Blue 2022 Kia Carnival

What is the Kia Carnival MPV?

2022 Kia Carnival MPV Specs and Design 

Is it an SUV, minivan, van, or – what is it? The all-new 2022 Kia Carnival MPV is more than a minivan and more than an SUV – it’s an MPV! The Carnival MPV (multi-purpose vehicle) is Tampa Bay’s dream combination of SUV style and minivan convenience. The Carnival MPV is taking place of the long-standing Kia Sedona in the Kia lineup to offer drivers a more modern take on today’s minivan.  

The 2022 Kia Carnival MPV is the first member of the U.S. Kia lineup to wear the new Kia logo, starting the newest generation of Kia vehicles. Find out what this boxy SUV-like MPV has to offer in this 2022 Kia Carnival MPV specs and design guide from Friendly Kia.  

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2022 Kia Carnival MPV Brings SUV Style  

Kia has been known for offering barrier-breaking style and the 2022 Kia Carnival MPV is no exception. The Carnival MPV offers the perfect balance between SUV style and minivan convenience, bringing a boxy, yet bold, look to the streets of Tampa Bay.  

The Carnival MPV is proving to consumers that family vehicles can do more than just get your family from point A to point B. This vehicle is meant to be an experience for drivers on the road and offer confidence during daily drives.  

Kia has taken inspiration from the brand’s lineup of rugged utility vehicles – including the Seltos, Telluride, and Sorento – and crafted a dream-worthy multi-purpose vehicle that is big enough for the whole family. Kia Carnival MPV models offer three rows of seating with room for seven to eight passengers depending on the chosen trim level.  

Rear seats in 2022 Kia Carnival
Steering wheel in 2022 Kia Carnival

Full-Throttle Power in 2022 Kia Carnival  

We know the 2022 Kia Carnival looks good on the road – but how does it perform? 

The 2022 Kia Carnival is fitted with a 3.5-liter V6 engine that generates a best-in-class output of 290 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. With this engine in tow, the 2022 Carnival offers up to 3,500 pounds of towing, allowing drivers to easily tow campers, trailers, or boats on their next adventure.  

The Carnival MPV utilizes the same 3rd generation N3 platform as its Sorento and K5 siblings. With this platform in place the Carnival offers improved aerodynamics, better fuel economy, improved sound insulation and absorbency, and more enjoyable driving dynamics overall.  

Center console in 2022 Kia Carnival
Cargo area in 2022 Kia Carnival

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The 2022 Kia Carnival is changing the game for family-movers across the automotive industry. With the Carnival, families can ride in SUV style, leaving behind the repeated design often found in minivan offerings. The Carnival MPV is expected to arrive here in Tampa Bay in the second quarter of 2021, meaning we are just weeks away from its appearance on the Friendly Kia lot.  

Stay tuned to the Friendly Kia blog for additional information on the 2022 Kia Carnival MPV and its arrival here in Tampa Bay. Check out our Kia Carnival comparison page to see how this MPV compares to competing minivan models on the market.