Kia Motors Corporation has recently unveiled the updates to its highly popular 2024 Carnival MPV (Multi-Purpose Vehicle). With its SUV-like styling, exceptional passenger and cargo volume, and a wide range of practical convenience features, the Carnival continues to position itself uniquely in the Midsize MPV segment, while also challenging three-row SUV crossover models. Furthermore, the brand’s recent sales figures reveal a remarkable 81 percent increase in Carnival sales compared to the previous March record, contributing to Kia’s eighth consecutive month of record-breaking sales. The 2023 Carnival also received significant recognition, earning a spot on the prestigious 2023 Car and Driver Editors’ Choice Awards list, further cementing the model’s automotive excellence.
The 2024 Carnival retains its best-in-class cargo space, catering to those seeking ample room for their adventures. Additionally, the MPV boasts a class-leading 290 horsepower, generating 262 lb.-ft. of torque, making it a capable performer on the road. Whether you’re towing recreational equipment or need a reliable vehicle for daily commutes, the Carnival’s 3,500-lb. towing capacity ensures you’re well-equipped for various needs.
One of the standout features of the Carnival is its convenience-oriented design. Standard hands-free power sliding doors make loading and unloading a breeze, while the available hands-free power tailgate with auto closing adds an extra level of convenience. The one-button all-door open/close functionality and modular second- and third-row seat flexibility, including second-row center multi-function free mode seats, further enhance the overall convenience and versatility of the Carnival.
In terms of trim-level changes for the 2024 model year, the All-Auto Up/Down & Safety Power Windows feature has been removed from the EX trim. However, it remains a standard feature for the SX and SX Prestige trims, catering to those seeking the utmost comfort and convenience. On the other hand, the Carnival EX Power Tailgate Delete Package (8-Passenger) is no longer available.
Pricing for the 2024 Carnival starts at $33,200 for the LX trim, excluding the $1,365 destination fee. The LX Seat Package, priced at $35,200, offers additional features for added comfort. The EX trim, available for $38,700, provides a well-equipped option, while the SX and SX Prestige trims offer top-of-the-line features and performance at $41,900 and $46,300 respectively.
The Carnival places a strong emphasis on safety, incorporating Kia’s Drive Wise Advanced Driver Assistance features across its various trims. These include Parking Distance Warning – Reverse, Blind-Spot Collision Avoidance, Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Avoidance Assist, Driver Attention Warning, Lane Keeping Assist with Lane Following Assist, Safe Exit Assist, Forward Collision Avoidance Assist with Car/Pedestrian/Cyclist Detection, Lane Following Assist, and Highway Driving Assist. With these advanced safety features, the Carnival ensures enhanced peace of mind for drivers and passengers alike.
In terms of dimensions, the 2024 Carnival MPV measures an overall length of 203 inches, an overall width of 89.2 inches, and an overall height of 69.9 inches (with roof rails). The wheelbase stands at 121.7 inches, providing a stable and comfortable ride for all occupants.
With its updated features, exceptional sales performance, and award-winning recognition, the 2024 Kia Carnival MPV solidifies its position as a top contender in the competitive MPV segment. Kia’s commitment to delivering SUV-like versatility, remarkable passenger and cargo space, and a wide range of convenience features ensures that the Carnival remains a popular choice among discerning customers.