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When Will the 2024 Kia Carnival Be Available – If you spot the 2024 Kia Carnival out of the side of your eyes the brain will probably place the vehicle as a mid-sized SUV. Its design and Kia’s marketing strategy are functioning. But this Carnival is a complete minivan. Do you doubt me? Check out those doors in the rear My best friend. They move. In the interior, Carnival’s hefty frame and low floor provide greater cargo storage space than your standard crossover and it’s also.
All Carnivals are equipped with a smooth-running 290 horsepower 3.5-liter V-6 engine, as well as the eight-speed auto transmission. Kia offers a variety of driver-assist features in the standard model; more expensive versions come with even more technological features. However, don’t let its distinctive minivan style cause you to be put off. Enjoy its elegant roads, practicality as well as a spacious interior. It’s true that there’s no need for the highest ground clearance or all-wheel drive.
The Carnival has only two minor adjustments to 2024. Both of them affect the EX trim, but not the EX. This trim does not have the power windows that automatically up and down, but it comes with a motorized rear liftgate.
The Carnival comes in four trim levels, ranging from the low-cost LX to the more luxurious SX Prestige, but the EX is the most desirable between the features and cost. The EX trim is equipped with a variety of amenities that can help justifiably upgrade with a motorized rear liftgate, an inside-cabin intercom, and a voice-control system that allows passengers in the rear seat to give commands to the infotainment system of the Carnival.
The dashboard of the Carnival and its front seat space is modern and comfortable. The center console is large and has plenty of space for smaller items as well as an option for a Mercedes-style dual-screen system of infotainment that includes a gauge-like display that provides easy access to the vehicle’s features that connect.
The luxurious SX Prestige trim comes with leather seats and can be equipped with reclined second-row seats which have footrests that pop up. These “VIP Seats” provide an enjoyable way for travelers to spend their time while on long drives However, they can’t be removed and tucked away into the floor, as they are in other minivans. This limits the amount of cargo space available to Carnival passengers.
The panoramic sunroof can be added and offers a wide opening across the second row, to let the children breathe fresh air. When we tested the Odyssey, we could fit 14 suitcases for carry-on in the space between the third row of seats, and 48 with each seat folded. It’s quite a bit of space. However, it must be noted that both Pacifica as well as the Odyssey appeared to be slightly bigger.
The cabin in The cabin of Kia Carnival is roomy and spacious and well-appointed. On either side of the Carnival range, The LX as well as the SX Prestige models accommodate seven. In addition, the EX and SX versions have seating for eight guests as the standard. The Carnival has sliding/removable second-row seating as well as reclining third-row seats which are also able to fold in the flooring.
Its SX Prestige comes exclusively with the second row of VIP lounge seating that recline and slide as well as leg extension and leg extensions by pressing a button. They are comfy, however, they are not removable in the event that you require additional cargo space.
We’ve tried the Carnival using child car seats and have confirmed that they’re simple to put in. It’s also fairly easy for toddlers to climb to the third row especially when using second-row captain’s seats. We did find that screens in the rear of the entertainment system that is mounted to the back of the front seats -can cause a little obstruction to entry into the third row and exit.
Children and adults alike can find plenty of space in the initial two rows. In the third row, the Carnival offers 35.6 inches of legroom that’s about the average of the minivan. This is higher than a mid-sized 3-row SUV such as the Kia Telluride which has just 31.4 inches of legroom.
The Carnival features 86.9 cubic yards of space for cargo if you lower the third-row seats. In all seating places, the minivan can hold a capacity of 40.2 cubic inches of storage space. These amounts are roughly average for the minivan. It’s still a significant amount of capacity than a similar-priced mid-sized SUV.
Kia Carnival Kia Carnival has a boxy style, reminiscent of an SUV that attempts to hide its minivan-like status. No matter how you categorize it, we believe it’s a stylish people-movers with a door’s power sliding feature that offers numerous advantages to an SUV.
The higher models of the Kia Carnival come with a 12.3-inch infotainment and navigation system, as well as the 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster that features gorgeous graphics, an easy-to-use interface, as well as connectivity features such as Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
The clever intercom system makes it simple to talk with the passengers in your rear without loss of voice.
The sliding doors for passengers that are powered on both sides come standard in every Carnival. The doors are also operated hands-free. Simply be nearby your Smart Key to make them unlock automatically.
Keep your eyes on the steering wheel, while driving. Kia Carnival can do much of its steering, braking, and speeding up across a range of conditions. No minivan does it better.
The basic Kia Drive Wise safety tech package that is included in the Carnival includes driver assistance options such as automatic emergency brakes and blind-spot tracking and lane-keep assistance and rear parking sensors and many more.
The highest SX Prestige trim has these elegant second-row seats. The seats come with a simple “Relaxation Mode” with full recline as well as elevated power footrests. They’re also cooled and heated.
Its 2024 Carnival is driven by the 3.5-liter V-6 that generates 290 horsepower which is a good thing and an 8-speed auto transmission is the standard. A four-wheel drive option is not available offered; instead, it’s not available. Carnival comes only in a front-wheel drive version.
The Chrysler Pacifica offers an available hybrid plug-in powertrain, and the Toyota Sienna comes only as an electric hybrid. However, we aren’t expecting Kia to have similar options at the Carnival at the least at least not immediately. Kia claims that the Carnival could tow up to 3500 pounds.
We’re very impressed by the carnival’s balanced ride and handling that is easy in cruising, but nimble on corners. The V-6 engine is refined and provides rapid acceleration, and is pushed to propel the Carnival to 60 speeds within 7.0 seconds on our test track.
The fuel-economy rating provided by the EPA for 2024’s Carnival is 19 mpg for the city as well as 26 mpg for the highway as well as 22 mpg combined. We tested the ’22 Carnival using our 75-mph highway route that is part of our comprehensive tests which returned a rate of 28 mpg for highway, which is a bit higher than the EPA score.
In 2024, the Kia Carnival is scheduled to start production in October 2023. In 2024, the Kia Carnival starts at $33,200. The middle-priced EX trim begins at $38,700. The high-tech SX model starts at $41,900. The extravagant SX Prestige trim is priced at $46,300.
The Carnival is the lowest-priced starting cost of its kind and the other models start with prices in the $30K to $40K range.
2024 Kia Carnival MSRP Carnival LX $33,200 Carnival LX Seat Package $35,200 Carnival EX $38,700 Carnival SX $41,900 Carnival SX Prestige $46,300
The prices listed are suggested retail prices (MSRP) but don’t contain the delivery fee of $1,365 from factory to dealer (destination fee).