2022 Kia Carnival

#3 in Minivan
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2022 Kia Carnival Ratings
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Consumer Rating

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Quality & Reliability

Measures the level of defects, malfunctions, and design flaws experienced by vehicle owners. Covers the entire vehicle from engine to infotainment system. A higher rating means fewer problems.

Driving Experience

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Best Minivan of 2022

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#3 Kia Carnival

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2022 Kia Carnival after 90-days of ownership.
  • High ratings for power of the vehicle's engine
  • The experience of using navigation in the vehicle is rated high
  • The vehicle's interior styling is rated high

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2022 Kia Carnival during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • Economy / range are rated lower than average for the segment
  • Getting in/out of the third row seats is rated as less easy than most vehicles in this segment
  • The vehicle rates less well for steering/handling in slippery conditions than some competitors

Performance Specs

MPG City







8 speed, Automatic w/OD


Regular Unleaded V-6


Front Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2022 Kia Carnival Review

It has the family focus of a mini-van and the rugged design of an SUV. It looks good it drives well and there’s plenty of room inside. The Kia Carnival MPV is truly a multi-purpose vehicle. Choose from five trims starting with the LX and moving through the remarkable SX Prestige Just look at your Carnival MPV. Have you ever seen anything like it before? It’s too muscular to be a mini-van and you won’t find doors like that on any SUV. Open those doors and you’ll find best-in-class passenger and cargo space. But that’s not all. A multi-purpose vehicle needs a multipurpose interior. With available “VIP” Lounge Seating your Carnival MPV might be more comfortable than your living room. And from Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility to Kia Drive Wise driver-assistance features you’ll always be connected and protected. Choose from a variety of colors options and accessories4 and build a Carnival MPV that’s all yours. The Kia Carnival MPV. Make every trip a celebration.
The Kia Carnival MPV is ready to drive your adventures. The UVO infotainment system brings Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability Voice Control and more to an eight-inch touchscreen. Navigation is available and comes with a 12.3-inch display. Available UVO Link also turns your compatible smartphone into a remote control for your Carnival MPV. Use Remote Climate Control to warm or cool the cabin before you get in. And with Remote Lock/Unlock you’ll always know your car is secure. The Kia Carnival MPV. Drive into the future.
Every Kia Carnival MPV comes with the confidence of advanced safety technology. Like Electronic Stability Control. It works with Vehicle Stability Management1 to reduce wheelspin and keep you on track. Standard and available Kia Drive Wise Advanced Driver-Assistance Technologies can sense when there’s trouble—and can help you avoid it. Stay centered—in life and in your lane—with standard Lane Keeping Assist and available Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist. Standard Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Avoidance Assist is like having eyes in the back of your head. The Kia Carnival MPV. Safer adventures are better adventures.
The Kia Carnival MPV is ready for your next adventure whatever that might be. Because that’s what a multi-purpose vehicle does. Turn mountains into molehills. Make effortless merges. Tow up to 3 500 pounds. Your Carnival MPV’s amazing 3.5-liter V-6 delivers 290 horsepower. That’s best-in-class. And it gets up to 26 miler per gallon. Choose from four Drive Modes to optimize Power Economy or Comfort. Or use Smart Mode—it’ll learn how you drive and tailor your Carnival MPV’s performance to the situation. The Kia Carnival MPV. There’s beauty in capability.

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