Kia Carnival

Price $37,495 – $50,995
Fuel consumption 9.0 – 12.1 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 73%(view ratings)
The Carnival is probably the closest thing to an SUV you’ll find among modern minivans. At least when it comes to styling. Alas, no all-wheel drive option is available. The interior proves extremely accommodating. The top-line SX model, in particular, offers heated/ventilated captain’s chairs with folding legrests in the second row. Cargo capacity ranges from 1,139-4,110 litres, while the 3.5-litre V6 supplies 290 horsepower. Unlike the Chrysler Pacifica and Toyota Sienna, the Carnival doesn’t have a hybrid variant.

Detailed ratings

The Car Guide rating 73%
Fuel economy 7/10
Reliability 7/10
Safety 8/10
Infotainment 8/10
Driving 6/10
Overall 7/10

What's new in 2024

Removal of lumbar adjustments and driver's seat position memory (SX).


  • Unrivaled space and cargo
  • Comfortable ride and seats
  • Good multimedia system
  • Competitive prices


  • Flashy trims
  • Stripped LX version
  • No hybrid model
  • No all-wheel drive