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2023 Kia Carnival vs. 2022 Toyota Sienna Review

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2023 Kia
Carnival

MSRP*: $33,100 to $46,200
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2022 Toyota
Sienna

MSRP*: $35,285 to $51,485
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MPG - City 19 MPG 35 - 36 MPG
MPG - Hwy 26 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 7 - 8 seats 7 - 8 seats
Cargo Space 145.1 ft3 101.0 ft3
Engine
  • 290-hp, 3.5-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 245-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gas/Electric Hybrid)
Transmission 8-Speed A/T Continuously Variable
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 290 hp 245 hp
Exterior Length 203.0 in 203.7 - 204.1 in
Exterior Width 78.5 in 78.5 in
Leg Room Front 41.1 in
Rear 40.5 in
Front 40.3 in
Rear 39.9 in
Head Room Front 38.7 - 40.9 in
Rear 37.4 - 39.5 in
Front 40.1 in
Rear 39.9 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 Kia Carnival offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Toyota Sienna, with comparable head- and legroom. 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.

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.

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

Performance
The Kia Carnival has a little more horsepower than the Toyota Sienna.

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 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.