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Kia Carnival / Sedona 4 (KA4) Minivan (2020)

Neoscore 55%NEX score 77%

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Product Overview

The 4th-gen Kia Carnival is a full-size minivan sharing the same platform with the Kia Sorento and Telluride crossovers and the K5 and Hyundai Sonata sedans. It offers spacious interior space and cargo capacity comparable to more established minivan models such as the Chrysler Pacifica, Honda Odyssey, and Toyota Sienna.
Kia has endowed the new Carnival with three engine options, two 3.5L V6 petrols and one 2.2L I4 diesel. One of the V6 uses multi-port injection only, while the second unit combines direct injection with port injection: it is the only engine available in the US.
Outside, the Carnival shares many design features with Kia's latest crossovers (SUVs) with more presence that one would traditionally expect from a minivan.
Inside, the new Kia Carnival features a range of seating configurations, including Slide-Flex 2nd-Row seating and VIP Lounge Seating. This delivers up to 168.2 cu-ft of passenger room and 145.1 cu-ft of cargo space.
Technology-wise, the 4th-gen Carnival supports wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and most of the modern convenience features that consumers have come to expect from this class of vehicles. It also comes with 12 standard Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) features, the most in the segment.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neoscore: 55% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Good styling
  • Large interior space
  • Great comfort
Cons
  • Poor handling

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 77% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Excellent infotainment system
  • Good fuel economy
  • Comfortable ride
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Powerful V6 engine
Cons
  • Uncomfortable to ride
  • No all-wheel drive option
  • No hybrid option
  • Unsettled ride
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Specifications

Variants:
2.2d 11 Seat
2.2d 7 Seat
2.2d 9 Seat
3.5 11 Seat
3.5 7 Seat
3.5 9 Seat

Capacity

2.2d 11 SeatPassengers
11
2.2d 7 SeatPassengers
7
2.2d 9 SeatPassengers
9
3.5 11 SeatPassengers
11
3.5 7 SeatPassengers
7
3.5 9 SeatPassengers
9

Chassis

Brakes | Front
Ventilated discs
Brakes | Rear
Disc
Power Steering
Column-Mounted Electric Power steering
Steering Ratio
14.23:1
Suspension | Front
MacPherson strut
Suspension | Rear
Multi-link
2.2d 11 SeatTire Size
235/60 R18
2.2d 7 SeatTire Size
235/55 R19
2.2d 9 SeatTire Size
235/60 R18, 235/55 R19
3.5 11 SeatTire Size
235/60 R18
3.5 7 SeatTire Size
235/55 R19
3.5 9 SeatTire Size
235/60 R18, 235/55 R19

Construction

Body Style
5-door Minivan
Platform
Hyundai-Kia N3

Dimensions

Size | Height
1740 mm / 68.5 in
Size | Length
5155 mm / 203.0 in
Size | Width
1995 mm / 78.5 in
2.2d 11 SeatTrack Width | Front
1746.0 mm / 68.7 in
2.2d 7 SeatTrack Width | Front
1741.0 mm / 68.5 in
2.2d 9 SeatTrack Width | Front
1741.0 mm / 68.5 in
3.5 11 SeatTrack Width | Front
1746.0 mm / 68.7 in
3.5 7 SeatTrack Width | Front
1741.0 mm / 68.5 in
3.5 9 SeatTrack Width | Front
1741.0 mm / 68.5 in
2.2d 11 SeatTrack Width | Rear
1746.0 mm / 68.7 in
2.2d 7 SeatTrack Width | Rear
1741.0 mm / 68.5 in
2.2d 9 SeatTrack Width | Rear
1741.0 mm / 68.5 in
3.5 11 SeatTrack Width | Rear
1746.0 mm / 68.7 in
3.5 7 SeatTrack Width | Rear
1741.0 mm / 68.5 in
3.5 9 SeatTrack Width | Rear
1741.0 mm / 68.5 in
2.2d 11 SeatWeight
2075.0 kg / 4574.6 lbs
2.2d 7 SeatWeight
2095.0 kg / 4618.7 lbs
2.2d 9 SeatWeight
2030.0 kg / 4475.4 lbs
3.5 11 SeatWeight
2045.0 kg / 4508.5 lbs
3.5 7 SeatWeight
2065.0 kg / 4552.5 lbs
3.5 9 SeatWeight
2000.0 kg / 4409.2 lbs
2.2d 11 SeatWheel Size
18 in
2.2d 7 SeatWheel Size
19 in
2.2d 9 SeatWheel Size
18 in, 19 in
3.5 11 SeatWheel Size
18 in
3.5 7 SeatWheel Size
19 in
3.5 9 SeatWheel Size
18 in, 19 in
Wheelbase
3090 mm / 121.7 in

