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2023 Kia Carnival Advantages Vs. The Competition For Augusta, GA, Drivers


2023 Kia Carnival


Kia of Augusta is excited to introduce Evans, Georgia, area families to the 2023 Kia Carnival, Kia's next-generation MPV, or Multi-Purpose Vehicle. This minivan-like mobile brilliantly blends practicality with an adventure-seeking spirit. The bold new Kia Carnival makes for the ideal family ride, thanks to its roomy three rows of seating for up to eight occupants. But if you're wondering how this relative newcomer compares to the competition, stay tuned!

Maybe you were already intrigued by the new Kia Carnival; after all, it's a truly unique automobile in a sea of more generic options. Its modern, expressive design and rugged appearance are balanced by its practicality: this is the SUV-like Kia that sports power-sliding rear doors like a minivan!

This new Kia MPV for sale is both highly versatile and advanced, so it's the perfect configuration for modern Georgia families. No matter if you've been shopping for a family-friendly ride among crossovers, SUVs and minivans, you'll want to consider the Carnival as a smart alternative to those other options. Speaking of other family vehicle options, let's bring in the 2023 Kia Carnivals' closest competitors, including minivan models.

Comparing the 2023 Kia Carnival to Other Family Vehicles

How Does The 2023 Carnival Stack Up to The Toyota Sienna?

The 2022 Toyota Sienna is the latest edition of a family-focused minivan that's been a popular option for many years. Like the 2023 Kia Carnival, Toyota's 2022 Sienna remains a fresh and modern family vehicle, as they were both recently redesigned.

Looking beyond a few similarities, we see many more differences. For instance, Toyota only offers the 2022 Sienna as a hybrid vehicle. The Sienna's gas-electric hybrid powertrain is fuel-efficient but leaves something to be desired in the performance realm. That's because the 2022 Sienna develops only 245 horsepower, while the 2023 Kia Carnival pumps out 294 HP. Plus, the Carnival's slick 8-speed automatic transmission makes acceleration, merging and passing effortlessly; the Sienna's CVT is less responsive.

See these below specs to discover how these two modern family vehicles stack up:


2023 Kia Carnival LX VS 2022 Toyota Sienna LE
$32,900 Starting MSRP* $34,710
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

From cabin space and comfort to performance, the 2023 Kia Carnival excels. The new Carnival edges out the Sienna in second-row legroom and standard cargo volume, and up front, it features a larger touchscreen interface for easy use. Want to uncover the Carnival's cabin with a tour and test drive? Then visit our Augusta, GA, Kia dealership today.


Kia Carnival vs. Honda Odyssey

Which Three-Row Family Vehicle Would You Choose?

How about Honda's 2023 Odyssey minivan? Both the Honda and Kia models are powered by a V6 engine with 3.5-liters of displacement, but the Carnival's powertrain outperforms the Honda's with greater horsepower. And both models feature modern automatic transmissions with efficiency-boosting gear ratios. Still, if any repairs are needed, only the Kia comes with a 10-year or 100,000-mile warranty backing its transmission and engine.

Here's how the 2023 Honda Odyssey fairs against the 2023 Kia Carnival:


2023 Kia Carnival LX VS 2023 Honda Odyssey LX
$32,900 Starting MSRP* $33,040
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 2022 Honda Odyssey boasts a competitive starting MSRP like the new Kia Carnival, but what do you get for that comparable price? With the Kia, you get a standard 12.3" touchscreen display, complete with smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The 2023 Odyssey base model settles for a small, 5" digital display and smartphone capability for Android and Apple devices is available, not standard.

Want to take a closer look at the 2023 Kia Carnival lineup at our car dealership near Evans, GA? You can get started on your vehicle search and acquisition online now by shopping our inventory and 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?

If you've been minivan shopping, chances are you've also looked into the 2022 Chrysler Pacifica. But Chrysler's new Pacifica features a pricier starting MSRP, so what do you get for it? Well, you'll find a smaller touchscreen display, less second- and third-row legroom and fewer horses under the hood than the new Carnival. And the Pacifica minivan can't match the Kia MPV's standard cargo capacity or the space behind its third row.

Take a closer look at where the 2023 Kia Carnival tops the Chrysler Pacifica:


2023 Kia Carnival LX VS 2022 Chrysler Pacifica Touring
$32,900 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 is Backed By an Industry-Leading Warranty

The 2022 Chrysler Pacifica, like the other minivans here, comes backed by a conventional powertrain warranty of just five years or 60,000 miles, whichever comes first. Kia's 10-year or 100,00-mile powertrain warranty simply can't be matched among other family vehicles. So why not choose on-road peace of mind for your family and upgrade to a 2023 Carnival today?

The Kia of Augusta team welcomes you and your crew to visit us in Augusta, GA, for a detailed tour and fun and informative test drive of your preferred new Kia Carnival. Swing by our Kia dealership or contact our sales staff for more details on why the 2023 Carnival is tops for Evans, GA, area families!

*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.