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Kia Carnival Advantages Vs. The Competition For Augusta, GA, Drivers


2022 Kia Carnival


Kia of Augusta is pleased to introduce the all-new 2021 Kia Carnival, a next-generation MPV (Multi-Purpose Vehicle) that blends the practicality of a minivan with the style and adventure-loving spirit of an SUV. The stunning new Carnival from Kia is a spacious three-row family vehicle that houses up to eight occupants in complete comfort and with plenty of convenience and safety features to provide a joyous journey.

There's no automobile quite like the new Kia Carnival available today. Its bold design, rugged appearance and power sliding rear doors mean it doesn't fit into any traditional category. This new MPV is highly versatile and comes pre-loaded with the latest tech gadgets and safety systems that modern drivers and families seek. Whether you've been shopping the crossover, SUV or minivan segment for your next family-friendly ride, you'll want to consider the Carnival as a worthy and ideal alternative to other options. Speaking of other options, let's bring in this Kia MPV's closest competitors, including popular minivan models.

Compare the 2022 Kia Carnival to Other Family Vehicles

How Does The 2022 Carnival Compare To The Toyota Sienna?

The 2021 Toyota Sienna is the latest edition of a spacious minivan that's been a quality option for families for years. Like the 2022 Kia Carnival, Toyota's 2021 Sienna was all-new. Beyond that note, these two vehicles are possibly more different than they are alike. For one, the 2021 Toyota Sienna is only available as a hybrid vehicle. Toyota's hybrid powertrain, while fuel-efficient, leaves something to be desired in the performance department: the 2021 Sienna generates just 245 horsepower, compared to the Carnival's 294 HP. Also, the Toyota minivan utilizes a continuously variable transmission, which isn't as responsive as the Kia MPV's 8-speed automatic.


2022 Kia Carnival LX VS 2021 Toyota Sienna LE
$33,275 Starting MSRP* $34,460
3.5L V6 Engine 2.5L Hybrid
294 HP Horsepower 245 HP
8-Speed Automatic Transmission E-CVT
12.3" Touchscreen Infotainment System 9" Touchscreen
Standard Apple CarPlay® & Android Auto™ Capability Standard
33.9 Cubic Feet Standard Cargo Capacity 33.5 Cubic Feet
41.1 Inches Second-Row Legroom 39.9 Inches
38.4 Inches Third-Row Legroom 38.7 Inches
10 Years/100,000 Miles Powertrain Warranty 5 Years/60,000 Miles

Tour & Test Drive a New Carnival near Evans, GA

When we compare the cabins of the all-new 2022 Kia Carnival and 2021 Toyota Sienna, they aren't too far apart regarding space. The Kia model edges out the Sienna in standard cargo volume and second-row legroom, and the models offer nearly identical third-row legroom. If you're eager to see how the Kia Carnival's cabin compares to that of your current family vehicle, don't wait to book a test drive at our Augusta, GA, auto dealership.


Kia Carnival vs. Honda Odyssey

Which Three-Row Family Vehicle Would You Choose?

How about the Honda Odyssey? It's a top-selling minivan and family vehicle that offers similar features to the 2022 Kia Carnival at an affordable price. Both models use a V6 engine with 3.5-liters of displacement, but the Kia powertrain outperforms the Honda's with greater horsepower. Both models feature modern automatic transmissions with fuel-efficient gearing, but only the Kia comes with a 10-year or 100,000-mile warranty covering the vehicle's transmission and engine.


2022 Kia Carnival LX VS 2021 Honda Odyssey LX
$33,275 Starting MSRP* $31,790
3.5L V6 Engine 3.5L V6
294 HP Horsepower 280 HP
8-Speed Automatic Transmission 10-Speed Automatic
12.3" Touchscreen Infotainment System 5" LCD
Standard Apple CarPlay® & Android Auto™ Capability Available
33.9 Cubic Feet Standard Cargo Capacity 32.8 Cubic Feet
41.1 Inches Second-Row Legroom 40.9 Cubic Feet
38.4 Inches Third-Row Legroom 38.1 Cubic Feet
10 Years/100,000 Miles Powertrain Warranty 5 Years/60,000 Miles

Your Value-Packed New Kia Carnival is Here

The Honda Odyssey boasts a competitive starting MSRP, but how does its value compare to options like the fresh new 2022 Carnival? Another key advantage of Kia's new MPV is its standard 12.3" touchscreen display that comes equipped with smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The 2021 Odyssey settles for a 5" digital display in its base trim; smartphone capability for Android and Apple devices is only an available option.

The lineup of Carnival MPVs is available through our Kia dealership serving Evans, GA, drivers. Why not get a head-start on your acquisition of a new high-tech family vehicle now by filling out our online finance application before your visit for that test drive?


Kia Carnival vs. Chrysler Pacifica in Augusta, GA

How About Chrysler's Pricier Alternative?

Motorists considering a new minivan as their preferred family vehicle can't exclude the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica. The new Pacifica is a pricier option than the Carnival, as it boasts a higher starting MSRP, but what do you get for that price? Well, you get less horsepower, a smaller touchscreen display and less second- and third-row legroom than the all-new Kia Carnival. The Chrysler minivan also can't match the Carnival's standard cargo capacity, or the space behind the vehicles' third rows.


2022 Kia Carnival LX VS 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Touring
$33,275 Starting MSRP* $35,495
3.5L V6 Engine 3.6L V6
294 HP Horsepower 287 HP
8-Speed Automatic Transmission 9-Speed Automatic
12.3" Touchscreen Infotainment System 10.1" Touchscreen
Standard Apple CarPlay® & Android Auto™ Capability Standard
33.9 Cubic Feet Standard Cargo Capacity 32.3 Cubic Feet
41.1 Inches Second-Row Legroom 39 Inches
38.4 Inches Third-Row Legroom 36.5 Inches
10 Years/100,000 Miles Powertrain Warranty 5 Years/60,000 Miles

Every New Carnival Comes Backed By Kia's Stellar Warranty

Like the other challengers here, the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica is backed by a conventional powertrain warranty of five years or 60,000 miles, whichever comes first. You won't find any powertrain warranty package as extensive as Kia's ten years or 100,000 miles among this group of minivans or from many other alternatives, for that matter. The Kia of Augusta team would love to give you a detailed tour of all the modern amenities that make the 2022 Carnival the family vehicle of choice! Swing by our Augusta, GA, Kia dealership from nearby Evans or beyond or contact our friendly sales staff for more information.

*MSRP excludes freight charges, tax, title, and license fees. Freight charges and actual dealer prices may vary. Vehicles displayed may contain optional equipment at additional cost.