Kia Sedona

BASE PRICE RANGE: $25,390-$29,990
BODY TYPE: Midsize Minivan

WHAT'S NEW: The 2011 Sedona gets a higher-tech 3.5L V-6 that offers 27 more hp than the 3.8L it replaces. Also, a 6A replaces last year's 5A. The combination helps improve fuel economy by 2 mpg on the highway. New styling cues include the tabbed signature Kia grille and new wheel designs, and the interior adds new technology features.

BEST BUY: A Sedona LX isn't luxuriously equipped, but still has plenty of standard and available features for under $30,000.

SUM UP: Vying to be best in class.
RATING: ****

2011 Kia Sedona
Base Engine 3.5L/271-hp DOHC V-6
Optional Engine None
Drivetrain Front engine, FWD, 6A
0-60 MPH 8.0 sec*
Seats/Foldway 7/3rd row
EPA city/hwy fuel econ 18/25 mpg
Basic warranty 5 yrs/60,000 miles
Safety ABS: S; Stab: S; Trac: S; Airbags: 6