We bought a Sedona SXL 7 months ago and have driven 12,000 miles since then. Coming from a 2008 Honda Odyssey, there are a few distinct differences. Most notable is how quieter the interior of the Sedona is. You can converse with those in the back seats at highway speeds in the Sedona without shouting, unlike the Odyssey. The Sedona’s body structure feels very solid – no rattling or flexing over bumps as we would notice in the Odyssey. The layout of the instruments and controls of the Sedona is very user-friendly and intuitive, more so than that of the Odyssey. With the console-mounted shifter, the driving position in the Sedona is less “minivany” than that of the Odyssey. Both vehicles have a comfortable ride, with the Sedona having firmer seats and a slightly firmer suspension, giving it a more stable ride, with less vulture than the Honda. Both are great touring cars, but the Sedona certainly looks more like a luxury car than the Odyssey. Slips better on the highway too. The real world MPG is roughly the same, around 24 freeways and 18 around town. In terms of handling, the Sedona is more satisfying on the road. We were initially considering a Sedona SX model, but after looking at the SXL my wife really liked the extra features – lounge seats, nappa leather, flashy chrome wheels and most importantly the tech pack with surround camera. The camera is a surprisingly surprisingly handy feature. We have owned Mercedes, BMW and Infiniti, Honda, Land Rover, Ford, Lincoln and Chevy vehicles over the years. This is our first time buying a Kia and we are always surprised how much we love it. While it probably won’t hold its value like the Honda, for us it was better overall value than the other minivans. Pros of the Odyssey: The Odyssey’s engine and transmission were slightly smoother and more refined during quick acceleration, and the Odyssey has more room for the third row (since we’re only using the third row). row only occasionally, it was okay). We also reviewed the new Odyssey and Toyota Sienna before purchasing them. We also had a Town and Country rental for a week and were surprised to really like it. Side by side, it’s not as good as Asian minivans, but given that you can buy one for $ 9,000 less than other vans, I understand why so many people buy them. All of these vans are great family vehicles, but the combination of unmatched features, style, ride quality and price influenced our decision to buy the Sedona. Out of the four, we ranked them Sedona, Odyssey, Siena, and Town and Country.