Performance

2.2d 11 SeatCO2 Emission
151 ~ 154 g/km
2.2d 7 SeatCO2 Emission
153 g/km
2.2d 9 SeatCO2 Emission
146 ~ 147 g/km
3.5 11 SeatCO2 Emission
188 g/km
3.5 7 SeatCO2 Emission
192 ~ 193 g/km
3.5 9 SeatCO2 Emission
187 ~ 188 g/km
2.2d 11 SeatFuel Economy
7.9 L/100km / 29.8 MPG (combined) | 8.7 L/100km / 27.0 MPG (urban) | 6.8 L/100km / 34.6 MPG (highway)
2.2d 7 SeatFuel Economy
7.9 L/100km / 29.8 MPG (combined) | 8.8 L/100km / 26.7 MPG (urban) | 6.9 L/100km / 34.1 MPG (highway)
2.2d 9 SeatFuel Economy
7.6 L/100km / 31.0 MPG (combined) | 8.5 L/100km / 27.7 MPG (urban) | 6.6 L/100km / 35.6 MPG (highway)
3.5 11 SeatFuel Economy
11.0 L/100km / 21.4 MPG (combined) | 12.5 L/100km / 18.8 MPG (urban) | 9.1 L/100km / 25.8 MPG (highway)
3.5 7 SeatFuel Economy
11.2 L/100km / 21.0 MPG (combined) | 12.8 L/100km / 18.4 MPG (urban) | 9.2 L/100km / 25.6 MPG (highway)
3.5 9 SeatFuel Economy
11.0 L/100km / 21.4 MPG (combined) | 12.5 L/100km / 18.8 MPG (urban) | 9.1 L/100km / 25.8 MPG (highway)

