The 2012 Kia Sedona carries over largely unchanged from the 2011 model year. The Sedona has one of the lowest base prices among full-size minivans and performs acceptably in most aspects. Its biggest selling point is its extensive list of standard equipment for the price and long factory warranty coverage. These two points alone make it the runner up as far as budget minivans go, coming in behind the significantly cheaper and well-reviewed 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan (Base MSRP: $20,995 to $29,995) .
Reviewers consider the 2012 Sedona to be a good value, but nearly all agree that when it comes to performance, versatility, interior quality and driving dynamics, there are better options. Specifically, the best-reviewed 2012 Honda Odyssey (Base MSRP: $28,225 to $43,675) , though more expensive in base trim, is considered to be a vastly superior vehicle that retains its value much better.
EPA Fuel Economy Estimates
- 18 mpg city
- 25 mpg highway
- 21 mpg combined
NHTSA Safety Ratings
- Rollover Resistance: 4 stars
IIHS Safety Ratings
- Front Offset Impact: Good
- Side Impact: Good
- Roof Strength: Poor
Check out our report on the 2011 Sedona for full details
The 2012 Kia Sedona carries over unchanged from last year. Our full report on the 2011 Kia Sedona (Base MSRP: $24,595 to $29,195) offers many details on the vehicle and summarizes many expert opinions.
Edmunds.com provides consistently detailed reviews that summarize tester feedback and model-year changes from year to year.
Review: 2012 Kia Sedona, Editors of Edmunds.com
The 2012 Kia Sedona is identical to last year's model. Our full report on the 2011 car provides in-depth details and analysis of what reviewers have to say.
Review: 2011 Kia Sedona, Editors of ConsumerSearch.com, June 2011
The 2012 Kia Sedona gets 18 mpg city/25 mpg highway/21 mpg combined, according to official EPA estimates. This is about average among full-size minivans.
Review: 2012 Kia Sedona, U.S. Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Agency
The 2012 Kia Sedona isn't fully crash tested by the government. It is only rated for rollover resistance, for which it receives 4 stars out of 5.
Review: 2012 Kia Sedona, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has tested the 2012 Kia Sedona. The Sedona gets the highest rating of "Good" in the frontal offset test and the side impact tests, but gets the lowest rating of "Poor" in the roof strength test.
Review: Kia Sedona, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety