2005 Kia Sedona User Reviews

2005 Kia Sedona Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 9 reviews

  • Performance:3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars 3.7 / 5
  • Appearance:3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars 3.5 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Overall: 3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5

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PROS
"big space" 2 reviews
"reliable car" 2 reviews
"comfortable car" 2 reviews
"quality" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"power" 2 reviews

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Bazkaz writes:
2005 Kia Sedona EX Review
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Pros

I got a dealership to take it on trade.  My kids liked the DVD player.

Cons

Terrible engine, poor reliability.  Everything continued to break from hoses, electronics, gauges, to finally the entire engine.

Bazkaz
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Terrible Van, Stay Away! — This was the worst vehicle ownership experience of my life. Purchased the car with under 90k miles on it and sold it before it hit 100k when the engine was dying. This mini-van will drain your bank account fast! So much went wrong in just 11 months that I finally gave up on it and traded it in after being told the engine needed to be replaced.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Paul writes:
2005 Kia Sedona LX Review
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Affordable, handles well, comfortable, well-equipped, surprising power.

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Rear seats are a pain to remove and replace, gas mileage is ok but nothing to write home about, wide turning circle.

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A Really Nice Van That Is Easy On The Wallet. — The Sedona is an affordable, well-built and reliable van. It handles very well and has a surprising amount of power. The 3.5L V6 can sound downright sporty under hard acceleration. The Sedona is very comfortable for long trips and quite versatile. The standard 6 speaker AM/FM/CD sounds really good, and most controls are logically placed and easy to use. The fit and finish is quite good, trailing Honda and Toyota by only a model year or two. Some plastics feel and look cheap, but all are durable. The cloth used on the seats and door panels is very nice quality, and the highly-adjustable driver's seat is appreciated. While the Sedona may not stop traffic, it is a nice looking van and, because it's not as big a seller as Caravans and Siennas, it has a little bit of a quirky side. Lastly, the Sedona gets top safety and reliability marks, so that's always comforting.

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machadomoney writes:
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everything

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non

machadomoney
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Great Family Van — we love this car. Its great for family trips, shopping around town, taking our children to their extra activities that are after school. This is one of the best vans we have ever owned. What can I say..... we just love our Kia.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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JonH51 writes:
2005 Kia Sedona LX Review
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Pros

size, looks and safety for the price

Cons

brakes wearing down sooner than expected, inconsistent engine life w/out problems,gas mileage

JonH51
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I've Seen Good And Bad --mostly Good — I like what I've read. Sometimes I've read negative reviews. It's mostly about the Sedona brakes. I gather that the weight of this vehicle is the cause of the brakes having a short life span.

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Lisa writes:
2005 Kia Sedona LX Review
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DVD player....

Cons

wish it had better gas milage

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Great Family Car — overall, very happy with the vehile..... have over 90,000 miles on it already

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Philip Jin Hyup writes:
2005 Kia Sedona LX Review
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Nice mini van for a big family

Cons

not so good gas mileage

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Still A Nice Car For Me! — I like this for its big and enough room. But it's noise annoys me a bit. and it consumes gas a lot.. but still, it's a good mini van for a homy driver :) well.. If u have a family of more than 5, consider having this one~

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Timothy writes:
2005 Kia Sedona LX Review
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Affordable Price Tag, Reliable, Seating for Multiple.

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Seats do not fold into the floor, Does not ride as smooth as some higher end vans.

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The Van Is Very Reliable And Comfortable. It's Not The Quality Of An Odessy But Worth The Discount. — I would highly recommend this van since it has served us well. We've put about 60,000 miles on it so far and have encountered minimal upkeep cost. The expected, especially in Florida is replacing the battery. Other than that no other major problems. The quality is good for the price of the vehicle. The one thing I wish it had was seats that fold into the floor.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Jeffrey writes:
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theres lots of room

Cons

dosnt turn very sharp

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Kia Sedona — it accelartes well but in my opinion you have to puch the brake pedal pretty far before it starts tyo slow the van and it dosent turn very sharp but for a mini-van its pretty good i wouldnt mind haveing one

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Barbaralin writes:
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Its a great family car with a 100,000 mile warrenty on it..

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We are very happy with it. No complains..

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2005 Kia Sedona Ex.. 1 Owner..58000.00 Miles On It.. — Gray interior with wood grain trim. All leather seating, 4 capt. chairs and a back bench seat.. DVD and Game system.... Alpine cd fm stereo with 6 speackers... very comfortable to drive, quite engine. smooth sounding. Anti-lock brakes and towing package... Exterior is imperail blue two toned gray bottom... Very stylish... Great famly car....

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Reviews From Other Years

2002 Kia Sedona Reviews

I'm Going To Miss It By Terry

I was terrified having bought my van when it had 50k miles on it and having done Zero research. But in the 8 years I had it, it only left me along side the road once. I was terrified due to all the ... Read More

Overall This Is A Great Family Car Very Reliable & Great Power For A Van. By Pitusa

Not much, surprinsly great handling for a minivan, hugs the road & keeps me in control at all times, feels great, comfort levels are great with the Captain Bucket seats & 3rd row,everyone gets a seat ... Read More

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2003 Kia Sedona Reviews

Kia By infinitymotorsportsllc

Well rounded van that can take care of the whole family's needs. Weather it's running around town or long trips, this mini van can take care of all your needs. With good gas mileage and a very powerfu... Read More

Get It Or The New Models By Zak

With a 195hp this thing has some get up and go. I really like the performance cause the handling is alo really nice as well. It is a very fun car to drive. The only thing I could say thats bad is the ... Read More

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2004 Kia Sedona Reviews

Pretty Good By Daniel

Fine car drives vary well, but it is not vary good quality build, but it was cheap to buy, so it ads up. i think, it is one of the best looking 7 seaters ther is but that is something you can judge yo... Read More

I've Recommended It To 2 Friends Of Mine - No Regrets By IvoNedev

Very well put together, lots of power, easy to use, easy to drive, average on gas. Had the cat replaced @ 99000km (but covered by warranty), the electrical on the dashboard had to be fixed (again warr... Read More

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2006 Kia Sedona Reviews

I like the fact it gets me back & forward to work & my kids to school. it a smooth ride & my kids think it's ok but they want something better. they don't like the color(Gold)& the fact that it looks ... Read More

Great Van By captinkenz

Has more power than I expected. The van seems to be well made. Quality parts/plastics. Good gas mileage for the size of the vehicle. Big mirrors. Braking is O.K. I like the looks for a mini van. Very ... Read More

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2007 Kia Sedona Reviews

Nice Van With Very Few Problems By JesusisKing

Nice van for the price on sticker, just bought a honda odyssey for less then our kia cost though. noise is not to bad but can be a nuance. over all a very nice car. lllll lllll lllll llllll llll Read More

If You Gotta Drive A Mini-van, This Is The One! By scarbsteve

We drove this car to Nashville on a college visit and to Calgary to visit family. The DVD and sound system entertained on the multi-day trips, with wireless headphone technology, no less! With the lug... Read More

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