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Honda Odyssey vs. Kia Sedona

Compare repair costs, reliability, and owner reviews

Honda Odyssey

2015 Honda Odyssey
$520
Annual Repair Cost
on average

Kia Sedona

2016 Kia Sedona
$443
Annual Repair Cost
on average

Overall Reliability Rating

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.

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.

Reliability Rating Breakdown

Cost
Average annual repairs total
$520
inexpensive
very expensive
$443
inexpensive
very expensive
Frequency
Average annual repair shop visits
0.6
not often
way too often
0.3
not often
way too often
Severity
Percentage of annual repairs that are urgent
10%
minor issues
major issues
8%
minor issues
major issues

Overall Car Ratings & Details

(52 Reviews)
(65 Reviews)
Rating 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.

Read more detailed reviews here.

“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 ...”

Rating Details
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.

Read more detailed reviews here.

“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...”

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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