2006 Kia Sedona Reviews - Page 3 of 3

2006 Kia Sedona EX 3.8 V6 from North America

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 3.8 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance7800 miles
Previous carDodge Grand Caravan

Summary:

By far the best van we have owned

Faults:

Brakes squeal for a few stops when cold. A few drips of oil on garage floor over past 5 months, but not enough to represent a problem.

General Comments:

Very smooth acceleration, powerful and responsive. Makes a little noise if you really put your foot into it, I like that. Handles and rides more like a euro-sedan than a van or truck, After a day of driving 800 miles over mixed freeway and two-lane road I did not feel very tired or uncomfortable.

Center row windows roll down and both back rows have controls for windows and climate control. Too many small features to list, but is really loaded with conveniences. Fold-in back seats handy, but not as comfortable as real captains chairs in front four positions.

Controls seem well placed after months of getting oriented, but there are so many switches etc. it is a bit overwhelming.

Power memory seats, pedals, and mirrors help keep peace with wife who always used to complain about my changing things.

Everything works and works well!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th August, 2006

31st Dec 2006, 12:01

Now have 10K miles on this van. As it was one of the first new Sedona vans in the country it has had a number of software updates, and minor modifications (wires and brake lines susceptible to wear being secured differently etc.) done along with oil changes. Brake squeal taken care of under warranty by replacing rear calipers entirely. Dealer did this without pause or question. Oil leak still very minor, but dealer did a UV light leak check and determined that the upper oil pan gasket needs replacing. That is about to be done, a day long procedure, dealer provides loaner car.

We are very satisfied with both the vehicle and service under warranty. Now getting between 13 and 25 mpg depending upon use. Worst being with my wife commuting less than a mile and back during cold weather, best being at 70-75 on highway using cruise control.

Everything still works and works well, and we do have most options short of DVD.

6th Apr 2007, 11:57

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2006 Kia Sedona LX 3.8 ltr from North America

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 3.8 ltr Semi-Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired20 miles
Most recent distance5000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Venture

Faults:

Nothing.

So far so good.

General Comments:

Oh man where do I start this thing is leaps and bounds above the competition. Serious power and smooth transmission. The other day I was beside a ford mustang at a light and I put the tranny in semi auto and simply smoked it...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th August, 2006

12th Nov 2006, 04:53

Mustang!!! was that a dream? I own a 2006 sedona and I know that the engine is better than the old sedona, but not to smoke a Mustang.

11th Dec 2006, 12:55

Did the mustang know you were racing him? Hmm, I wonder if there's a NASCAR minivan class?

20th Aug 2007, 01:47

Smoke a Mustang? Then please check your vision. Even the Mustang V6 with auto (the slowest one) is about 2 sec faster 0-60 than the Sedona. The Sedona actually have some more hp, but the Sedona is a massive 1300 pounds heavier and the 4.0L Mustang has about the same torque as the Sedona 3.8L and torque is what propels you out of an intersection. I've driven/been a passenger in both cars: The Mustang can run in circles around the Sedona. Strange how this site seems to be littered with outrageously positive Sedona reviews ;-)

16th Nov 2007, 18:18

The Mustang driver, I don't think he knew he was in a race, I'm not saying the Sedona can't move, but a sports car v. s a minivan, I don't think so.

14th May 2008, 09:47

He must mean he smoked his tranny.

Average review marks: 7.3 / 10, based on 7 reviews