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One of the newest additions to the Kia lineup is a vehicle that reinvents what it means to be a family vehicle, operating in a unique position between an SUV and minivan. The 2022 Kia Carnival is a Life Utility Vehicle fit to take on all of life’s demands, and does so across your choice of 5 trim levels. How do these trim levels differ and what upgrades do they provide over each other? Follow along with us at 401 Dixie Kia as we break down all of the 2022 Kia Carnival trim levels, featuring their highlights and upgrades.

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Front side view of Carnival LX

LX

Each and every 2022 Carnival trim level comes fit with the 3.5L V6 GDI engine under its hood, reaching 290 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. The bottom two LX trims are the only ones with 17-inch wheels, and feature body-colour matching door handles on the exterior. Inside features 8-passenger seating with comfortable cloth material, as well as cooling air conditioning for those hot summer days. Tech includes an 8-inch display audio system, AM/FM/MP3 audio, cruise control and a 4.2-inch Supervision instrument cluster. Experience the Carnival on its introductory trim with the LX.

 

2022 Carnival LX Feature Highlights:

  • 3.5L V6 GDI engine, 290 horsepower, 262 lb-ft of torque
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED positioning lights
  • Body-coloured door handles
  • 8-passenger seating
  • Cloth seats
  • Air conditioning
  • 8-inch display audio
  • AM/FM/MP3 audio
  • Cruise control
  • 4.2-inch Supervision LCD/TFT instrument cluster
  • Obstacle-detecting driver window

Starting from $34,795*. Price is subject to change.

 

 

Front side view of Carnival LX+

LX+

The LX+ does exactly what the + in its name signifies and adds on a bunch of features from the base level LX. Added are chrome door handles and roof rails on the exterior for a bit of an extra flourish and upgraded utility. Comfort advancements include heated front seats, a heated leather-wrapped steering wheel, tri-zone automatic climate control, wireless phone charger, smart-key with push-button start and more. For those who want a great many premium features on a lower-level trim, the LX+ is for you.

 

2022 Carnival LX+ Feature Highlights/Upgrades:

  • 3.5L V6 GDI engine, 290 horsepower, 262 lb-ft of torque
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED positioning lights
  • Body-coloured side view mirrors
  • Chrome door handles
  • Black grille insert
  • Roof rails
  • Multi-directional power adjustable driver seat
  • 2-way driver seat lumbar support
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Integrated manual rear door sunshades
  • Tri-zone automatic climate control
  • Automatic defog system
  • Wireless phone charger
  • Smart-key with push-button start
  • Smart power liftgate
  • Power dual sliding doors

Starting from $38,295*. Price is subject to change.

 

 

Front side view of Carnival EX

EX

While the LX+ was a big jump over the LX, the EX provides just as big of a jump from the LX+ in terms of the amount of upgraded features present. 19-inch machined-finish alloy wheels adorn the exterior, along with LED tail lights, automatic power-fold side view mirrors, a chrome skid plate, bumper molding and door garnish, alongside an updated matte chrome coated grille. Synthetic leather seats are found inside, alongside upgraded tech like advanced smart cruise control, UVO intelligence, HomeLink system and much more. Safety additions include Blind-Spot Collision Avoidance Assist, Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Avoidance Assist, and many more to further promote the Carnival’s top tier safety abilities. Find even more upgrades on the 2022 Carnival EX as the mid-level trim.

 

2022 K5 EX Feature Highlights/Upgrades:

  • 3.5L V6 GDI engine, 290 horsepower, 262 lb-ft of torque
  • 19-inch machined-finish alloy wheels
  • LED taillights
  • Sideview mirror signal repeaters
  • Automatic power folding sideview mirrors
  • Chrome skid plates, bumper molding, door garnish
  • Updated matte chrome coated grille
  • Leather (synthetic)
  • Multi-directional power adjustable passenger seat
  • Interior hydrographic dashboard
  • AM/FM/MP3/HD/satellite radio
  • Dual 110V power investors (household outlets)
  • Advanced smart cruise control
  • UVO intelligence
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • HomeLink system
  • Express up/down windows
  • Obstacle-detecting windows
  • Safe Exit Assist
  • Blind-Spot Collision Avoidance Assist
  • Advanced forward collision-avoidance assist (with junction turning function)
  • Front parking sensors
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Avoidance Assist
  • Wireless phone charger
  • Smart-key with push-button start
  • Smart power liftgate
  • Power dual sliding doors

Starting from $42,295*. Price is subject to change.

 

 

Front side view of Carnival EX+

EX+

The EX+ does what the LX+ did to the LX, and upgrades even more premium features onto the previous trim. On the exterior these include dual-function LED headlights, LED fog lights, aeroblade wipers and solar glass font windows. Inside, the touchscreen has been upgraded to a 12.3-inch screen, alongside additional tech like a passenger view camera, navigation-based smart cruise control, and a Supervision instrument cluster that as well has been increased to 12.3 inches. Operating near the top of Carnival trim choices, the EX+ provides worthy additions, especially in regards to its onboard technology.

 

2022 K5 EX+ Feature Highlights/Upgrades:

  • 3.5L V6 GDI engine, 290 horsepower, 262 lb-ft of torque
  • Dual-function LED headlights
  • LED fog lights
  • Aeroblade wipers
  • Solar glass front windows
  • 12.3-inch multimedia interface (with integrated navigation)
  • Passenger view camera
  • Navigation based smart cruise control
  • 12.3-inch Supervision LCD/TFT instrument cluster
  • Blind-spot view monitor
  • Around view monitor

Starting from $45,595*. Price is subject to change.

 

 

Front side view of Carnival SX

SX

The top level Carnival trim, the SX, provides all you could ever want out of a Kia. It’s the sole trim with dynamic 19-inch black alloy wheels, complemented by a dual-pane power sunroof to enjoy the gorgeous Mississauga weather. The SX is the only Carnival trim with 7-passenger seating instead of the previous 4 trims’ 8-passenger seating, but that’s because the 2nd row features luxury captain’s chairs with kick-out leg rests, a worthy reason for sacrificing that extra seat. That’s not the only seating change, with all seats now being made of leather, and you and your passengers’ comfort at a premium with heated and air-cooled 2nd row seats and air-cooled front seats to go along with the previous heated capabilities. If you couldn’t tell already, the top Carnival SX brings driver and passenger comfort to an entirely new level, providing many reasons it’s worth its price tag.

 

2022 K5 SX Feature Highlights/Upgrades:

  • 3.5L V6 GDI engine, 290 horsepower, 262 lb-ft of torque
  • 19-inch black alloy wheels
  • Dual-pane power sunroof
  • 7-passenger seating
  • 2nd-row luxury captain’s chairs (with kick-out leg rests)
  • Leather seats
  • 4-way driver’s seat lumbar support
  • Driver’s seat memory function
  • Heated 2nd row seats
  • Air-cooled front seats
  • Air-cooled 2nd row seats
  • Bose premium sound system
  • LED interior lighting
  • Parking collision avoidance assist (reverse)

Starting from $48,595*. Price is subject to change.

 

Shop for the Kia Carnival at 401 Dixie Kia

Whatever Carnival trim you’re interested in, we can accommodate you here at 401 Dixie Kia. Receive yours today, as if we don’t have the model you’re looking for in our inventory right at this moment, we can order what you truly want. Contact us with any questions you may have on the Carnival, any of its trims and how you can bring one home.