While it looks more like a SUV, the Carnival stays a minivan on the most fundamental level and goes facing adversaries, for example, the Chrysler Pacifica, Honda Odyssey and Toyota Sienna.
Things We Like
1. Amazing V-6 Engine
Try not to be tricked into believing that since it’s a minivan the Carnival can’t get not too far off rapidly. Press the gas pedal and the 290-torque 3.5-liter V-6 experiences no difficulty moving this minivan quickly, in any event, when stacked with inhabitants. Coupled to an eight-speed programmed transmission, this is a punchy and responsive powertrain.
2. Slide-Flex Seats
This is an extraordinary thought. The Slide-Flex seating framework comprises of a subsequent column that is parted into three unmistakable seats. The middle one slides forward and back, something we believe is priceless for a parent who needs to arrive at a kid situated there. The detachable ones can slide side to side. You can likewise overlay down the middle seat to transform it into a helpful table with cupholders.
3. Huge loads of Family-Friendly Features
It shouldn’t come as a shock to become familiar with the Carnival has heaps of things to keep inhabitants cheerful in each of the three columns. What did we like most? Indeed, we previously singled out the Slide-Flex seating framework, however it’s adequate to acquire acclaim a subsequent time. The Latch secures in the subsequent line likewise are not difficult to access for inconvenience free vehicle seat establishments — an immense in addition to in any family vehicle.
In any case, we have blended sentiments about the accessible second-column VIP Lounge Seating offered in the reach beating SX-Prestige trim; they totally ruin you as far as sheer solace, yet their bigger size limits admittance to the third line and some other usefulness.
4. Stacked With Safety Features
The Carnival has a senseless name, however it doesn’t joke around with regards to security. In any event, for such a family-accommodating fragment, the Carnival’s scope of standard dynamic security highlights is great. We’re especially huge enthusiasts of the accessible vulnerable side screen, which gets a move on a blinker is enacted. Cameras offer a perspective on the contiguous path in the driver’s instrument board. This is a fast and smart method of knowing whether something (or somebody) is close to you when you’re going to move to another lane.
5. A Bargain Price
Albeit the 2022 Carnival begins at $1,700 more than the past base form of the active Kia Sedona, that is just a large portion of the story. The new model offers a great deal for the additional dollars. The Carnival is likewise marginally more costly than the standard 2022 Honda Odyssey, yet it accompanies a more drawn out rundown of standard highlights.
Things We Don’t
1. Body Lean and Numb Steering
The Carnival’s roly-poly ride and numb controlling feel would make even a bazaar jokester grimace. We fault a delicate suspension that gives it a floaty and lopsided ride. During our test drive, we contrasted it with the stomach-agitating plunges of an exciting ride by they way it adapted to rough and lopsided street surfaces.
2. No Hybrid or All-Wheel Drive
We partook in the exhibition of the 290-strength, 3.5-liter V-6 motor however might want more assortment. The Pacifica is accessible as a module half breed, while the furthest down the line Sienna must be had with a crossover powertrain. The Carnival’s EPA-assessed mileage of 19/26/22 mpg city/thruway/consolidated isn’t terrible, yet it doesn’t approach the proficiency of mixture fueled minivan contenders.
Additionally, not at all like adversaries like the Pacifica and Sienna, the 2022 Carnival doesn’t offer discretionary all-wheel drive. In truth, the famous Odyssey is additionally a front-wheel-drive-just minivan — however this could ruin the Carnival’s endeavor to draw customers who cross-shop SUVs with its minivan.
3. Opponents Have More Creative Storage Solutions
During our experience with it, we tracked down the little things extra rooms lacking. This remains constant regardless of where you’re situated: The mid control area stockpiling box isn’t especially huge. Cubbies in the first-or second-line entryway boards are restricted. In the third line, there are cupholders however no gadget stockpiling canisters. These sound like little irritations, however they add up immediately when you have bunches of individuals to cruise all over, and the Pacifica and Odyssey do this better.