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8 best characteristics of the 2023 Kia Carnival



In today's world, anything that resembles an SUV is meant to succeed. What's funny, though, is most vehicles that fall into this category aren't real SUVs. A Sport Utility Vehicle needs three things only to be called so, and it happens to be the three words that compose the category. Anyways, all this to say, the Kia Carnival doesn't pretend to be an SUV, but it sure looks like one. This is a big difference and one of the main reasons why the Carnival has been such a massive success as a proud minivan. 


The 2023 Kia Carnival looks good, but it is also full of clever stuff and benefits from some of the best seats on the market.


1 – A fair price


The price is the first thing you look at when shopping for a brand-new car. Long gone is the time when you could buy a Grand Caravan for less than $20,000. However, with a starting price of $38,459, the 2023 Kia Carnival is far cheaper than most three-row SUVs. And it's way roomier too.


2 – It looks like a yacht


The Korean manufacturer isn't the first to take inspiration from the luxury aspect of the yacht. However, Kia's designers did a great job of rendering the essence of the style without making it too obvious. Looking at the Carnival, you can appreciate it without knowing why.


3 – Lounge chair


This might sound surreal, but you may be more comfortable in the back seat of an everyday minivan than the most luxurious of the Rolls Royce. Kia offers what it calls the VIP lounge seating for the second row. These reclining chairs have footrests, heating, ventilation, and many more goodies.


4 – a 360 camera


Nowadays, most luxury vehicles have a bird-view camera style, but many cheaper models lack it. Luckily, this is a feature in the 2023 Kia Carnival, which makes it much easier to park in town or any tight space.


5 – Passenger View Monitor


You can always look in the mirror, but the view you get from the Passenger View Monitor is surreal. This is perfect for parents.


6 – An good old V6


Kia has proven Turbocompressor and EV motor efficacy. Still, there is nothing like the raw power of a naturally aspirated V6 like the one you find under the hood of the 2023 Carnival. This engine puts up 290 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque, which is plenty for vehicles this size.


7 – It drives like a charm


The driving experience is everything when you have a big family and spend a lot of time on the road. The Carnival is one of the most comfortable vehicles I've driven so far. It is full of tech and features to make your life easier.


8 – 5 years or 100 000 km


Most new vehicles have a 3-year/60 000 km warranty from the factory. However, you get a 5-year/100 000 full warranty with the 2023 Kia Carnival, which is an element you need to know, especially nowadays, with repair costs going high terribly quickly.


Jean-Sébastien Poudrier

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