As staunch defenders of the minivan as the perfect family vehicle, we maintain that many drivers who choose third-row crossovers and SUVs would be better served by the cavernous cargo space, comfortable seating and rich convenience features of the minivan. From the front row all the way to the third-row, minivan passengers enjoy some of the most luxurious seating arrangements and materials on the market. As vehicles for family transportation, their focus on utility tech is unmatched.
The 2019 Kia Sedona adds one more feature to this list of reasons to buy a minivan – style. We know what you’re thinking, minivans haven’t, historically, made any show of pretending to care about the appearance of their vehicles. The 2019 Kia Sedona is sporty, sophisticated and athletic looking – bearing proportions and contours like a crossover. Today, we’re comparing the 2019 Kia Sedona to the “interestingly-styled” 2019 Honda Odyssey. Let’s see how they match up!
2019 Kia Sedona
2019 Honda Odyssey
|33.9 cubic feet||Cargo volume with seats up||32.8 cubic feet|
|166 cubic feet||Passenger space||164 cubic feet|
|3,500 lbs.||Maximum towing capacity||3,000 lbs.|
|21.1 gallons||Standard fuel tank size||19.5 gallons|
|7-inch screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto||Standard infotainment||5-inch screen|
|5 years/60,000 miles||Bumper-to-bumper limited warranty||3 years/36,000 miles|
|Yes – four years running||J.D. Power Initial Quality Study mass market leaders?||No|
|TBA (2018 is ~ $27,000)||Starts at…||$30,090|
With the 2019 Kia Sedona, you get more than just a stylish and capable minivan. You get a vehicle that is ready to take you and up to 7 additional passengers on the biggest adventures imaginable in comfort. The interior of the 2019 Kia Sedona proves to be an edge for drivers who want to enjoy maximum cargo and passenger space, while the maximum towing capacity lets you take more along.
Inside, you’ll find distractions to be minimal with the 2019 Kia Sedona’s inclusion of UVO infotainment from the base model up. While the 2019 Honda Odyssey base only gives you a 5-inch screen with proprietary smartphone connectivity, your base model 2019 Kia Sedona lets you enjoy the apps, music and data from your phone in a familiar and easy-to-use interface.
With better specs and features than the 2019 Honda Odyssey, you’d assume that the 2019 Kia Sedona was hiding something in the form of its warranty coverage, reliability or safety ratings. You’d be wrong! The 2019 Kia Sedona is expected to carry forward or improve the 2018 Kia Sedona’s Top Safety Pick designation from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
J.D. Power recently awarded Kia the most reliable mass-market brand in its Initial Quality Study for the fourth year in a row. Finally, the warranty coverage on the Kia Sedona is nearly double that for bumper-to-bumper coverage and double the Odyssey’s powertrain warranty.
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