2024 Kia Carnival vs. 2024 Toyota Sienna Review

Picture of the 2024 Kia Carnival

2024 Kia

MSRP*: $33,200 to $46,300
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Picture of the 2024 Toyota Sienna

2024 Toyota

MSRP*: $37,185 to $53,405
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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
  • 290-hp, 3.5-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 245-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gas/Electric Hybrid)
Transmission Automatic 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

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Comparison Review

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.