2022 Kia Carnival MPV near Cape Coral FL

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2022 Kia Carnival MPV Overview

The team at Galeana Kia takes great pride in serving Fort Myers Cape Coral Naples Florida, and we love that Kia continues to give us so many ways to do that well. One of the newest ways is the all-new Carnival MPV. MPV stands for multi-purpose vehicle. The Carnival is essentially a minivan but with more of an SUV aesthetic. Automotive journalists have been doing their best for more than a decade now to get Americans to reconsider the minivan as a better family option than an SUV in many cases, but there is a stigma there is tough to overcome. Kia sees the potential in this space, and so when it redesigned the Sedona, it changed the name and took an entirely new approach to the exterior and marketing.

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Exterior - Kia Dealer serving Cape Coral FL

In order to get that additional space, Kia had to increase the wheelbase of the 2022 Kia Carnival MPV near near Cape Cora slightly from 120.5 to 121.7 inches. This also required the overall length to be increased a tad from 201.4 to 203.0 inches—or about 16.9 feet. Width and height remain relatively the same as does the minimum ground clearance at 6.8 inches. The biggest difference is in the exterior aesthetic. Kia saw the success that the Telluride enjoyed and wondered what would happen if it applied that design approach to its minivan. The early sense among critics is that it will be a big hit.

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Interior - 2022 Kia Carnival MPV near Cape Coral FL

As with the outgoing model, the 2022 Kia Carnival MPV can seat seven or eight people. Captain’s chairs in the second row and thus seven-passenger seating is standard even with the base model, but there is a seat-delete option. A core goal for kia was to increase both passenger and cargo volume. It increased front legroom from 40.9 to 41.1 inches. Second-row legroom lost a bit of space from 41.1 to 40.5, but this difference is barely noticeable and allowed Kia to increase third-row legroom from 34.8 to 35.6 inches. It also allowed them to increase the dedicated cargo space from 33.9 to 40.2 cubic feet, and the overall cargo space available to you is now 145.1 cubic feet.

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Kia Carnival MPV Mechanical specs

There are definitely a lot of design similarities between the Carnival and the Sedona when it comes to the mechanical aspects. Both are exclusively front-wheel-drive vehicles. Some reports have indicated that Kia will consider all-wheel drive for the 2022 Kia Carnival MPV near near Cape Cora in the future depending on the success of the nameplate and how much demand there appears to be.

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Powertrain - Kia Dealership near Cape Coral FL

The eight-speed automatic transmission used in the Sedona has been carried over to the Carnival. The Sedona paired that eight-speed with a 3.3-liter V6 that makes 276 horsepower and 248 pound-feet of torque. For the Carnival, Kia opted to upgrade this engine to a 3.5-liter V6 that makes 290 hp and 262 lb.-ft. This change also allowed Kia to improve max towing capacity to 3,500 pounds. Car and Driver magazine got to test the new Carnival and came away impressed by its comfortable ride, its responsive handling even in corners and its ability to get from 0 to 60 mph in under seven seconds.

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Tech was another focal point, and Kia wanted the Carnival to take a big leap forward. A single 8.0-inch touchscreen is standard, but drivers have the option of dual stretched 12.3-inch touchscreens. Even the base package comes loaded with bells and whistles, and up to nine USB connections are available. As you expect from Kia, a driver-assistance suite is also standard, and it includes auto high-beam headlamps, forward collision mitigation, pedestrian detection, blind-spot monitoring and more.

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The replacement for the Kia Sedona has arrived at Galeana Kia, and it has a new name: Carnival. You can test-drive the 2022 Kia Carnival MPV at our Kia dealership serving Fort Myers Cape Coral Naples Florida. You do not need an appointment but can schedule online if you prefer. You can also contact us for quotes and with questions, and we offer live chat on our website. Our site also lets you peruse our inventory, research the Carnival, compare trims and options and even get preapproved for a loan.

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