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2022 Kia Carnival vs. 2021 RAM ProMaster City Review

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2022 Kia
Carnival

MSRP*: $32,100 to $46,100
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2021 RAM
ProMaster City

MSRP*: $25,065 to $26,380
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Invoice* $30,978 to $44,027 $24,253 to $25,500
MPG - City 19 MPG 21 MPG
MPG - Hwy 26 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 7 - 8 seats 2 seats
Cargo Space 145.1 ft3 131.7 ft3
Engine V-6 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain Front-wheel Front-wheel
Horsepower 290 hp 178 hp
Towing Capacity 3,500 lbs 2,000 lbs
Exterior Length 203.0 in 187.5 in
Exterior Width 78.5 in 72.1 in
Leg Room Front 41.1 in
Rear 40.5 in
Front 40.8 in
Rear info not available
Head Room Front 38.7 - 40.9 in
Rear 37.4 - 39.5 in
Front 46.0 in
Rear info not available
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

Comfort
The RAM ProMaster City will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Kia Carnival.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Kia Carnival as you will with the RAM ProMaster City, 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 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the RAM ProMaster City, which has a much lower MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Kia Carnival carries a much lower Destination Charge than the RAM ProMaster City.

Dimensions
Since the Kia Carnival is much wider than the RAM ProMaster City, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Kia Carnival, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the RAM ProMaster City.

Handling
The Kia Carnival has a significantly smaller turning radius than the RAM ProMaster City, allowing you to much more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Kia Carnival is clearly the choice over the RAM ProMaster City for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Kia Carnival greatly out-muscles the RAM ProMaster City.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Kia Carnival does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the RAM ProMaster City.

Utility
Soccer Moms and those who need to chauffeur around a lot of people will appreciate the Kia Carnival more than the RAM ProMaster City, due to its significantly greater seating capacity. The Kia Carnival has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the RAM ProMaster City.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Kia Carnival than that of the RAM ProMaster City.