2005 Kia Sedona
There are 25 user reviews for the EX trim shown below
- Less price for more options
- Engine check light comes on many times, too heavy, no space for bags.
I purchased 2003 model! Nothing but problems. Engine check light came on dozen times. Windows does not roll up!!!! Guess what? KIA Corporation swap my 2003 to 2004 without charge. Of course engine check light came on three times. After third times, it won't comes on any more. Must be fixed? KIA technician still in the stage of learn how to fixing... Warrenty is GREAT? But need to spend many hours at the shop. KIA need to work on qualify assurance before hand over to market or consumer. Over all it is inexpensive compare to other Japanese brand. But KIA still far behind. Hope future KIA is better than mine?...read morehide
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- Comfortable, Nice Stereo, Good Features and Great Price
- Heating system takes to long to heat up
2005 Kia Sedona EX
This vehicle is a great deal!!! Kia started out with a pretty unreliable vehicle with problems, pretty much like most vehicles when they are first introduced. Kia has worked out there problems. I now have a very comfortable and fun to drive mini-van. Compared against the rest of the mini-vans on the market it is just lacking a few features, like fold away seating. But lets face it where can you get a vehicle 20g's less than the rest of the mini-van market. I will tell you, Kia. I test drove and even sold other vehicles before, and I can tell you this with Kia you are in good hands. Oh, lets not forget the safety features. Most car companies hear "five star crash test rating", "let's up the price". Not the case with a Kia, you don't necessarily get what you pay for, with Kia you get more. This vehicle offers the five star without the inflated price.
So put away the other $20,000 (you are going to spend on a popular minivan) and apply it towards your childs future. Kia is the way to go!!!...read morehide
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- the price is right! It is the best deal going for the money.
- seating is not for big guys like me!
I at first was wary of Kia's because of the lower ratings for quality, however, the Kia Company has really improved when they decided to make quality number one. This van is as every bit as good as the other minivans in it's class. I am very satisfied with all the goodies you get for the money and the rebate was really the kicker in the deal. I would have paid 10 more grand for the same thing for a honda or nissan. The current ratings reflect the van 3 or 4 years ago before quality became such an important factor for this vehicle. I would go back and get another one trade in time. It is reliable as any thing going and I believe this will last at least over a hundred thousand miles before any real problems occur. I hope Hyundai which owns Kia will make a van as I am sure it will be as nice as this one as I like both company's pride in their quality, and hyudai has a new plant in America as well. That should make American car buyers happy, too....read morehide
5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Very comfortable, great enginem, great safety, and unbeatable price
- noise in the right front
Two years ago, I traded in my Toyota Sienna to get this minivan (2003/Ex). I'm still loving it a great deal. I already put 38000 miles on it and I can tell you it��s still great! I like the car because of safety features that you don't have to pay extra. And it already had everything I wanted to see in my minivan. No extra charge for options!...read morehide
6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Comfot, Optional SunRoof, Good Value, Lots of Cup Holders, Warranty
- Bad Gas Mileage for a MiniVan, Keyless Entry Range, Turning Radius
Well, we finally bought a minivan and it's a Kia, who would've thought? Like most American's, I associate the brand Kia and Hyundai with a cheap product that will drive like a tank and not last more than 30,000 miles. Honestly I am embaraased to drive a vehicle that has the Kia stamped on it and am looking for a way to remove the emblems.
However, its not fair to stereotype their product. The 2005 Kia Sedona EX that we purchased is Sage Green with a beige bottom and has very light fabric inside. The front and captain seats in the middle row are more comfortable than that of a Caravan or Freestar. The engine has a 5 speed transmission which keeps it quieter than the Freestar or Caravan's 4 speed. This Van has more room in it than a standard Caravan but less than a Freestar, this van is more in the middle between a Caravan and Grand Caravan, yet its several thousand less than a Grand. The interior of this van is much more appealing than any other domestic product and feels very light and airy. I am hoping my MPG gets better as my last tank which was mostly highway miles turned up a 16 MPG, not good.
This van drives well and is excellent on the highway, it is comfortable on long trips. Once again this is where the 5 speed auto transmission shines. Its not the smoothest riding van out there but it does a fair job on buffering out highway imperfections, interior noise from the road is held to a minimum. You'll have no problem talking to those sitting in the last row while you're driving.
The seats do not fold into the floor, but are not difficult to get in and out of the van either. They are not light but managebale, if your a small petite female you will probably need help. I am leaving the split bench seat that's in the very back out of the van and in my garage, because I don;t need them unless company comes and visits.
