2008 Kia Sedona  -  $21,420

Vehicle Details

MSRP: $21,420
Base Invoice: $20,620
Destination Charge: $725
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr SWB
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 16 | Hwy: 23
Body Style: 4dr SWB
Transmission: 5-speed automatic transmission w/OD, Sportmatic shifter
Engine: 3.8L DOHC 24-valve V6 engine


Safety; ride and handling; seating arrangement; value.

Model Highlights

The 2008 Kia Sedona is available in two wheelbases. The short-wheelbase (SWB) model is more than a foot shorter overall than the LWB model, with a wheelbase that's five inches shorter. Both wheelbases carry the same aluminum-block 3.8L V6 that makes 250 horsepower and 253 lb-ft of torque. It is matched with a five-speed automatic transmission with Sportmatic, which allows the driver to manually select the gears when desired. When properly equipped the Sedona can tow up to 3,500 pounds.

The Sedona has three rows of extremely versatile seating, including flip-and-fold second-row captain's chairs and a cleverly designed, split-folding third row that folds neatly into the floor for a completely flat cargo floor. Instead of a stowable third row, the SWB model has a split-folding, removable seat.

LWB Sedonas are available in two trim levels, LX and EX. The LX includes tri-zone air conditioning, a CD player, keyless entry, and power windows, mirrors, and locks. The EX adds on more luxury equipment, including fog lamps, power front seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a trip computer, larger alloy wheels, and a roof rack. There is only one SWB model, which comes with much of the LX's equipment, albeit with the different seating arrangement.

Top options on the LWB model include power sliding side doors and a power liftgate. Power adjustable pedals, memory power accessories, and a 660-watt entertainment system with DVD player and 13-speaker Infinity surround sound audio are also available.

All Sedona models have six standard air bags, including front seat-mounted side air bags, full-length side curtain bags that cover all three seating rows, and active front head restraints. Anti-lock brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD), which helps optimize braking for various loads and road conditions, are standard on all Sedonas. So are stability control and traction control systems.

As with the rest of the Kia line, the Sedona has impressive warranty coverage including 10 years or 100,000 miles on powertrain and five years or 60,000 miles of roadside assistance and basic coverage.

Model News

Changes for the 2008 Kia Sedona are minimal, with the lower grille going from body color to black and the upper grille receiving a metal finish look. An auxiliary input jack replaces the cassette player.

Value Writeup

Kia has established their Sedona as a safety leader, with several standard safety features and important safety accolades, including the National Highway Traffic Administration's Five Star rating for all seating positions, and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's Top Safety Pick for 2006. As the model remains largely unchanged, these accomplishments should continue for 2008.

Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
23 MPG

Cruising Range - City
337.60 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
16 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
485.30 mi

Engine Type
Gas V6


Fuel System

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
250 @ 6000

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
253 @ 3500

Trans Type

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD

Trans Description Cont. Again
Sportmatic shifter

First Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Total Cooling System Capacity
4.1 qts

EPA Classification
2WD Minivan

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Volume
161.6 ft³

Front Head Room
40.9 in

Front Leg Room
41.7 in

Front Shoulder Room
63.2 in

Front Hip Room
59.2 in

Second Head Room
39.8 in

Second Leg Room
37.0 in

Second Shoulder Room
65.3 in

Second Hip Room
65.8 in

Third Head Room
36.4 in

Third Leg Room
33.9 in

Third Shoulder Room
57.2 in

Third Hip Room
49.3 in

113.8 in

Length, Overall
189.4 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
78.1 in

Height, Overall
69.3 in

Track Width, Front
66.3 in

Track Width, Rear
66.3 in

Min Ground Clearance
6.6 in

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
121.3 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
61.8 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 3
12.9 ft³

Base Curb Weight
4365 lbs

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Front Tire Size

Rear Tire Size

Spare Tire Size

Front Wheel Size
16 x -TBD- in

Rear Wheel Size
16 x -TBD- in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material

Spare Wheel Material

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
38.2 ft

Brake Type

Brake ABS System

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.7 x -TBD- in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.9 x -TBD - in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
21.1 gal

Basic Years

Basic Miles/km

Drivetrain Years

Drivetrain Miles/km

Corrosion Years

Corrosion Miles/km

Roadside Assistance Years

Roadside Assistance Miles/km


Mfg's Report Date
NOV 05, 2013


Potential Number of Units Affected

Kia Motors Corporation (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2006-2012 Kia Sedona vehicles manufactured from June 15, 2005, through August 14, 2012 originally sold in, or currently registered in Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Wisconsin, Connecticut, Delaware, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio, Rhode Island, West Virginia or the District of Columbia. In the affected vehicles, the front lower control arms may break due to corrosion resulting from prolonged exposure to salty environments.

A broken control arm can result in the loss of control of the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

Kia will notify owners and dealers will inspect the degree of corrosion of the front lower control arms, and will either rustproof or replace them, free of charge. The recall began on December 20, 2013. Owners may contact Kia at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's recall number is SC100.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Frontal Driver

Frontal Passenger

Side Driver

Side Rear Passenger

Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA Rollover Rating

Rollover Note
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).

3.8L DOHC 24-valve V6 engine

5-speed automatic transmission w/OD, Sportmatic shifter

Electronic stability control w/traction control

Front wheel drive

Independent MacPherson strut front suspension w/coil springs & stabilizer bar

Multi-link rear suspension w/struts & coil springs

P225/70R16 all-season tires

Compact spare tire

16" steel wheels w/wheel covers

Pwr rack & pinion steering

Pwr front vented & rear solid disc brakes

4-wheel anti-lock brakes w/brake assist & electronic brake force distribution

Body-color side moldings

Projection-type headlights

Body-color pwr mirrors

Tinted front windshield w/sunband

Privacy glass on side-middle/quarter/back-door windows

Variable intermittent windshield wipers

Rear window intermittent wiper/washer

Body-color door handles

Flat-woven cloth front bucket seats w/armrests

2nd row removable captains chairs w/armrests

3rd row 50/50 split bench seat

Front active headrests

Adjustable headrests in all rows, 3rd row outboard headrests

Tilt steering column

Tire pressure monitoring system

Pwr windows w/driver-side one-touch auto down feature

Pwr door locks w/override

Remote keyless entry w/panic function

Cruise control

Tri-zone front/rear air conditioning

Rear window defroster

AM/FM stereo w/CD player

Dual visor vanity mirrors

(2) pwr outlets-inc: (1) front, (1) rear

Front row folding, extendable side table w/cup holders

City 16/hwy 23 (3.8L engine/5-speed auto trans)

4-wheel anti-lock brakes w/brake assist & electronic brake force distribution

Driver & front passenger airbags

Front seat side mounted airbags

Front/rear side curtain airbags

Height-adjustable front seat belts-inc: pretensioners, force limiters

Height-adjustable 2nd row seat belts

3-point seat belts, all seating positions

Lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)

Rear child safety door locks

Electronic stability control w/traction control

Side impact door beams

Impact-absorbing steering column

Front/rear crumple zones






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