This car has been superseded by a newer model, click here to go to the latest Kia Sedona (06-12) review.

Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Reliable fuel consumption data for comparison purposes is not available for this model.

Fuel economy

A more stringent standard for fuel economy (WLTP) was introduced from September 2017, and this model was not required to undergo that test. Its fuel economy measured under the previous test system was 22 - 36 mpg. However these figures are less likely to be achievable in real world driving and so should never be compared to another car's mpg which was measured under the newer, more realistic WLTP system.

Forget the V6 if fuel costs are a concern – it’s thirsty (especially so in auto mode). Kia dealers usually offer competitive parts and service costs.

Sedona performs fairly badly on the eco front. With an average of 229 g/km CO2 across the range, its emissions are a little high for a people carrier. However, it’s worth noting that the line up has a high number of diesel models, bringing the average down and giving buyers more choices of low-emission versions. Diesels typically produce less CO2 than petrol engines with similar power outputs.

The range is not very frugal, averaging 32 mpg.

Build quality on early cars was only so-so, especially inside, but this 1was cleared up on the later cars. Interior materials can feel flimsy and it’s possible – that under heavy family use – they could easily break. Lacks the upmarket feel that you get from a Renault Espace or VW Sharan. But it is much cheaper, after all.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £295 - £630
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Insurance group 19 - 23
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