2018 Kia Sedona Vs. 2018 Chrysler Pacifica

2018 kia sedona split screen view with 2018 chrysler pacifica

Transporting passengers and cargo requires a big vehicle, and no vehicle is more up to this task than a minivan. With cavernous interiors, three rows and a distinct focus on driver and passenger comfort and convenience, these vehicles are built for versatility. Modern minivans are better than ever, offering drivers more than just a competent family-friendly ride. Acknowledging the immense responsibility of being a preferred family mover, modern minivans include the most advanced entertainment and safety technology on the market.

The single drawback to this class is that most of the entrants in the class aren’t renowned for being exceptionally stylish. The Kia Sedona changed that. Rather than adopting the “hand vacuum” shape for which the class is famous, the Sedona provides a muscular and poised silhouette accented by elegant contours, sophisticated edges and a luxurious grille. Up against the 2018 Kia Sedona is the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica – a vehicle primarily concerned with offering competence.

2018 Kia Sedona


2018 Chrysler Pacifica

142 cubic feet Maximum cargo volume 140.5 cubic feet
166 cubic feet Passenger volume 165 cubic feet
21.1 gallons Fuel tank size 19 gallons
17” alloy Standard wheels 17” steel with plastic hubcaps
Standard on top trim (SX-L) Adaptive Cruise Control Available on top trim (Limited)
5 years / 60,000 miles Bumper-to-bumper limited warranty 3 years / 36,000 miles
$21,100 – Best Friendly Kia VIP Pricing* Price $26,995

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The 2018 Kia Sedona is a rock star in the crowded minivan class, providing some of the best cargo volume, passenger space and more. Comparing it to the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica shows us just how much the Sedona carries Kia’s penchant for going above and beyond into a class known for its adequacy.

This is, perhaps, most visible by comparing the exterior and interior designs of the two vehicles. The 2018 Chrysler Pacifica leans into the “upside down shark” shape by which minivan vehicles are classically known. On the other side, the 2018 Kia Sedona presents a striking and handsome silhouette that is something else entirely. Inspired by luxury crossovers, rather than other vans, the Sedona is as close to an objectively better design as is possible.

Since peace of mind and safety are top reasons drivers choose minivans, the Sedona has plenty of active safety features that are available or standard in its highest trim levels. Adaptive Cruise Control is an example of a feature that is standard on Kia’s top trim level, but not the more expensive Pacifica’s top trim level.

Dependability is crucial, and in the latest J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study, Kia vehicles came in third place, while Chrysler was at the absolute bottom of the list with over 220 problems reported per every 100 vehicles. The enhanced warranty coverage on the 2018 Kia Sedona adds a final layer of peace of mind for drivers, giving them two years or 24,000 miles of extra coverage over the Chrysler minivan.

Peace of mind is at its maximum when you buy your 2018 Kia Sedona from Friendly Kia in New Port Richey. Friendly Kia is your highest-rated Tampa Bay Kia dealership and has the lowest prices and largest inventory of new Kia models to choose from.

This year, Friendly Kia was chosen as members of the 2018 Kia Presidents Club, a prestigious award given to 30 Kia dealerships in the United States which marks those dealerships with the highest customer satisfaction.

See for yourself why both the 2018 Kia Sedona and Friendly Kia are number one! Stop by today for a test drive.

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