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7.8

Overall

Scorecard

Critics' Rating: 8.5
Performance: 6.7
Interior: 8.3
Total Cost of Ownership: 8.8
Safety: 9.7
Reliability:
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2015 Kia Sedona Review

The redesigned 2015 Kia Sedona has high-tech features and comfortable seating, but its poor highway acceleration and clumsy handling hold it back in our rankings

Pros & Cons

 

  • Quiet, upscale interior
  • High-tech features

 

 

  • Poor highway acceleration
  • Marginal handling

 

2015 Kia Sedona Overview

Is the 2015 Kia Sedona a Good Used Minivan?

The 2015 Sedona has outstanding safety scores, plenty of available features, and a quiet cabin. However, it has a subpar ride quality compared to other minivans, which means your money is better spent elsewhere.

Used 2015 Kia Sedona Performance and Interior

The 2015 Kia Sedona comes with a 276-horsepower V6 engine and a six-speed automatic transmission. TheV6 provides sufficient power for city driving but struggles when accelerating to highway and passing speeds. The Sedona gets 17-18 mpg in the city and 22-25 mpg on the highway, which is about average for a minivan.

The Sedona's performance leaves a lot to be desired. It has numb steering and feels clumsy through turns. Some find the ride bumpy, especially for passengers in the back, while others think it's smooth.

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There is seating for up to eight in the Sedona, and cloth upholstery is standard. Available features include leather upholstery, heated front- and second-row seats, ventilated front seats, power-adjustable front-row seats, reclining second-row seats with leg rests, a dual sunroof, and a heated steering wheel. There is plenty of room in the first two rows of the Sedona, but the third row is best left for children. The reclining second-row seats have good legroom for most passengers and comfortable cushioning.

Standard features include a USB port, Bluetooth, and satellite radio. Available features include an eight-speaker sound system and Kia's UVO infotainment system, which includes an 8-inch touch screen, smartphone integration, Siri Eyes Free, navigation, and voice recognition.

The UVO system is user-friendly with a responsive touch screen, intuitive menus, and bright graphics. The audio and climate controls are logically laid out on the dashboard.

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Used 2015 Kia Sedona Prices

The average price for a 2015 Sedona ranges from about $16,300 for a base L model to around $26,700 for an SX Limited model. Prices vary based on the minivan's mileage and condition and may shift with demand. 

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We Did the Research for You: 18 Reviews Analyzed

With so many options to choose from, picking the right vehicle can be hard. To help with your research, we've analyzed 18 Kia Sedona reviews alongside fuel economy estimates, safety scores, and much more.

Why You Can Trust Us

The U.S. News Best Cars team brings more than 75 years of combined automotive industry experience to the table. To keep our reviews impartial, we don't accept expensive gifts or trips from automakers, and a third party handles our advertising. 

How Reliable Is the 2015 Kia Sedona?

The 2015 Sedona has a below-average predicted reliability rating of 2.5 out of five from J.D. Power.

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How Safe Is the Sedona?

The 2015 Kia Sedona received the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's highest score of Good in all crashworthiness categories and was named a 2015 Top Safety Pick. It received five out of five stars from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in overall safety, frontal crash tests, and side crash tests. It received four stars in the NHTSA's rollover tests. 

A backup warning system comes standard in the Sedona. Available safety features include a rearview camera, a 360-degree camera, front and rear parking sensors, blind spot detection, lane change assist, rear cross traffic alert, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, and a forward collision warning system. 

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Should I Consider Another Used Sedona?

The 2015 Sedona is the first model of the minivan's third generation, which includes the 2017 model. Since the only significant change for 2016 was the addition of a standard rearview camera, you can likely save money and get a similar van by going with the 2015 model.

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Which Used Kia Sedona Is Right for Me?

The 2015 Sedona comes in five trim levels: L, LX, EX, SX, and SX Limited. For the best value, go with the EX. It has seating for seven or eight and comes standard with leather upholstery, a rearview camera, a hands-free power liftgate, and Kia's UVO infotainment system, which includes smartphone integration and an 8-inch touch screen.

Due to its expected below-average reliability, you may want to buy a certified pre-owed Sedona. Kia’s CPO vehicles receive the balance of the original 10-year/100,000-mile new-car powertrain warranty, plus a one-year/12,000-mile Platinum warranty for non-powertrain parts. Additional benefits like towing and roadside assistance may be available, so read the Kia warranty page carefully. 

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2015 Kia Sedona and Other Minivans to Consider

Which Is Better: 2015 Kia Sedona or 2015 Honda Odyssey?

The Honda Odyssey offers high-tech features, a comfortable and spacious interior, and good performance. That's why it was our 2015 Best Minivan for Families. Its only downfall is its subpar predicted reliability rating of 2.5 – the same as the Sedona's. However, the Odyssey outshines the Sedona when it comes to performance. It has a powerful V6 engine that easily accelerates the minivan to highway speeds. It also has terrific handling, and it gets excellent fuel economy estimates. Add it up and the Odyssey is the minivan to buy.

Which Is Better: 2015 Kia Sedona or 2015 Dodge Grand Caravan?

The Dodge Grand Caravan only seats up to seven, but it offers the convenience of Stow 'n Go seating, which features a three-seat bench that folds into the floor to increase cargo capacity. The Grand Caravan comes with an unrefined 283-horsepower V6 engine that's loud but provides good acceleration. Additionally, the Grand Caravan's stiff suspension makes for a bumpy ride over rough roads. The Grand Caravan doesn't offer smartphone integration features like the Sedona – though Bluetooth is available – and its infotainment system is more difficult to use. The Sedona is the better choice.

Which Is Better: 2015 Kia Sedona or 2015 Nissan Quest?

The Nissan Quest has a better predicted reliability rating than the Sedona, but its safety scores fall far short. It has a comfortable ride with fairly agile handling, but you'll feel its large size when you try to maneuver it in tight spots. Its V6 engine provides good acceleration for both city and highway driving. However, the Quest is lacking features – not even Bluetooth is standard. Overall, you'll want to go with the Sedona.

Which Is Better: 2015 Kia Sedona or 2015 Toyota Sienna?

When it comes to minivans, you can't get much better than the Toyota Sienna. It has a spacious, high-quality interior with vast cargo space, a standard Entune infotainment system with a 6.1-inch touch screen, and a third row fit for adults. Unlike the Sedona, the Sienna's V6 provides quick acceleration. The Sienna's handling is comfortable and composed, and all-wheel drive is available. Between these two, the Sienna is the clear winner.

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