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2013 and earlier Kia Sedona Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • We just purchased a 2006 EX. I had been requesting quotes for several weeks, both on the '06 Sedona as well as the '07 Hyundai Entourage. Of 15 dealers contacted, only five responded with firm quotes. Lowest was Schaumburg Kia.

    2006 Sedona EX, Power + Luxury, $27,722 before incentives, $700 below dealer-invoice (marketing costs are almost a grand around here). They also did a dealer-trade with a dealership 200 miles away to get the color-combo we wanted.

    We leased for 36mos/45K miles. Deal was structured very simply -- $27,722 + 7% sales tax - $2,400 Cap Cost Reduction from Kia. Money factor was almost 0 (0.0001 or some-such). Residual was 39% (36K mile lease would have been 40%), and drive-off cost was ~$2,000 (includes $1,000 cap cost reduction). Monthly lease payments are $425.

    Purchase experience was overall good. We got the usual scratch/dent/ding/interior protection shpiel, and the whole process took a bit longer (about three hours) than I think it should have, considering we had all the numbers worked out before we walked in there.

    Recommended. If the van holds up to the good impression we got from it, we'll be happy van owners for the next thre years.
  • Just started the shopping process for the 2006 Sedona EX. Went to a new dealer on the North Shore of Long Island (Habberstad)...

    They quoted me "bottom line" pricing as follows:
    EX with POWER package: $27,265.
    Based on the current (August) incentives, I would qualify for $2000 cash back and 4.9% financing.

    The sales rep insisted that there were absolutely no "add-on" fees and that he couldn't drop the price below his "bottom line"...

    I haven't checked out Atlantic Kia or AutoWorld Kia yet...

    Does anyone have any advice for me? ... as I would love to work the deal to get Power and Luxury for under $25K.... Is that still possible?
  • enoelleenoelle Posts: 6
    New to boards...I am ready to purchase the 2006 Sedona EX Luxery model. I test drove it and was impressed. My question is, does anyone know if Kia is coming out with their 2007 models. If so, I might be able to wait until the dealer in town does their "left over inventory" sales. That is how I picked up my Sephia 9 years ago. I saved $5k by waiting a month.

    My dealer currently has the model I want for $33k. I can do without the DVD player, but the price is still over $30k. Maybe I should search for a better dealer? You all seemed to have paid much less.
  • ohiodadohiodad Posts: 25
    Wow that seems like not a good deal.. The highest priced Sedona is the EX with Luxury, Power, and Premium Entertainment.. The MSRP on that van is 31,595. 33K is way too much even if there are dealer add-ons. I bought one just like that completely loaded for 28,000 minus incentives.. I don't think you can save money by waiting for the new models to come out though. Dealers want to move the 06 models off the lot to make room for those 07s.. I'd shop around a little bit.. Also try dealing via email with the dealership. I think you get better deals that way than you do walking into the showroom..
  • enoelleenoelle Posts: 6
    Thank you for the advice on emailing the dealers. I am going to try that and see what they come back with.

    I appreciate your help. Thank you!
  • fmportfmport Posts: 9
    I had posted "fuel salling problems" that I had with my mini van in earlier messages. Long story short, had the vehicle for 12 months, 14,000 miles, left me stranded twice, once out of town and it was in the shop for a total of one month in the year that I owned it. What good is the so called "best warranty" if they can't fix the problem the vehicles develop. I looked into suing Kia under the lemon law, but it was gonna be risky because (according to my lawyer) Kia would send a master mechanic to inspect the vehicle and if he did not find anything wrong, then I would not have a case, and since the vehicle did not stall all the time it was not a risk I was willing to take. I traded the vehicle for a new GMC Envoy XL and I could not be happier. Like they say "You get what you paid for" I was fooled by their warranty, but hey! you live, you learn.
  • Purchased a 2006 Sedona LX last wednesday for 23,889.00 - 2000.00 factory incentive - 1000.00 Kia loyalty - 1000.00 dealer incentive. Total w/tax, tag and title = 21,250.00 @ 4.75% + 199.00 GAP insurance (Navy Federal Credit Union) from Berlin City, Williston VT.
  • Visited Kia dealer on south shore of Long Island...
    Shopping for an EX with Power and Luxury...

    28,500.00 base
    + 112.50 fees
    +2,458.13 sales tax (8.625% in my area)
    -2,000.00 rebates ($1000 competitive, $1000 bonus cash)
    29,070.63 to be financed at 4.9% with no money down.

