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2022 Kia Carnival Features and Specs

The Canadian family minivan market is going from strength to strength, as traditional passenger wagons take on the stylings and comforts of high-end SUVs to create a highly desirable new class of vehicle. The Kia Carnival is a new entry to the automaker's lineup, replacing the venerable but aging Sedona. Will it be the most successful Kia minivan ever? The answer is almost certainly yes, and here's why.

2022 Kia Carnival Overview

The Kia Carnival is large in every sense. Seating up to seven inside its comfortable cabin with plenty of cargo room to spare, it also boasts a healthy amount of power under the hood. The 3.5L V6 engine makes 290 horsepower, passed to front-wheel drive through an eight-speed automatic transmission. This combination of spaciousness and power makes the Carnival an ideal minivan for larger families, giving greater comfort and capability than most regular full-size SUVs.
And what's more, driving the Carnival isn't an expensive exercise. Despite its size and power it delivers highly respectable fuel economy ratings, with figures of 12.4L / 100km in the city, 9.0L on the highway, and 10.7L combined.

Exterior and Styling

The Carnival cuts an impressive figure on both highways and city streets, with its large and angular frame exuding confidence and upscale style. The profile is nearer to station wagon than crossover, an impression enhanced by the large front grille and outsize wheels, and it looks all the better for it. If you want a seven-seater vehicle that doesn't compromise on looks, the 2022 Kia Carnival will more than fit the bill.

Interior and Infotainment Technology

The new Kia also boasts a hugely upgraded standard of infotainment technology compared to its predecessors. The standard 8" touchscreen is impressive enough, but the optional upgrade to dual 12.3" screens is almost breathtaking in the way the displays dominate the dashboard. One screen is devoted to digital gauge cluster duties, while the other gives speedy access to infotainment including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. And to complete the tech picture, up to nine USB ports are spread throughout the cabin, ensuring no one's left short of charge or connectivity.
The rest of the interior lives up to the same high standards, offering luxury options including leather upholstery, a panoramic sunroof, reclining second-row seats, and pop-up foot rests. In a family minivan market dominated by large but functional vehicles, the Carnival makes a refreshingly comfortable change.

Advanced Safety features

Lastly, the 2022 Kia Carnival delivers the generous set of safety features you'd demand in a family minivan. Key standard and available highlights include automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane departure warnings, lane keep assist, and adaptive cruise control.

Test Drive the 2022 Kia Carnival at Eastside Kia

See for yourself how impressive today's family minivans can be with a test drive of the 2022 Kia Carnival from Eastside, the leading Kia dealer in Calgary. Explore our full range of trims and options to find the ideal Carnival for your needs, and we'll get you behind the wheel with an unbeatable deal.

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