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Honda Odyssey vs. Kia Sedona

Compare repair costs, reliability, and owner reviews

Honda Odyssey

$520
Average Annual
Repair Cost

Kia Sedona

$443
Average Annual
Repair Cost

Overall Reliability Rating

4
Group 4
Group 4
Above Average
The Honda Odyssey Reliability Rating is 4.0 out of 5.0, which ranks it 5th out of 8 for minivans. The average annual repair cost is $520 which means it has lower than average ownership costs. While repairs are more frequent than average for the Odyssey, these issues are often minor, so you can expect to make slightly more trips to the shop than normal.
4
1
2
Group 4
Group 4
Excellent
The Kia Sedona Reliability Rating is 4.5 out of 5.0, which ranks it 1st out of 8 for minivans. The average annual repair cost is $443 which means it has excellent ownership costs. The severity and frequency of repairs are both much lower than other vehicles, so the Sedona is one of the more reliable vehicles on the road.
Cost
Average annual repairs total
$520
inexpensive
expensive
$443
inexpensive
expensive
Frequency
Average annual repair shop visits
0.63
not often
very often
0.29
not often
very often
Severity
Percentage of annual repairs that are urgent
10%
not urgent
urgent
8%
not urgent
urgent

Overall Car Ratings & Details

5 star
(4)
4 star
(31)
3 star
(14)
2 star
(2)
1 star
(0)
The Honda Odyssey ranks highest in exhaust and ranks lowest in drive train.
“2007 Honda Odyssey fully loaded and full of trouble. 13 miles, brand new purchased off the lot. From day 1...nothing but repairs - doors go out, Windows stop working. Constant engine problems that ...”
“2007 Honda Odyssey fully loaded and full of trouble. 13 miles, brand new purchased off the lot. F...”
5 star
(2)
4 star
(19)
3 star
(19)
2 star
(12)
1 star
(13)
The Kia Sedona ranks highest in exhaust and ranks lowest in electrical.
“I bought my 2005 kia sedona in February of 2016. I gentleman had it sitting in his Yard because of a bad wheel bearing ($25 part) I gave him $700. The van only had 102,000 miles on it. Clean inter...”
“I bought my 2005 kia sedona in February of 2016. I gentleman had it sitting in his Yard because o...”

Vehicle Comparison Rundown

The Honda Odyssey and the Kia Sedona are both minivans that come with front-wheel drive.

Each of these minivans each has a single engine option. The Honda Odyssey has 280 horsepower, and the Kia Sedona gives you 276 horsepower. That’s pretty close in terms of power output.

The Toyota Sienna leads the way on cargo space. The Sedona has 142 cubic feet with the second- and third-row seats folded, while the Odyssey provides 134.5 cubic feet — about a 5% difference.  

Head to head, the Honda Odyssey and the Kia Sedona are closely matched against each other. But there is one significant difference: their warranties. The Sedona comes with a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty and a 5-year/60,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty, while the Odyssey offers a 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty and a 3-year/36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty.

We suggest that you take a close look at each and drive them both. If you like the feel of one over the other, go for it; otherwise consider the warranties and determine which of these minivans will suit your needs better.

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