Powertrain

Drivetrain Layout
Front-engine (longitudinal), Front-wheel drive
2.2d 7 SeatEngine | Bore
92.0 mm
2.2d 9 SeatEngine | Bore
92.0 mm
2.2d 7 SeatEngine | Compression Ratio
12.3:1
2.2d 9 SeatEngine | Compression Ratio
12.3:1
2.2d 11 SeatEngine | Displacement
2.2 L / 131.3 cu-in / 2151.0 cc
2.2d 7 SeatEngine | Displacement
2.2 L / 131.3 cu-in / 2151.0 cc
2.2d 9 SeatEngine | Displacement
2.2 L / 131.3 cu-in / 2151.0 cc
3.5 11 SeatEngine | Displacement
3.5 L / 211.8 cu-in / 3470.0 cc
3.5 7 SeatEngine | Displacement
3.5 L / 211.8 cu-in / 3470.0 cc
3.5 9 SeatEngine | Displacement
3.5 L / 211.8 cu-in / 3470.0 cc
2.2d 11 SeatEngine | Power
202.0 hp / 150.6 kW @ 3800 rpm
2.2d 7 SeatEngine | Power
202.0 hp / 150.6 kW @ 3800 rpm
2.2d 9 SeatEngine | Power
202.0 hp / 150.6 kW @ 3800 rpm
3.5 11 SeatEngine | Power
294.0 hp / 219.2 kW @ 6400 rpm
3.5 7 SeatEngine | Power
294.0 hp / 219.2 kW @ 6400 rpm
3.5 9 SeatEngine | Power
294.0 hp / 219.2 kW @ 6400 rpm
2.2d 11 SeatEngine | Specific Output
93.9 hp/L / 1.5 hp/cu-in
2.2d 7 SeatEngine | Specific Output
93.9 hp/L / 1.5 hp/cu-in
2.2d 9 SeatEngine | Specific Output
93.9 hp/L / 1.5 hp/cu-in
3.5 11 SeatEngine | Specific Output
84.7 hp/L / 1.4 hp/cu-in
3.5 7 SeatEngine | Specific Output
84.7 hp/L / 1.4 hp/cu-in
3.5 9 SeatEngine | Specific Output
84.7 hp/L / 1.4 hp/cu-in
2.2d 7 SeatEngine | Stroke
87.0 mm
2.2d 9 SeatEngine | Stroke
87.0 mm
2.2d 11 SeatEngine | Torque
441 Nm / 325.3 lb-ft @ 1750-2750 rpm
2.2d 7 SeatEngine | Torque
441 Nm / 325.3 lb-ft @ 1750-2750 rpm
2.2d 9 SeatEngine | Torque
441 Nm / 325.3 lb-ft @ 1750-2750 rpm
3.5 11 SeatEngine | Torque
355 Nm / 261.8 lb-ft @ 5200 rpm
3.5 7 SeatEngine | Torque
355 Nm / 261.8 lb-ft @ 5200 rpm
3.5 9 SeatEngine | Torque
355 Nm / 261.8 lb-ft @ 5200 rpm
2.2d 11 SeatEngine | Type
Turbocharged commonrail diesel inline-4 engine
2.2d 7 SeatEngine | Type
Turbocharged commonrail diesel inline-4 engine
2.2d 9 SeatEngine | Type
Turbocharged commonrail diesel inline-4 engine
3.5 11 SeatEngine | Type
Naturally-aspirated direct-injected petrol V6 engine
3.5 7 SeatEngine | Type
Naturally-aspirated direct-injected petrol V6 engine
3.5 9 SeatEngine | Type
Naturally-aspirated direct-injected petrol V6 engine
Transmission | Gears
8-speed
Transmission | Type
Automatic

Production

Availability
2020
Debut
2021-02-23
Made In
Korea

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

cnet[1]

Sentiment Score 75%
Reviewers from cnet have found the following***:
The 2022 Kia Carnival starts at $33,275 (including its $1,175 destination charge) for the base LX model. The only powertrain offered in the 2022 Carnival is a 3.5-liter V6 paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Despite looking like an SUV, all-wheel drive is not an option.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Powerful V6 engine
  • Comfortable ride
  • Good fuel economy
Cons
  • No all-wheel drive option
  • No hybrid option

cnet[2]

Sentiment Score 78%
Reviewers from cnet have found the following***:
The 2022 Kia Carnival is available in four trim levels: LX, EX, SX and SX Prestige. It's powered by a 3.5-liter V6 that belts out 290 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. The cabin is roomy, well built and extremely comfortable. The Carnival's biggest weakness is its unsettled ride.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Excellent infotainment system
  • Excellent fuel economy
  • Comfortable to drive
Cons
  • Unsettled ride
  • Uncomfortable to ride

User Reviews

References

1. ^ 2022 Kia Carnival first drive review: A luxurious minivan with SUV style. [cnet]. https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/reviews/2022-kia-carnival-preview/. 2021-04-07. Retrieved 2021-04-08.
2. ^ 2022 Kia Carnival review: A party on wheels. [cnet]. https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/reviews/2022-kia-carnival-review/. 2021-06-18. Retrieved 2021-06-19.

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