2022 Kia Carnival near Mobile, AL

A vehicle platform as innovative or game-changing as the 2022 Kia Carnival near Mobile, AL will require an entirely new classification. No longer will you hear about a Kia minivan. Instead, people looking for a vehicle that will offer high-capacity passenger-seating options as well as one of the largest cargo bays in the passenger vehicle class will be looking for a Kia Multi-Purpose Vehicle. The 2022 Kia Carnival started as a clean sheet design project, which allowed Kia to build a 21st-century vehicle platform that meets the needs of 21st-century owners. Among the first steps the manufacturer’s design team took was to borrow some aesthetic inspiration from the automaker’s lineup of boldly-styled crossover SUVs. Furthermore, Kia has provided the 2022 Carnival with a powerful standard powertrain, luxury seating options and one of the most comprehensive suites of active safety systems in its class.

There is a lot for future owners of the 2022 Kia Carnival to learn before they take one home from the Team Gunther Kia showroom. Starting with the vehicle’s most practical features, the 2022 Carnival will have one of the largest cargo bays in the segment, with a minimum of 40.2 cubic-feet of cargo volume available in all four trim grades, LX, EX, SX and SX Prestige. When the interior of the LX, EX and SX models are configured for maximum hauling, up to 145.1 cubic-feet can be used. The top-of-the-line SX Prestige makes up 86.9 cubic-feet available because of its fixed passenger seating solutions. Models of the 2022 Carnival with the available VIP seating options will offer heating and cooling functions, power adjustments and leg extensions for maximum comfort. Kia makes its lineup of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems standard equipment on all 2022 Carnival models coming to the Team Gunther Kia showroom.


A photo of the engine used by the 2021 Kia Sportage.

Performance Specs

All 2022 Kia Carnival models will use the same powertrain. A 3.5-liter, V-6 engine will be under the hood and it will be attached to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Owners can expect the 2022 Carnival to produce 290 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. These figures will translate into 3,500 pounds of towing capacity.

A photo of the front seats in the 2021 Kia Sportage.

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

Every 2022 Carnival will be equipped with a smartphone-compatible infotainment system. The 8-inch touchscreen will be able to access the Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ suites of applications. Owners of the SX and SX Prestige versions will offer access to these same apps to people sitting in the rear seats via the Kia rear entertainment system.