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2016 Honda Odyssey vs 2016 Kia Sedona

2016 Honda Odyssey LX 2016 Kia Sedona L
3.5-litre, V6 Engine 3.3-litre, V6
12.3 city /8.5 highway* Fuel Economy (L/100 km) 13.2 city / 9.7 highway
1,588 kg Towing Capacity 1,588 kg
4,205 litres Maximum Cargo Volume 4,022 litres

2016 Honda Odyssey vs 2016 Kia Sedona

While the minivan segment of the automotive industry is not the most competitive, there are quite a few impressive vehicles available. If you are one of the many looking for a minivan, odds are you are in search of a safe family vehicle with capability and plenty of interior space. Luckily, two of the leading models in this class offer just that. The 2016 Honda Odyssey and 2016 Kia Sedona are incredibly popular vehicles for a reason. Both have impressive fuel economy ratings, seating for at least 7 passengers, superior performance, and modern features.

So which minivan is the best option? Let's take an in-depth look at the 2016 Honda Odyssey vs 2016 Kia Sedona. While neither of these models has gone through significant changes for the new model year, they still have quite a bit to offer for families. Both the Honda Odyssey and Kia Sedona are powered by V6 engines and have the same heavy-duty towing capacity.

Each vehicle also has a lot of great features like front and rear cup holders, front and rear air conditioning with separate controls, 3rd row seating, Bluetooth connectivity, daytime running lights, and much more. Though there are many similarities between the Honda Odyssey and Kia Sedona, the differences are where we can see that one model is superior to the other.

Key Differences Between the 2016 Honda Odyssey and 2016 Kia Sedona

2016 Honda Odyssey interior seating

One of the biggest differences between the 2016 Honda Odyssey and 2016 Kia Sedona is the fuel economy. The Odyssey is rated for 12.3 city and 8.5 highway L/100 km* while the Sedona isn't quite as efficient with ratings of 13.2 city and 9.7 L/100 km. Though those numbers are not drastically different, the better efficiency of the Odyssey will ultimately save more money, especially for families often on the go. The Honda Odyssey also has a little more interior space than the Kia Sedona. The Odyssey has 4,205 litres of maximum cargo space while the Sedona has 4,022 litres of maximum cargo space.

Though there are just a few differences between the 2016 Honda Odyssey and 2016 Kia Sedona, the Odyssey's better efficiency and more spacious interior ultimately make it the better option. Since these vehicles are overall very similar, you may still be unsure about which the right option for you. In that case, we would recommend test driving each vehicle to see which feels like a better fit. If you would like more information about the 2016 Honda Odyssey, feel free to reach out to our sales team here at Wheaton Honda by filling out the form below or by stopping into our Edmonton dealership.


*Estimated fuel economy based on Government of Canada’s 5-cycle testing method. Your actual fuel consumption will vary based on driving habits and other factors – use for comparison only.

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