Side view of 2022 Kia Carnival in front of modernistic building and water

The 2022 Kia Carnival has arrived in Canada as the latest addition to Kia’s illustrious lineup. A new breed of vehicle has been invented with this new set of wheels touching down on our Canadian roads, balancing a mix of versatility unseen before in both SUVs and minivans. This unique Kia presents a luxurious SUV style with minivan cargo and passenger space, and all topped off with the best in Kia safety and connective tech. A new model like this always garners some common questions from prospective buyers, and we here at 401 Dixie Kia are here to answer them for you. Take a look below for answers to these top Kia Carnival questions, and get better acquainted with this new take on family travel.

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How Many Passengers Does the Kia Carnival Seat?

The 2022 Kia Carnival is available as either a 7-passenger or 8-passenger model. Exceptional versatility is brought forth on both vehicles, to house all the cargo and passengers you need for total user customization. You can easily remove the second-row seat on the 8-passenger model, while on both models you can stow away the third row to open up more cargo space. Additional features like the long-sliding second row centre seat on the 8-passenger model allow you to easily access the back, or provide more space. No matter the seating set-up, you and your passengers will drive in terrific comfort and spaciousness.

Interior view of seats in the 2022 Kia Carnival with one leaned back

How Much Does the 2022 Kia Carnival Cost?

The 2022 Kia Carnival comes well-equipped and starts at a base price of $34,795* on its LX trim, including feature highlights like a customizable/removable 2nd row, LED headlights, Advanced Forward Collision Avoidance Assist and rear parking sensors. The top-level SX trim starts at $48,595*, and includes features like second row VIP lounge captain seats, pure leather seats, BOSE premium audio, dual sunroof and more. The full list of trim starting prices in Canada are as follows:

  • 2022 Kia Carnival LX: Starting at $34,795*
  • 2022 Kia Carnival LX+: Starting at $38,295*
  • 2022 Kia Carnival EX: Starting at $42,295*
  • 2022 Kia Carnival EX+: Starting at $45,595*
  • 2022 Kia Carnival SX: Starting at $48,595*

*Prices are subject to change, and do not include the requisite provincial and federal taxes.

Is the Kia Carnival an SUV or a Minivan?

Why can’t the answer be both? Really, the Kia Carnival straddles the line between SUV and minivan, effectively creating its own new segment. That’s why the minds at Kia love to refer to the vehicle as an LUV, a Life Utility Vehicle. The Carnival is perfect to handle all that life throws your way, from venturing in the big city, to tackling the country roads, and with all the space, versatility and smart tech you could ever want. A luxurious SUV design represents the exterior, looking incredibly modern and touched with premium elements to stand up against the top stylish competitors. Inside is where the minivan style comes into play, with every need for your family, including spacious seating, copious amounts of cargo room and top flight safety tech. The Kia Carnival is an SUV and minivan all wrapped up into one, as the world’s first LUV.

Front side view of 2022 Kia Carnival parked on a waterfront

Is the Kia Carnival AWD or FWD?

The 2022 Kia Carnival is a front-wheel drive vehicle. While it may not have the all-around benefit of AWD, the Kia Carnival is still an incredibly capable SUV, with body and brake systems to provide smooth driving on any road. Its steel unibody build has created a durable vehicle fit to keep everyone inside it safe, along with independent, MacPherson struts for the front suspension and a Multi-link rear suspension for an incredibly comfortable ride. 4-wheel anti-lock brakes provide excellent stopping utility at a moment’s notice. 

How Can I Buy the Kia Carnival?

This may be the easiest question of all to answer, as the 2022 Kia Carnival can be yours right now. The crown jewel of the early 2022 Kia lineup, this unique SUV/passenger van is ready to treat your family to an entirely new experience. And, if you and your family are shopping from the Mississauga or Greater Toronto Area, then our 401 Dixie Kia dealership is the best and most convenient location for your 2022 Kia Carnival needs. For any further questions you may have on this brand-new vehicle, or if you’d like to start the process of getting one for yourself, we’re always here to assist! Shop our inventory, apply for financing, or just contact our team to begin.