2016 Kia Sedona vs. Minivan Competition cargo room passenger room exterior design New Port Richey Spring Hill Trinity Clearwater Tampa FL
2016 Kia Sedona 2016 Chrysler Town & Country (top right) 2016 Honda Odyssey (second from top) 2015 Nissan Quest (third from top) 2015 Toyota Sienna (bottom)
142 Cargo Room (cubic ft.) 143 148.5 108.4 150
$21,990 (Friendly Kia VIP) MSRP $29,995 $32,345 $26,530 $28,700
Yes Autotrader.com "10 Must Test Drive Vehicles for 2016"? No No No No
Yes 2016 IIHS Top Safety Pick? No Yes No No

2016 Kia Sedona vs. The Minivan Competition

2016 Kia Sedona vs. Minivan Competition cargo room passenger room exterior design New Port Richey Spring Hill Trinity Clearwater Tampa FL

In the days when the titans (minivans) roamed the Earth in great numbers, the vehicle was common but a boxy eyesore. Today's minivans, however, have a lower-to-the-ground look in many cases that makes them resemble large crossover vehicles; plus, it makes them easier on the eyes. They are also helpful vehicles when you need to drive a large group around in comfort, with room to pack your bags and all your stuff. In this comparison, we are going to look at how the 2016 Kia Sedona compares with the competition in the minivan class, which includes the 2016 Chrysler Town and Country, the 2016 Honda Odyssey, the 2015 Nissan Quest, and the 2015 Toyota Sienna.

The first thing that pops out about these vehicles is the price; most of them are hovering in the $30,000-dollar range, but the 2016 Kia Sedona is vastly more affordable at a Friendly Kia VIP Price starting around $21,990. Score one for the 2016 Sedona. Then when you look at the exterior, the 2015 Toyota Sienna and the 2016 Honda Odyssey's rear spoiler and hatch make them look chunky, while the 2015 Nissan Quest bears a resemblance to the non-aerodynamic minivans of yore. The 2016 Town and Country has a sleek look, but the 2016 Kia Sedona has the best blend of utility (the overhang for the rear hatch light) and design. The Sedona's beehive front grille and futuristic rear styling make will make this minivan the envy of every group on the block.

In addition, the 2016 Sedona has a nice performance / cargo combination for such an affordable, stylish minivan. Among these five minivans, it has the second-highest power output with 276 hp, which gives you the extra oomph to make it easier to tow heavy loads or merge into highway traffic. When it comes to cargo room, the 2016 Sedona ranks in the middle of the pack with 142 cubic feet, but it has significantly more room for bags and other items than the 2015 Nissan Quest, which has 31 percent less room than the Kia Sedona.

The 2016 Kia Sedona Tops the Competition

So far we've seen the 2016 Kia Sedona has a nice blend of style, substance, and savings.  But don't just take our word for it: The 2016 Kia Sedona has been named an Autotrader.com "Must Test Drive for 2016," and a panel of experts took all five of these minivans out for a spin, and rated them side-by-side in these categories: Ride and handling, performance, efficiency, cockpit/cabin, safety, value, and cost of ownership. The 2015 model year Kia Sedona bested all comers, thanks to its comfy seats, nice exterior design, and top-notch safety features that make the minivan seem cool again. For more about the Sedona's win, read the article

Not only is the Kia Sedona recognized by both experts and drivers alike as the top minivan, but it is by far the least expensive minivan among this group. Compare them side-by-side and the 2016 Sedona is thousands of dollars more affordable than all of them with the Friendly Kia VIP Price, with an edge of more than 25 percent in price over the 2016 Chrysler Town & Country and the 2016 Honda Odyssey.

At Friendly Kia we have several Kia Sedonas available on our lot, so come on in to look at, test drive or purchase this next-level minivan with just the right amount of comfort and cargo room at Friendly Kia, located at 5819 US Highway 19 in New Port Richey, FL, about 20 miles from Clearwater and Trinity, less than 40 miles from Tampa and St. Petersburg, and less than 25 miles from Spring Hill. Some of the perks we offer are free lifetime car washes for every Kia you purchase from us. We're also a dog-friendly lot, so please bring your furry friend while you're car-shopping.

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2016 Kia Sedona vs. Minivan Competition cargo room passenger room exterior design New Port Richey Spring Hill Trinity Clearwater Tampa FL