Rather than a minivan, Kia markets its versatile and well-equipped 2024 Carnival as an MPV (Multi-Purpose Vehicle), and the moniker is perfect. The 2024 Kia Carnival near Rio Rancho, NM has everything you could want in a new family auto, like modern Kia styling, advanced features, excellent performance, a spacious interior, and an affordable price. With a look that feels more like an SUV, the new Carnival has enough space for up to eight occupants and loads of entertainment and safety/driver-assist amenities. If you need a reliable people carrier for family road trips or daily driving around town, the 2024 Kia Carnival is an outstanding option.
The 2024 model Carnival picks things up where the 2023 model left off, with a few subtle changes in a couple of trims. Otherwise, the sleek MPV has a 290 horsepower 3.5-liter V6, an 8-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel-drive. This powertrain, which is in all trims across the lineup, rates an EPA-estimated 19/26 mpg city/highway, which is decent for a car of this size.
This attractive minivan has class-leading space for both passengers and cargo. Behind the third row, you’ll find 40.3 cubic feet for storage, increasing to 86.9 cubes with the third row folded, and 145.1 cubes with the second row folded down as well. The back-row seats fold flat, while the middle-row bench seat splits, slides, and folds independently. If you opt for the removable second-row captain’s chairs, you’ll enjoy even more versatility. There’s plenty of room for everyone and their stuff in the Kia Carnival.
The New Carnival is offered in four trim levels, beginning with the LX. This trim includes cloth upholstery, an 8-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, Bluetooth, seven USB ports, and a 6-speaker audio system. Even with this entry-level trim, you’ll get plenty of driver-assist features, including Automatic High Beams, Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Driver Attention Alert, Forward Collision Avoidance, and many more.
With standard seating for eight, the mid-level EX trim also has heated front seats, leather-trimmed upholstery, and a larger 12.3-inch touchscreen with navigation. Additional amenities include HD Radio, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, wireless charging, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and eight speakers. At this level, you’ll also enjoy an In-vehicle Intercom, Adaptive Cruise Control with Highway Driving Assist, Front Parking Sensors, a Rear Passenger View Camera, and a hands-free Power Liftgate.
The SX and SX Prestige trims go all out with exterior styling elements such as roof rails, premium alloy wheels, and LED fog lights. Step inside, and you’ll find a 12.3-inch digital instrument panel, ventilated (and heated) front seats, and two household-type power outlets. The SX Prestige adds ambient lighting, genuine leather seats, dual sunroofs, and an incredible 12-speaker Bose audio system. Additional driver-assist features include Blind-Spot Monitoring, Low-Speed Reverse Automatic Braking, Reverse Collision Warning, and a Surround-View Parking Camera System.
Visit the dealership of Fiesta Kia at 7400 Lomas Blvd NE in Albuquerque, NM 87110 to get an up-close look at the 2024 Kia Carnival near Rio Rancho, NM, and take one for a test drive.