As the saying goes, it’s out with the old and in with the new. As the Kia lineup says its final goodbyes to the Kia Sedona it is welcoming the all-new Kia Carnival. Both the 2022 Kia Carnival and the 2021 Kia Sedona are available here on the Friendly Kia lot in New Port Richey and families from all over Central Florida are turning to our dealership to find their next vehicle.
Kia is branding the 2022 Carnival as a multi-purpose vehicle, showing that this model is more than just a family mover. With a different segment title, new powertrains, and updated features, how does the 2022 Kia Carnival compare to the 2021 Kia Sedona? Our team has put together this comparison guide to give you all the answers. See whether it’s the all-new Kia Carnival or the reliable Kia Sedona that is your family’s perfect match below.
2022 Kia Carnival
2021 Kia Sedona
|3.5-liter V6 engine
||3.3-liter V6 engine
|290 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque
||276 horsepower and 248 pound-feet of torque
|Yes||Standard Slide-Flex Seating System
||360-degree Surround View Monitor
|Astra Blue, Flare Red, Ceramic Silver, Deep Chroma Blue, Aurora Black Pearl, Panthera Metal, Silky Silver, Snow White Pearl||Exterior Color Options||Celestial Blue, Aurora Black, Panthera Metal, Silky Silver, Snow White Pearl|
|Two-Tone Cloth, Two-Tone Leather, Two-Tone SynTex||Interior Fabric Options
|8-in touchscreen display
||Standard Infotainment Display
||7-inch touchscreen display
|12.3-inch touchscreen display
||Available Infotainment Display||8-inch touchscreen display
The Friendly Kia showroom Is a quick drive away for shoppers around Central Florida. Both the 2022 Kia Carnival and 2021 Kia Sedona are a perfect match for Tampa families looking for their next vehicle. The all-new Carnival brings an SUV-inspired design and fresh features that give it the upper hand over the Sedona.
The Carnival generates 290 horsepower on the road while earning 22 mpg combined, just beating the 21 mpg combined earned by the 2021 Sedona. Both the Carnival and Sedona are capable of offering seating for up to eight passengers total, with the Carnival coming standard with 7-passenger seating and the Sedona coming with 8-passenger standard seating.
The sliding, folding, and removable second-row seats in the 2022 Carnival allow drivers to customize their MPV to fit their on-the-go lifestyle. The Carnival is slightly bigger than the outgoing Sedona and offers best-in-class cargo space with 40.2 cubic feet of standard cargo space and up to 145.1 cubic feet of maximum space. The Sedona on the other hand offers 33.9 cubic feet of standard cargo space that can expand up to 142 cubic feet.
The 2022 Kia Carnival and the 2021 Kia Sedona both offer Tampa Bay families an attractive lineup of features and amenities that will take their daily drives to the next level. You can get behind the wheel of both of these vehicles now when you book a test drive at Friendly Kia. Contact a member of our team by phone, 844-234-4122, or fill out our included contact form to schedule your test drive today.