Kia Carnival 2021
Carsguide Family Reviewer Kate Edwards had this to say at the time: The Kia Carnival S is a good value, spacious people mover that is easy to drive a tribe of people around in. This model is missing some comfort and ease of use features, but the kids really loved having the space.You can read the full review here.
This is what Kate Edwards liked most about this particular version of the Kia Carnival: Wireless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, Easily seats eight, Looks pretty slick
The Kia Carnival 2021 comes in a People mover and Wagon and competes with similar models like the Honda Odyssey in the Under $50k category category.
The 2021 Kia Carnival carries a braked towing capacity of up to 2000 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.
The Kia Carnival is also known as the Kia Sedona in markets outside Australia.
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Kia Carnival 2021 Price and Specs
|Kia Carnival Model||Body Type||Specs||Price|
|Platinum||People mover||2.2L Diesel 8 SP AUTO||$63,490|
|Platinum||People mover||3.3L ULP 8 SP AUTO||$60,990|
|S||People mover||2.2L Diesel 8 SP AUTO||$45,690|
|S||People mover||3.3L ULP 8 SP AUTO||$43,190|
|Platinum||Wagon||2.2L Diesel 8 SP AUTO||$66,680|
|Platinum||Wagon||3.5L ULP 8 SP AUTO||$64,680|
|S||Wagon||2.2L Diesel 8 SP AUTO||$48,880|
|S||Wagon||3.5L ULP 8 SP AUTO||$46,880|
Kia Carnival 2021 Seats
Helping to boost headroom and reinforcing the Carnival’s car-like feel are lower seat heights, and the functionality of the removable centre seat in the second row has been expanded.
It can now be slid all the way forward to enable easier access to a child seat from the front, or reversed so a parent can face a child seat in either of the other second row positions. It could also be used to face those in the third row, but has not been homologated for mounting a child seat on itself in this rear-facing configuration, even though it’s technically possible. This centre seat still doubles as a table with cupholders when folded, but no longer has wheels for making it easier to move around when in storage.
The second row of seats still slide and recline three ways, so considering the removable centre section there’s three ways to access the third row, all of which are miles easier than any SUV.
One big step over the previous Carnival is that five out of the six seats now have ISOFIX and top tether child seat mounts, so you can now carry five child seats fitted as safely as possible. Previously, there were only three ISOFIX and four top tether points spread across both rows. Now, only the centre third row seat is without a child seat mount, but it is likely too narrow for this to be possible anyway.
The third row is still one of the best in the business, with good room for two adults for long journeys, and while it is a bit narrower than the second row, most adults wouldn’t mind sitting three across for short journeys. Older kids no longer in child seats will be no problem though.