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2022 Kia Carnival vs. 2021 Kia Sedona Review

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2022 Kia
Carnival

MSRP*: $32,100 to $46,100
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2021 Kia
Sedona

MSRP*: $30,400 to $41,500
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Invoice* $30,978 to $44,027 $29,336 to $39,841
MPG - City 19 MPG 18 MPG
MPG - Hwy 26 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 7 - 8 seats 8 seats
Cargo Space 145.1 ft3 142.0 ft3
Engine V-6 V-6
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain Front-wheel Front-wheel
Horsepower 290 hp 276 hp
Towing Capacity 3,500 lbs 3,500 lbs
Exterior Length 203.0 in 201.4 in
Exterior Width 78.5 in 78.1 in
Leg Room Front 41.1 in
Rear 40.5 in
Front 40.9 in
Rear 41.1 in
Head Room Front 38.7 - 40.9 in
Rear 37.4 - 39.5 in
Front 38.7 - 39.8 in
Rear 37.4 - 39.4 in
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Info not available *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Info not available *****
Side Crash Rating** Info not available *****

**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
The Kia Carnival offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Kia Sedona, with comparable head- and legroom. The Kia Carnival offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Kia Sedona, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Kia Carnival as you will with the Kia Sedona, 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 Kia Carnival is somewhat more expensive than the Kia Sedona. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Kia Carnival and the Kia Sedona have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Kia Carnival is about the same width as the Kia Sedona. When looking at overall length, the Kia Carnival takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Kia Sedona.

Handling
The Kia Carnival has the same turning radius as the Kia Sedona, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
If you've got something you need to pull, the Kia Carnival will do just as well as the Kia Sedona, since they have about the same towing capacity. The Kia Carnival has a little more horsepower than the Kia Sedona.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Kia Carnival transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Kia Sedona.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Kia Carnival and the Kia Sedona. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Kia Carnival as you will in the Kia Sedona.

Warranty
The Kia Carnival comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Kia Sedona.