    Please share your thoughts on this?
    Does anybody have any ideas on what the September incentives will be for the Sedona?
  • Nevermind. After I realized that my trade-in value (5 years from now) would be much less than an Odyssey, I spent the extra $1500 and bought an Odyssey EXL.
  • ohiodadohiodad Posts: 25
    Let me guess who you learned that from? A Honda salesman? I would never buy a vehicle based on trade in value.. Every dealer in America will try to rip you off on that trade in when you trade it back in no matter what make and model it is.. They told me the trade in value on my Plymouth Grand Voyager that I traded in after the Plymouth line faded would be crap.. Well I tried another dealer and got bluebook for it.. They told me that my Oldsmobile Silhouette wasn't worth as much after the Oldsmobile line stopped.. Wrong again.. I got Bluebook at another Kia dealer.. Did you get those curtain airbags in the $1500 more Odyssey? Your deal on the kia you posted I think had a long way to go to be a good deal.. I'm sure some other dealers could have beat that one by a long shot.. I know it was going to cost a whole lot more than 1500 for me to get all the features in the Kia.. Mainly the airbags.. Safety is much more important to me than trade in value.. Trade in value is a game with dealers.. That's my opinion at least..
  • enoelleenoelle Posts: 6
    I have researched the Sedona I want and here is what I was quoted...For an 06' EX model with the Luxery Package and the Power Package, $26, 830 before tax and tags. I went through BJ's Wholesale Club and a dealer in NJ called me to work with me. He only had the Glacier Blue one in stock with those options and told me it would cost me $500 to do a dealer swap. So I took the pricing he gave me and went to my local dealer, Ertle in Stroudsburg, PA. They do not have the Sunset Gold/Beige Leather Int. in stock, but they are currently looking for one for me. If they find it, it will not cost me anything for them to dealer swap. They gave me a price of $26,630. I am also going to get a tow hitch on it and it is going to cost me $475 extra. Can anyone tell me if, overall, this is a good deal on the model I want? This is inclusive of the $1500 rebate that Kia has for August. Thank you in advance!
  • ohiodadohiodad Posts: 25
    Well $500 to do a dealer swap is a load of crap I'll tell you that.. I had 3 dealers here in Ohio looking all over for me and not ever telling me that it was going to cost me anything to do one.. I think if I were you and negotiating I'd shoot for 26K flat with the trailer hitch included if you can get that deal you are getting something.. This late in the year they want to move them.. Invoice is $27,395 for that vehicle.. Make them the offer.. They'll come back to you.. let a couple of dealers know you are willing to pay that.. You'll get your deal..
  • I am new to this board and I wanted to share with you some of the quotes I have gotten for a Kia Sedona EX, plus Power package and Luxury package:
    Invoice: $28,422
    _ Dealer discount: 700$
    Plus rebates: 1,500 and I own a minivan so that would be 1000$ less
    Total Price: 25,322

    I have 3 dealers competing for my business. I had narrowed it down to 2 but a big dealer Lou Fusz promised me to beat the best price and to give me more money for my trade in. Is the $25,322 a good price? And does anybody know what the incentives are going to be for next month. I asked when the 2007 would come out and they told me that it would be in February. Is that correct? : confuse:

    I also got quotes for the Honda Odyssey EX-L and so far the best one is $27,768 this includes destination and according to the dealer is the best that they could do. I have 2 dealers tell me the same. Supply is limited so if I were to buy a Honda I'd have to do it this week. The saleswoman told me that the 2007 were coming in 2 weeks and that they'd be more expensive.
    I am still trying to decide which car to buy. I have driven the Sedona and I loved it! I am driving the Honda tomorrow to help me decide.
    I would like some advice. I love the Sedona but some of the posts on the problems section scared me, the vibration, the engine stalling... on the other hand I have heard good things about Honda. Any advice would be appreciated
  • enoelleenoelle Posts: 6
    Your deal on the Sedona sounds good to me. I just paid $26,000 yesterday. I tried to get it for less (I have been to 6 dealerships), but since I didn't have a minivan prior to my purchase, I didn't qualify for the extra $1000 off. I had never heard of that type of rebate before! I decided to go with this dealer because he spent a full week locating the exact color and interior with the upgrades that I wanted. I know it was difficult because I spent a lot of time at dealerships looking for a certain color and they didn't have it. He went over and beyond. We took a family member with us and they ended up buying the Amanti from them. They had a very left over 2004 model that was still brand new. They sold it to them for $17k. I also asked about the 2007 models, hoping I could purchase a "leftover" 2006 model. I was told the same thing...Feb. or March. I think their 2006 came out around then...maybe even April of this year. I don't know of the incentives for next month. I do know that it was $2000 last month and they lowered it to $1500 this month. I guess the word is getting out about the Sedona and they do not need to offer a high rebate.

