Kia Carnival Review The minivan from Kia has undergone such a radical transformation that it even has a new name: Carnival.
The van has a luxury-SUV look that makes us think of a Range Rover thanks to its large wheels, crossover-like proportions, and distinctive daytime running lights that flow into the grille.
A 3.5-liter V-6 engine with 290 horsepower, front-wheel drive, and an eight-speed automatic transmission powers every Kia Carnival model.
With an optional dual-display configuration featuring digital gauges and a central touchscreen with navigation, infotainment technology is also upgraded.
For 2022, the Kia Carnival is completely redesigned with modernised look, amenities, and technology to help it compete with vehicles like the Chrysler Pacifica, Honda Odyssey, and Toyota Highlander.
Kia Carnival Engine A 3.5-liter V-6 engine producing a strong 290 horsepower powers the 2022 Carnival, which also comes standard with an eight-speed automatic transmission.
The Carnival can pull up to 3500 pounds, according to Kia. We were thrilled by the Carnival's balanced ride and handling during our first test drive.
Kia Carnival MPG The 2022 Carnival's fuel-economy ratings from the EPA are 19 mpg city, 26 mpg highway, and 22 mpg combined, which are marginally higher than the 2021 Sedona's figures.
Carnival Kia interior The dashboard and front-seat space on the Carnival are more contemporary and roomy than those on the departing Sedona.
Notable design improvements include a spacious centre console and an available dual-screen infotainment system with a digital gauge panel.
The luxurious SX-Prestige grade includes leather upholstery and second-row seats that recline and have pop-up footrests.
The new Kia Carnival's wheelbase and overall length have also been extended, according to Kia, to give additional inside space for passengers and goods.
The Kia Carnival comes with a standard rear-seat entertainment system starting with the SX trim, but the top-of-the-line SX-Premium trim is the only one with a 12-speaker Bose audio.