2023 Kia Carnival in Edmonton, AB
Kia Carnival at North Edmonton Kia
The 2023 Kia Carnival is the modern vehicle for the new-age family, combining the spaciousness and versatility of a minivan with the utility of an SUV. Best described as a Life Utility Vehicle to tackle all that may come your way out on the road, the 2023 Carnival takes the best of both worlds of a minivan and SUV to create a Kia unlike ever before. Let our team here at North Edmonton Kia introduce you to the wonders of this unique new model, designed for the family on-the-go in Alberta. Read on to learn all about its exterior and interior design, performance, technology, safety features and more.
Exterior Design & Features
The 2023 Carnival: A Life Utility Vehicle
The 2023 Carnival is truly a vehicle in its own class, that’s why it’s been dubbed a Life Utility Vehicle, meaning it’s versatile enough to meet all of your needs, from weekend trips to hockey practice to running errands to commuting, whatever you and your family need out of a vehicle the Carnival meets it with aplomb.
The unique style of the Carnival is only further accentuated by the distinct colour options that help set it apart from others on the road. These choices include:
- Aurora Black
- Flare Red
- Ghost Grey
- Snow White Pearl
- Storm Blue
- Thunder Grey
- Ultra Silver
|Specifications:||2023 Kia Carnival EX+|
|Wheelbase (mm/in)||3,090 / 121.6|
|Length (mm/in)||5,155 / 202.9|
|Width (mm/in)||1,995 / 78.5|
|Height (mm/in)||1,775 / 69.9|
|Ground Clearance (mm/in)||172 / 6.8|
Interior Design & Features
Standard 8-Passenger Seating
8 passenger seating comes standard in the Carnival, perfect for the entire family to comfortably stretch out in. A removable 2nd row only further lends to the versatility of this LUV, able to meet your passenger and cargo demands.
2nd-Row VIP Lounge Seating
7-passenger seating has never been more luxurious than with the VIP lounge 2nd-row seating that’s available on your 2023 Carnival. These seats will be heated and air-cooled, letting those 2nd-row passengers truly feel like they’re sitting in the lap of luxury.
Multi-Zone Automatic Climate Control
A vehicle this large means there are bound to be differences in climate demands across the cabin. Luckily, the Carnival can accommodate these needs thanks to multi-zone automatic climate control, allowing different passengers in the vehicle to enjoy their own unique temperature control.
|Specifications:||2023 Kia Carnival EX+|
|Head Room (front) (mm/in)||1,039 / 40.9|
|Head Room (middle) (mm/in)||1,003 / 39.4|
|Head Room (rear) (mm/in)||981 / 38.6|
|Shoulder Room (front) (mm/in)||1,630 / 64.2|
|Shoulder Room (middle) (mm/in)||1,606 / 63.2|
|Shoulder Room (rear) (mm/in)||1,511 / 59.5|
|Hip Room (front) (mm/in)||1,520 / 59.8|
|Hip Room (middle) (mm/in)||1,686 / 66.4|
|Hip Room (rear) (mm/in)||1,280 / 50.4|
|Leg Room (front) (mm/in)||1,044 / 41.1|
|Leg Room (middle) (mm/in)||1,029 / 40.5|
|Leg Room (rear) (mm/in)||903 / 35.5|
|Cargo Capacity (behind 1st row) (L)||4,110|
|Cargo Capacity (behind 3rd row) (L)||1,139|
Performance & Capability
A powerful engine needs to be up to the task to power this versatile minivan/SUV combination, and the 3.5L V6 GDI does it with ease. You’ll be able to get up to 290 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque, sizable power for this large vehicle.
Even though the Carnival is, indeed, a large vehicle, it still manages to stay efficient and provide large breaks in between needing to stop by the local gas station. Fuel efficiency is rated at 12 / 8.9 L/100 km for the city and highway, respectively, allowing you to focus on family time rather than searching for the next fuel stop.
|Specifications:||2023 Kia Carnival|
|Engine||3.5L V6 GDI (Gasoline Direct Injected) + MPI (Multi Point Injection)|
|Fuel Efficiency (city/highway) (L/100 km)||12 / 8.9|
12.3-inch Navigation Display Touchscreen
Available is a 12.-3-inch navigation display, providing a crisp and clear HD screen, with simple instrumentation and button navigation for you to seamlessly interact with the system. Make phone calls, play your favourite music, navigate to your destination and more, all from your handy display screen. This crisp display effortlessly blends into the dashboard of the Carnival, keeping a seamless interior look.
Passenger View Monitor
A spacious and large cabin means there’s a lot to keep an eye on inside the Carnival, especially if you have little ones in the back. The Passenger View Monitor lets you simply check on the 2nd- and 3rd-row seats through the camera display, conveniently appearing on your display screen.
Smart Key (with Push-Button Start)
When you have a family in tow, there’s little time to fuss around. Get in and go thanks to the available smart key with push-button start. Start or stop your next adventure thanks to this handy feature.
Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist
The 2023 Carnival is always looking out for you and your passengers aboard, with the Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist the perfect example of this mentality. This system (complete with a Junction Turning Function) will apply the brakes automatically if it senses a potential collision is imminent. It activates when the turn signal is on, going to work when you make a turn at an intersection.
Blind Spot View Monitor
Whether driving a big or small vehicle, there are always still blind spots that can make driving tricky. Our Kia solution to this problem is through the available Blind Spot Monitor, which will display a live video feed of your blind spot (thanks to the mirror-mounted camera) in the instrument cluster when your turn signal is on, allowing you to make an informed lane change when safe.
Blind Spot Collision Avoidance Assist
It can often be tough to see a vehicle that has slipped into your blind spot, and avoid the dangers that come with that, but with Blind Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist at your disposal, you’ll be fully aware. This system alerts you in such an event, and can help you avoid an accident by moving your Carnival away from said vehicle in the adjacent lane, hidden in your blind spot.
Around View Monitor
Backing up or parallel parking has never been easier than with this handy Around View Monitor. Your interior display screen will showcase a virtual 360-degree view around your vehicle, keeping you apprised of every obstacle, so you can avoid them and make a tight parking job look easy.
What’s New on the 2023 Kia Carnival?
The 2023 Kia Carnival is still a very new Kia model, only now in its second model year, and already a well-worth-it replacement for the Sedona in its sophomore edition. Still, the 2023 Carnival sees little changes from the inaugural 2022 Carnival model, with some subtle higher trim tech and seating comfort upgrades. Experience the Carnival in its first generation, as one of Kia’s exciting new entrants in the industry.
2023 Kia Carnival Trims
LXStarting at $35,795*
– 17-inch alloy wheels
– Cloth seats
– 8-inch display audio
– 8 passenger seating
LX+Starting at $39,295*
– 17-inch alloy wheels
– Roof rails
– Heated front seats
– Wireless charging
EXStarting at $43,295*
– 19-inch machined finish alloy wheels
– LED tail lights
– Synthetic leather seats
– Kia Connect
EX+Starting at $46,595*
– 19-inch machined-finish alloy wheels
– LED fog lights
– 12.3-inch multimedia interface
– Passenger view camera
SXStarting at $49,595*
– 19-inch black alloy wheels
– Leather seats
– Bose premium sound system
– 7-passenger seats