2018 Kia Sedona Vs. 2018 Toyota Highlander

2018 kia sedona and 2018 toyota highlander on split screen image sedona silver highlander white

When it comes to transporting a family or a lot of cargo, you don’t just have choices between models or manufacturers but you also must choose how you want to do it. Station wagons, crossovers, SUVs and minivans all present compelling options with unique advantages over the others. When it comes to comparing minivans to crossovers, it’s important to take note of a few important things. The first, crossovers usually give you the advantage of available AWD which can make all-weather driving easier with extra traction. However, this comes at the expense of their interior space and ride comfort.

Minivans, on the other hand, are built for space. These vehicles have roomy interiors that allow passengers in all three rows to stretch their legs. Cargo is also equally accommodated with seats folded or up and folded down and used. Today, we’re comparing the stylish Kia Sedona minivan to Toyota’s third-row crossover the Highlander. Let’s see which model is superior for families on the go:

2018 Kia Sedona


2018 Toyota Highlander

276 horsepower (L) Base model horsepower 185 horsepower (LE)
120.5 inches Wheelbase (longer = smoother ride) 109.8 inches
21.1 gallons Gas tank size 19.2 gallons
166 cubic feet Passenger space 145 cubic feet
3,500 lbs. Base model max towing capacity 1,500 lbs.
142 cubic feet / 78.4 cubic feet / 33.9 cubic feet Cargo volume (behind first row / second / third) 83.7 cubic feet / 42.3 cubic feet / 13.8 cubic feet
Yes Apple CarPlay / Android Auto compatible No
5 years / 60,000 miles Limited bumper-to-bumper warranty 3 years / 36,000 miles
$21,190 – Best Friendly Kia VIP Pricing* Starts at $31,230

Give Yourself Some Space with a Minivan

In the past, we've given a lot of time to the idea that third-row crossovers sometimes make more sense than minivans. For most people, however, minivans do everything a third-row crossover does. In most cases, they do it better.

With many buyers choosing the Highlander as a family vehicle, the 2018 Kia Sedona provides so much more value. By offering more than 20 extra cubic feet of passenger space and nearly double the amount of cargo volume in every seating configuration, drivers can rely on the Sedona for comfort and capability.

Additionally, the 2018 Kia Sedona’s base model gives you a powerful V6 engine that allows confident passing and quick acceleration to highway speeds. It also allows you to tow more than twice as much as the Highlander’s base model, meaning cargo that’s too big to fit inside can be hitched on the back.

Finally, the Sedona proves its incredible value over the Highlander with its generous warranty – giving you 2 years or 24,000 miles of additional coverage and doubling the powertrain warranty.

At Friendly Kia, we have more Kia Sedona models than any Kia dealership in Tampa Bay. With the largest inventory of new Kia models and the lowest pricing, we’re able to help you find the Kia Sedona that most perfectly matches your needs, wants and preferences.

Not only do we have the largest inventory and the lowest prices in Tampa Bay, but we also have some of the highest ratings from reputable sites like Yelp, Dealer Rater and Google Local. This past year, we were inducted into Kia’s Presidents Club – joining only 29 other Kia dealerships in recognition for customer satisfaction.

For more information on what makes the Kia Sedona such an amazing and obvious choice for families and cargo, alike, or to schedule a test drive with one of the many Sedona models on the Friendly Kia lot, contact us today!

*All pricing is at the discretion of Friendly Kia and subject to change without notice. For current pricing, visit our inventory pages or contact Friendly Kia.