The Carnival runs on a 3.5-liter V6 engine that creates 290 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. The engine is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission and a front-wheel drivetrain. Since towing capacity is 3,500 pounds, you'll have the opportunity to haul a trailer around Gahanna and Westerville, Ohio if needed.
Kia categorizes the Carnival as a multi-purpose vehicle (MPV). It stands tall and looks like an SUV in some ways, and it sits 6.8 inches off the ground. Its power sliding doors can be very convenient, providing quick access to the cabin. If you have a full load of passengers, they can easily get in and out thanks to the wide opening that the sliding doors create. The second and third rows of seats have a good amount of space, with 40.5 and 35.6 inches of legroom, respectively. There's a generous amount of cargo room as well. The area behind the seats offers more than 40 cubic feet of storage space, and the maximum cargo capacity is 145 cubic feet.
Kia has given the Carnival several advanced mechanisms to keep you safe. Forward collision-avoidance assist, lane following assist, and pedestrian detection can constantly work to help you avoid certain types of accidents. In addition, the Kia can alert you when it seems your attention needs to be focused on the road and when there are vehicles in your blind spot. More features are available, such as a surround-view monitor, a blindspot view monitor, and a parking distance system.
People in Columbus, OH can choose from five trim options. The lineup starts with the nicely appointed LX trim. It comes with an eight-inch touchscreen and smartphone compatibility, and it benefits from having smart key entry with push-button start. Since it has seven USB ports, everyone can access a charging port. The next trim is the LX Seat Package. It's very similar to the LX but has room for eight people and a second row with slide-flex seating. In contrast, the LX has seven total seating positions. The LX Seat Package also has Syntex upholstery to give it a more refined appearance.
At the EX level, many systems get upgraded. This trim has been enhanced with tri-zone automatic climate control, a smart power tailgate, and a 12.3-inch touchscreen with navigation. Plus, the EX has smart cruise control, an in-cabin intercom, and a camera. The SX takes it further with black accents, black wheels, and roof rails. The 12.3-inch dual panoramic displays, heated and ventilated front seats, and surround view system can also be appreciated. Finally, the SX Prestige offers the most, including a Bose audio package, leather seats, and dual sunroofs.
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