    I looked at the Oddyssey's also. All of my friends have that type or the Sienna. The room that the Kia has is a bit more and they can't touch the crash test rating that Kia has. That is the main reason I went for Kia. This is the second Kia I have owned, but the first minivan. The first one I had was amazing and I never had a problem with it. In fact, I gave the car to my nephew who needed a reliable car for college. It was a little Sephia. No bells and whistles, but a lot of pep and never broke down. I like Honda and have always heard good things about them, but I Love all the thought Kia has put into their new vehicles. Luxery, safety and style all wrapped up in one low price. I wish you luck in your purchase!
  • Thanks! I went to visit a dealer today and they offer me $1000 under invoice plus KBB value for my trade in for a total price of $24,922 after rebates. So far that is the best quote I have gotten. Another dealer in Illinois told me that they couldn't match that deal. I am pretty sure I will get the Sedona.
    I went to the Honda dealership were my friend works and they quoted me $28,374 for an EX-L I drove it and to be honest I like the Sedona better and is has a lot more stuff.
  • Hi, haven't posted in quite a while. Went to Keystone Kia in Allentown, PA. Real nice folks (maybe too nice?). Here is the offer on LX with roof rails as the only option, compared with what Edmunds says:

    Dealer Edmunds Dealer Edmunds
    Base 22,995 23,195 21,700 21,890
    Roof Rails 150 150 130 130
    Destination 670 700 670 700
    Mktg Allow --- --- 437 ---
    Total 23,815 24,045 22,937.00 22,720
    manufacturer rebate -2,000.00
    competitive rebate -1,000.00
    Dealer's Offer 19,937.00
    6% sales tax 1,199.76
    fees 198.00

    This deal just feels a little weird, especially since this was the only one on the lot priced this way. Keystone says it was delivered before the last price increase.
    2 Questions: Good deal or not? Any ideas/info on the differences in dealer/Edmunds info? Thanks in advance!
  • Sounds like you did pretty well. For comparison, I purchased a Sedona LX with the roof rails last week in WI.

    MSRP: 24045

    Dealer Price: 22370

    Rebates: 2000 + 1000 (loyalty)

    Trade in on 2004 Kia Sorento LX with 23600 miles - 13500

    All in all I thought it turned out rather well, and love the vehicle.

  • Thanks for the input. Looks like you got invoice (if anyone can really know the invoice). Did you have any marketing allowance as part of your price? The trade on the Sorento sounds a lot better than I would have thought, at least from Edmunds viewpoint, which is normally pretty tough on Kia resale/trade values.

    We love ours too, but noticed too late that if the seat back is perpendicular to the seat, the armrests end up pointing down and are really uncomfortable. I checked all the other LX's on the lot, and they were the same, so it's probably not a defect, but poor design.

    And here's a weird one:
    The manufacturer's protective plastic on the door handles was still there at delivery. We picked up late on Labor Day, so the dealer gave us a "we owe" to take care of it, and threw in the cross rails for the roof rack at no charge as well. So I took it in two days later, and his detail kid decides to use a razor blade to get it off, and chips the paint in several places on all door handles, and still doesn't get it off. They apologized and are ordering new handles. I am not sure if that will help completely, since the part where the lock is set is independent of the handle and that also has chips. I think this dealer is really trying, but that detail kid was dumb as a rock for putting a razor blade near that car. The dealer really has been aces so far otherwise, so we will see.

    Thanks again.
  • re: plastic on the handles. We actually had a similar problem. The original vehicle had scratches on the handles secondary to the plastic that stuck. Turns out there was a notice put out by KIA as this is a manufactoring error. The dealers are to replace the handles. Most of the Sedonas on the lot were that way.

    Marketing allowance = ????

    I'm not sure what you mean by Marketing allowance, sorry.

    Again, I do agree we got a nice deal, and I will never argue that. I wish I could say our buying experience was as good as yours....there was no effort at all.
  • Great to hear that Kia has a fan base in other markets. I was just in Spain and Italy and didn't see too many, if any at all. I purchased my Kia Sedona EX model about 3 weeks ago. Here in the states we have wholesale buying clubs that have a warehouse style and bulk pricing. I tested them out to see if they offered wholesale pricing on vehicles. They did and we bought ours for $26,600.

    I have already driven it across the US from Pennsylvania to our new home in Arizona. It handled great! It was a nice relaxing drive and comfortable!
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