2011 Toyota
Sienna
vs. 2012 Kia
Sedona EX

2012 Kia Sedona EX

10.0

Winner

Kia Sedona EX

starting from

$29,990

Reasons to buy the Kia Sedona EX

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Longer-lasting basic warranty
5 year
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Sporty performance
16.1 lb/hp
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Longer basic warranty
60,000 mile
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Fast 0-60 time
8.3 seconds
2011 Toyota Sienna

8.8

Runner-up

Toyota Sienna

starting from

$25,870

Reasons to buy the Toyota Sienna

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More airbags
6
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Average-sized back seats
49.2 ft3
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Good cargo space
150.0 ft3
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OK braking distance from 60mph
134 ft
Luxury Features 7.2 vs 10.0
2012 Kia Sedona EX Winner: Sedona EX
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  • Conveniently adjust your seat with the Sedona EX's power seats; not available on the Sienna
  • Have your choice of leather or cloth seats on the Sedona EX
Performance 8.6 vs 10.0
2012 Kia Sedona EX Winner: Sedona EX
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  • The Sedona EX's power-to-weight ratio is around 30% better, providing a sportier ride, 16.1 lb/hp vs 22.9 lb/hp
  • The Sedona EX's Semi-automatic transmission offers the best driving experience, Semi-automatic transmission vs Automatic transmission
  • More than 40% more powerful, 271 HP @ 6,300 RPM vs 187 HP @ 5,800 RPM
Entertainment System 8.6 vs 10.0
2012 Kia Sedona EX Winner: Sedona EX
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  • It'll cost you to get an entertainment system on the Sedona EX; but it's not available at all on the Sienna
  • The Sedona EX has 4 more speakers, providing a better entertainment experience, 8 vs 4
  • Like your tunes? In the Sedona EX, you can upgrade to satellite radio
Cost 9.1 vs 10.0
2012 Kia Sedona EX Winner: Sedona EX
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  • Basic warranty lasts 2 more years, 5 year vs 3 year
  • Basic warranty lasts 24,000 more miles, 60,000 mile vs 36,000 mile
Practicality 9.4 vs 10.0
2012 Kia Sedona EX Winner: Sedona EX
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  • Need to carry bulky cargo? The Sedona EX's standard roof rails are great, meanwhile the Sienna cannot be configured with them at any price
  • The Sedona EX offers an optional navigation system; not available on the Sienna
  • A single tank lasts around 10% longer, 528 miles vs 480 miles
Safety Features 10.0 vs 9.6
2011 Toyota Sienna Winner: Sienna
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  • The Sienna has 1 more airbag (including Knee), 6 vs 5
Crash Test Ratings 10.0 vs -
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Road Tests 10.0 vs -
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Overall 8.8 vs 10.0

Luxury Features

Toyota
Sienna
2011 Toyota Sienna
2012 Kia Sedona EX Kia
Sedona EX
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moon roof Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a sun roof
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power seats Not Available vs Standard Conveniently adjust your seat with the Sedona EX's power seats; not available on the Sienna
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Not Available vs Optional Have your choice of leather or cloth seats on the Sedona EX

Performance

Toyota
Sienna
2011 Toyota Sienna
2012 Kia Sedona EX Kia
Sedona EX
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Horsepower 187 HP @ 5,800 RPM vs 271 HP @ 6,300 RPM The Sedona EX is fairly powerful, but the Sienna is underpowered
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Number of gears 6 vs 6 More gears
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Semi-automatic transmission The Sedona EX's semi-automatic transmission is a rare find for this class of vehicle
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers paddle shifters
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor for increased power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 22.9 lb/hp vs 16.1 lb/hp The Sedona EX is a sporty car, but the Sienna is sluggish
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Drivetrain type front-wheel drive vs front-wheel drive Both have the usual drivetrain for this class of vehicle
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 37.3 ft vs 39.6 ft The Sienna is comparable to most other vehicles for turning, but the Sedona EX is quite bad

