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Used Kia Sedona MPV 1999 - 2006 review

(1999 - 2006)
Kia Sedona MPV (99 - 06)
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What used Kia Sedona MPV will I get for my budget?

How much does it cost to run a Kia Sedona MPV?

The Sedona gives you a lot of space for the price, especially the cheap V6 petrol version. All in all, that's probably the main reason people are attracted to a Sedona. However, it isn't such a bargain to run.

For a start, the V6 is likely to manage only 25mpg or so - and that will drop quickly if you like to hurry or drive in stop-start traffic.

The diesel fares noticeably better - reckon on mid-30s with sensible driving - but you have to balance the saving in fuel costs against the higher initial purchase price. For low-mileage drivers, the diesel may not make financial sense.

Insurance won't be too hefty, though - group 10 or 11, depending on trim level. And, that's just as well, because this is not a cheap car to maintain.

Typical service costs over three years are among the highest for a big seven-seater and will be hundreds dearer than, say, a Ford Galaxy, Citroen C8 or Renault Espace.