The minivan segment has grown from fiercely competitive to downright cut-throat. With fairly new iterations of vehicles like the Toyota Sienna, Honda Odyssey, Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country, formerly acceptable entries like the Kia Sedona have fallen straight off the map. This isn't news to the Korean automaker, either. Kia spokesman James Hope has confirmed there will be no 2013 Sedona.

But that doesn't mean the company will stay away from the segment for too long. Hope made it clear Kia will be back with a new family hauler, though declined to share any details on the vehicle.

Odds are that means a new Sedona will come along in 2014 or so, though that's just speculation on our part. While Kia refreshed the minivan in 2011, the changes didn't cover much beyond a mildly reworked front fascia. The vehicle was still saddled with an embarrassing "Poor" rating in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety roof-crush test.


I'm reporting this comment as:

Reported comments and users are reviewed by Autoblog staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week to determine whether they violate Community Guideline. Accounts are penalized for Community Guidelines violations and serious or repeated violations can lead to account termination.


    • 1 Second Ago
  • 26 Comments
      BB79826
      • 2 Years Ago
      Considering that the new minivans from Honda, Toyota, and even Dodge have plenty of room for improvement, the Sedona wasn't THAT outdated. It got a fantastic powertrain in that 2011 refresh and, while its rollover scores aren't good, it's regular crash ratings are. BTW, the author should know the Sedona's going to be replaced by a giant Sorento/Soul type amalgamation. I wish it were just a minivan, but hey, if it's sales Kia's interested in, it's a smart move.
      Luke Lau
      • 2 Years Ago
      And not a tear was shed.
      Justin Campanale
      • 2 Years Ago
      And the last of H/K's uncompetitive vehicles is axed. They now ahave a fully competetive lineup in each segment that they parcitipate in. This Sedona is hands down the worst choice in the segment. I would take the Quest, TC, and Odyssey over it any day of the week.
        Sj027
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Justin Campanale
        Those vehicles are pure plebeian trash! What kind of commoner drives vehicles for under 40 grand?! Only poor people! If Justin said it, it must be true!
          Justin Campanale
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Sj027
          Do you have anything better to do than to post inflammatory replies to all my comments?
        Justin Campanale
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Justin Campanale
        Woah there. So many spelling mistakes. AB, the lack of an edit button is getting out of hand.
      katsuro
      • 2 Years Ago
      I had no idea these vehicles were still being made! I haven't seen one single Sedona on the road for years! I guess Texans don't like these!
      ocampo86
      • 2 Years Ago
      Thank god! this thing is ancient! lol
      Love Great Danes
      • 2 Years Ago
      Watch how close they copy the Town & Country when the Killed In Action comes back
      desinerd1
      • 2 Years Ago
      Holy carp! that's ugly.
      flychinook
      • 2 Years Ago
      Ouch... I didn't know about the "poor" roof crush rating. That would explain why these things are so cheap used. Like, Ford Focus cheap. Could be a used-car bargain, but sucks for those who purchased one new. (as an 08 Taurus owner, I know the frustration of above-average depreciation)
        Jeff
        • 2 Years Ago
        @flychinook
        Roof safey has nothing to due with the re-sale. The Sedona was an IIHS top safety pick from 2006 through 2009. In that 4 year stretch, only one other non-Hyundai or Kia minivan was also on the list (2008 Honda Ody). Otherwise, for 4 years the Sedona was THE SAFEST minivan you could buy. The roof safety test wasn't even introduced for the 2010 MY resutls and that's when the Sedona dropped from the list. It's still a very safe minivan. http://www.iihs.org/ratings/tsp_archive_2009.html
      Logicpad
      • 2 Years Ago
      KV7 remotely looked somewhat similar to ford flex to me. I have current Sedona and it may not be the best but definately not bad for sure. In fact buy it used to save some serious money.
      Cruising
      • 2 Years Ago
      If you just want a no frills van for your family, Sedona vans go for real cheap on the used market especially the early models.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Cruising
        [blocked]
      jayss2k07
      • 2 Years Ago
      One of the sexiest vehicles on the road...of course I think Bea Arthur was a hottie!
      johnhkart
      • 2 Years Ago
      Rented one a year ago and it drove well . No traffic, tested it out , Had it up to 90 at the east end of the 105 on the straight , and it was still accelerating before I backed off .
        Lacki
        • 2 Years Ago
        @johnhkart
        I've had mine at 125. It was still pulling good when it hit the limiter.
    • Load More Comments