2022 Kia Carnival Trims & Specs

The 2022 Kia Carnival is a palpable improvement over the Sedona which it replaces. It's as spacious as you'd expect of a minivan but has many of the rugged styling elements found on an SUV. Only one powertrain is offered, but it's a good one. The 3.5-liter V6 makes 290 hp and directs its power to the front wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission.

The base model comes with 17-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, power-sliding rear doors, rear parking sensors, cloth upholstery, front/rear air conditioning, and blind-spot monitoring. Progressing through the lineup adds luxuries like imitation or genuine leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats, second-row VIP lounge seats, tri-zone automatic climate control, and a 12-speaker Bose sound system. The top model also gets a 12.3-inch TFT LCD panoramic center display screen.

🚘What's the Price of the 2022 Kia Carnival?

The price of the 2022 Kia Carnival minivan is a big part of what makes it so appealing. The base LX-model Kia Carnival has a price of $32,100, just $10 more than the cheapest 2022 Honda Odyssey. This is followed by the LXS (LX Seat Package) at $34,100, the EX at an MSRP of $37,600 and the SX at $41,100. The range-topping SX Prestige-spec Kia Carnival will cost $46,100. These prices exclude any options and the destination charge of $1,175.

2022 Kia Carnival Models And Configurations

5 models / 5 configurations
LX
$32,300
Starting Price (MSRP)
Kia Carnival LX For Sale
  • Engine:
    3.5L V6 Gas
  • Transmission:
    8-Speed Automatic
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-Wheel Drive
  • Configurations:
    LX FWD
Key Features
  • 3.5-liter V6 engine (290 hp/262 lb-ft)
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Power sliding rear doors
  • Front/rear air conditioning
  • Eight-inch audio display unit
2022 Kia Carnival LX Full Specs
LXS
$34,300
Starting Price (MSRP)
Kia Carnival LXS For Sale
  • Engine:
    3.5L V6 Gas
  • Transmission:
    8-Speed Automatic
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-Wheel Drive
  • Configurations:
    LXS FWD
Key Features
  • Equipped with LX features, plus:
  • Seating for eight
  • SynTex simulated leather upholstery
  • 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat
  • Heated front seats
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Blind-spot monitoring
2022 Kia Carnival LXS Full Specs
EX
$37,800
Starting Price (MSRP)
Kia Carnival EX For Sale
  • Engine:
    3.5L V6 Gas
  • Transmission:
    8-Speed Automatic
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-Wheel Drive
  • Configurations:
    EX FWD
Key Features
  • Equipped with the LX Seating Package’s features, plus:
  • 19-inch alloy wheels
  • 12.3-inch infotainment touchscreen
  • Eight speakers
  • Tri-zone climate control
  • Adaptive cruise control
2022 Kia Carnival EX Full Specs
SX
$41,300
Starting Price (MSRP)
Kia Carnival SX For Sale
  • Engine:
    3.5L V6 Gas
  • Transmission:
    8-Speed Automatic
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-Wheel Drive
  • Configurations:
    SX FWD
Key Features
  • Equipped with the EX’s features, plus:
  • 19-inch black-finish alloy wheels
  • LED fog lamps
  • Eight-way power front passenger seat
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Surround-view monitor
2022 Kia Carnival SX Full Specs
SX Prestige
$46,300
Starting Price (MSRP)
Kia Carnival SX Prestige For Sale
  • Engine:
    3.5L V6 Gas
  • Transmission:
    8-Speed Automatic
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-Wheel Drive
  • Configurations:
    SX Prestige FWD
Key Features
  • Equipped with the SX’s features, plus:
  • LED rear combination lamps
  • Power sunroof
  • Leather upholstery
  • Second-row VIP lounge seats
  • Heated steering wheel
2022 Kia Carnival SX Prestige Full Specs

Additional Packages

The Carnival trades on well-equipped trims rather than packages, with most remaining options limited to standalone items. These include a tow hitch for $575 and illuminated door sill plates for $310. A rear-seat entertainment system is available for $1,500.

🚗What 2022 Kia Carnival Model Should I Buy?

The Carnival has five trims, LX, LX with Seat Package (adds 10-way heated seats with lumbar adjustment and leather trim on the wheel and shifter), EX, which adds the 12.3-inch screen with navigation, power tailgate, adaptive cruise, SX adds chrome, the rear-seat entertainment package, surround-view monitors and two plugs, and finally, the SX Prestige that adds the dual sunroof, VIP seats and a bunch of other stuff.

The EX seems to be the one to go for here. As much as we like those first-class lounge second-row seats, we'll most often be driving, or at least riding shotgun. So we'll take the big screen, tri-zone climate control, and its handful of driver assistance features. It also keeps you under $40K.

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