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Minivan May Not Be Storming Sales… But Kia Carnival Gives Format A Go!

Though doubtfully the next big thing in the auto sector, it is refreshing when a new minivan evokes smiles and compliments. The 2024 Kia Carnival SX Prestige offers all the traditional 3-row seating and convenience advantages of the legendary and oft maligned automotive format that dominated suburban culture through the late 70s and 80s, as well as the latest safety, convenience and tech features.

Though visually from front to mid-section, the Kia Carnival presents more of an SUV profile, the signature wide-opening sliding doors that allow for expansive passenger capacity, finish off the rear half in classic mini-van fashion. A decorative vertical brushed aluminum panel adds a touch of bling. This Kia is notable for a solid heavy ride even with just a driver and passenger onboard. Since originally minivans were designed as a cheaper build … the steady road manners are appreciated.

Aside from dazzling tech and interiors, a bright spot for the driver is a peppy 3.5L Gas Direct Injection V6 with 8-Speed Automatic Trans that delivers 290 horsepower and a bit more fun than you should be having in a $46,000 minivan.