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2022 Kia Carnival vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz Metris Review

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2022 Kia

MSRP*: $32,100 to $46,100
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2020 Mercedes-Benz

MSRP*: $31,390 to $35,580
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Invoice* $30,978 to $44,027 $29,350 to $33,267
MPG - City 19 MPG 19 - 20 MPG
MPG - Hwy 26 MPG 23 - 24 MPG
Seating Capacity 7 - 8 seats 2 - 8 seats
Cargo Space 145.1 ft3 97.3 - 199.0 ft3
Engine V-6 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain Front-wheel Rear-wheel
Horsepower 290 hp 208 hp
Towing Capacity 3,500 lbs 5,000 lbs
Exterior Length 203.0 in 202.4 - 211.4 in
Exterior Width 78.5 in 75.9 in
Leg Room Front 41.1 in
Rear 40.5 in
Front 35.8 in
Rear 35.8 in
Head Room Front 38.7 - 40.9 in
Rear 37.4 - 39.5 in
Front 39.6 in
Rear 41.4 in
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles

*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

The Kia Carnival will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz Metris.

The Kia Carnival requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Mercedes-Benz Metris, making it more convenient to drive.

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 Mercedes-Benz Metris. 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 Mercedes-Benz Metris have similar Destination Charges.

Since the Kia Carnival is much wider than the Mercedes-Benz Metris, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. The Kia Carnival is slightly shorter than the Mercedes-Benz Metris, which may make it easier to park.

The Kia Carnival has a smaller turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz Metris, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

In terms of towing capacity, the Mercedes-Benz Metris is clearly the choice over the Kia Carnival for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Kia Carnival greatly out-muscles the Mercedes-Benz Metris.

With similar torque, the Kia Carnival and the Mercedes-Benz Metris are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Soccer Moms and those who need to chauffeur around a lot of people will appreciate the Kia Carnival more than the Mercedes-Benz Metris, due to its significantly greater seating capacity. The Kia Carnival has significantly less cargo capacity than the Mercedes-Benz Metris.

You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Kia Carnival than that of the Mercedes-Benz Metris.