Review of the Kia Grand Carnival 3.3L 8-seater Mini Van


A classic family minivan, the Carnival is an alternative to the Dodge Caravan, Honda Odyssey and the Toyota Previa

Key Features
Seating Capacity: 8
No Of Doors: 5
Airbags: 6
Transmission mode: Automatic
Driving: Front Wheel
Safety: NHTSA 5/5
AUX-In: Yes
USB-In: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Cruise control: Yes
Rear parking sensors: Yes
Rear parking camera: No
Front and Side sensors: No
IsoFix/LATCH seats: Yes
Seat: Fabric
Sunroof: No
Fold down second row: Yes
Third row seating: Yes
Rear A/C Vents: Yes
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Reasons for it

Very spacious

Comfortable and powerful ride

Great features

Pretty good looking for a minivan!

Reasons against it

Not as well established in this segment

Average fuel economy

Full Review

The handsome king of the people carriers: Kia has designed the Grand Carnival with a lot of personality while focusing on spatial innovation and extreme ride comfort. The second row of seats stand up straight flat against the back of the forward row to easy entry and maximize space. High-performance dampers on the suspension provide a surprisingly comfortable and stable ride, while dual-zone independent air-conditioning takes care of keeping fussy passengers happy. Parking sensors at the rear do their job efficiently, and available Cruise Control and solid Bluetooth connectivity provide enough buttons to keep the driver entertained. Read our full review here.

Perfect for

Families who want lots of space to lug around people and equipment in a quiet, refined and safe environment


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