Branded a Multi-Purpose Vehicle or MPV by the company, the Kia Carnival family vehicle near Rio Rancho NM truly does belong in a class all its own. Having the spaciousness of a minivan and the stylish looks of an SUV, the Kia Carnival is an outstanding blend of both. The impressive 290 horsepower engine quickly boosts the Carnival up to highway speeds, and it can tow up to 3500 lbs. when properly equipped. You’d be hard- pressed to find a better vehicle for a weekend camping trip or taking the family on vacation. Thanks to its unique features, it’s not surprising that the 2022 Kia Carnival won AutoGuide’s “Family Vehicle of the Year.”
A committee of seven editors and reporters drove countless vehicles to narrow down the list of competitors to select the top vehicles for the 2022 AutoGuide Awards. Forty vehicles made the cut to the finals and were graded based on safety, user-friendliness, roominess, and value, along with other categories. Of those final 40, only eight received awards.
The judges commented on the Kia Carnival’s “massive” interior and remarked that its “genuinely cool design” differentiates it from the other vehicles in its segment. The Carnival’s mixture of family-friendly amenities made it an obvious winner for the class.
When you’re choosing a family vehicle, safety is undoubtedly one of your most important considerations. That’s why the Carnival’s safety features and ratings were most impressive to the judges. The Kia Carnival has many advanced safety features that come as standard equipment.
One of the newest innovations in safety is the available Blind-Spot View Monitor. This feature projects a live feed of your blind spots onto the instrument cluster when using the turn signals. It works beautifully with the standard Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist, which keeps the auto in its current lane if an object is detected in the blind spots.
Another new feature is the available four-camera 360° Surround View Monitor, which helps you stay aware of anything and everything happening around your Carnival from all sides.
A newly upgraded feature is the available Highway Driving Assistance, which works with the Smart Cruise Control system’s cameras and sensors using traffic data and planned routes to keep drivers in the correct lane to stay with the traffic flow.
It shouldn’t surprise you that the Kia Carnival is one of the first vehicles to make the Rear Occupant Alert a standard feature on all models. This item uses ultrasonic sensors to detect if the rear seat is still occupied when the driver exits the car. It will sound an alert or message your smartphone if you leave the vehicle with a passenger (even a pet!) still inside.
Forward Collision-Avoidance is another standard feature on all Kia Carnival models, identifying road hazards or pedestrians in the path ahead. An alert is sent to the driver, and the brakes will apply automatically to avoid a crash. You can even opt for an addition specifically for the detection of cyclists.
As we all know, family road trips can sometimes become overwhelming trying to keep everyone comfortable and entertained. This isn’t a problem in the Kia Carnival family vehicle near Rio Rancho, NM. The interior is so spacious that even the passengers in the way back have enough room to stretch out, and there are loads of entertainment features built in.
There’s an available dual-screen entertainment center for the rear seats, including wireless capability and device mirroring, so you can stream anything right from your phone. A two-way intercom system is also offered, and it allows the front passengers to communicate with second and third-row passengers with ease. The audio speakers amplify voices.
All models of the Kia Carnival also include Apple CarPlay/Android Auto as standard, so that you can incorporate your favorite apps into the optional 12.3-inch touchscreen. You can get up to nine USB ports, taking care of all three rows, and a wireless charger in the front for compatible devices.
Now that you know all the advanced amenities available in the Kia Carnival, you may already be planning how much better your next family trip could be. Visit Fiesta Kia at 7400 Lomas Blvd NE in Albuquerque, NM to get behind the wheel of the stylish 2022 Kia Carnival today!