According to many reviews and auto experts, the 2022 Kia Carnival isn’t so bad. It’s not an overly amazing ride, but it isn’t a bad one either. The car is designed as a minivan, which is just perfect for hauling kids. That’s why this car is perfect for parents with toddlers and kids, and those who need to haul quite a lot of cargo and stuff during the trip.
The Upcoming Features
When designed as the minivan to replace the Sedona, this Carnival is packed with tons of features and good stuff. As it was mentioned before, Carnival is replacing the Sedona which has been discontinued. As a minivan, the ride is able to accommodate seven to eight people, which means that it has spacious room and roomy interior arrangement. The sliding door is convenient for everyday use. And to make it safer, the minivan comes equipped with new features, including alert system for rear occupant, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connection, and more. With V6 engine and 290 hp of power (and also auto 8 speed transmission), you can expect a lot of good stuff from this minivan.
Engine and Performance
The 2022 Kia Carnival comes on V6 engine with 3.5 liter capacity producing 290 hp of power. The standard transmission is auto 8 speed. It’s too bad that there is no all wheel driving system because the Carnival is made available as front wheel driving system only. Can this minivan tow stuff? Absolutely! In fact, it is able to tow 3500 pounds of weight. Thanks to the V6 engine, Carnival can reach 60 mph within 7.0 seconds. Not so bad, eh? Moreover, a lot of people are impressed by the smooth ride and well-balanced handling and ride. Tackling the corner is easy and it is also fun!
The minivan comes with SUV-like boxy design, along with crossover proportion, big wheels, and also daytime running lights being integrated into the grille. As a result, the minivan can an upscale and sophisticated SUV vibe, which will remind you of Range Rover. And with driver-assistance features, you can expect a lot from the van.
One of the best things about the Carnival is the modern interior. The front seat and dashboard areas are modern. With big center console and dual screen infotainment technology (Mercy style), you can enjoy the digital comfort. Naturally, the higher the trim, the more features to expect. In Carnival, comfort is improved and spaciousness is major thing for the company.
There are five trims available for Carnival. The lowest end is the LX that is sold for $33,300. Higher than the LX is the LXS with tag price of $35,500. The next one is the EX with $38,800. The EX is considered the most ideal line. It has all the standard features, including the luxury specs. Higher than that, there is the SX with tag price of $42,300 and the highest one would be SX Prestige with $47,300 tag price.
In the end, Carnival seems like a promising ride with the combination of nice handle, good control, and impressive design. it’s safe to say that 2022 Kia Carnival is quite promising and satisfying.