Kia Motors America unveiled the refreshed 2019 Sedona, revealing a more refined minivan that maintains the same functional convenience with ample passenger space and cargo, albeit with more style, technology, and amenities. Wearing newly designed front and rear fascias, the Sedona now sports a similar design language utilized on some of the newer models in Kia’s lineup, while a new available rear-seat entertainment system along with other convenience features keep the Sedona’s tech roster up-to-date. In addition, the 2019 Kia Sedona tried and true 3.3-liter V6 can now be paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission.
The 2019 Kia Sedona Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) 3.3-liter V6 engine is now paired to an 8-speed automatic transmission that replaces the 6-speed automatic in the outgoing model. While power figures remain unchanged with the engine making 276 horsepower and 248 lb.-ft. of torque, the new transmission is designed to create a more seamless driving experience and help improve combined fuel economy figures. In addition, the Sedona continues to offer a three-step Variable Induction System (VIS) that improves engine "breathing" by automatically adjusting the intake runner lengths to optimize engine torque under different load conditions.
3.3-liter V6 Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) Lambda Engine
Bore x stroke (mm)
92.0 x 83.8
276 hp @ 6,000 rpm
248 lb.-ft @ 5,200 rpm
24 valve DOHC with Mechanical Lash Adjuster
Direct fuel injection
Unleaded Gasoline (Regular 87 or higher)
Emission Control System
WCC (warm-up catalytic converter) + UCC (underfloor catalytic converter)
Engine Oil Capacity (liters)
Fuel tank capacity (gal.)
12V Maintenance Free
Battery (AH) with power liftgate
12V, 90AH, 850CCA
Battery (AH) without power liftgate
12V, 80AH, 660CCA
Electronically controlled 8-speed automatic
Front Engine / Front Wheel Drive (FWD)
Zero to 60 mph
Zero to 100 mph
EPA-est Fuel Economy (MPG)
18 city/24 highway/21 combined
Towing Capacity (lbs.)
Staying true to the CUV-like proportions that came as a result of Kia’s design-led transformation, the 2019 Kia Sedona front fascia is defined by a more modern headlight configuration that helps achieve a sharper appearance, with distinctive LED headlamps that are standard on SX and SXL trims. The Kia signature ‘tiger nose’ grill highlighted with a detailed mesh-like pattern. Beneath it, a reconfigured bumper and air intake add a dash of sportiness. Around back, the rear combination lamps – complete with a new graphic – flank the restyled chrome garnish on the liftgate. The side profile, defined by its reduced front and rear overhangs and deeply swept windshield, becomes more distinctive thanks to newly designed 17-, 18-, and 19-inch wheels, based on trim. A newly added power sliding door button located on the side door handles of EX trims and above is designed to be just that, providing easier access to the Sedona’s cabin. Adding more flair to the model line is the SXL trim, which comes equipped with a unique bumper, skid plate, LED headlamps and foglights, 19-inch chrome wheels and distinctive side sill.
TRIM LEVELS AND PRICING
The 2019 Kia Sedona is a seven- or eight-passenger minivan offered in five trim levels – L, LX, EX, EX Premium, SX, and SXL. Standard feature in the L trim include 17-inch wheels, automatic headlights, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a height-adjustable driver seat, Slide-N-Stow forward-collapsing second-row captain's chairs (seven-passenger configuration), stain-resistant cloth upholstery, a 60/40-split reclining and folding third-row bench seat, dual-zone climate control (with front and rear controls), Bluetooth, a 7-inch touchscreen, a rearview camera, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, and a four-speaker sound system with USB and auxiliary audio input jacks.
The LX trim adds power-folding mirrors, power-sliding doors, rear privacy glass, a second-row bench seat (eight passenger capacity), a power-adjustable driver's seat and a six-speaker audio system.
The 2019 Kia Sedona EX gets 18-inch wheels, front and rear parking sensors, a blind-spot monitoring system with rear cross-traffic alert, roof rails, keyless entry and push-button ignition, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a driver information display, leather upholstery, heated front seats, second- and third-row sunshades, a wireless phone charger, Kia's Uvo3 eServices communications, and rapid USB charge ports.
The EX Premium package bring upgraded shock absorbers, foglights, heated and power-folding side mirrors, a hands-free power liftgate, a sunroof, tri-zone automatic climate control, a power-adjustable passenger seat, driver-seat memory functions, one-touch power-folding rear seats, a cooled glovebox, a 110-volt power outlet, a third-row USB charge port, and additional driver aids that include adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, and lane departure warning.
The SX trim include the EX Premium package features plus LED foglights, a sound-reducing windshield, ventilated front seats, heated second-row seats, a second 110-volt power outlet in the cargo area, an 8-inch touchscreen, a surround-view camera, a navigation system, voice-controlled infotainment, and a premium Harman Kardon surround-sound system. A rear-seat entertainment system is also offered on EX and SX trims.
MSRP for all 2019 Kia Sedona is as follow:
Aurora Black Pearl Paint
Venetian Red Metallic Paint
Rear Seat Entertainment
EX Premium Package
Snow White Pearl Paint