2023 Kia Carnival Updates: The 2023 Kia Carnival receives minor interior improvements, focusing on seat functionality and technology enhancements.
Unique Market Position: This MPV stands out by combining SUV styling with generous passenger and cargo space, making it a versatile option that competes not only in the Midsize MPV segment but also against three-row SUVs.
SX Trim Features: The new SX trim level comes equipped with a 12.3-inch digital cluster, a 12.3-inch center display, and a Blind-Spot View Monitor. It offers an optional rear-seat entertainment system with streaming capabilities.
SX Prestige Upgrades: The SX Prestige trim offers 8-passenger Slide-Flex Seating, an optional rear-seat entertainment system, streaming media, and the choice of second-row VIP Lounge Seats.
Pricing: The 2023 Kia Carnival is competitively priced, with MSRPs ranging from $32,600 for the LX to $45,700 for the SX Prestige (excluding the $1,335 destination charge).
Powerful Engine: Under the hood, it boasts a robust 3.5L V6 GDI Lambda III Engine, delivering 290 horsepower, 262 lb.-ft. of torque, and a towing capacity of 3,500 lbs.
Fuel Efficiency: Expect decent fuel efficiency with EPA-estimated MPG ratings of 19 in the city, 26 on the highway, and a combined 22.
Advanced Safety: Kia's Drive Wise Advanced Driver Assistance features come standard across all trims, including parking assistance, collision avoidance, driver attention warning, and more.
Dimensions: The 2023 Kia Carnival measures an overall length of 203 inches, a width of 89.2 inches, a height of 69.9 inches, and a wheelbase of 121.7 inches.
Versatile Choice: With its blend of practicality, technology, and safety features, the 2023 Kia Carnival is a strong contender in the MPV and SUV crossover market segments.
The 2023 Kia Carnival MPV remains unchanged in its latest iteration, with only subtle improvements to its interior features, enhancing both seat functionality and technology integration. Positioned within the Midsize MPV category, the Carnival boasts a distinctive blend of SUV-inspired aesthetics, remarkable passenger and cargo capacity, and practical convenience features. It's uniquely positioned to rival three-row SUVs and crossovers. For a closer look at the visual aspects of the 2023 Kia Carnival, refer to the gallery above.
The new SX trim level introduces an array of enhancements, including a standard integrated panoramic 12.3-inch digital cluster and a matching 12.3-inch center display. Additionally, it features a Blind-Spot View Monitor, enhancing safety and awareness. There's also an optional dual-screen rear-seat entertainment system with streaming media capabilities for added passenger enjoyment.
Stepping up to the SX Prestige trim, you'll discover an 8-passenger Slide-Flex Seating configuration, complete with a second-row center multi-function seat. Optional upgrades encompass the dual-screen rear-seat entertainment system and streaming media functionality, as well as the availability of second-row VIP Lounge Seats, replacing the standard second-row slide-flex seats.
Now, let's delve into pricing, with MSRPs (excluding the $1,335 destination charge) as follows:
- LX: $32,600
- LX Seat Package: $34,600
- EX: $38,100
- SX: $41,300
- SX Prestige: $45,700
Under the hood, the 2023 Kia Carnival is powered by a robust 3.5L V6 GDI Lambda III Engine, generating 290 horsepower, 262 lb.-ft. of torque, and boasting a towing capacity of 3,500 lbs.
For those concerned about fuel efficiency, the EPA-estimated MPG ratings are as follows:
- City: 19
- Highway: 26
- Combined: 22
Kia equips the 2023 Carnival with a suite of advanced driver assistance features under the Kia Drive Wise banner, including:
- Parking Distance Warning – Forward & Reverse (Standard on LX & LX Seat Package)
- Parking Collision Avoidance – Reverse (Standard on SX & SX Prestige)
- Blind-Spot Collision Avoidance (Standard on all trims)
- Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Avoidance Assist (Standard on all trims)
- Driver Attention Warning (Standard on all trims)
- Lane Keeping Assist (Standard on all trims)
- Forward Collision Avoidance Assist (Standard on X & LX Seat Package with Car/Pedestrian Detection, EX, SX & SX Prestige with Car/Pedestrian/Cyclist Detection)
- Lane Following Assist (Standard on all trims)
- Highway Driving Assist (Standard on EX, SX & SX Prestige)
In terms of dimensions, the 2023 Kia Carnival measures:
- Overall Length: 203 inches
- Overall Width: 89.2 inches
- Overall Height: 69.9 inches
- Wheelbase: 121.7 inches