What and Hyundai are the same company? Kay filed for bankruptcy in 1997 when it was his own independent company. Hyundai Motor Group decided to buy the auto company in 1998 to run it. Kia and Hyundai operate independently, but Hyundai is the parent company of Kia Motors.
What kind of carnival is the car? Although it looks like an SUV, the Kia Carnival has a mini van at heart, and competes against rivals such as the Chrysler Pacifica, the Honda Odyssey and the Toyota Cena. Carnival comes with a long list of standard comfort and safety features, as well as an extremely affordable base price.
The 2022 Carnival mini van, which replaces the Sedona minivan, starts at just $ 32,100. It has a 3.5L liter V6 engine, which offers seating for seven or eight passengers, and comes in LX, EX and SX trim levels. The new 2022 Carnival is now arriving at the US dealership.
This week Kia sent me a 2022 Carnival SX Prestige Edition mini van for a test drive and review. The base price of this model starts at $ 46,100. Since it tops the line model with every available option, the only additional cost item on the test mini van is the Astra Paint job at $ 495.
The total MSRP recommended retail price, including $ 1,175 floor charge, came to $ 47,770. Yes, you read that right, this 2022 Kia Carnival is a high tech luxury SX Prestige Edition mini van, and it costs less than K 48K.
After raising the DMV and dealer fees, in addition to the state and local sales tax, the purchase price out of the door and in your driveway reached 53 53,741. This price is in the sweet spot of luxury mini class, and being the latest van on the block, it has the best and latest options, comfortable features and technology for sale today.
Riding on Kia’s brand new N3 platform, the Carnival is powered by a 3.5L-liter direct-injection V6 engine that produces 290 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque, and an 8-speed automatic transmission. The carnival’s interior combines comfort and luxury with high-tech appointments such as electronic parking brakes with automatic hold, to prevent the minivan from retreating in the driveway, or on the hills at stoplights.
The Carnival SX Trim adds the next level of technology with multipurpose capability, additional driver assistance technologies. These features are: Navigation system with 12.3 inch center stack display screen, auto emergency braking with junction turning and cyclist detection, navigation based smart cruise control, highway driving assist, 19 ″ black machine finish alloy wheels, smart power Live view of passengers through sliding side doors and smart power rear lift gates, wireless phone chargers, and center stack display screens, just to name a few cool ones.
The fuel economy is respectable 22 MPG in 26 MPG highways, 19 MPG city and combined driving. The greenhouse gas rating is 5, and the smog rating is 10 out of 5, one out of 10. The capacity of the Kia Carnival Tong reaches an impressive 3,500 pounds, which is enough power to pull a small boat or trailer for your next weekend.
As it is a Kia menu, it is available with the best compressed automotive warranty. Carnival is covered: 100,000 miles on a limited power train warranty, with a basic warranty of 5 years or 60,000 miles, and comes with a 5-year or 60,000-mile roadside rescue program; All this for you at no extra cost.
Plus Kia has been ranked as the # 1 market brand in initial quality for the 6th consecutive year. Imagine 5 years as a total piece of mind for your body, soul and wallet.
When you’re ready to buy a new minivan, the 2022 Kia Carnival should be on your ride and drive list, as it is one of the best and most advanced minivans for sale today. Call, click or visit your local key dealer at the new Carnival of Call 2022, and review the price below. And remember, base window stickers for all new Carnival mini vans start at just $ 32,100.
One word is enough for the wise: be careful, be safe, and just breathe. Remember, “you are what you drive” and maybe, just for those reasons, you have to “drive a car, buy one, today”.
This bottom line new car review is a Nut and Bolt and Dollars & Sense; editorial provided by Tony Leopardo. “Tony the Car Guy” is an automotive author, editor and publisher in the San Francisco Bay Area. If you have a question, or have a comment for Tony, send it to [email protected] and visit AutoWire.Net at www.autowire.net.