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Kia Sedona vs. Honda Odyssey

Every driver wants to have an automobile that keeps their family safe and happy on their outings. Luckily, there’s a type of automobile that does so: the minivan. Two of the most popular ones out there today are the 2017 Kia Sedona and 2017 Honda Odyssey.

To help you determine which is best for your drives around East Syracuse, Fulton, and Syracuse, we here at Kia of East Syracuse created this 2017 Kia Sedona vs. Honda Odyssey car comparison. Read all about these minivans’ differences below, then contact us to schedule a test drive.

2017 Kia Sedona vs 2017 Honda Odyssey Performance Specs


The 2017 Kia Sedona is ready to go with its 3.3L V6 engine and electronically controlled 6-speed automatic overdrive transmission with Sportmatic®. With this combination, the Sedona produces an impressive 276 horsepower.

While the 2017 Honda Odyssey is a worthwhile contender in the performance department, it can’t keep up with the Sedona. Its 3.5L V6 engine only produces 248 horsepower.

Kia Sedona vs Honda Odyssey Interior


The Kia Sedona and Honda Odyssey have notable interior features to make any ride enjoyable for their three rows of passengers.

Comfort is the key to enjoy any car ride, and that includes being able to have a preferred indoor temperature. To make every passenger happy, both minivans offer tri-zone climate control. This way, you can set the temperate for the driver and front passenger, as well as everyone in the back rows.

To get extra cozy, the Honda Odyssey has heated front seats. However, you may find yourself a bit more relaxed in the Kia Sedona. It has heated front seats, too, but it also has ventilated front seats, as well as second-row heated seat cushions.

Passengers may also find more room to stretch out in the Kia Sedona vs. the Honda Odyssey, especially taller ones in the back seat. The Sedona has 41.1 inches of second-row legroom. The Odyssey, on the other hand, only has 40.9 inches of legroom in the second row.

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Safety in the Kia Sedona vs Honda Odyssey


The 2017 Sedona and 2017 Odyssey are both incredibly safe vehicles, with each earning a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. This rating is due to the many safety features that these vehicles have in common:

  • Dual-stage, multiple-threshold front airbags
  • Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)
  • Electronic Brake-force Distribution
  • Anti-lock Braking System
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The Kia Sedona also comes standard with Hill Start Assist Control (HAC). This system prevents the vehicle from rolling backward when moving from a stop on a hill. It does this by gently applying the brakes for two seconds while you move your foot from the brake to the accelerator.

While the Honda Odyssey offers equally great safety features, it’s doesn’t have Hill Start Assist Control.

Test Drive the 2017 Kia Sedona Today!


While the Honda Odyssey is a reliable vehicle, the Kia Sedona is a better option. With higher horsepower, a roomier interior, and more available safety features, the Sedona is seen as a more dependable vehicle for drivers in the East Syracuse, Fulton, and Syracuse areas. However, to really get an idea of the functionality of this minivan, you’ll need to experience it for yourself.

Schedule a test drive at Kia of East Syracuse today, and see what it’s like behind the wheel of your next family vehicle, the 2017 Kia Sedona.