|2016 Kia Sedona||Hyundai Entourage|
|18 mpg city, 25 mpg highway||Fuel Economy||16 mpg city, 23 mpg highway|
|3,500 pounds||Maximum Towing Capacity||3,500 pounds|
|Yes||New Models Available?||No|
2016 Kia Sedona vs Hyundai Entourage
You've got a family or you're looking to start one, so a minivan is likely on your mind. It's one of the major decisions that faces a growing family - to get a minivan, or not - and you want it to be the right one. On the one hand, you have a minivan like the Hyundai Entourage, and on the other you have the 2016 Kia Sedona. We'll discuss their strengths and weakness, but we have a hint for you: The Sedona is a runaway winner.
Why is the 2016 Kia Sedona such a good vehicle? It starts with the interior, which is plush with its YES Essentials fabric in L and LX model options and leather seats in the higher-end EX, SX and SXL model options. The Kia Sedona is so comfy and relaxing, you won't even worry if you don't have other family members and friends in the car. When it comes to performance, the 2016 Kia Sedona gets better gas mileage at 18 miles per gallon in the city and 25 mpg on the highway compared with the Hyundai Entourage's 16 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway, and the Sedona does this with more ponies under the hood, weighing in at 276 horsepower to the Entourage's 250.
We don't want to pick on the Hyundai Entourage, but it hasn't been available for a few years, so any models you will find will be used, and its extras, while nice for 2008, cannot compare with the 2016 Kia Sedona. The Entourage's latest model has a premium CD stereo and a USB jack, but the 2016 Kia Sedona easily trumps that with its SiriusXM audio system with 130 channels for L, LX and EX trims and Infinity Surround Sound Audio for SX and SXL trims, its voice-command navigation in the SX and SXL trim options, and UVO eServices infotainment, which is optional in the LX and standard in the EX, SX and SXL trims. Plus, you'll get Bluetooth wireless tech in all models for easy phone conversations. That's a ton of great audio and tech features in the 2016 Kia Sedona.
Read more about the Kia Sedona.
The 2016 Kia Sedona Tops the Competition
At Friendly Kia, the VIP price for 2016 Sedonas starts at $21,990, which is a savings of $5,500 off the suggested retail price. That's a nice deal. Still, car buyers cannot live on price and audio features alone. You want a vehicle that will keep your most precious cargo - your family and friends - safe, and you want one that is well-respected. Check out the display of trophies the 2016 Kia Sedona has won, such as the NHTSA 5-Star Crash Safety Rating award and its 2016 IIHS Top Safety Pick. In addition, the Kia Sedona won a September 2015 contest of major minivan models under $50,000 that was scored by Cars.com and PBS Motorweek. The Sedona won that last award because of its sweet combination of SUV-like looks, comfy interior, cutting-edge tech, and the quietness of the ride. The Hyundai Entourage, on the other hand, has some drawbacks besides the ones we've mentioned: It has heavy second-row seats which makes it hard to move them when your cargo or children need more space, and it doesn't handle as well in a tight spot, with a turning circle that is 39.6 feet curb-to-curb, nearly 10 percent more than the 2016 Kia Sedona's 36.8 figure.
When you're looking for a minivan, it's really no contest. Experts and regular drivers alike have spoken, and they say the 2016 Kia Sedona is a superior vehicle for its comfort and tech extras, among other features. We have several Kia Sedonas available on the Friendly Kia lot, so check one out today and get ready to take on some passengers. All new vehicle purchases get lifetime free on-site car washes. Come on in to look at, test drive or purchase a car at Friendly Kia, 5819 U.S. 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.