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Kia Carnival S 2018 review: snapshot

The Kia Carnival S sits beneath Si, SLi and Platinum grades.

The Kia Carnival S is an eight-seater people mover that's offered on one platform with two engine choices.

It comes with either a 3.3-litre V6 petrol engine which makes 206kW/336Nm and costs $42,490 before on-road costs, or a 2.2-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel that produces 147kW/440Nm. It costs $2500 more at $44,990.

All Carnivals are equipped with an eight-speed automatic transmission powering the front wheels, along with AEB, lane departure warning and adaptive cruise control as standard. The S is equipped with a reversing camera and rear sensors, along with automatic lights, 17-inch steel rims, a 7.0-inch multimedia screen with Apple CarPlay and 3.5-inch OLED screen between the dash dials and a digital speedo as well as cloth trim and manual air-con.

It sits beneath Si, SLi and Platinum grades.

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Range and Specs

Platinum 2.2L, Diesel, 6 SP AUTO $51,888 – 55,990 2018 KIA CARNIVAL 2018 Platinum Pricing and Specs
S 3.3L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $27,990 – 40,990 2018 KIA CARNIVAL 2018 S Pricing and Specs
Si 2.2L, Diesel, 6 SP AUTO $38,450 – 49,777 2018 KIA CARNIVAL 2018 Si Pricing and Specs
Sli 3.3L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $44,990 – 46,990 2018 KIA CARNIVAL 2018 Sli Pricing and Specs
Tim Robson
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