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2021 Chrysler Pacifica vs. 2022 Kia Carnival Review

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2021 Chrysler
Pacifica

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2022 Kia
Carnival

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MSRP*
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$35,820 to $54,095
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$32,100 to $46,100
Invoice* $34,756 to $51,935 $30,978 to $44,027
MPG - City 17 - 19 19
MPG - Hwy 25 - 28 N/A
Engine(s) V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity 7 - 8 7 - 8
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat may find themselves a little more cramped in the Chrysler Pacifica than the Kia Carnival. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Chrysler Pacifica and the Kia Carnival.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Chrysler Pacifica as you will with the Kia Carnival, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Chrysler Pacifica is somewhat more expensive than the Kia Carnival. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Chrysler Pacifica is much higher than that for the Kia Carnival.

Dimensions
The Chrysler Pacifica is a little wider than the Kia Carnival, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. When looking at overall length, the Chrysler Pacifica takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Kia Carnival.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Chrysler Pacifica and the Kia Carnival are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Handling
The Chrysler Pacifica has a larger turning radius than the Kia Carnival, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
If you've got something you need to pull, the Chrysler Pacifica will do just as well as the Kia Carnival, since they have about the same towing capacity. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Chrysler Pacifica and the Kia Carnival.

Utility
The Chrysler Pacifica has less seating than the Kia Carnival, making the Kia Carnival the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Chrysler Pacifica as you will in the Kia Carnival.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Chrysler Pacifica is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Kia Carnival.