|2016 Kia Sedona||vs||2016 Toyota Sienna|
|$21,990 (Friendly Kia VIP)||Price||$31,000 for 7-passenger / $33,800 for 8-passenger (The Competition)|
|10-yr/100k miles powertrain, 5-yr/60k miles basic warranty||Warranty Coverage||5-yr/60k miles powertrain, 3-yr/36k miles basic warranty|
|Yes||IIHS Top Safety Pick?||No|
|Yes||Cars.com Minivan of the Year?||No|
|18 city, 25 highway||MPG||18 city, 25 highway|
The minivan has been unfairly judged as a "soccer parent" vehicle, an extinct relic of a bygone era when families were larger, and so were the cars. Well, we have two top-level minivans that are proof that it's best not to pay attention to the naysayers. We'll make a deep dive into the world of the 2016 Kia Sedona and the 2016 Toyota Sienna to see which of these minivans is the coolest one on the block.
If you're thinking about a minivan, you probably need to transport a large number of passengers with a minimum of fuss, hopefully with comfortable seats and a nice design, all for a good price. Well, we have good news and some not-so-good, with the not-so-good first: The 2016 Toyota Sienna leaves our competitor's lot for prices around $31,000 for base seven-passenger models and $33,800 for base eight-passenger models, which while competitive in the minivan class, hardly compares to the price you can find the 2016 Kia Sedona for at Friendly Kia, which with the Friendly VIP price is yours starting at $21,990.
Next up is the design - it's hard not to notice how bulky the 2016 Toyota Sienna looks from behind. It features a sport-influenced rear spoiler and a wide, thick look while the 2016 Kia Sedona has an exterior that is smooth as silk, with a more refined sleek-and-circular appearance. And if you don't believe us, see what the experts had to say when they praised the Kia Sedona's design, as well as its features and creature comforts, in a 2015 side-by-side comparison with four other models where they named the Sedona the "Ultimate Minivan."
Read more about the Sedona's Ultimate Minivan win here.
If you are in the market for a minivan, you need room for people and gear - and lots of it. The 2016 Sienna has 150 cubic feet, which edges the 2016 Sedona's 142 cubic feet, but the Sedona has plenty of room, and the slight reduction in space on the inside helps the minivan look sleeker and less like a "grocery getter" on the outside. And when your friends and family pop a squat in the seats, the Kia Sedona's available premium Nappa leather and leather seat trim will make you more than happy to sink into its seats for a long drive, or even a nap (provided you're not driving). Forget taking a road trip - with the Kia Sedona's lounge seating setup in its top-line SXL trim and standard Slide-N-Stow rear seats, you can take your party on the road instead. Another cause for celebrating is the 2016 Sedona's value-packed 10-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty, which includes a five-year/60,000-mile limited basic warranty. The Toyota Sienna, on the other hand, gets five-year/60,000-mile limited powertrain coverage and a three-year/36,000-mile limited basic warranty.
To recap: Based on its more affordable price, sleeker design and premium comfort, the 2016 Kia Sedona a superior minivan, but it also has more HP to help you barrel through the day - 276 HP to the Toyota Sienna's 266 HP. And the Sedona has something else the Sienna is seeking to duplicate - widespread acclaim. The 2016 Sedona has been named an IIHS Top Safety Pick, so it has a sturdy construction that makes it among the most impact-resistant minivans on the market. The 2016 Sedona also has won plaudits from Autotrader.com as one of its "10 Must Test Drive Vehicles for 2016."
So if you're looking for a minivan, why wouldn't you try out the 2016 Kia Sedona? When you combine the comforts it possesses, the sturdier construction, and its more affordable price, the 2016 Kia Sedona is a home run. We proudly carry the Kia Sedona on our lot - come on in to look at, test drive or purchase one at Friendly Kia, located at 5819 US Highway 19 in New Port Richey, FL, about 20 miles from Clearwater, less than 40 miles from Tampa, and less than 25 miles from 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.
Click here to read more about the Kia Sedona's features and specs.