2022 Kia Carnival MPV for Sale in West Springfield, MA

Overview

Not all that long ago, it seemed like every family had a minivan. But we’re in the age of the utility vehicle now, and most automakers have taken the family van off their rosters. Kia is one of those, having just dropped the Sedona minivan in favor of something utterly fresh and modern: the all-new Carnival Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV) . This versatile vessel slides into the Kia lineup presenting all of a minivan’s best qualities and much more. Its fresh body style finds the middle ground between family van and SUV, carving a unique niche that blends utility, spaciousness, and sought-after equipment. It makes sense that Kia chose it to debut their redesigned, cutting-edge logo. The vehicle’s muscular, boxy, and chiseled shape supports a sibling resemblance to the Sorento, Telluride, and Seltos.

Better still, the Carnival MPV provides best-in-class cargo space (145.1 cubic feet), segment-leading horsepower (290), and an industry-best 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty. Plus, it’s been tested to stand up to extreme temperatures as well as the corrosive effects of salty coastal air. Let’s take an in-depth look at this exciting newcomer to the utility vehicle scene.

Trims and Mechanical Specs

Kia makes the 2022 Carnival MPV in five trim levels: the LX, LX Seat Package, EX, SX, and SX Prestige. The LX and SX Prestige fit up to seven passengers, while the LX Seat Package, EX, and SX seat up to eight. As noted, the sole powerplant, a 3.5-liter V6 engine, makes a best-in-class 290 hp and gets an eight-speed automatic transmission. All Carnival MPVs are front-wheel drive and can tow up to 3,500 pounds. According to the EPA, all trims return 19 mpg in city driving and 26 mpg on the highway.

LX and LX Seat Package

The seven-passenger LX starts things off on a high note, with class-leading cargo volume (145.1 cubic feet with the seats folded flat) and a slate of classy standard features. It rises above most competing entry-level trims with the likes of remote start, LED headlights, heated side mirrors with integrated turn-signal indicators, power sliding rear doors, proximity entry, push-button ignition, and seven USB ports (six for charging and one for data). The removable second-row seats slide and fold, and the third-row seat splits 60/40 with both sides with both sections able to fold flat to make extra space for cargo. This trim’s multimedia system also has everything necessary and then some: an 8-inch touchscreen, voice recognition, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth (hands-free phone and audio streaming), and a six-speaker audio system.

The Kia Drive Wise suite is included to boost driver confidence with some advanced safety technologies. Among those are rear parking sensors, forward collision-avoidance assist with pedestrian detection, driver attention warning with lead vehicle departure alert, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, lane following assist, automatic high beams, rear cross-traffic collision-avoidance assist, rear occupant alert, and safe exit assist. The LX Seat Package adds a second-row bench seat that increases the seating capacity to eight. Not only that, but it also receives a power-adjustable driver’s seat, heated front seats, synthetic leather upholstery, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob.

EX

EX must be short for “exceptional,” since this trim has so much to offer. The contents of the LX Seat Package become standard along with a power liftgate, wireless phone charging, tri-zone automatic climate control, and real wood interior trim. Plus, the infotainment system is sweetened with a 12.3-inch touchscreen, SiriusXM satellite radio, navigation, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and an additional pair of speakers for the sound system. On top of all that, the EX’s suite of safety features adds an enhanced version of the forward collision-avoidance assist system that includes cyclist and junction-turning detection, blind-spot collision-avoidance assist with parallel exit assist, front parking sensors, adaptive cruise control, and highway driving assist, which provides steering, acceleration, deceleration, and traffic flow assistance.

SX

The SX goes for a sportier appearance with its roof rails and front and rear skid plates. It also gains some upscale amenities, like ventilated front seats, power-folding side mirrors, LED fog lights, a power-adjustable front passenger’s seat, two 115-volt power inverters, and a surround-view camera system. A dual-screen rear entertainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto device mirroring and USB charging outlets also comes standard.

SX Prestige

The SX Prestige represents the height of luxury with its auto-dimming rearview mirror, HomeLink universal garage door opener, embossed and perforated leather seats, superior 12-speaker Bose audio system, LED interior lights, second-row lounge seats with wing-out headrests and leg extensions (these bring the seating capacity back down to seven), blind-spot view monitor, and rear parking collision-avoidance assist.


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