2022 Kia Carnival rear passenger side view

Is the Kia Carnival FWD or RWD?

2022 Kia Carnival Drivetrain Specifications

The Kia Carnival is taking the world by storm already upon its release, having recently earned IIHS honors and attracted a lot of attention and rave reviews. Drivers in the Tampa area in Florida are enjoying it, too. This new multi-purpose vehicle, which has taken the place of the Sedona minivan, is a perfect blend of space, power, and creature comforts. But what about its drivetrain? Is the Kia Carnival front-wheel drive (FWD) or rear-wheel drive (RWD)? The 2022 Kia Carnival is actually a FWD vehicle. Let’s take a closer look at the 2022 Kia Carnival drivetrain specifications with this blog from Friendly Kia. 

2022 Kia Carnival Performance and Drivetrain Specs 

2022 Kia Carnival wheel closeup

The 2022 Kia Carnival is available in five trims: LX, LX Seat Package, EX, SX, and SX Prestige. No matter which trim you ultimately decide to get, you will find the front-wheel drive drivetrain to take you on your journeys. This dynamic drivetrain is paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission and a 3.5-liter V6 Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) engine that produces 290 horsepower and 262 lb.-ft of torque. Even with that kind of power, it still can get an impressive 19 city, 26 highway, and 22 combined miles per gallon. 

The front suspension of the 2022 Kia Carnival is a MacPherson strut, with a Multi-link suspension in the rear. This drivetrain can handle a variety of different terrains, which falls in line with its multi-purpose vehicle class. You’re almost certain to have a smooth yet dynamic ride inside. 

2022 Kia Carnival for Sale in the Tampa Bay, FL Area 

Has the 2022 Kia Carnival multi-purpose vehicle piqued your interest? We are proud to stock it on our lot here at Friendly Kia! Take the Carnival for a test drive and see how this drivetrain feels for yourself! Contact us today if you are interested. 

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