Kia just revealed an all-new minivan at last month’s New York Auto Show, giving the Honda Odyssey some competition. Is the Sedona enough to sway buyers it’s way, after Honda’s long running success with the Odyssey? Here’s the details:

2015 Kia Sedona 
Starting Price: TBD
Passengers: 7 or 8 available
Seating: Slide and stow to avoid removal, option of second row ‘lounge seating’ with retractable lower leg rests, available heated second row, 3rd row offers 60/40 split with in-floor retractable design
Safety: Electronic Stability Control, Traction Control System, Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, Brake Assist, Hill Assist, Forward Collision Warning, Smart Cruise Control, Blind Spot Detection, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Roll Over Midigation
Power: 3.3-liter V6 with 276hp and 248 lb-ft of torque
Features: Front center console, anti-microbial, stain resistant fabric, 115 volt AC outlet, Surround View Monitor, hands-free smart tailgate, UVO infotainment with Siri “eyes free” and local search, Sirius XM, Kia App Store

 Search for a Kia Sedona here

 

2014 Honda Odyssey
Starting Price: $28,825
Passengers: 7 or 8 available
Seating: One-motion 60/40 split 3rd row magic seats, second row latch capable multi-function center seat, second row seats can slide 1.5 inches to the side, removable front center console with storage
Safety: Electronic brake distribution, forward collision warning, lane departure warning, vehicle stability assist with traction control, blind spot information system
Power: 3.5-liter V6 with 248hp and 250 lb-ft of torque
Features: heated power side mirrors, power tailgate, smart entry, 8-inch i-Mid display, Bluetooth, USB, flip up trash bag ring, multi-angle rear view camera, audio touch screen, built in vacuum

Search for a Honda Odyssey here 

 

With Kia anticipating a fall release for the new Sedona, its’s fair to say this is a slightly unfair comparison. New details will continue to emerge on the model closer to its launch, so the Kia may end up even more appealing. As it stands, however, it seems Honda has more to offer than Kia in the technology department, while Kia has come up with some awesome seating solutions. As minivans go, the Odyssey is pretty great, so it will be interesting to see how sales will go for the Sedona once they produce the final product.

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