2024 Kia Carnival Reviews, Prices and Specs

Calista Alma-
March 18, 2024

The 2024 Kia Carnival stands out as a refreshing blend of minivan practicality and contemporary appeal. Boasting a starting price of $33,200, it offers a sleek exterior design that challenges traditional perceptions of minivans. Despite Kia’s classification of it as an “MPV,” the Carnival impresses with its spacious three-row interior, accommodating families with ease. Beyond its stylish facade, the Carnival incorporates modern technology and safety features, ensuring a comfortable and secure ride for passengers. Plus, with the best warranty in its class, Kia reaffirms its commitment to providing reliability and peace of mind to drivers.

The 2024 Kia Carnival remains largely unchanged, with just one minor adjustment worth noting: the discontinuation of the EX Power Tailgate Delete Package. This means that if you prefer not to have a power tailgate, your only option now is the LX trim.

The 2024 Kia Carnival kicks off at $33,200, offering an affordable entry point into the minivan segment. Moving up the trim ladder, the mid-range EX starts at $38,700, followed by the tech-savvy SX at $41,900, and the luxurious SX Prestige at $46,300. Compared to its competitors, the Carnival boasts the lowest starting price, with others typically commencing in the upper $30K range.

2024 Kia CarnivalMSRP
Carnival LX$33,200
Carnival LX Seat Package$35,200
Carnival EX$38,700
Carnival SX$41,900
Carnival SX Prestige$46,300

The Kia Carnival offers a spacious and well-appointed cabin tailored to accommodate various passenger needs. With seating configurations ranging from seven to eight passengers, depending on the trim level, the Carnival provides flexible options for families and groups.

Notably, the SX Prestige trim features exclusive second-row VIP lounge seats, offering enhanced comfort with adjustable features at the touch of a button.

While the seats are not removable, they provide a luxurious experience for occupants. Installing child car seats is hassle-free, and accessing the third row is made convenient, especially with second-row captain’s chairs.

Despite the optional rear entertainment system screens potentially obstructing third-row entry, passengers in all rows enjoy ample legroom. Additionally, the Carnival impresses with generous cargo space, offering up to 86.9 cubic feet when the third-row seats are folded down, making it a practical choice for transporting cargo alongside passengers.

The Kia Carnival presents a boxy, SUV-inspired design that aims to blur the lines between minivans and SUVs.

Despite its classification as a minivan, the Carnival exudes a handsome and modern appeal with its sleek exterior styling.

The incorporation of power sliding doors adds convenience and functionality, offering several advantages over traditional SUVs.

While embracing the practicality of a minivan, the Carnival’s aesthetic appeals to those seeking a stylish and versatile people mover for their family or group outings.

Fuel EconomyCity 19 mpg/Hwy 26 mpg/Comb 22 mpg
Fuel TypeGas
Basic Warranty5 years or 60000 miles
Max Seating7
Horsepower290 @ 6400 RPM
Cargo Space145.1 cu.ft.

Dimensions, Weights & Capacities

Curb Weight4431 lbs.
Fuel Capacity19.0 gallons
Front Head Room40.9 inches
Front Leg Room41.1 inches
Max Seating Capacity7
Minimum Ground Clearance6.8 inches
Overall Length203.0 inches
Front Shoulder Room64.2 inches
Towing Capacity, Maximum3500 lbs.
Trunk or Cargo Capacity145.1 cu.ft.
Wheel Base121.7 inches
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)5710 lbs.
Width with mirrors89.2 inches

Fuel Economy

City26 mpg
Highway31 mpg
Combined28 mpg


Horsepower187 @ 6000 RPM
Torque185 @ 4000 rpm
Engine4-Cyl, SKYACTIV-G, 2.5 Liter
0 to 608.9 seconds
Top Speed129 mph


  • Bluetooth Streaming Audio


  • Folding Rear Seat
  • Heated Seats
  • Power Driver’s Seat


  • Bluetooth Wireless Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Hands Free Phone
  • Navigation System
  • Remote Keyless Entry
  • Audible Text Messaging
  • Internet Access
  • Proximity Sensing Keyless Entry
  • Push-Button Engine Start
  • Smartphone Interface
  • USB Port
  • Voice Recognition System
Review : 4.5/913
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