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Find space, connectivity in Kia Carnival MPV

Find space, comfort, connectivity in Kia Carnival MPV
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The 2022 Kia Carnival multi-purpose vehicle features classic looks, ample technology features, and plenty of space. Get to know this versatile car at any Earnhardt Auto Centers location, especially Earnhardt Kia in Phoenix, Rodeo Kia in Avondale, or Earnhardt Peoria Kia

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Forbes Wheels calls the Kia Carnival “a superior people mover” for up to eight passengers, and a “state-of-the-art minivan in SUV clothing” with “sleeker-than-most minivans design.” It offers a stylish way to haul people or gear.

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During road tests, the Kia Carnival provided a quiet and spacious ride, noted Forbes Wheels, and the Highway Driving Assist system made interstate miles “more effortless.” Safety features, including rear-facing blind-spot cameras, result in easy navigation. 

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The Carnival is powered by a 3.5-liter V-6, with a “healthy” 290 hp, says Car and Driver in a review, and an eight-speed automatic transmission is standard. According to Kia, the Carnival can tow up to 3500 pounds. 

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Car and Driver took the Carnival for a test drive, praising its “well-balanced handling” and “smooth ride.” They also said the V-6 engine provided “sprightly acceleration” and powered the Carnival to 60 miles per hour in 7.0 seconds on their test track. EPA fuel economy ratings are 19 mpg city, 26 mpg highway and 22 mpg combined. 

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Technology and connectivity tools include a large center console and an optional dual-screen infotainment system with a digital gauge display. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come standard, and a rear-seat entertainment system also comes standard starting on the SC trim level. 

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Creature comforts leave everyone feeling good. Second-row seats can tilt upward, providing a relaxing ride for passengers. And every row of the 2022 Kia Carnival offers at least two USB jacks to stay connected. 

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According to Kia, interior spaciousness has been improved on the Carnival, providing more room for people and cargo. Car and Driver could fit 44 carry-on suitcases behind the third row of seats, and 48 suitcases with all seats folded. 

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If you need to haul people or gear, the 2022 Kia Carnival offers a worthy option. Learn more at Earnhardt Auto Centers, or shop online anytime!

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Carolyn Sostrom is a long-time Arizona resident who loves desert sunsets, warm weather and zumba. As a writer, she’s covered technology, medical and travel topics.

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