2022 Kia Carnival MPV for Sale in West Springfield, MA
Once upon a time, the minivan was the quintessential family vehicle. But those days are even more in the past now that Kia is replacing the Sedona for the 2022 model year. The all-new 2022 Carnival Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV) will slide in to the lineup with all of a minivan’s best qualities and much more. The Carnival MPV introduces a novel body style that meets in the middle ground between SUV and minivan, carving a unique niche that blends utility, spaciousness, comfort, and amenities. It’s no wonder that Kia chose this innovative model to debut their redesigned, cutting-edge logo. Its looks are refreshingly different, marked by a muscular, boxy, and chiseled exterior that shows a sibling resemblance to the Sorento, Telluride, and Seltos.
Plus, it has been tested to stand up to extremely hot and cold weather as well as the corrosive conditions of salty coastal air. The interior is refined and undeniably comfortable, as it’s filled with features for comfort, convenience, and safety. The ’22 Carnival MPV will even provide best-in-class cargo space (145.1 cubic feet), best-in-class horsepower (290), and an industry-leading 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty.
Trims and Engineering
The 2022 Carnival MPV will be offered in five trim levels: LX, LX Seat Package, EX, SX, and SX Prestige. The LX and SX Prestige will fit up to seven passengers, while the LX Seat Package, EX, and SX will 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 will return 19 mpg in city driving and 26 mpg on the highway.
Comfort and Convenience
The base will come with 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic LED headlights, heated power-adjustable side mirrors with turn-signal indicators, power-sliding rear doors, rear privacy glass, keyless entry, remote start, push-button ignition, a rearview camera with dynamic parking guidance, one center console USB data port, six USB charging ports (two in the front console, two in the second row, and two in the third row), a 4.2-inch trip computer display, a 60/40 split-folding third-row seat, rear AC vents, and second-row seats that slide, fold, and can be removed. The LX Seat Package will add simulated-leather upholstery, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, heated front seats, and additional technology features (see the following sections for more details).
The EX will be enhanced with 19-inch wheels, a smart power liftgate, a wireless smartphone charger, a live rear passenger view (via the center display), and tri-zone automatic climate control. The SX will get LED fog lights, roof rails, front and rear skid plates, a power-adjustable front passenger’s seat, ventilated front seats, a rear-seat entertainment system, two additional second-row USB charging ports, and two 115-volt power inverters. As expected, the SX Prestige will be loaded, getting a 12.3-inch LCD gauge cluster, an auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink, embossed and perforated leather seats, and second-row “VIP” reclining lounge seats with wing-out headrests and leg extensions.
Driver-Assistive Safety and Technology
All of the ’22 Carnival MPV trims will be given the Kia Drive Wise suite of active safety technologies. The LX’s version of this suite will consist of forward collision-avoidance assist with pedestrian detection, driver attention warning with leading vehicle departure alert, lane departure warning, lane keeping and following assist, high beam assist, rear cross-traffic collision-avoidance assist, reverse parking distance warning, rear occupant alert, and safe exit assist with power rear child-safety door locks.\
The LX Seat Package will furnish blind-spot collision-avoidance assist with parallel exit assist, and the EX will receive forward and reverse parking distance warning, navigation-based smart cruise control with stop-and-go, and highway drive assist. The SX will get a surround-view camera system, while the SX Prestige will provide a special blind view monitor that presents a live video of the vehicle’s blind spot through the instrument cluster.
It may sound like a cliché, but the technology in the ’22 Carnival MPV will be the latest and greatest, including everything today’s families want in their vehicle. The LX and LX Seat Package will get an infotainment system with an 8-inch touchscreen, voice recognition, UVO link remote connectivity, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio streaming capability, a six-speaker audio system, and HD radio. The EX and SX will have an infotainment system with a 12.3-inch touchscreen, integrated navigation, satellite radio, and an eight-speaker audio system. The top-of-the-line SX Prestige will get a 12-speaker Bose sound system.
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