Overall this Van is better than all Domestic products that are priced similarly or more but does not meet up with the more expensive Japanses imports. If I had all the money in the world I'd buy a Honda Odyssey (best van on the market) but since I am budget minded I chose the Kia because of its value and refinement over the domestic products.
Afterall folks, this is a Minvan we're talking about. It's not supposed to be exciting to buy, its to be practical and the Kia Sedona seems to be a very practical decision indeed....read morehide
22 out of 25 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Price, features, warranty.
- Road/air noise, smallish seats.
My wife and I bought this car (EX model) two weeks ago, and immiediately took a trip in it. We also looked closely at the Chrysler Town and Country, but went with the Kia becasue of the hard-to-beat price, mostly. It ended up being about $3500 cheaper than the similar T&C, and it came with more little niceties. Why a minivan? Baby, of course. It's a lot easier getting her into a car seat through a sliding side door, and a lot easier to get to her if the need arises.
Features you will appreciate more than you might think: the back seats have vents (over the windows), and the fans can be controlled from the back. "Are you getting any A/C back there?" YES. (The Chrysler only had puny under-the-front-seat vents, and they did not do the job. You could get better rear vents - for about $1700 extra. Outrageous.) Also, there was an outlet (lighter jack) in the armrest of the back row seats.
My favorite feature: flip-up tray between the front seats. For those of us who like to eat fast food in the car, this saves a lot of mess. My other car has old fries under the seats and salt everywhere.
Plenty of power - we drove through Kentucky and Tennessee, where 85-90 MPH is the norm, even in the hills. Nobody passed us.
Lots of gadgets for the money - the EX trim gives you electric seats/locks/windows, the little ceiling console with clock, CD and Cassette, lots of defrosters, etc. Seats come completely out, if you want to move stuff. Plenty of legroom.
The noise was a little more than I would have liked. You had to turn the radio up a bit to hear well. And there is nothing about the seats that make you want to sleep. Good for driving, bad for napping. Space is cramped in the back - leave that third row for the kids, because adults will have a hard time getting back there. Row 2 is OK, though. Surprisingly, we had a hard time finding a spot to lay a baby down to change her. I think I'm going to remove the third row seats most of the time.
I hope this helps you. Don't let the Kia name scare you off - they have imporved greatly. I also own a 2003 Hyundai, so I know a little about cheap cars. The Hyundai has been great, and I think the Kia will be great, also....read morehide
30 out of 32 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Nice ride even at hi speed, good power, looks nice
- Hard on gas
I've had my 2005 Sedona for about 1 month and just finished a 1600 mile round trip from Charlotte, NC to Hartford, CT with my wife and 4 kids. I got the DVD player and we all had a great trip.
It's hard on gas in the city, but much better on the highway (22mpg) for a heavy mini van. High safety ratings were a big plus.
The ride is nice even when going over 75MPH. My 2000 Dodge Cavavan would become shakey over 65.
It's too soon to see if other problems crop up, but I also hvae a 1999 Saphia with over 70K with no major problems. If I can do that well I'll be happy....read morehide
7 out of 9 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- When I need that extra power it is there. Handles, rides & brakes great.
- Could do better with gas milage. Average 20mpg.
Bought it new 11/04. I have 27000 miles on it without any problems. Very comfortable to drive.
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- Looks good; excellent value
- ride is little stiff
When we wanted to replace our Nissan Quest, we shopped around and checked the van market. Frankly, I did NOT know Kia before and never thought to buy a Kia. However, when I had a testing drive, I believed that Kia was my BEST deal ($18K for EX). I did prepare to spend more to buy an expensive van for my family. But it did not make sense for me to double the money for the same thing. In the past, I always drove Japanese car (from Civic to Lexus). No more, Kia only. Be smart!...read morehide
3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Good pricing meaning good value, ride, pretty good interior finish
- Fuel economy isn't that good
I test drove this Sedona EX last week and it was just good. The ride was extra smooth and it accelerated pretty quickly thanks to the 3.5L engine. Fuel economy isnt that good though.. but who cares, you pay few grands less to begin with.
It has tons of standard features for its price; This car makes its japanese rivals look overpriced. (It's around 5k cheaper than its jap rivals of similar trim levels.)
Well I can see some people here saying "doesn't hold up like toyota,nissan and honda". It may be true, but my friend, you're probably expecting too much for the price. If you think this car doesn't hold up like them, just like what you said, simply pay around 5K more and get'em.
Both Hyundai and Kia could probably make much better cars if they raised their prices.
Anyways I'm satisfied. thats all....read morehide
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