What are the 2023 Kia Carnival Trim Levels?

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Your family deserves the very best when it comes to a vehicle, and the 2023 Kia Carnival is happy to oblige. The only thing that you need to decide is which trim level works best for you and your family. Our team at North Edmonton Kia thought we would make the decision a bit easier for you by outlining all 5 of these trims for you to explore. Read on below and browse the highlights and upgrades across the LX, LX+, EX, EX+ and SX, to truly find the 2023 Carnival that can keep up to your family’s adventures.

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The base level Kia Carnival model, the LX, provides all you need to get going on  this SUV/minivan crossover. Its exterior is incredibly stylish thanks to the 17-inch alloy wheels, black grille insert and silver skid plates. 8-passenger seating is made comfortable through a cloth material, while the 8-inch display audio system will keep all onboard connected and entertained.

2023 Carnival LX Highlights:

  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Black grille insert
  • Silver skid plates
  • 8-passenger seating
  • Cloth seats
  • 8-inch display audio
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Advanced forward collision avoidance assist

Starting from $35,795*. Price is subject to change.


A small step up to the LX+ from the LX includes a great deal of additions for a small price increase. Explore chrome door handles and roof rails on the exterior, while the interior is delivered a ton of attention through heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, push-button start, tri-zone automatic climate control and more. Enjoy more comfort and convenient features thanks to the LX+ Carnival trim upgrade.

2023 Carnival LX+ Highlighted Upgrades:

  • Chrome door handles
  • Roof rails
  • Multi-directional power adjustable drivers’ seat
  • 2-way driver’s 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 $39,295*. Price is subject to change.


The EX enters you into a whole other tier of Carnival, with upgraded features focused around the exterior and interior tech and safety. Browse the many stylish enhancements on the outside of the vehicle, like the 19-inch machined-finish alloy wheels, LED tail lights, chrome skid plate, upgraded matte chrome-coated grille and more. Score your drive with the AM/FM/MP3/HD/satellite radio functionality, while features like Kia Connect and HomeLink keep you better connected to your vehicle than ever before. A number of safety upgrades are included as well, providing more peace of mind on every drive, with Safe Exit Assist, Blind Spot Collision Avoidance Assist and more.

2023 Carnival EX Highlighted Upgrades:

  • 19-inch machined-finish alloy wheels
  • LED tail lights
  • Sideview mirror signal repeaters
  • Automatic power folding sideview mirrors
  • Chrome skid plate, bumper molding, door garnish
  • Upgraded matte chrome-coated grille
  • Synthetic leather seats
  • Multi-directional power adjustable passenger seat
  • Interior hydrographic dashboard
  • AM/FM/MP3/HD/satellite radio
  • Dual 110V power inverters
  • Advanced smart cruise control
  • Kia Connect
  • Auto-dim rearview mirror
  • HomeLink
  • Express up/down windows
  • Obstacle-detecting windows
  • Safe Exit Assist
  • Blind Spot Collision Avoidance Assist
  • Advanced forward collision-avoidance assist (with junction turning)
  • Front park sensors
  • Rear Cross Traffic Collision Avoidance Assist

Starting from $43,295*. Price is subject to change.


The EX+ provides even more luxurious features on the already loaded EX trim. These top-level additions include LED fog lights, aeroblade wipers and solar glass front windows on the exterior, with a 12.3-inch multimedia interface, passenger view camera and 12.3-inch Supervision instrument cluster on the interior. Both a Blind-spot view monitor and Around view monitor provide better visual safety on your drive. 

2023 Carnival EX+ Highlighted Upgrades:

  • Dual-function LED headlights
  • LED fog lights
  • Aeroblade wipers
  • Solar glass front windows
  • 12.3-inch multimedia interface
  • Passenger view camera
  • Navigation-based smart cruise control
  • 12.3-inch Supervision instrument cluster
  • Blind-spot view monitor
  • Around view monitor

Starting from $46,595*. Price is subject to change.


Experience peak Carnival potential with the SX level of this Life Utility Vehicle. Upgrades on this top trim spread across its exterior, interior, tech and safety systems. The exterior is highlighted through 19-inch black alloy wheels and a dual-panel power sunroof. The interior is where everything truly shines with many added comfort features like leather seats, 2nd row luxury captain’s chairs that are heated, as well as air-cooled front and 2nd row seats. Listen to your favourite music or podcasts through the Bose premium sound system, and park like a pro thanks to the parking collision avoidance assist.

2023 Carnival SX Highlighted Upgrades:

  • 19-inch black alloy wheels
  • Dual-panel power sunroof
  • 7-passenger seating
  • 2nd row luxury captain’s chairs
  • 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 $49,595*. Price is subject to change.

Shop for the Kia Carnival at North Edmonton Kia

Treat your family to a vehicle experience that they’ll all enjoy with the 2023 Kia Carnival. 5 trims are available to suit a family of any size, with a wide range of efficiency, comfort, convenience, safety and entertainment features to fit a vehicle truly for 2023 and beyond. Contact our North Edmonton Kia team, today, if you know the 2023 Carnival trim you’d like to take home, or if you need a little more help deciding, we’re here to help.