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2022 Ford Transit Connect vs. 2023 Kia Carnival Review

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2022 Ford
Transit Connect

MSRP*: $29,365 to $32,540
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Picture of the 2023 Kia Carnival

2023 Kia
Carnival

MSRP*: $33,100 to $46,200
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MPG - City 24 MPG 19 MPG
MPG - Hwy 27 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 2 seats 7 - 8 seats
Cargo Space Info not available 145.1 ft3
Engine
  • 162-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Flex Fuel Capability)
  • 290-hp, 3.5-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 6-Speed A/T 8-Speed A/T
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 162 hp 290 hp
Exterior Length 174.2 - 190.0 in 203.0 in
Exterior Width 72.2 in 78.5 in
Leg Room Front 41.5 in
Rear info not available
Front 41.1 in
Rear 40.5 in
Head Room Front 46.9 in
Rear info not available
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
The Ford Transit Connect will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Kia Carnival.

Convenience
The Kia Carnival requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Ford Transit Connect, making it more convenient to drive.

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). Clearly, the Ford Transit Connect is a better financial choice over the Kia Carnival, when considering MSRP.

Dimensions
Since the Ford Transit Connect is much slimmer than the Kia Carnival, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Ford Transit Connect, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Kia Carnival.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Ford Transit Connect has a lot less horsepower than the Kia Carnival.

Powertrain
The Ford Transit Connect has much lower torque than the Kia Carnival, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Utility
Soccer Moms beware - the Ford Transit Connect seats a lot fewer people than the Kia Carnival.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Ford Transit Connect than that of the Kia Carnival.