Kia Sedona Reliability

The Kia Corporation was established in May 1944 and is Korea’s oldest automobile manufacturer. More than 1.4 million Kia vehicles are produced each year in 14 manufacturing and assembly plants in eight countries. Kia calls its 2022 Kia Sedona a multipurpose vehicle, but in reality, it’s a sophisticated minivan disguised as an SUV. Aside from the classic sliding side door, what identifies it as a minivan is the spacious third row that so many SUVs lack.


The Sedona has a Lambda Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) 3.3-liter V6 engine producing 206 kW (276 hp) and 336 N.m (248 lb. ft), a six-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive. The 2016 Kia Sedona is the most expensive and latest model mentioned here, but reports suggest it’s not worth the investment. Kia Complaints lists the 2016 Sedona as one of the models to avoid in the third generation, 2015-2020.


RepairPal rates the Kia Sedona as very reliable at 4.0 out of 5, while J.D. Power puts it at 81 out of 100 and ranks it as the #2 minivan in the top 4. Based on this, it would be correct to say that the Kia Sedona is a very reliable vehicle.

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Kia Sedona’s performance in passenger-side crash tests earns it an “Acceptable” score from NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration). It is 5-Star Overall Safety Rating is based on its availability of certain optional safety equipment.

Resale value

Time and condition are two important factors for the resale value of a car. According to KIA, a Sedona will depreciate by 62% after five years and resell for $13,610 after five years.

Maintenance and repair

An average Kia Sedona’s annual repair and maintenance costs are $495, while those for minivans and all vehicle models are $647 and $652, respectively. Its costs on repairing are normal as compared to others.


Is Kia Sedona a Front-Wheel-Drive, Rear-Wheel-Drive or All-Wheel-Drive car?    

The Kia Sedona is a Front Wheel Drive car.    

How many seats are in the Kia Sedona?    

The Kia Sedona is a car with 8 seats. The EPA Classification for this car is: Minivans 2WD    

What is the horsepower in a Kia Sedona and does it have a turbo?    

The Kia Sedona has 276 horsepower and 248 lb-ft of torque. The engine is a Regular Unleaded V-6 with a displacement of 3.3 L The fuel system is: Gasoline Direct Injection.    

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How much ground clearance does the Kia Sedona have?    

6.7 inches ( 17,02 cm )    

What type of wheels does it have?    

Kia Sedona has 18 X 7 inch Aluminum Front Wheels and 18 X 7 inch Aluminum Rear Wheels.

What is most reliable year for the Kia Sedona?

Short Answer is: 2002, 2003, 2005, 2012 and 2016. So this is good years, if you’re looking for a used Sedona. 

What problems does Kia Sedona have?

  • Abnormal Startup Noises. 
  • Starting Complications. 
  • Faulty Battery. 
  • Exterior Lighting Problems. 
  • Malfunctioning Air-conditioning (A/C) Clutch Assembly. 
  • Transmission Issues Caused by Outdated Software. 
  • Failing Crankshaft Position Sensor.
  • Premature Alternator Failure.

How many miles will Kia Sedona last?

A Kia Sedona will last between 190.000 and 210.000 miles on average. Unscheduled repairs are required on a Sedona about 0.3 times per calendar year. There is a 10% chance that the Sedona will have serious problems. Sedona owners also spend on average $495 annually for repairs.

Do Kia Sedonas have transmission problems?

These problems are often easy to spot. 2020 Kia Sedona Transmission Problems could include shifting delays or grinding when accelerating, shaking at any speed or a burning or whistling sound coming from the underside.

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