2019 Kia Sedona vs 2018 Kia Sedona

2019 Kia Sedona exterior front fascia and drivers side going fast on road vs 2018 Kia Sedona exterior front fascia and passenger side parked

We’ve already learned about some of the specs and features of the 2019 Kia Sedona, but how does it hold up against its predecessor? We are here to find out! Let’s take a look at the 2019 and 2018 Kia Sedona to see how these two vehicles differ.

As you might imagine, there are a great number of technological differences between these two vehicles. We’ll be focusing on these, though if you are interested in more specs and features for the 2019 Kia Sedona, feel free to check out our blog!

We won’t be focusing on the specific trim levels, either. Instead, we will be looking at what you can’t get in the 2018 Kia Sedona, on any trim, that you can in the 2019 Kia Sedona on some trims. Now, let’s dive into the features offered by the newest Kia Sedona.

2019 Kia Sedona


2018 Kia Sedona

available Wood Door Trim? no
Harman Kardon® Sound System Infinity®
8-speed automatic Transmission 6-speed automatic
yes Driver Attention Warning? no

Advantages of the 2019 Kia Sedona

As you can see in the table above, the 2019 Kia Sedona has an available wood trim for the door, while you do not have that option for its predecessor.

For those who don’t know, the 2019 Kia Sedona has upgraded to an available Harman Kardon® premium sound system has 8 speakers to really jam out to all your favorite tunes—which can be great in a vehicle that is filled with chatty children causing a ruckus.

Of course, this isn’t the only thing that can help you out in the 2019 Sedona. You might have heard that the 2019 Sedona will have the same engine, but one of the exciting features of the newest Sedona is the 8-speed automatic transmission, as opposed to the 6-speed automatic offered in the 2018 version. This means that you can find yourself potentially receiving better gas mileage in the 2018 Sedona.

Lastly, we would like to draw attention to the Driver Attention Warning system available in the 2019 Kia Sedona. This driver-assist technology helps the driver keep their attention on the road by taking note of when their driving patterns change. Then, it gives an audible and visual warning to the driver to help them get their attention back on track.

Have any more questions on the 2019 or 2018 Kia Sedona? Feel free to contact us here at Moritz Kia. We would be happy to help you out!