Review: KIA Sedona (2006 – 2012)


Seven adult-friendly seats as standard, huge boot as a five-seater, twin sliding side doors, well equipped and easy to drive, comfortable ride.

Rear seats don't fold into the floor and are quite heavy to lift out, not an especially dynamic design.

Recently Added To This Review

1 October 2016 R/2016/197:

KIA Sedona. Bonnet catch may fail and bonner may spring open obscuring windscreen. Affected vehicles may suffer surface corrosion that could cause the secondary bonnet latch to remain in the open position... Read more

24 July 2016

Report of hesitation and lack of power accompanied by engine management light by 3,000rpm in 61k miles 2008 Sedona. Suspect either variable vane turbo or, more likely, partially blocked turbo bearing... Read more

31 March 2014 R/2014/012:

KIA Sedona. Front suspension arm may fail. The front suspension lower suspension arms may corrode due to insufficient coating of the steel on the inner surfaces. Excessive corrosion could cause weakening... Read more

KIA Sedona (2006 – 2012): At A Glance

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What car can fit 3 child seats, plus reasonable boot space, for £6000?

My son is looking to swap his 2011 Peugeot 508 SW for an old Volvo XC90 to accommodate a growing family. He wants to be able to fit 3 child seats in the back and still have room for luggage on long trips. Economy is important so petrol engines are out. The budget is about £6000 but I'm worried about expensive servicing and repairs on something like the XC90. He has struggled to find a clean Ford Galaxy in his price range and says the boot is too small when all the seats are up. Can you recommend some alternatives?
A £6000 XC90 is likely to be an expensive mechanical nightmare. What might work is a Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Life. I've been in the rearmost seat of one 7-up with luggage and it was fine. If he wants big and cheap, maybe a Hyundai i800, a KIA Sedona or a Ssangyong Rodius. These three are not recommendations, though.
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