Kia Carnival Review - The New Evolution

Aug 01, 2022

Want to own a car but don't know which model to buy? This Kia Carnival review is here to save your day!!! Continue reading for more exclusive info.


Kia Carnival 2022 is the next-generation model of Kia Sedona, which is completely new and designed with outstanding spacious dimensions and large ground clearance. It is now on the market; readers considering buying a car can take a look at our Kia Carnival review as we will walk you through its specifications and pros and cons.  

Kia Carnival review Philippines

Kia Carnival 


Kia Carnival is a minivan (or big MPV) manufactured by Kia in Korea and first debuted in 1998. Kia Sedona was the moniker used in the North American market in 2005 and was afterward used globally. 

Kia Carnival Philippines is a seven-seat minivan in its fourth generation. The model comes in 2 variants: The Carnival EX AT and Carnival SX AT. The models are now priced at 2,540,000 and 2,988,000 pesos depending on the versions.

In case you are wondering whether it is a good choice, continue reading for a better insight into this car model. 

Kia Carnival Review


The Kia Carnival appears like a luxurious SUV-like car suitable for individuals to take a trip with many friends and family members. The new 2022 model has a border stance and a powerful front fascia. 

It has redesigned elegant C-pillars, the Kia logo, and a set of sharp headlamps. The front design of the Kia Carnival 2022 with automatic LED headlights is slimmer, connected to the large grille. The new logo of this model is the highlight with a much more trendy outlook. 

Kia Carnival exterior

Kia Carnival exterior

There are 18-inch wheels on the Ex, while the SX gets bigger 19-inch wheels. The car's overall dimensions are 5,155 mm in length, 1,995 mm in width, and 1,775 in height.


The car has a larger interior space than the old generation. The 2022 Carnival can easily accommodate up to seven passengers. The second row provides a spacious leg room, and the third-row seat has a broad bench style with plenty of cargo capacity. 

The center seat is designed to accommodate child seats and can slide and rotate 180 degrees to facilitate child care during travel. The 3rd-row seats can recline 120 degrees; the ceiling light is larger than the old generation.

The luggage compartment is spacious and can flexibly adjust the rear seats. The luggage compartment capacity can be doubled when the 3rd-row seats are completely folded flat and four times when the 2nd-row seats are folded or disassembled.

Kia Carnival interior

Kia Carnival interior

The front seats are electronically adjustable. You can feel comfortable with the leather or leatherette material of these seats. 

For getting into the vehicle, motorized sliding doors and a power tailgate will help you conveniently. There is also a 2 zone automatic climate control system, cruise control, push-button to start, digital instrument cluster, and a sunroof as additional features. 


In terms of colors, the Kia Carnival in the Philippines has three options: Aurora Black Pearl, Snow White Pearl, and Astra Blue. Even though there are only two variants, you can choose a special paint called Pearl as an exclusive edition that is priced a bit higher. 

Engine & Performance

Both variants of the 2022 Carnival are powered by a 2.2-liter turbodiesel engine able to produce up to 440 Nm of torque and 200 horsepower. An eight-speed automatic transmission then powers the model's front wheels.

In comparison to other regions, the Philippines has few options in this regard. Units sold in other countries may be equipped with a 3.5-liter multi-point injection V6 producing 268 horsepower and 332 Nm or a 3.5-liter gasoline direct-injection (GDI) V6 mill producing 290 horsepower and 355 Nm.

Kia Carnival engine
Kia Carnival engine

Platform & Chassis

For platform and chassis, the Kia Carnival uses an N3 platform similar to the Kia Sorento with a MacPherson strut front suspension and a multi-link rear suspension. 

The chassis allows the car to reduce frontal impacts, reinforcing tempered steel at key positions to help optimize weight and create rigidity and safety. The disc brakes are equipped on all four wheels with an electronic parking brake for stopping power. 

Technology & Safety Features

For driver and passenger safety, the Carnival Philippines has a rear camera, six airbags, anti-locking braking with electronic brake force, stability control, front and rear parking sensors, hill-start assist, and ISOFIX anchors. 

There is also an immobilizer, seatbelt reminder, and security alarm as other protection features. To boost the protection level to another level, rear cross-traffic alert, forward collision avoidance, blind-spot monitoring, and lane-keep will help supplement those standard safety features.

With lots of modern equipment in the Kia Carnival 2022, you and your company can feel safe driving the car. 

However, a safe car drive is not the only thing Kia will offer you, as there will be many entertainment features. You will have Bluetooth, USB, Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and a six-piece speaker system for a fun and non boring journey. 

Buyers who pay even more attention to these convenience features can acquire an SX trim as it has a wireless smartphone charger.

Pros and Cons 

In this Kia Carnival review Philippines, we will be looking at some of the things the Carnival is doing great and some features it needs to improve. You can see more in the table below. 



  • Spacious car room
  • Beautiful trendy design
  • Plenty of safety and technology features
  • Diesel engine
  • Its size may be intimidating to rookie drivers


The fourth-generation Kia Carnival 2022 is now available in the Philippines at a reasonable price for various modern and enhanced features. 

After taking a look at our Kia Carnival review, Philcarreview hope you can make up your mind about this car.