition by at least $2,000. A 10-year powertrain warranty serves to further boost the vehicle's value. If you're in the market for an affordable minivan, you might also take a look at the Dodge Grand Caravan. Top minivans that offer improved luxury include the Honda Odyssey, Toyota Sienna and Chrysler Town & Country.