2017 Kia Sedona vs Toyota Sienna

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Minivans – including the 2017 Kia Sedona and Toyota Sienna – still offer the best way to pack up your family and hit the road. These models cater to all members of the family with all the latest comfort and tech features. But which is right for you? Read our comparison guide to learn more.

2017 Kia Sedona vs Toyota Sienna

Family-Friendly Comfort

With three rows of spacious seating, the Sedona is our pick for comfort. When you hit the highway with the whole family in tow, everyone enjoys soft, supportive seats and almost excessive elbow room (never bad when you have the potential for a backseat turf war). The Sedona is also among the quietest minivans out there, so your kids can never claim they can’t hear you over the road noise.

In the Toyota Sienna’s front seats, you’ll find plenty of rich cushioning and lateral support. Higher-trim models are even luxurious, with leather upholstery and simulated wood trim. However, the Sedona has better third-row comfort, with slide-and-recline functions and impressive leg room.

Tech & Convenience Features

The Sedona is also our pick for infotainment technology. It keeps you connected in the safest way possible, using Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to display smartphone apps on the central touchscreen. You can even use your phone’s voice controls to ask the system to call up Google Maps or read your texts aloud. The Sedona’s USB ports also will keep your devices charged on longer trips, eliminating one worry from your daily grind.

Toyota’s Entune infotainment system offers all the basic functions, so you can call home, hands-free, or stream your favorite podcasts from devices. You can’t get Apple CarPlay or Android Auto in the Sienna, but, as in the Sedona, you can add a rear-seat DVD player. This is the perfect way to keep younger children content during long highway rides.


In government crash tests, the Sedona earned a perfect five-star rating for overall protection. When you add high-tech driver aids, the Sedona actively helps you avoid a crash. It can even apply the brakes when it senses and oncoming collision. Use the surround-view camera system to glide into parallel parking spaces, dent-free.

The Toyota Sienna is the only minivan to offer all-wheel drive, which is a big draw for drivers in icy climates. The extra traction improves driver control in rain and snowstorms. The Sienna also earned five stars in government crash tests. Although this minivan offers forward collision warning, there’s no automatic braking feature.

Fuel Economy

With EPA ratings of up to 19/27 mpg, the Toyota Sienna will save you the absolute most at the pump. This year, Toyota updated the Sienna powertrain for quicker acceleration. Merging onto highways and keeping up with traffic feels effortless.

In the 2017 Kia Sedona, you can earn up to 18/25 mpg. You’ll also love the Sedona’s handling, which makes for a smooth, responsive daily drive. Like the Sienna, the Sedona is quick on its feet, competing with the best of this segment and getting you up to speed in a snap.

Learn More about the Kia Sedona

These two models have a lot in common, but the 2017 Kia Sedona is more attuned to the needs of modern drivers. Inside, you’ll find three rows of impressive passenger space, and all the tech features to stay connected on the road: hands-free. Simply ask the system for what you want without looking away from traffic. And the Sedona doesn’t just save you money at the pump – it gets you around town in speedy, refined style.