Just since the market is shifting towards crossovers and full-size SUVs, does not signify that car makers will stop producing beautiful minivans. 2019 Kia Carnival is the newest example of this. Korean car giant did not only make an appealing MPV but also, it gave a rival to every SUV on the market. With its dimensions and space for six to eight passengers, it may still be one of the very well-known people-movers available at a reasonable price. It indeed is the most beautiful one!
2019 Kia Carnival Redesign
Kia is even going as far as advertising this vehicle as CUV (crossover utility vehicle) and having a reason. It offers a little higher ground clearance, and with a comfortable cabin it provides out that SUV feel. Unfortunately, it quickly got obsolete, but Kia decided to turn the things around.
The mid-cycle refresh is on our hand for 2019 MY, and we have to say it does not leave much to be wanted. Design-wise carnival stands out from its rivals. Like we mentioned it has that SUV texture, that is present but not defining for 2019 Carnival. It seems good, much better than a few of its rivals, but sadly in this segment looks is not in the first location.
The most significant exterior update occurred up front where outdated grille was replaced with Kia’s new trademark tiger-nose grille. Coupled with new headlights, it arouses its refresh branding. Below about the bumper, you will find a new pair of fog lights with an ice-cube design that is a wonderful touch. On the flip side, and in the back the changes are small.
Interior design and Feature
Looking at the cottage of this vehicle, Carnival is one of the most striking minivans on the market. It offers a lot of space and is also carefully designed for the use of practicality and comfort. Some of the little touches you will notice even add a number of that premium texture even on the reduced trims. All seats, even people in the third row are comfy and spacey which is one of the reasons for Carnival’s popularity. In addition to relaxation 2019 Kia Carnival comes technologically upgraded.
Additionally, it offers passengers with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Both features come as standard pieces of gear on all trims and have a choice of voice manipulation. Most folks will be pleased to hear that the infotainment system received a significant boost. The old and obsolete 4.3-inch display is now replaced with a 7.0-inch touchscreen on the base trim, while the top grade Carnivals currently receive an 8.0-inch screen.
2019 Kia Carnival Engine
The base S trim of 2019 Kia Carnival drains its power from a 2.2-liter inline four cylinder diesel unit which boasts 147kW and 440Nm. The older six-speed gearbox is now replaced with a contemporary eight-speed automatic transmission. The base version comes just with front-wheel drive.
Above it, we’ve got an SLi trim, which offers gas power in the kind of 3.3-liter V-6 powerplant which has 206kW and 336Nm. With more strength below the hood the fuel consumption increases. With this in mind, you may be eager to choose the diesel version which absorbs 7.6 liters per 100 km while the petrol unit burns off 10.8 liters on the same distance.
Kia Carnival Price and Release Date
The price of the 2019 Kia Carnival is $42,500. This is for the base S model. The top tier Premium trimming equipped with a diesel powertrain is priced at $62,800. With a price range this wide there is a Carnival model to be picked by nearly anyone. It is in the middle of the pack to place it like that. Stavic comes out for $29,900 while Mercedes V250d Avantgarde has a price of $88,800. However, the one minivan that competes with Carnival the most is Honda’s Odyssey. This MPV has a price range between $37,900 to $47,500.