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2022 Kia Carnival vs. 2021 Kia Sedona

2022 Kia Carnival vs. 2021 Kia Sedona

When you are in the market for the perfect family vehicle in Hoover, you can’t go wrong with the Kia lineup. It’s easy to see why the Kia Sedona is a fan-favorite for 2021, but did you know that there will not be a 2022 Kia Sedona? That does not mean that Kia will not have a minivan in its lineup for the upcoming model year. In fact, the Sedona is being replaced by the 2022 Kia Carnival. While both of these models have their merits, the team at Riverchase Kia is here to show you what sets the two apart. Compare the Carnival vs. Sedona to see which is the better match for your family. 

Carnival vs. Sedona: Performance

The 2022 Kia Carnival is expected to feature a 3.5L V6 under the hood, capable of generating 290 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque. It’s a small boost of power compared to what’s offered by the 2021 Kia Sedona. Kia’s current minivan offering is equipped with a 3.3L V6 that produces 276 hp and 248 lb-ft of torque.

Like the 2021 Kia Sedona, the 2022 Kia Carnival is also expected to have an 8-speed automatic transmission. According to the automaker, improvements have been made to the Kia Carnival to reduce noise and vibration as well as enhance steering and suspension. 

 2022 Kia Carnival

Carnival vs. Sedona: Safety

Safety is often a top priority when shopping for a family vehicle. Fortunately, both the Kia Sedona and the 2022 Kia Carnival both feature the Kia Drive Wise suite of available advanced driver assist amenities, such as: 

  • Park Distance Warning – Forward & Reverse (PDW-F&R)
  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) with Pedestrian Detection
  • Surround View Monitor (SVM)
  • Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go (SCC with S&G)
  • And More!

The 2022 Kia Carnival is also expected to offer Highway Driving Assist. This feature is a Level 2 semi-autonomous driving aid that combines the benefits provided by adaptive cruise control and lane-centering assistance.

Carnival vs. Sedona: Design

While the 2021 Kia Sedona has an eye-catching exterior and plush interior, the 2022 Kia Carnival takes its style up a notch. The 2022 Kia Carnival has a more SUV-like silhouette with a longer, flatter hood and bold front and rear lower bumper trim. Step inside the cabin to be greeted by a wealth of tech features. The Carnival will offer a wide, dual-screen setup that replaces the instrument cluster with a digital display. For another luxurious touch, the traditional gear shift knob can be replaced by a transmission dial. 

For the ultimate in comfort, the Carnival will also offer fully-reclining premium relaxation seats in addition to an available power sunroof. 

Contact Riverchase Kia for More Information

While we’re sad to learn that there will not be a 2022 Kia Sedona, we look forward to the arrival of the 2022 Kia Carnival. If you have any questions about the Carnival vs. Sedona, do not hesitate to contact us for more information about either model. We look forward to helping you find the perfect family vehicle.

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