2018 Kia Sedona Prices: MSRP vs Dealer Invoice vs True Dealer Cost w/ Holdback
MSRP Invoice Price Destination Fee Holdback Dealer Cost
Kia Sedona Prices - How Much is a Kia Sedona?
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What's New For 2018?
Almost everything from the outgoing model is carried over on the 2018 Kia Sedona, so there are no major changes to report.
The Kia Sedona is available as a minivan able to seat either seven or eight people, depending on the model that you opt for.
There are a total of five different trim levels offered on the 2018 Kia Sedona. The base trim is known as the L, and it features a 3.3-L engine which generates 276 hp and 248 lb-ft of torque. This trim hosts standard features such as a 5-inch LCD touchscreen display, 17-inch wheels, and a rearview camera. The LX slates just above the L and features an upgraded sound system with six speakers, power doors and mirrors, and privacy glass for the rear. The mid-level trim is the EX, which sits atop upgraded 18-inch wheels. This remarkable trim includes parking sensors for the front and rear, smartphone app integration, and a cooled glove compartment among its massive list of standard features. The next trim level up is the SX, which boasts even more driver aids (such as blindspot monitoring) and an 8-inch LCD touchscreen display. Finally, the line-topping SX Limited incorporates additional advanced driver aids and swaps in a surround-view camera.
There is only engine option for the 2018 Kia Sedona, which is really the biggest downside to the vehicle. While this engine does put forth a decent speed of acceleration (getting from 0 to 60 mph in just under 8 seconds), you just don't get much choice. On the pricier upper trim levels, this might be an issue for some buyers. The brakes are truly the highlight of the Sedona's performance, though, and reflect the emphasis on safety with their impressive stopping distance and firm feel. These brakes feel far more concise than they do on some rival minivans. Steering does not require much effort from the driver, but there is a lack of feedback that experienced minivan drivers might want. The Sedona's handling isn't as precise as its competitors, but navigates most urban and suburban roadways well enough and can even wiggle into tight parking spots. Overall, the Sedona is not terribly burdensome and, for many drivers, will make for a fairly relaxing and safe ride.
Depending on what trim level you buy, the EPA ratings on the 2018 Kia Sedona will slightly vary, especially since the base trims have older power steering than what Kia puts on its higher-level trims. The L, LX, and EX get a combined 20 mpg (18 mpg city/24 mpg highway). The SX does slightly better at 21 combined mpg (18 city/25 highway) while the SX Limited, as is to be expected, does just a little bit worse, coming in with a combined 19 mpg (17 mpg city/22 mpg highway).
The Kia Sedona struggles to best its top competitors but remains a crowd favorite for its ease of driving and safety ratings. The EX trim provides an excellent balance between high-tech gadgets, luxury, and comfort and is this year's recommended trim level, although all of the Sedonas are strong choices for a new minivan.
How to Calculate The Dealer Cost of a Kia Sedona
Formula for Calculating Dealer Cost:
- Example: Base Kia Sedona invoice price + the dealer Invoice price of all the options + destination - Holdback = Total Dealer Cost.
- What is Holdback? A hidden amount that manufacturers give back to a dealer. It is a percentage of the MSRP or the Invoice price.
Total Dealer Cost - Rebate and Incentive + Taxes / Licensing Fees = True Dealer Cost. (You can get rebates and incentives here)
Note: All Kia Sedona MSRP, invoice and dealer cost dollar figures above are approximate amounts. Prices are subject to change without notice.
A note about rebates: Most rebates are subtracted from the "on the road" figure. In most cases, you can have the rebate if you are arranging your own financing or you are paying cash. If you decide to use the manufacturer’s low interest financing, you do not usually get the rebate. Ask your dealer for details.