If space is a top priority for your family, Kia’s latest lineup has what you need. Between the athletic Telluride, the agile Sorento, and the new Carnival, we have a diverse suite of SUVs and vans that all seat up to at least seven passengers. We’ve gathered details about some of Kia’s best three-row vehicles so you can find a family-friendly option for everything from grocery runs to family vacations. Contact our Corinth, Texas dealership today to learn more about these models.
2022 Kia Telluride
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The Kia Telluride is a rugged midsize SUV with spacious seating and cargo storage. The Telluride is road-trip-ready with an athletic exterior, adaptable drive features, and high-tech entertainment features. All four trim levels seat at least seven passengers, while the LX and EX trims seat up to eight. You can ride comfortably up front with 41.4 inches of legroom, 58.9 inches of hip room, 61.6 inches of shoulder room in the show, and 42.4 inches of legroom, 58 inches of hip room, and 59.9 inches of shoulder room in the second row.
Cargo capacity starts at 21 cubic feet, but you can utilize the Telluride’s folding second and third row to open up extra space, bringing the full cargo capacity to 87 cubic feet. You can also stow luggage and other items in the SUV’s underfloor storage compartment. Kia equips both rows with anchors to lock in child safety seats.
A 3.8-liter V6 engine comes standard in 2022 models of the Telluride, with an eight-speed transmission, 291 horsepower, and 262 pounds-feet of torque. The Telluride brings more efficiency than you might expect at its size. It gets up to 20 miles per gallon (mpg) in the city, 26 mpg on the highway, and 23 mpg combined. This family-friendly vehicle competes with the most potent work trucks in towing capacity, pulling up to 5,000 pounds.
A modern infotainment system comes standard on all new Telluride models with a 10.25-inch color touch screen that pairs with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Bluetooth. The system also features six speakers, built-in navigation tools, and six USB ports. To empower the whole family to work and play from the road, you can upgrade to optional features like a full-power outlet, a larger surround-sound speaker system, and wireless charging.
2022 Kia Sorento
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A more compact and affordable alternative to the Telluride, the 2022 Kia Sorrento is a dynamic, sporty small SUV. With a sharp exterior and bold paint color options like Aruba Green and Sapphire Blue, the Sorento’s bold exterior makes a statement. The Sorento comes standard with cloth seating for up to seven on the inside. The front seats offer 41.4 inches of legroom, 55.6 inches of hip room, and 59.1 inches of shoulder room, while the second row of seats provides 41.7 inches of legroom, 55.1 inches of hip room, and 58.1 inches of shoulder room.
The Kia Sorento’s basic storage area behind the third row of seats offers 12.6 cubic feet. To increase your cargo capacity to 38.5 cubic feet, you can fold down your third-row seats. While it doesn’t reach the capacity the Telluride offers, with both the second and third rows slid down, you can fit up to 75.5 cubic feet of cargo into the Sorento. Kia offers extra buckets and pockets for small-item storage throughout the vehicle and an overhead storage console for added utility.
The Kia Sorento’s standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine offers 191 horsepower and 181 pounds-feet of torque. It can tow up to 2,000 pounds, but if you upgrade to the turbocharged engine, it can tow up to 3,500 pounds. The 2022 Sorento also pairs its power with fuel economy. It gets 24 mpg in the city, 29 mpg on the highway, and 26 mpg combined, making it an efficient choice for a sporty SUV.
The LX’s base trim comes standard with an 8-inch touch screen, while the screen on all other trims is 10.25 inches. Six speakers comprise the audio system, USB connectivity comes standard, and you can purchase optional features like a rear-seat entertainment system and a mirror with HomeLink.
2022 Kia Carnival
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The 2022 Kia Carnival is a modern, powerful imagining of the family minivan with a roomy interior and sleek exterior. The Kia Carnival offers an adaptable three rows of seating, fitting up to eight. The driver and passenger get 41.1 inches of legroom, 59.8 inches of hip room, and 64.2 inches of shoulder room in the front seats. In the rear rows, passengers get 40.5 inches of legroom, 66.4 inches of hip room, and 63.2 inches of shoulder room. With plenty of horizontal space in the wide rear seats, the Carnival is an excellent option for growing families with car seats.
Like its siblings, the cabin is highly versatile, with seats that fold down and transform into cargo space. You can split the second row into three pieces, allowing you to fold down just part of the row to accommodate unconventional cargo. You could even remove the second row entirely for storage and fold down the third. With just two rows up, the Carnival offers 40.2 cubic feet of cargo space, and if you fold down the third row and remove the second row, it rises to an unbeatable 145.1 cubic feet.
Kia equips the Carnival with a 3.5-liter V6 engine with an eight-speed transmission. This workhorse delivers 290 horsepower and 262 pounds-feet of torque. At 19 mpg in the city, 26 mpg on the highway, and 22 mpg combined, the Kia Carnival meets expectations for a minivan of its size. It can tow up to 3,500 pounds when properly equipped, and it reaches a payload capacity of 1,334 pounds.
The Carnival comes standard with a 12.3-inch touch screen with advanced graphics that help you connect, navigate, and entertain. Each row has its own USB ports, and parking cameras offer a comprehensive view of your surroundings. You can also expect modern details like turn signals on the mirrors and lit vanity mirrors.
For a large vehicle that can fit your growing family with comfort and class, consider Kia’s latest lineup of fresh and functional third-row vehicles. If you’re looking for a new Kia SUV or minivan in Corinth, Texas, Plano, Texas, Lewisville, Texas, or McKinney, Texas, visit Huffines Kia Corinth today to explore our inventory of brand-new, family-friendly vehicles. Our team of experts is ready to find you a safe and spacious vehicle for your family’s next adventure.