The 2022 Kia Carnival is a bold new MPV that offers more power, performance, and versatility than its previous iteration. This innovative MPV replaces the old Sedona and it is quite the upgrade. The 2022 Carnival combines comfort and performance with best-in-class power and cargo space. The new MPV features a spacious interior that’s accompanied by the latest technology and driver-assist features. Updated styling both inside and outside gives the MPV a modern look and feel that sets it apart from the competition. Families will be able to sit comfortably in reclining lounge-style second-row seats as they enjoy a dual-seat entertainment system.
Avail. Engine Type
All 2022 Kia Carnival models come equipped with a powerful 290 horsepower 3.5-liter V6 engine. The family-sized MPV makes use of a front-wheel-drive system and an eight-speed automatic transmission. The revamped V6 engine provides quick acceleration with its 60 mph in 7 seconds. As for fuel economy, the 2022 Carnival gets an EPA rating of 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway. Combined the MPV gets 22 mpg.
What’s New for 2022?
The 2022 Carnival brings new styling, new features, and improved cargo space. The new MPV features a dual-seat entertainment system that can sync up for simultaneous viewing. With its powerful V6 engine, the 2022 Carnival gets an impressive 3,500-pound towing capacity. In the way of convenience, drivers will be able to use a driver and rear passenger intercom system to better communicate. New smart power sliding doors make for the easy storing of cargo.
The 2022 Carnival features an updated exterior. The front grille gets a new gloss along with a stylish and modern KIA logo. New LED headlights come installed in the front and rear of the MPV. 19-inch black chrome wheels offer a more rugged look. The wheels also help to accentuate the more boxy rear design that separates the Carnival from other SUVs.
There are five trims for the 2022 Kia Carnival. These include the base LX, the LX Seat Package, the EX, the SX, and the SX Prestige. Each trim offers more in the way of convenience and luxury. The highest level trim, the SX Prestige, for example, receives dual sunroofs and blind view monitoring. Colors for the 2022 Kia Carnival include Snow White Pearl, Silky Silver, Panthera Metal, Aurora Black Pearl, Deep Chroma Blue, Ceramic Silver, Flare Red, and Astra Blue.
The 2022 Kia Carnival features a very spacious interior. Owners will notice the vast passenger and cargo space given the three available seating arrangements. Up to 8 passengers can fit comfortably inside the MPV and cargo can easily be stored if the seats are adjusted. VIP lounge seating adds a sense of luxury inside the 2022 Carnival. It features a full recline, raised power footrests, comfy headrests, and a customizable leather seat trim. Different shades for the seat trim include Tuscan Umber and off-black two-tone leather, off-black leather, off-black cloth, off-black SynTex, and Saddle Brown & off-black two-tone SynTex.
The 2022 Carnival comes equipped with smart doors and hatches for easier entry and exit. A panoramic sunroof provides an opening for the 2nd-row passengers to get fresh air or enjoy the night sky. Two rows of heated and ventilated leather seats add to the level of comfort.
The 2022 Kia Carnival offers next-level technology and entertainment. Two dual 12.3-inch displays stretch across the dashboard supplying information and diagnostics to drivers. One serves as a digital gauge display and the other handles infotainment. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come standard along with up to nine USB ports spread across the MPV.
The rear-seat entertainment system inside the 2022 Carnival utilizes a 12-speaker Bose stereo to provide the highest level of sound quality. The rear entertainment system features monitors on the seats that can sync up with the center console infotainment screen. This lets the whole family enjoy the entertainment together.
Safety Features and Warranty
The 2022 Carnival comes with the latest in safety and driver-assist technology. The new MPV uses a blind-spot view monitor that can project a live feed when using turn signals. A 360-degree camera system makes use of cameras on the front and rear bumpers as well as the side-view mirrors to provide a bird’s eye view of the vehicle’s surroundings. Additional safety features include highway drive assist, smart cruise control, forward and rear-cross collision avoidance, and a safe exit assist feature that ensures all passengers have exited the vehicle.
The 2022 Kia Carnival is backed by the industry’s best warranty. This includes a 10 year/100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty, a 5 year/60,000-mile limited basic warranty, a 5 year/100,000-mile limited anti-perforation warranty, and a 5 year/60,000-mile roadside assistance plan.