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See Why We Love the Kia Carnival

See Why We Love the Kia Carnival

A blue 2023 Kia Carnival is shown driving on an open road.

The Kia Carnival has some amazing features that make it a great family van. It comes with up to eight seats depending on the trim you choose, and with over 4,000 litres of space behind the front-row seats, you are certain to have more than enough room for carrying around whatever needs hauling. Even if you are using all three rows of seats, there are still over 1,100 litres of space behind the third row. That alone can be a great reason to find a Kia Carnival for sale here at Sherwood Kia, but there are so many more reasons to buy this amazing minivan. This article will cover some of our favourite features of the Kia Carnival. With tons of space, seats, entertainment features, and luxury options, your next family trip is sure to be a breeze.


Kia also provided a potent powertrain to make sure that a full load doesn’t slow down this minivan at all. In fact, the Carnival shares its powertrain with the three-row Kia Telluride SUV. The standard 3.5L V6 gasoline engine provides 290 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque, giving you good acceleration at highway speeds and allowing you to tow up to 1,588 kg. The eight-speed automatic transmission with selectable drive modes also enables you to maximize power and efficiency during your travels. When your van is loaded up with hockey gear, all the kids, their friends, and snacks for the team, you can be sure the Carnival will easily take care of it.

The orange interior of a 2023 Kia Carnival shows infotainment screens in a Kia Carnival for sale.

Safety Is the #1 Priority for Your Family

Kia understands how important safety is to you and your family. Vehicles are large, heavy, move fast, and have to deal with unpredictable situations. Fortunately, the Carnival is equipped with high-tech driver-assist features to make driving a lot safer. With Advanced Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist, and Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist, you will be less likely to hit another vehicle or pedestrian, even when they behave in an unpredictable manner. We’ve all had that moment when we are trying to change lanes, and some driver speeding down the road almost runs into our vehicle. Thankfully, Kia is doing its best to prevent such collisions.


The Carnival also has the Lane Keep Assist System and Lane Follow Assist System to help you to travel down the highway comfortably and safely. Although staying alert and focused while driving is always the responsibility of the driver, anyone who has a family can tell you that distractions happen to even the best of us. Kia’s lane assists systems help keep your vehicle safely in the middle of the lane and prevent unintentional drifting. In addition to these systems, every Carnival comes with a Driver Attention Warning, which helps the driver keep track of their alertness by analyzing steering inputs.


Parking a minivan can be challenging, especially in crowded spaces, and you often need to make sure there are no children behind the vehicle. Thanks to the rearview camera, standard rear parking sensors, and available Around View Monitor, you will have better visibility to quickly and safely park in even challenging parking situations. Also, the added peace of mind that comes with being able to see all around your vehicle with the Around View Monitor is truly satisfying. Even though you already do your best to drive safely, alertly, and cautiously, the Kia Carnival augments your driving to make it even safer.

The Many Trim Options of the Kia Carnival

The 2023 Carnival comes in five different trims, allowing drivers to customize their vehicles to their needs. The LX is the base trim with many great features and incredible affordability. The LX+ provides everything the LX has and adds several interior and exterior features. The EX adds advanced driver-assist technologies, synthetic leather seats, and a ton of technology and exterior upgrades. The EX+ includes every feature in the EX, and many added features as well. Finally, the SX is the luxury top-of-the-line version of the Carnival and provides some truly luxurious upgrades.


The LX and LX+ are designed to provide great value at a more affordable price range and still include plenty of incredible attributes. They come with eight seats, with a removable second-row allowing easy reconfiguration of the van when you need it. Also included is a 20 cm touchscreen infotainment system with a wide variety of connectivity features such as Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Bluetooth. Charging your phones and other devices is easy with the 12V outlets and USB ports. The LX+ adds a wireless phone charger, power sliding doors, a Smart Key with push-button start, roof rails, tri-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats and a heated steering wheel, integrated rear window sunshades, and more.


The EX and EX+ are the mid-range trims for the 2023 Kia Carnival. They include many added or upgraded features from the LX+. Safety is improved with Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist, Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist, Advanced Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Junction Turning Function, and more. The interior includes synthetic leather seats, power-adjustable front seats, and dual 110V household outlets for charging larger devices. The exterior has been upgraded with LED tail lights, automatic folding mirrors, and stylish chrome accents. The EX+ adds a larger 31 cm infotainment touchscreen and a matching 31 cm driver instrument display. If you love getting the best value for your dollar, the EX or EX+ is definitely worth checking out.


The SX trim truly makes this Kia SUV a luxury vehicle, with real leather seats, a Bose premium audio system, LED interior lighting, air-cooled seats for both the first and second rows, and a dual-panel sunroof. The second-row seats are so luxurious you’ll want to always ride back there. The captain’s chairs recline, have kick-out leg rests, and make even the pickiest passengers comment on how nice they are. If you love living in luxury, the Kia Carnival SX could be the right fit for you.

A blue 2023 Kia Carnival is shown from the side parked in the mountains.

See if the Carnival Is the Fun Ride You Seek

When considering which van is the best fit for you and your family, you will have several non-negotiable factors you will take into account. Safety is certainly a high priority because you want to do your best to protect everyone in your care. You will also need enough seats for your whole family. Finally, you will likely have some other considerations, which are preferences rather than non-negotiable, such as the colour, comfort, fun tech features, and audio system.


The Kia Carnival will cover all the non-negotiable features with ease. It is one of the safest vehicles on the road today and has all the driver-assist features you need to make sure every time you get in the vehicle, you are safe and protected. The Carnival has eight seats in all except the SX trim, which has seven seats. This provides ample seating for most families. This van also does great at providing for all your preferences. You will be amazed at the wealth of options for colours, incredible cutting-edge tech features, amazing audio systems, and voluminous space. If you are looking for your dream minivan, the Kia Carnival should be first on your list of vans to test drive and see. Visit our Kia dealership in Sherwood Park today to see this greatness for yourself.

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