Table of Contents
When is Kia Carnival 2024 Coming Out – In 2024, the Kia Carnival minivan seats up to 8 passengers comfortably and for a reasonable price. It’s competing with Toyota Sienna, Chrysler Pacifica as well as the Honda Odyssey, as well as crossovers with three rows like Kia Sorento. Kia Sorento. It shares a platform with the Kia Sorento and it’s 2024. Kia Carnival does a high-wire performance between crossovers, cars, and SUVs.
Following last year’s revamp and rechristening of Sedona to Carnival Minivans generally remains the same.
The Carnival is a vehicle that combines SUV-inspired elements by having a broad front, vertical appearance, and massive rear side. Its sliding door tracks are a clue to its minivan-like bones. Interior, Kia dresses it up with high-end trim pieces including high-gloss black plastic, which could be wrongly matched with the minivan’s requirements as it collects fingerprints. However, the horizontal layout and the absence of clutter add the interior and dash an air of class.
The Carnival has a powerful 3.5-liter V-6 that has 290 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. It is equipped with an eight-speed auto transmission that powers only its front axles, the vehicle is able to get away from the line and out of a jam quickly enough and can tow up to 3500 pounds. It doesn’t have either the hybrid option or AWD alternative of its rivals However, its EPA ratings of just 22mpg in combination fails to convince. The quiet cabin and dampened ride ensure that the Carnival runs smoothly.
The large Carnival has a middle seat that can fold in half and function as a table for a console. Each seat in the row is removable and replaced with chaise-like captain’s chairs, which limit seating to seven with recliners as well as footrests. This sounds more appealing than it actually is it’s not a lot of foot space and space to sit behind them. The third row split 60/40, can fold flat. However, only the Pacifica is able to stow each row of seats to the ground.
An IIHS Top Safety Pick winner, the Carnival includes automated emergency brakes, blind-spot monitors, as well as active lane control. premium trims come with an adaptive cruise control feature, a surveillance system with a surround-view camera, and blind-spot cameras.
The Carnival is cheaper than the other models with the price starting at $33,935. It has an 8.0-inch touchscreen that is Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and wireless charging for mobile phones however, for an additional $2,000 buyers can get an additional seat, as well as heated front seats with synthetic leather.
The next model we could consider is the $39,435 EX with its 12.3-inch electronic instrument cluster as well as a 12.3-inch touchscreen. The price of the $47,275 SX Prestige model is at the top of the list of models. The majority of Carnivals are covered by a 5-year/60,000-mile guarantee including roadside support.
Out of the four minivans available for the market across the U.S., the Kia Carnival 2024 best resembles an SUV even though it has power sliding doors on the rear. From the front to the rear, it appears like a Kia Sorento. Inside it has DNA shared with Kia Telluride. Kia Telluride.
The Carnival’s boxy front end has a roof spoiler that is integrated and the roof rails that are available provide a channel for SUV burliness. along the sides, faux chrome plates meld with a few of the more questionable style parts of the Sorento, and the bigger Telluride-like Kia wanted to draw your attention away from doors that slide down below these. The wheel arches, which are pronounced, can house 19-inch wheels which, admittedly, look better when they’re black. The front of the car is the most radical design change. Kinked daylight running lights extend Kia’s distinctive dogbone grille to the sides. The wide, vertical front is accentuated by the lower, underbite that is flanked by fog lamps, reflecting all of the latest SUV style trends.
The wide horizontal dash has two huge screens in the glass. They are above a narrow horizontal strip of vents, and the trim plate on top trims may reflect sunlight in a variety of distracting ways. The excessive use of gloss black plastic edges of the console, bezels, and menu bars and on the doors could prompt OCD parents to store empty bottles in Windex or Meguiar’s inside the console’s deep compartment.
There’s seating for eight people from family and friends comfortable front seats large rear seats as well as plenty of storage space The Carnival offers the type of amenities expected in the most efficient automobile segment. The Carnival is a 9. lacking a perfect 10 thanks to trims on the base that ended way short of design and quality. Fix the flaws of the basic LX with a seat kit that switches out the manually adjusted front seats to heated front seats upholstered in synthetic leather.
Front seats that are comfortable on all levels are enhanced by an airy cabin clear of clutter, and an uninviting center console. The interior is spacious, with deep pockets for storage and plenty of cups.
The seat bundle or any other apart from the base trim can create an extra middle seat on the middle row, which can seat up to eight persons. The seat is able to slide forward, allowing front-facing users to take out a fallen binky. It can also be folded down to show cup holders on the backside and give outboard passengers an equivalent console. The seats in the middle is able to be taken off, not in contrast to those in the Toyota Sienna. The seats, however, cannot fold down flat to the floor, like the Chrysler Pacifica.
The highest SX-Prestige replaces the middle row to accommodate two reclined captain’s chairs that have integrated footrests. This is a far superior idea to its execution. Even teens who are 5 feet tall are likely to have their feet pushed across the seats in front as the reclined seat makes it impossible for anyone to squeeze into the third row. The headroom is a little short of the reclined seats, due to the double-paned sunroof. Also, they don’t slide in the forward direction, which means that getting to the third row is a matter of that you have to crouch along the aisle.
The three seats rear offer ample space, specifically for two people. The 35.6 inches of legroom ensures that adults are able to sit in the back if they want however it is the Honda Odyssey is roomier. The 60/40 split back seats can fold into the floor. However, you must manually fold on the headrests before you can fold them down. Some vans fold automatically the headrests.
When the third row is down the cargo space increases by a whopping 40.2 cubic feet up to 89.6 cubes. That’s roughly the same size as Telluride. With 145.1 cubic feet in the front row, this minivan also doubles as a van that can be used for weekend tasks with the capacity to make all of the trips for home-based stores.
Specs and Performance
The 3.5-liter V-6 produces 290 hp and 262 lb-ft torque. That’s plenty to get off the road as well as its eight-speed auto shifts as expected, so moving through traffic isn’t too an issue. The front wheel drive is standard which means that Kia does not offer the AWD alternative like Chrysler Pacific or Toyota Sienna. Chrysler Pacific or Toyota Sienna.
Comfortable on the road, the Carnival is shielded from the engines and road noises However, at higher speeds the block’s presence tangles against headwinds. Front struts and multi-link rear suspension help to smooth road bumps, however at corners and on cloverleaf-like ramps, there’s no doubt about its minivan-likeness. The minivan sways as if it were a sock in the breeze. Its steering is dull as is its sensible and inoffensive nature.
Release Date and Price
It is expected that the 2024 Kia Carnival is scheduled to begin production in the month of October 2023. In 2024, the Kia Carnival starts at $33,200. The middle-priced EX trim is priced at $38,700. The top-of-the-line SX trim starts at $41,900. The lavish SX Prestige trim begins at $46,300.