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2022 Kia Carnival vs. 2021 Toyota Sienna Review

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2022 Kia
Carnival

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2021 Toyota
Sienna

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MSRP*
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$32,100 to $46,100
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$34,460 to $50,460
Invoice* $30,978 to $44,027 $31,876 to $46,423
MPG - City 19 35 - 36
MPG - Hwy 26 N/A
Engine(s) V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 7 - 8 7 - 8
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested ****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**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 a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Toyota Sienna. The Kia Carnival offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Toyota Sienna, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

Convenience
With the Toyota Sienna, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Kia Carnival, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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). When looking only at MSRP, the Kia Carnival will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Toyota Sienna. 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 Toyota Sienna have similar Destination Charges.

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

Drivetrain
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 Toyota Sienna.

Handling
The Kia Carnival has a smaller turning radius than the Toyota Sienna, allowing you to more easily maneuver 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 Toyota Sienna, since they have about the same towing capacity. When it comes to horsepower, the Kia Carnival greatly out-muscles the Toyota Sienna.

Utility
The Kia Carnival offers greater seating capacity than the Toyota Sienna, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With the Kia Carnival, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Toyota Sienna.

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