Kia 2022 Carnival is debuting this year as a replacement for the Sedona. It is a 7- or 8-passenger MPV (multi-purpose vehicle.) It’s said Kia prefers that term rather than “minivan.”
It has sliding side doors, three rows of seats, and an impressive cargo room.
Kia Carnival Has a Lot of Muscle
The Carnival is powering by a 3.5-liter V6 that sends 290 horsepower to the front wheels. It’s plenty of muscle to get the Carnival moving. It is even fully loading with people and their things. It is even though there is no all-wheel-drive option. Moreover, the driving manners are good. There is precise steering and a suspension that absorbs bumps in the road for a smooth ride. However, is taut enough to feel nimble for such a family hauler. Therefore, the standard equipment is good. It includes a reasonable number of safety features and a touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto connectivity.
The Carnival does come with a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty as with all Kias.
In fact, the Carnival prices range from $33,275 ($32,100 + $1,175 destination fee) for the LX up to $47,275 for the top SX Prestige. The prices are in line with the competition from both Toyota and Honda. Moreover, some models can be configuring with seven or eight seats. Though the top SX Prestige is a 7-seater only. The second row does include dual captain’s seats rather than a 3-across bench.
The base LX Carnival seats seven and comes with keyless ignition, cloth upholstery, sliding and removable second-row seats, front and rear air conditioning, and powered sliding doors. Safety features include forward-collision avoidance, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, lane-keeping assistance, automatic high beams, driver attention monitoring, rear parking sensors, and rear occupant alert.
Moreover, the infotainment is controlled by an 8-inch touchscreen and includes wireless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, Bluetooth connectivity for multiple devices, six USB ports, and a 6-speaker audio setup.
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