2024 Chrysler Pacifica vs. 2024 Kia Carnival Review

Picture of the 2024 Chrysler Pacifica

2024 Chrysler
Pacifica

MSRP*: $39,400 to $58,985
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Picture of the 2024 Kia Carnival

2024 Kia
Carnival

MSRP*: $33,600 to $46,700
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MPG - City 17 - 19 MPG 19 MPG
MPG - Hwy 25 - 28 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 7 - 8 seats 7 - 8 seats
Cargo Space 140.5 ft3 145.1 ft3
Engine
  • 287-hp, 3.6-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 290-hp, 3.5-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 287 hp 290 hp
Exterior Length 204.3 in 203.0 in
Exterior Width 79.6 in 78.5 in
Leg Room Front 41.1 in
Rear 39.0 in
Front 41.1 in
Rear 40.5 in
Head Room Front 38.4 - 40.1 in
Rear 38.0 - 39.6 in
Front 38.7 - 40.9 in
Rear 37.4 - 39.5 in

*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 backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia Carnival than in the Chrysler Pacifica, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Kia Carnival will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Chrysler Pacifica.

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 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Kia Carnival, which has a much lower MSRP.

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.

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
In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Chrysler Pacifica and the Kia Carnival.

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

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.