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Average User Score
4.4 ⁄ 5 stars
Based on 9 reviews
2004 Kia Sedona Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 9 reviews
If you can't get enough cupholders and all seven of your minivan passengers are drinking at the same time, the 2004 Kia Sedona has got you covered. Three rows of seats fit any combination of seven adults and children, with 10 (in the LX) or 12 (in the EX) cupholders distributed throughout. Four of these are in a now-standard fold-out table between the front and second rows, with a cupholder extension so passengers don't have to awkwardly reach.
The 2004 Kia Sedona gets a new grille this year. The luxury EX gets alloy wheels. And, to the relief of grateful parents everywhere, an optional DVD system is now available in both LX and EX trims. Powered by a 3.5-liter, 195-hp DOHC V6 and a 5-speed automatic, the 2004 Sedona is an affordable, storage-friendly minivan that is slotted lengthwise between the Dodge Caravan and Grand Caravan. Both rear rows recline and move forward and aft, to increase legroom or cargo room. One drawback is that the seats do not fold flat, but have to be removed, which isn't always easy. Another drawback is the lack of standard ABS, which is only an option. Though it only has dual front airbags, and no side curtains are offered, the 2004 Sedona gets high marks from the NHTSA in crash and rollover tests. The Insurance Institute rates it an average. The LX is nicely equipped with power features, cruise control, rear climate control, and a windshield de-icer. The EX comes with leather and wood trim, a roof rack (optional for the LX), power front seats, and the option of leather upholstery and a sunroof.
The low price tag and great 10-year powertrain warranty is the biggest selling point of the 2004 Sedona. Families like the versatility of the seats, even though they don't fold flat. There are many storage compartments scattered throughout the cabin, though some wish it had more overall cargo space (127 cubic feet with the seats removed). The dash ergonomics are convenient and easy to use, and the overall ride is smooth and comfortable. Acceleration is also good, despite the heavy weight of the Sedona. Drawbacks include numerous repair issues, low gas mileage, an easily cracked windshield, low-quality materials that show dings and scratches, and inadequate brake pads and rotors that have to be frequently replaced (probably due to the weight of the minivan).
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Kia Sedona Questions
What Is The Location Of The Fuel Pump Reset Switch On A 2004 Kia Sedona
Vehicle starts but then quits. Could it be the fuel pump reset switch?
My Sedonas Fuel Pump Is Different Then The One Auto Zone Is Giving Me. Why?...
MY old fuel pump has a flange or lip on the top of the pump. oppose to the one auto zone is selling me which it is flat at the lid.
Kia Sedona 04 Airbag Light On In Dash, Diagnostics Have Come Up With Nothin...
My car has failed MOT on this light being on, we have had 4 different diagnostic kits on it and all have either not been able to get in or come up with nothing. How do i get this light to turn off? Is...
@004 Kia Sedona Starts But Sounds Terrible
Got a tank of bad gas so replaced fuel pump and filter in gas tank. Fuel pumps at 59#. Van starts but does not run smoothly. Plugs and coils in good shape. Could I have a timing belt problem due to en...
We Replaced A Corroded Battery With A Brand New One At A Firestone Store. N...
As above, we peplaced the battery in our 2004 Kia Sedona EX minivan when the old one was corroded. Now the Check Engine Light stays on all the time. As we had just had a tuneup a few months ago, ther ...