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2023 Kia Carnival

MSRP range: $32,900 - $46,000

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FAQ

Is the Kia Carnival a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2023 Carnival both on the road and at the track, giving it a 7.9 out of 10. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the Carnival has 40.2 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Kia Carnival. Learn more

What's new in the 2023 Kia Carnival?

According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2023 Kia Carnival:

  • No major changes expected for the Carnival
  • Hybrid powertrain could arrive in 2023
  • Part of the first Carnival generation introduced for 2022
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Is the Kia Carnival reliable?

To determine whether the Kia Carnival is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the Carnival. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the Carnival's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2023 Kia Carnival a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2023 Kia Carnival is a good car. Edmunds' expert testing team reviewed the 2023 Carnival and gave it a 7.9 out of 10. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2023 Carnival is a good car for you. Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2023 Kia Carnival?

The least-expensive 2023 Kia Carnival is the 2023 Kia Carnival LX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 8A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $32,900.

Other versions include:

  • LX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 8A) which starts at $32,900
  • LX Seat Package 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 8A) which starts at $34,900
  • EX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 8A) which starts at $38,400
  • SX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 8A) which starts at $41,600
  • SX Prestige 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 8A) which starts at $46,000
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What are the different models of Kia Carnival?

If you're interested in the Kia Carnival, the next question is, which Carnival model is right for you? Carnival variants include LX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 8A), LX Seat Package 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 8A), EX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 8A), and SX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 8A). For a full list of Carnival models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2023 Kia Carnival

2023 Kia Carnival Overview

The 2023 Kia Carnival is offered in the following submodels: Carnival Minivan. Available styles include LX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 8A), SX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 8A), EX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 8A), LX Seat Package 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 8A), and SX Prestige 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 8A). Kia Carnival models are available with a 3.5 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 290 hp, depending on engine type. The 2023 Kia Carnival comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 8-speed automatic. The 2023 Kia Carnival comes with a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. basic warranty, a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 10 yr./ 100000 mi. powertrain warranty.

What do people think of the 2023 Kia Carnival?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2023 Kia Carnival and all its trim types. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2023 Carnival.

Pros

  • Distinctive styling
  • Lots of features for the price
  • Comfortable seats
  • Great warranty

Cons

  • Drives like a minivan
  • Some of the tech lacks refinement
  • Some controls require too much driver attention

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2023 Kia Carnival and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2023 Carnival featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Our Review Process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

What's a good price for a New 2023 Kia Carnival?

2023 Kia Carnival LX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 8A)

2023 Kia Carnival LX Seat Package 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 8A)

Available Inventory:

We are showing 9 2023 Kia Carnival LX Seat Package 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 8A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

2023 Kia Carnival EX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 8A)

2023 Kia Carnival SX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 8A)

2023 Kia Carnival SX Prestige 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 8A)

Available Inventory:

We are showing 1 2023 Kia Carnival SX Prestige 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 8A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

Which 2023 Kia Carnivals are available in my area?

Shop Edmunds' car, SUV, and truck listings of over 6 million vehicles to find a cheap new, used, or certified pre-owned (CPO) 2023 Kia Carnival for sale near. There are currently 15 new 2023 Carnivals listed for sale in your area, with list prices as low as $34,530 and mileage as low as 0 miles. Simply research the type of car you're interested in and then select a car from our massive database to find cheap vehicles for sale near you. Once you have identified a used vehicle you're interested in, check the AutoCheck vehicle history reports, read dealer reviews, and find out what other owners paid for the 2023 Kia Carnival.

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Why trust Edmunds?

Edmunds has deep data on over 6 million new, used, and certified pre-owned vehicles, including rich, trim-level features and specs information like: MSRP, average price paid, warranty information (basic, drivetrain, and maintenance), features (upholstery, bluetooth, navigation, heated seating, cooled seating, cruise control, parking assistance, keyless ignition, satellite radio, folding rears seats ,run flat tires, wheel type, tire size, wheel tire, sunroof, etc.), vehicle specifications (engine cylinder count, drivetrain, engine power, engine torque, engine displacement, transmission), fuel economy (city, highway, combined, fuel capacity, range), vehicle dimensions (length, width, seating capacity, cargo space), car safety, true cost to own. Edmunds also provides tools to allow shopper to compare vehicles to similar models of their choosing by warranty, interior features, exterior features, specifications, fuel economy, vehicle dimensions, consumer rating, edmunds rating, and color.

What is the MPG of a 2023 Kia Carnival?

2023 Kia Carnival LX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 8A), 8-speed automatic, regular unleaded
22 MPG compined MPG,
19 city MPG/26 highway MPG

2023 Kia Carnival SX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 8A), 8-speed automatic, regular unleaded
22 MPG compined MPG,
19 city MPG/26 highway MPG

2023 Kia Carnival EX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 8A), 8-speed automatic, regular unleaded
22 MPG compined MPG,
19 city MPG/26 highway MPG

EPA Est. MPG22
Transmission8-speed automatic
Drive Trainfront wheel drive
Displacement3.5 L
Passenger VolumeN/A
Wheelbase121.7 in.
Length203.0 in.
WidthN/A
Height68.5 in.
Curb Weight4376 lbs.

Should I lease or buy a 2023 Kia Carnival?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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