2009 Kia Sedona Review

2009 Kia Sedona from North America

Model year2009
Year of manufacture2009
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.4 / 10
Distance when acquired10 miles
Most recent distance14460 miles
Previous carDodge Caravan


I don't like this car


My accelerator pedal lost power on Interstate 95 in the passing lane.

General Comments:

KIA roadside assistance was horrific to deal with, while stranded 1000 miles from home on a dangerous interstate with my family of 6 in the van.

The car hesitates and is very unresponsive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 2nd December, 2009

20th Sep 2010, 21:12

Funny, I thought engines had power, not accelerator pedals! Anyway, we had the same issue ONCE. The 800 number Kia has was utterly useless. The guy on the other end didn't give a rat's a$$ that I had 3 small children in a vehicle on the side of the interstate... and no power to move the car.

13th Feb 2011, 13:16

I second your 'Kia 800 didn't give a rat's a$$...'

The van went into 'Limp Mode' for no reason. We had 21,000 miles on it. Middle of nowhere on the interstate, and this guy @ the 800 line tells me 'find a garage.' But I would say that ours accelerates quite well. There are some youtube vids on Sedona's acceleration/top speed I'd found too. Not too bad. But for a car to just have its engine light pop on while going 60 mph for no reason, WTF?

Average review marks: 4.4 / 10, based on 1 review