The 2016 Kia Sedona and Honda Odyssey seem to run the minivan market, and we are always in close comparison when deciding between the two. They both serve their purpose well and make traveling with a larger family a breeze. The differences they have, however, set them apart tremendously and one sticks out far more than the other. Find out the pros and cons of each vehicle and which one will be right for you.
Kia Sedona vs Honda Odyssey Reliability
The Honda Odyssey has above average reliability and has been around for a while. This may be true, but the Sedona is a newer vehicle and easily matches in reliability. Not only this, but it also has a better warranty coverage. This is important since this is your family vehicle and you need it to take all members to their respective locations daily.
2016 Kia Sedona vs Honda Odyssey Safety
Both vehicles earned 5-star overall ratings for safety. They also both earned a Top Safety Pick* rating from Highway Safety. They only thing keeping the two from Top Safety Pick+ was not having automatic forward-collision braking. Both vehicles are evenly matched in safety, but safety is always being updated, and with the Sedona being the newer vehicle you can expect it to have more up-to-date safety features.
Sedona vs Odyssey Value
If there is one thing that is a huge difference between both vans is pricing. The Sedona starts out at almost $3,000 cheaper. This is a huge difference when both vans come with so many of the same features. The Sedona wins this one by a long shot. This is a much better price for what you get.
Kia Sedona vs Honda Odyssey Fuel Economy
Both vans only offer one engine option. The Odyssey comes with a 3.5-liter V6 that gives 248 horsepower and 250 lb-ft of torque. The fuel starts out at 19mpg** in the city and 28mpg** on the highway. The Sedona has a 3.3-liter V6 that gives 276 horsepower and 248 lb-ft of torque. It has 18mpg** in the city and 25mpg** on the highway. This gives the Sedona a huge advantage. Even though it uses slightly more gas, the horsepower makes up for it, and make it more responsive.
The Difference Maker
The Sedona takes the win because of its pricing and horsepower. You need something cheaper that will give off a good amount of steam to last through the day as you take your family to appointments and meetings. Come by Mike Shaw Kia to try the Sedona out yourself, and don’t forget to stop by for any other vehicle needs you may have.
*Government star ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov).
**Based on EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.