It’s that time of year again! Yes, the holiday season is coming quickly, and with it comes all the fun and added stress of holiday travel. And if your holiday travel means driving with the family, the stress and fun are likely doubled! However, the Kia Corporation has put a lot of thought into making your family trips more enjoyable when you journey in the 2023 Kia Carnival near Rio Rancho NM. Moreover, the 7-8 passenger Carnival has such an innovative blend of features the 2022 model won AutoGuide’s “Family Vehicle of the Year” Award!
You may have seen a Kia Carnival MPV (multi-purpose vehicle) without realizing what you were actually viewing. At a glance, you probably registered it as a midsize SUV or crossover and didn’t give it a second thought. But the Carnival is indeed a minivan, just in SUV disguise.
And what a minivan it is! Rather than having a sliding rear door on only one side of the vehicle, both rear doors of the Kia Carnival slide open for unbeatable access! And inside, the low floor and boxy cabin give up way more space for stowing cargo than the average crossover ever could, which is partly why this Kia is perfect for your upcoming travel.
The Carnival’s front seat area and dashboard are both contemporary and accommodating, with a large center console offering lots of storage space for small items that can get misplaced during a trip. there’s a dual-screen infotainment system and digital instrument cluster for effortless access to the Carnival’s connectivity features, which help the driver stay attuned to the road ahead.
In the second row, an available dual-screen rear-seat entertainment center will keep backseat passengers amused for miles with its wireless capability and device mirroring for streaming straight from your smartphone. Opt for the available two-way intercom system (allowing the front row to clearly and easily communicate with the second and third rows via the speaker system), and you’ll never have to strain to be heard when you issue the standard “don’t make me pull this van over” ultimatum! 😉
Unlike some minivans, the 2023 Kia Carnival near Rio Rancho NM comes standard with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, which integrates your favorite apps within the standard 8” or optional 12.3” touchscreen. Up to 9 USB charging ports, covering all three rows, are also available in the Carnival. Keeping all your devices charged for the entirety of the trip is a snap with wireless charging.
When considering a family vehicle, safety is one of the most important facets of your decision. The Kia Carnival has many standard advanced driver-assist features that can help to keep everyone safe on every trip you take.
One of the newest available features is the Blind-Spot View Monitor. This system projects a live feed of your blind spots onto the instrument gauge anytime you engage a turn signal. It works in tandem with the Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist, which keeps the Carnival in its current lane if an obstacle is detected in the blind spots.
There’s also an available 4-camera, 360°Surround View Monitor to aid in awareness of everything that’s happening near the vehicle from all sides.
Additionally, the Kia Carnival was one of the first vehicles to make the Rear Occupant Alert standard across the lineup. Using ultrasonic sensors to detect if the rear seat is occupied when the driver exits the vehicle, this feature will sound an alert or send a message to your phone if you accidentally leave the van with someone still inside.
A family road trip can sometimes become overwhelming, especially around the holidays. With the Kia Carnival, this is much less likely! Visit the dealership of Fiesta Kia at 7400 Lomas Blvd NE in Albuquerque, NM for a test drive today!