The 2022 Kia Carnival, a new model, beats most minivans with its impressive SUV-like styling and spacious cargo. It replaces the Kia Sedona lineup, comes with three big rows of seats (about 7-8 seats), and many other fantastic features available to customers.

Like every other Kia model, it is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine. This engine produces 290 horsepower 262 lb-ft of torque and is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Other features include a user-friendly Infotainment system, extended leg rests, heated seats, etc.

The 2022 Kia Carnival comes in four trims; LX, LXS, EX, SX, alongside the SX Prestige, ranging from $33,555 to $47,555. There are so many more features that come with this family-friendly minivan; keep reading this article for more information.

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Overview of the 2022 Kia Carnival

The 2022 Kia Carnival has replaced the Kia Sedona. Compared to other impressive minivans such as the Honda Odyssey, the Toyota Sienna, and the Chrysler Pacifica, it serves as another option. Its fantastic features and technology will make it a customer favorite.

According to Kia, this vehicle can tow up to 3500 pounds and comes with the option of reclining the second-row into a lounge style. It is tested and proven to provide drivers with a smooth and stress-free ride.

Features of the 2022 Kia Carnival

Below are some of the fantastic and advantageous features of the 2022 Kia Carnival model.

Engine Performance

As written above, this vehicle comes with the standard 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 290 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. It comes with an eight-speed automatic transmission but has no all-wheel-drive option. It only comes with a front-wheel-drive system.

The fuel economy rating on the highway is slightly higher than that in the city. The 2022 Kia Carnival has a fuel economy rating of 19 mpg (miles per gallon) in the city and 26 mpg on the highway (22 mpg combined). These figures are slightly higher than the 2021 Kia Sedona’s.

Interior, Infotainment, and Cargo

The interior of this vehicle is a lot more modernized and has different features that vary for each trim. The SX Prestige trim, which is more sophisticated, comes with leather upholstery, reclining seats as well as pop-up footrests.

The LX trim, the base trim, comes with power-sliding rear doors making entering and exiting easier and faster. It also comes with captain chairs in the second row and different USB ports situated at the front, the middle, and the rear part of the car. The seats are also made from leather upholstery alongside the steering wheel.

The EX trim comes with some cool interior features, and one is the rear camera monitoring system. The driver can see what goes on in the rear seating area and a wireless charging pad that guarantees safety through this camera.

Drivers have access to an optional panoramic sunroof, which is the best way to enjoy natural light while on a drive. Lastly, it comes with a large center console that is extremely accommodating.

The infotainment system is easy to use and access. The 2022 Kia Carnival offers two different designs; the standard 8-inch touchscreen and an optional 12.3-inch Infotainment screen which takes up significant space on the car’s dashboard.

For all trims, Apple users have access to Apple CarPlay she Android users have access to Android Auto. Lovers of music also get a 12-speaker Bose stereo system (exclusive to the SX Prestige trim) and a rear-seat entertainment system (a standard feature starting from the SX trim.

This vehicle’s highly spacious cargo and passenger area is one great advantage, although some of its rivals have slightly more prominent space. The third row of seats can accommodate 14 carry-on suitcases, and when the cargo space is added, the car can accommodate 48 bags (with all seats folded down).

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Warranty and Maintenance

You should always consider the warranty and maintenance of your vehicle as it is essential. Unfortunately, as for the 2022 Kia Carnival, it does not come with complimentary scheduled maintenance.

There is a limited warranty of five years or 60,000 miles and a powertrain warranty of 100,000 miles or ten years. These figures, especially the latter, give the Carnival an upper hand compared to its rivals.

Safety Features

The Carnival is said to come with tons of safety and driver assistance features, and some of them include

  • Adaptive cruise control.
  • Standard lane departure warning.
  • Standard lane-keeping assist.
  • driver attention warning.
  • Blind spot monitoring warning.
  • Forward collision mitigation system.
  • Parking collision avoidance assist.
  • Automated emergency braking that comes with pedestrian detection.

Is the 2022 Kia Carnival Reliable?

The 2022 Kia Carnival is expected to be above average due to Kia’s past vehicles when it comes to reliability. This vehicle comes with a V6 engine with an excellent fuel economy rating and other impressive features.

It provides a lot of comforts and has tons of safety features available. It is sure to be a customer’s favorite with all these advantages.

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Additional Information

This vehicle comes with 19-inch tires which adds more to its impressive SUV styling and aggressive look. The EX trim is the most advisable one to get with a starting price of $39,055. The LX trim costs $33,555, the LXS trim costs $35,555, the SX trim costs $42,555, and the SX Prestige is the costliest with a price of $47,555.


There you have it – the 2022 Kia Carnival, a minivan with an SUV styling. This vehicle is sure to meet your expectations in all aspects (power, comfort, technology).

One major downside is its cargo and passenger space might be a little small compared to its rivals. Apart from this slight disadvantage, every other thing is advantageous. Its handsome styling is determined to give you a new look and feel!

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