2018 Kia Sedona Vs. 2018 Ford Transit Connect Passenger Wagon

split screen image contrasting 2018 kia sedona and 2018 ford transit connect passenger wagon

Carrying passengers and cargo in safety, style and comfort is everybody’s dream, right? A vehicle in which you can sit with your family and their luggage while time quickly passes doesn’t come along very often. The truth is that minivans often have to compromise to accommodate the space and family-friendly requirements of their drivers. One minivan that refuses this compromise is the 2018 Kia Sedona.

The 2018 Kia Sedona wraps class-leading style around a spacious, refined cabin that is protected from all types of road dangers. Today, we’re going to see how Kia’s innovative mini-van matches up with a lesser-known entry, the Ford Transit Connect Passenger Wagon. Both vans are built to provide safety, comfort and convenience with up to 7 passengers on board. Let’s see how they measure up.

2018 Kia Sedona


2018 Ford Transit Connect Passenger Wagon

276 horsepower Horsepower 169 horsepower
Standard CD Player/MP3 Capability Available
Standard Infotainment Screen Available
21.1 gallons Fuel tank (higher is better) 15.8 gallons
3,500 lbs. Maximum towing capacity (higher is better) 2,000 lbs.
41.1 inches Rear legroom (higher is better) 37.6 inches
33.9/78.4 cubic feet Cargo volume to second-row/to first-row 19.8/58.9 cubic feet
5 years/60,000 miles Bumper-to-bumper warranty 3 years/36,000 miles
Sophisticated, Euro-style with bold front-end and elegant rearward flow Exterior design inspiration 5-year old Ford Escape X Shoebox

Kia Sedona Advantages Vs. Ford Transit Connect Passenger Wagon

When looking at a minivan, the important stats are obvious – space, comfort, entertainment and safety. In every single one of these metrics, the 2018 Kia Sedona bypasses the 2018 Ford Transit Connect Passenger Wagon.

Confident passing is just one element of safety, but it’s an important one. The 2018 Kia Sedona literally passes the Ford Transit Connect Passenger Wagon with a horsepower advantage of more than 100. The improved torque and engine power from the 2018 Kia Sedona also allow it to tow up to 3,500 lbs. meaning it’s the perfect vehicle for multiple life stages.

Another area that the 2018 Kia Sedona beats out the 2018 Ford Transit Connect Passenger Wagon is interior amenities and refinements. Even at the base level, the 2018 Kia Sedona offers plenty of standard entertainment options including a CD player/MP3 read capability, and a front-row infotainment screen.

Top trim levels and options give the 2018 Kia Sedona a rear-seat entertainment system and 8 Infinity brand speakers with subwoofer and amplification. The 2018 Ford Transit Connect Passenger Wagon, at its best, only manages 6 speakers and no included entertainment system. Comparing both models’ top trim level sees the 2018 Sedona edge the Transit Connect for driver comfort as well, with standard heated and cooled leather seats vs the Connect’s heated seats.

Finally, available active safety is abundant in the 2018 Kia Sedona. Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning, Blind-Spot Monitoring System and more are standard in the Sedona and either not available or an expensive option in the Transit Connect. Kia’s warranty will be sure to inspire peace of mind as it gives drivers almost double the amount of protection that Ford’s does.

The 2018 Kia Sedona is a breakthrough minivan. It challenges the class and, in doing so, leads it. Standard safety features and entertainment are plenty with handling and performance advantages to boot. For more information on the 2018 Kia Sedona, or to schedule a test drive, contact us today!