Comparing the 2016 Kia Sedona vs. 2016 Ford Flex and 2016 Ford Transit Connect doesn't put the Sedona between a rock and a hard place so much as it shows how inferior the rock and the hard place really are.
While all three of these vehicles are sizable and meant to carry a lot of cargo, the Kia Sedona is a minivan with style and interior comforts that fits up to eight passengers, the 2016 Ford Flex is a family-friendly crossover that fits up to seven, and the 2016 Ford Transit Connect is a van that fits two but hauls a good amount of cargo.
If you're looking to carry the largest group and enjoy the most battle-tested vehicle, then the 2016 Kia Sedona is the one for you, with plenty of seating and cargo options that gives this minivan up to 142 cubic feet for cargo, plenty of room for holding everything from a sofa to a squadron of shopping bags.
The 2016 Transit Connect can only hold up to 128.6 cubic feet, while the 2016 Flex has good numbers for a crossover but inferior numbers to the 2016 Sedona with a capacity for 83.2 cubic feet. As far as the battle-tested claim, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) tests vehicles for crash-resistance and awards Top Safety Picks to vehicles that are among the most crash-resistant in their class. The 2016 Sedona was a Top Safety Pick, while the Flex and the Transit Connect were left out in the cold on that honor.
|2016 Kia Sedona||Vs.||2016 Ford Flex||2016 Ford Transit Connect|
|$21,990 (Friendly Kia VIP)||Price||$29,600 MSRP||$24,100 (The Competition)|
|142.0||Max. Cargo Room (cubic feet)||83.2||128.6|
|Yes||Autotrader.com "10 Must Test Drive Vehicles for 2016"?||No||No|
|10-yr/100k miles, 5-yr/60k miles||Warranty Coverage (powertrain / bumper-to-bumper)||5-yr/60k miles, 3-yr/36k miles||5-yr/60k miles, 3-yr/36k miles|
|Yes||2016 IIHS Top Safety Pick?||No||No|
While we've seen that the 2016 Kia Sedona has the most room for cargo and passengers, we need to mention that it is also more affordable than the 2016 Flex or the 2016 Transit, with a starting price around $22,000 at Friendly Kia with our available VIP Price, while the competition is asking for around $24,000 for the 2016 Transit Connect and the 2016 Flex retails for nearly $30,000 MSRP. In addition, you get longer warranty coverage on the 2016 Sedona, with 10 years/100,000 miles of limited powertrain coverage, for starters.
The Flex and Transit Connect have the subpar Ford package of five years/60,000 miles for limited powertrain coverage. Looking for a nicely-priced vehicle that fits a lot of everything, both passengers and cargo? Then don't hesitate to test drive a 2016 Kia Sedona at Friendly Kia, located on 5819 U.S. Highway 19 in New Port Richey, FL. We also serve the Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg area, as well as Trinity, Tarpon Springs and Spring Hill. If you plan on purchasing a new or used car, please take advantage of our trade-in policy and our exclusive partnership with Kelley Blue Book KBB.com's Trade-In Marketplace/Buying Center.