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Kia has added more tech and more safety to its already segment-leading people mover. But is the 2019 Kia Carnival proof an MPV can be sexy?
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CARADVICE RATING 8.6
FUEL ECONOMY 7.7/100km
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Kia Carnival Reviews

2020 Kia Carnival S review

If you forget for a second what you think you might need, this base-spec people mover might be the perfect choice.

2019 Kia Carnival Platinum: Easter road trip party bus

When I'm not writing about cars, I'm playing tennis. You've probably gathered this with my various references to ferrying around team mates on the weekends or if you're silly enough to follow my social media (@jwongwong11 on Instagram, #shamelessplug)...

2019 Kia Carnival SLi petrol review

The Kia Carnival continues its run as the gold standard in people movers, driving more like a car than a bus and offering incredible cabin flexibility and comfort.

2019 Kia Carnival review

Kia has added more tech and more safety to its already segment-leading people mover. But is the 2019 Kia Carnival proof an MPV can be sexy?

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Kia Carnival Videos

Interview: Iain Moffat and the Kia Carnival, Rafael Nadal's Australian Open driver

Sponsored by: Kia The Grand Slam season kicks off with the Australian Open and features all the big names in tennis. With over $62 million in prize money up for grabs and over 740,000 people walking through the gates each year, you’ll want to keep an eye out for the specially-marked and Kias...

2018 Mazda CX-9 Azami v Kia Carnival Platinum comparison

So you need to move seven-or-so people? There are more than a few options on the market today, from upgraded vans to more conventionally stylish choices like these two: the big but svelte Mazda CX-9 and the surprisingly tough-looking Kia Carnival. Depending on your order of priorities, one of these two could be the right pick for you...

2015 Kia Carnival Mums vs Dads Challenge : Boot Tetris

The 2015 Kia Carnival has arrived. CarAdvice teamed up with Mamamia to battle it out in the Mums vs Dads Challenge. The challenge consists of three parts, fitting a child seat, packing the boot and parking. In the second instalment, Jo Abi and Alborz Fallah will showcase their boot Tetris skills...

2015 Kia Carnival Mums vs Dads Challenge : Parking

http://www.caradvice.com.au/339037/kia-carnival-review/?yt_desc - Read the article here. The parking challenge is round three of the 2015 Kia Carnival Mums vs Dads Challenge. Alborz and Jo both each have a win under their belts so this is the decider...

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Kia Carnival Comparisons

2018 Kia Carnival v Mazda CX-9 v Volkswagen Multivan Kombi 70 comparison

MPV. SUV. LCV. Three acronyms. Three different styles of vehicle designed to shift large families. The Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV) camp is represented by the Kia Carnival that accounts for about half of all people-mover sales in Australia. Released in 2015 in third-generation form, the Korean eight-seater has been given an update for 2018...

Luxury people-mover comparison: Kia Carnival v Mercedes-Benz V-Class v Volkswagen Multivan

Whether you own a business or are a member of a big family, sometimes you just need a bus to get bodies from A to B. And other times you need to get those bodies there in comfort, luxury and style. Luxury people movers don’t make up a massive chunk of the market in Australia, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t an important part of the automotive landscape...

Kia Carnival v Honda Odyssey : Comparison review

Shifting a big family on a budget must rate as one of the toughest and most rewarding tasks in the automotive landscape. Here the brand new Kia Carnival and the most popular contender in the people-mover class, the Honda Odyssey, pack in eight seats with space to spare all for the price of a demonstrably less roomy SUV...

Kia Carnival News

2011-2014 Kia Carnival recalled over petrol leak potential

Kia has announced a recall for its 'VQ' Carnival, across the 2011 to 2014 model years. Affecting 12,123 vehicles in Australia, the recall is regarding the potential for a small heat-induced crack to appeal in the fuel rail of petrol models. In the event a crack appears, a fuel leak could result, which could lead to fire and/or a leak onto the road, increasing risk of harm to occupants and other road users...

2006-2010 Kia Carnival and 2006-2009 Sorento recalled for electrical fault, potential fire hazard

Kia Australia has issued a recall of 18,091 of its Carnival and Sorento models affected by an electrical issue that may result in a fire. The issue extends to model year 2006-2010 Carnival 'VQ' (of which 14,803 vehicles are affected) and 2006-2009 Sorento 'BL' models (of which 3288 vehicles are affected)...

Next Kia Carnival to debut in April, hybrid and turbo four options expected – report

The Carnival is coming to town – to New York City, specifically. The Korean Car Blog reports the next generation of Kia’s people mover will debut in April at this year’s New York motor show. The redesigned Carnival will move to the platform underpinning the upcoming 2020 Hyundai Sonata and Kia Optima...

Kia's Australian Open Fleet hits the road

It's tennis time in Melbourne again, which means the streets are swarming with Kias. For the 19th consecutive year, Kia is supporting the Australian Open with a squadron of branded vehicles to transport, players, officials and VIPs to and from the Melbourne Park facility...

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Kia Carnival Owner Reviews

2017 Kia Carnival Platinum Review

Let’s begin with a family background. So five kids, within seven years. We had a Mercedes GL350 7-seater, but with the cost of ongoing maintenance and the kids climbing around inside it, we thought it was time for a van for my wife. My daily driver is an 8-seater Land Cruiser 200 series. But with such a small boot, it is not suited to a young family with a pram and the daily grind...

2017 Kia Carnival S review

Last year, after reading and watching some reviews, I wanted to buy a Kia Stinger as ‘the nice car’ to accompany our 2010 Sorento in the garage. A personalised numberplate was even bought for this plan. Unexpectedly, my wife suggested to upgrade the Sorento to a Carnival with very logical reasons...

2016 Kia Carnival SLi review

I know what you are thinking – what made him buy a people mover? Yes, I may have had a vasectomy, but they are still attached! No my life isn't over, just three boys that can't be next to each other for any lengthy period of time. This was a decision made with the head and not with the heart...

2017 Kia Carnival Platinum review

Our family hauler gets a workout. It’s just clocked 15,000km in the nine months since we purchased it. The shortlist was originally the Kia Sorento GT-Line, Mazda CX-9 and Nissan Pathfinder Ti. I had a hunch, though, so I suggested to my wife that we take a Carnival for a decent drive. The dealer was great and loaned us a car for the weekend...

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