Are you looking for a versatile cargo hauler with plenty of passenger space for your family? If so, the 2022 Kia Carnival may be a perfect choice. This multi-purpose vehicle combines a spacious cabin with a powerful engine under the hood and the latest entertainment technology. Here’s a rundown of the Carnival’s trims and prices for you to choose from.
What Are the Kia Carnival’s Trims?
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The Kia Carnival is an all-new model for 2022, replacing the Sedona minivan. The Carnival is sold in four main trims: LX, EX, SX, and SX Prestige.
This three-row Kia boasts a 3.5-liter V-6 engine that can pump out 290 horsepower throughout the lineup. The engine is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission to guide you around town or reach top speeds on the highway.
The Carnival’s power train provides substantial gas mileage for a minivan. You get up to 19 mpg on city roads and 26 mpg at highway speeds.
The base LX trim starts at $32,100, making it an extremely affordable choice. The Carnival LX rides on 17-inch alloy wheels. Inside the cabin, you’ll find seven seats across its three rows. The seats are fitted with cloth upholstery.
The LX is also equipped with sliding and removable second-row seats to boost your cargo storage capacity. The Carnival offers a whopping 145 cubic feet of storage, with the second row removed and the third row folded flat. If you’re loading large items into this minivan, you’ll also benefit from the hands-free power rear doors.
In terms of entertainment, the Carnival LX comes with an 8-inch infotainment screen, BlueTooth connectivity, and seven USB ports. Smartphone compatibility is provided by Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and you can listen to your favorite podcast or music through a six-speaker stereo.
Kia provides the Carnival with an impressive array of driver safety features throughout the lineup. You get forward collision warning and pedestrian detection in the base LX trim. If you fail to respond promptly to these alerts, the automatic emergency braking system can kick in to bring your vehicle to a stop.
The driver drowsiness monitor is beneficial for highway driving. It checks your reaction time and other behaviors, so it can alert you when it’s time to take a break.
The LX seat package sub-trim costs an additional $2,000. It adds the eighth seat to your Carnival and upgrades the upholstery to synthetic leather. The driver benefits from a power-adjustable seat in front, and both the driver and passenger’s seats are heated. You also gain blind-spot monitoring and parallel exit assist, detecting oncoming traffic when you’re leaving a parallel parking spot.
A rear-seat entertainment system is offered for an extra $1,500. This is a great option to keep the kids amused during long or short drives. If you’re looking for other 3rd row vehicles, the Kia Telluride and Kia Sorento are Kia Models to consider.
If you’d like to purchase the EX trim, it has a starting price of $37,600. The Carnival EX has eight seats and a hands-free power liftgate. You also step up to 19-inch alloy wheels.
Improvements to the infotainment technology include an eight-speaker stereo and 12.3-inch screen. You also benefit from wireless device charging and satellite radio. There are some additional safety features, too, including adaptive cruise control and front parking sensors. The built-in navigation system will make it much easier to reach your chosen destination.
With the EX, you can add the rear-seat entertainment system for an extra $1,500. Thanks to the cabin intercom system, you can also easily contact the kids in the third row.
Buyers opting for the SX trim pay a starting price of $41,100. The Carnival SX takes comfort to the next level with ventilated front seats and a power-adjustable passenger’s seat. The rear-seat infotainment system is also a standard feature in this trim. The SX trim gets a few more if you require more than the usual seven USB ports.
Another handy addition is the surround-view parking camera. This feature displays an aerial view of your Kia on your infotainment screen whenever you’re parking so that you can watch out for obstacles from all angles. The Carnival SX comes equipped with skid plates for those who like taking on some rough terrain.
SX Prestige Trim
The range-topping SX Prestige has a price tag of $46,100. It’s the perfect choice if you’re looking for a luxurious cabin, thanks to its second-row lounge seats and genuine leather upholstery. The lounge seats are heated and also have powered footrests.
Keep in mind that the seating capacity in the SX Prestige drops back to seven. In addition, you can’t remove the second-row lounge seats like you can with the seats in other trim levels. Therefore, if one of your main concerns is having access to the maximum cargo capacity possible, you may want to stick to one of the Carnival’s lower trims.
Other cool features in the SX Prestige include a heated steering wheel and a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster, which lets you monitor your vehicle’s performance. The audio system also gets an upgrade with a 12-speaker premium stereo.
Find Your 2022 Carnival at Huffines Kia Corinth
We hope that our overview of the trims and features available with the all-new 2022 Carnival has shown you that this Kia is the ideal vehicle for you and your family’s needs. You can explore the Carnivals we have on offer by looking through our online inventory. Alternatively, you can swing by our dealership in Corinth to look at the vehicles sitting in our showroom.
If you have any questions or you’d like to arrange a test drive, don’t hesitate to contact us here at Huffines Kia Corinth. Our professional team of auto experts has built up considerable experience in assisting Texas customers in finding the perfect minivan to meet their needs. If it turns out that the Carnival is not the vehicle for you, why not check out our full Kia lineup to learn more about the fantastic range of SUVs and compact cars on offer?