2018 Kia Carnival Facelift, Specs

The 2018 Kia Carnival is expected to surpass the expectation of the typical minivan. It is considered an ideal family car, however, this newest model by far exceeds its predecessors in terms of safety and comfort. The 2018 Kia Carnival, also known as the Sedona, is a versatile, front-wheel drive minivan which offers a smooth ride.

This sleek machine comes with fully automated access to the sliding doors on either side and for the rear tailgate. An anti-trap safety mechanism feature prevents the doors from slamming shut and causing injury.

2018 Kia Carnival front

2018 Kia Carnival – Unique Design

This latest Carnival features a sporty-looking body built with aluminum which is considered a lightweight material. So generally, the 2018 Kia Carnival has improved fuel consumption as well as improved acceleration capacity. The headlights are slightly wider with LED accents and this improves visibility. Kia also made a few color changes with this latest model; bright silver is replaced by silky silver, Beachwood pearl will no longer be available and midnight sapphire is replaced by celestial blue. The unique design of the exterior of this minivan is not only sleek but stylish as well.

On the inside, the new Kia Carnival has a three-row seating arrangement that can comfortably sit 7 or 8 people. The comfort of the seats is considered excellent. There is a great deal of flexibility between cargo space and accommodation. Additionally, this model allows you to walk through to the third row. All you have to do is unclip the middle seat of the second row. Safety has been moved a notch higher with this model.  All passengers including those in the third row get equal side impact head protection. While it has a little less cargo space, the first class lounge seating option makes this a trivial matter. Overall, the interior looks pretty awesome and well-crafted.

Additional features of the 2018 Kia Carnival include; high-tech safety features such as blind spot detection and autonomous emergency braking, a much longer warranty, a modern cockpit layout and easy-to-reach controls and around-view monitors. Some of these features are, however, optional on the L and EX-models.

2018 Kia Carnival interior

2018 Kia Carnival – Engine and Performance

Under the hood, the newest Carnival model is powered by a 3.3-liter V6 engine that gives a horsepower of 276. This is plenty of power given its 6-speed automatic transmission. Its acceleration is considered in line with its competitors.

It has an 18 mpg and 24 mpg in terms of EPA fuel-economy ratings in the city and on the highway respectively.

2018 Kia Carnival rear

2018 Kia Carnival – MSRP and Release Date

The 2018 Kia Carnival is considered one of the least expensive models in the class of full-size minivans. Its expected Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) will start at around $28,000 for the L base model and $43,000 for the premium SX Limited model. The EX model has an MSRP of $34,500. The expected release date is in a couple of months.

All factors considered, this is a good value and it is still in line with other competitors in the market despite the fact that the 2018 Kia Carnival has pretty impressive safety

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