Entertainment System

Toyota
Sienna
2011 Toyota Sienna
2012 Kia Sedona EX Kia
Sedona EX
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Number of speakers 4 vs 8 The Sedona EX has more speakers, but the Sienna has very few
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Has speed sensitive volume Yes vs No The Sienna 's stereo cranks the volume to compensate for road noise, but the Sedona EX does not
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Not Available vs Optional Like your tunes? In the Sedona EX, you can upgrade to satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Yes Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
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Has subwoofer No vs No Neither has a subwoofer; audio won't have that deep thumping bass sound
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entertainment system Not Available vs Optional It'll cost you to get an entertainment system on the Sedona EX; but it's not available at all on the Sienna

Cost

Toyota
Sienna
2011 Toyota Sienna
2012 Kia Sedona EX Kia
Sedona EX
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MSRP $25,870 vs $29,990 Both are priced reasonably
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In-city gas mileage 19 mpg vs 18 mpg Both get OK mileage in the city
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 60,000 mile The Sedona EX's basic warranty is fantastic, and the Sienna 's warranty is OK, too
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 5 year The Sedona EX's basic warranty is fantastically long-lasting, and the Sienna 's warranty is OK, too

Practicality

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Sienna
2011 Toyota Sienna
2012 Kia Sedona EX Kia
Sedona EX
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Passengers 7 vs 7 Average number of seats
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Highway driving range 480 miles vs 528 miles The Sedona EX has good highway range and the Sienna is reasonable
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Cargo space 150.0 ft3 vs 141.5 ft3 The Sienna has lots of cargo room and the Sedona EX is pretty good
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front seats 62.5 ft3 vs 62.4 ft3 Both average size front seats
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folding rear seats Standard vs Standard Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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roof rails Not Available vs Standard Need to carry bulky cargo? The Sedona EX's standard roof rails are great, meanwhile the Sienna cannot be configured with them at any price
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navigation system Not Available vs Optional The Sedona EX offers an optional navigation system; not available on the Sienna
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Cupholders 6 vs 6 Limited number of cupholders
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Safety Features

Toyota
Sienna
2011 Toyota Sienna
2012 Kia Sedona EX Kia
Sedona EX
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Yes Both have electronic stability control
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Airbags 6 vs 5 The Sienna has great airbag coverage, whereas the Sedona EX is just OK (missing Knee)
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both vehicles' brakes will do well under heavy use
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child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system None vs None

Crash Test Ratings

Toyota
Sienna
2011 Toyota Sienna
2012 Kia Sedona EX Kia
Sedona EX
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Rollover resistance 4 stars vs Unknown
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Front driver crash test 5 stars vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test 5 stars vs Unknown

Road Tests

Toyota
Sienna
2011 Toyota Sienna
2012 Kia Sedona EX Kia
Sedona EX
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0-60 mph 10.3 seconds vs 8.3 seconds The Sedona EX can accelerate to 60mph quickly, but the Sienna is pretty bad
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Braking distance at 60mph 134 ft vs 144 ft The Sienna 's braking ability is average for this class of vehicle, but the Sedona EX is quite bad
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1/4 mile 17.8 s @ 80 mph vs 16.5 s @ 88 mph The Sedona EX's 1/4 mile time is average, but the Sienna 's is quite bad
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Lateral acceleration 0.73 g vs Unknown
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Top speed 115 mph vs Unknown

Other Vehicles to Consider

2011 Toyota Sienna XLE 2011 Toyota Highlander SE Sienna XLE vs Highlander SE
2011 Toyota Sienna 2011 Honda Odyssey EX Sienna vs Odyssey EX
2011 Toyota Sienna Limited 2011 Toyota Sequoia Platinum Sienna Limited vs Sequoia Platinum
2011 Toyota Sienna XLE 2012 Mazda 5 Sport Sienna XLE vs 5 Sport
2011 Toyota Sienna XLE 2011 Honda Pilot EX Sienna XLE vs Pilot EX
2012 Kia Sedona LX 2012 Kia Sorento EX Sedona LX vs Sorento EX
2012 Kia Sedona LX 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan Passenger Crew Sedona LX vs Grand Caravan Passenger Crew
2012 Kia Sedona EX 2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring Sedona EX vs Town & Country Touring
2012 Kia Sedona EX 2011 Honda Odyssey EX Sedona EX vs Odyssey EX
2012 Kia Sedona EX 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe Sedona EX vs Santa Fe

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