Kia Sedona Vs. Minivan Competition

kia sedona split screen with other minivans

Minivans are rapidly moving from being simply niche products to a popular choice adopted by individuals and families alike. It’s easy to see why. No other vehicle provides the combination of passenger space, cargo space and comfort that a minivan does. Additionally, modern vehicles in this class see fuel efficiency ratings that rival or surpass that of third-row SUVs. While younger and image-conscious drivers have historically been wary of the lackluster styling of the minivan, new options in the class make it easier than ever to find a model that is sophisticated, refined and even a little bit sporty.

The Kia Sedona is a top choice for those drivers. Starting with Kia’s signature “tiger nose” grille and working backward along strong and muscular contours, the 2018 and 2019 Kia Sedona cut a profile that is distinguished and composed. Nothing about this vehicle falls in line with the classic “upside-down shark” design for which minivans have become infamous. Additionally, interior technology and comfort are at their maximum, making it a perfect vehicle for more than just road-tripping. It’s the perfect vehicle for any daily drive.

With limited competition in a niche market, the Sedona makes a compelling case for being the best option. See for yourself!

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Feature/Spec

2018 Kia Sedona L

2018 Honda Odyssey LX

2018 Toyota Sienna L

2018 Chrysler Pacifica L

Interior passenger space 165.8 cubic feet 163.6 cubic feet 164.4 cubic feet 165 cubic feet
Second-row legroom 41.1 inches 40.9 inches 37.6 inches 39 inches
Gas tank size 21.1 gallons 19.5 gallons 20 gallons 19 gallons
Satellite Radio Standard Not available Not available Standard
Bumper-to-bumper limited warranty 5 years / 60,000 miles 3 years / 36,000 miles 3 years / 36,000 miles 3 years /36,000 miles
Powertrain warranty 10 years / 100,000 miles 5 years / 60,000 miles 5 years / 60,000 miles 5 years / 60,000 miles
Cars.com customer rating 5/5 4.8/5 4.7/5 4.8/5
IIHS Top Safety Pick Yes Yes No Yes
Starts at $21,100 – Friendly Kia VIP Pricing* $29,990 $30,750 $26,995

The Kia Sedona – A Minivan Unlike Any Other

Comparing the Kia Sedona to its minivan competitors on paper, one thing is clear. Kia gives you more for less! With the 2018 Kia Sedona, you get more interior space, more legroom, a bigger gas tank, better features and a much longer warranty for significantly less money.

In person, however, you see another area the Sedona leaves its competition in the dust - its style. The Kia Sedona picks up where other minivans leave off, offering a massively-capable ride that doesn’t look frumpy or mundane. Unlike these other minivans, the Sedona is not a symbol of surrender to adulthood, but rather a handsome and muscular van that’s wrapped in elegant style.

From the large, muscular grille all the way to the squared-off rear panel, the Kia Sedona exudes class and sportiness, cutting a profile that is closer to that of a sporty crossover than a handheld vacuum cleaner.

When it comes to the interior comfort and refinement, you must feel it to believe it. At Friendly Kia, we have the largest Sedona inventory in all of Tampa Bay. We also have the lowest prices, undercutting local competitors by as much as $8,000 on this stylish and practical people-mover.

With an already-high portfolio of ratings from trusted review sites like Dealer Rater and Yelp, we became the only Tampa Bay Dealership to win the Kia Presidents Club award this year. This award, given to only 30 Kia dealerships in North America, recognizes our ongoing commitment to customer satisfaction.

For more information on the 2018 Kia Sedona or to schedule a test drive and check it out for yourself, contact us today!


*Pricing is as of the date of page publication and not page access. All pricing is at the discretion of Friendly Kia and subject to change without notice. For current pricing, visit our inventory pages or contact us!