All-new for the 2022 model year, the Kia Carnival is a redesigned version of the outdated Kia Sedona—which Kia announced would be discontinued after the 2021 model year due to falling sales numbers. The Kia Sedona was a part of Kia’s vehicle lineup for more than 20 years—it first debuted on the mainstream auto market in the United States. This minivan went through four generations but has ultimately been discontinued. Kia Sedona fans don’t have to worry, though, because the all-new Kia Carnival is virtually just a better, more stylish, updated, and upgraded version of the discontinued Kia Sedona minivan.
The minivan vehicle segment has been struggling in recent years as many families forego traditional family-oriented minivans in favor of trendy crossover SUV model options. However, all of the information that has been released about the 2022 Kia Carnival so far has pointed toward this vehicle being a stand-out model within the minivan vehicle segment in all the best ways.
If you are in the market for a larger vehicle that is very family-friendly as well as powerful, stylish, and fun to drive, check out the 2022 Kia Carnival. This redesigned minivan is not available in the U.S. quite yet, but you don’t have to wait long if you want to make the Kia Carnival your next vehicle.
This all-new minivan is expected to enter its production phase within the coming months and hit the mainstream auto market in the United States within the second quarter of 2021—so expect the Kia Carnival to become available for purchase at a local car dealership near you by the end of summer 2021.
Keep reading to learn more about the 2022 Kia Carnival—including 5 of the most notable features of this all-new minivan.
Powerful Drive Performance
The 2022 Kia Carnival is a front-wheel-drive minivan and comes equipped with a 3.5-L V6 engine that delivers 290 horsepower and 262 lb.-ft. of torque on the road. This engine pairs with an eight-speed automatic transmission that ensures a smooth and agile ride for both drivers and passengers alike.
This all-new 2022 minivan has extremely responsive steering and braking systems as well for ease of maneuverability. It is also able to tow up to 3,500 pounds, which is very impressive within its minivan vehicle segment.
Plenty of Options
Exact details about each one of the Kia Carnival’s trim levels have not yet been released, but it is known that this all-new 2022 minivan model will be available in four different trim levels.
These four trim levels include the base-model Carnival LX, the Carnival EX, the Carnival SX, and the top-tier Carnival SX-Prestige. This means that drivers will have a variety of Carnival models to choose from and will be able to select a model that is ideal for their family’s needs and preferences.
Luxurious and Functional Cabin
The interior of the 2022 Kia Carnival is both luxurious and functional. It features only upscale, premium materials and is designed with stand-out, unique brown leather upholstery.
This three-row minivan seats up to 7 passengers at a time and features ultra-comfortable reclining seats in its second row. It is also available with a variety of functional family-friendly features such as power sliding doors and a power tailgate, a built-in intercom system that allows for easy communication between rows of seats, a special camera that gives front-row passengers a view of this minivan’s rear rows, and more.
Advanced Infotainment Tech
The 2022 Kia Carnival features advanced technology in the areas of both infotainment and safety. In terms of infotainment, the 2022 Carnival comes with a standard 8.0-inch infotainment touchscreen display.
Available infotainment tech features include a larger 12.3-inch infotainment touchscreen display, a digital gauge cluster screen, dual entertainment screens for backseat passengers, and a variety of USB ports and power outlets in the back two rows of seats.
Extensive Safety Tech
As for safety, the 2022 Kia Carnival prioritizes the safety of both drivers and passengers as every family-oriented vehicle should. This all-new three-row minivan comes with a host of standard advanced safety and driver-assistance features and is available with a blind-spot camera, a 360-degree surround-view camera, and adaptive cruise control as well. Check back on our website for more info.