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The Kia Carnival holds its own among established minivans from Honda, Toyota, and Chrysler. Though the Carnival is a new name, this model updates and improves upon the previous-generation Sedona, in production in the U.S. for the past few decades. Here are details about the 2024 Kia Carnival and how much shoppers should expect to pay for a fully loaded trim.

2024 Kia Carnival base price and features

A fully loaded 2024 Kia Carnival minivan parked on gravel in front of mountains
2024 Kia Carnival | Kia

Kia offers four Carnival trims, beginning with the standard LX. Starting at about $33,000, it’s a relatively affordable and practical minivan. Unsurprisingly, its dimensions and specs aren’t different from the other trims. So the LX provides as much passenger space and cargo capacity as the other trims.

The cargo area behind the third row measures a generous 40.2 cubic feet. With seatbacks folded, it maxes out at 145.1 cubic feet. That makes it the minivan with the most cargo space. The LX seats seven, though shoppers can pay $2,000 for eight seats and other extras.

Tech-wise, the base trim has a 4.2-inch digital gauge cluster display and an 8.0-inch infotainment touchscreen. It also has advanced safety features such as forward collision and lane departure warnings.

Under the hood, all Carnival models pack a 3.5-liter V6 engine making 290 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque. It pairs with an eight-speed automatic transmission. In addition, all Carnival models are front-wheel drive.

What do you get with a fully loaded 2024 Kia Carnival?

The SX Prestige is the most expensive trim. Starting at over $46,000, this fully loaded 2024 Kia Carnival upgrades the minivan’s features in multiple areas. For instance, it has two sunroofs, an automatic liftgate, powered sliding rear-view mirrors, and other high-end features.

This trim also boasts numerous interior upgrades. Its two screens measure 12.3 inches. It also has a 12-speaker premium sound system and an in-cabin camera and intercom system. Kia also gave the SX Prestige a tri-zone automatic climate control system with an automatic defogger, and the steering wheel is heated.

Furthermore, this range-topping trim abounds with advanced safety features. For example, it has a blind-spot view monitor, highway driving assist, a 360-degree camera system, and more.

In addition, there are many more optional features, including a dual-screen rear-seat entertainment system. With every add-on, accessory, package, and the most expensive exterior paint option, a fully loaded 2024 Kia Carnival costs about $51,800.

Pricing for optional extras, accessories, and packages

That rear-seat entertainment option adds $1,000 to the 2024 Kia Carnival’s price, and that’s not the only extra. Kia offers a dozen optional add-ons and accessories. Ranging in price from about $50 to over $500, they include cargo mats, interior lighting kits, and wheel locks. 

A tow hitch is the most expensive option, adding $575 to the minivan’s price. The cargo net is the cheapest accessory at only $55. Another popular add-on, a mudguard set, costs $125. Plus, Kia offers several exterior paint options. Ceramic Silver, Snow White Pearl, Aurora Black Pearl, and Astra Blue cost about $500 extra.


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