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2021 Kia Carnival Platinum long-term review: Side benefits

We turn our fantastic eight-seat Kia Carnival into a hauler.

2021 Kia Carnival long-term review update

The new Kia Carnival is pitched as a people mover that bridges the gap to SUVs. So we took it on a back-road trip to see if it stands up to the hype.

2021 Kia Carnival long-term review: Introduction

I never thought I’d catch myself saying this, but purple is one hell of a colour for the 2021 Kia Carnival. But technically, I'm wrong. I was surprised to find out that this hue is actually called Deep Chroma Blue, but it strikes me as more of a deep purple in person. It does change a bit in different light, and has loads of metallic flecks in it...

2021 Kia Carnival Platinum petrol review

While Australians have historically preferred diesel over petrol, the cheaper and more powerful option shouldn't be discounted.

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Video: Kia Carnival v Toyota Granvia - Drive Car of the Year 2021 Best People Mover

Our challengers begin with the Toyota Granvia VX, representing a step away from the brands long-standing family-favourite Tarago, into a multi-person vehicle with commercial underpinnings, but more luxurious styling. The Mercedes-Benz V-Class continues the more van-esque exterior in this class but maintains the height of technology, safety and refinement expected from the three-pointed star...

Video: 2021 Kia Carnival Australian first drive review

We put father of two Sam Purcell in the South Korean brands all-new people mover.

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...

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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

2022 Kia Carnival: New Kia logo here in September, but digital dash and auto wipers delayed to 2022

The 2022 Kia Carnival people mover will gain the Korean brand's new logo within months – but a selection of much-awaited technology features aren't slated to be added until next year. Kia Australia confirmed to CarAdvice that Model Year 2022 (MY22) examples of the Carnival will arrive in Australian showrooms "around" September wearing the company's new logo, which debuted locally on the Cerato small car in early June...

The Drive Five: Hybrid and electric Kia Carnivals coming soon, and the other stories you might've missed – 20 July 2021

As we continue toward a single publishing platform, some great news stories are being published on both CarAdvice and Drive. If you're a keen reader of CarAdvice, you might be missing out on some of the unique content we're publishing over on Drive. Here are our favourite stories published on Drive today – but there are plenty more over on the website to enjoy...

2021 Kia Sorento, Carnival V6 recalled over fuel pipe fault

Kia Australia has recalled a total of 767 examples of the 2021 Kia Sorento and 2021 Kia Carnival, fitted with 3.5-litre 'Lambda' V6 engines. According to the recall notice lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), "The fuel supply pipe may have been damaged during manufacturing, which may result in a fuel leak...

2021 Drive Car of the Year – Best People Mover

Drive Car of the Year 2021 - Best People Mover Finalists: Kia Carnival Mercedes-Benz V-Class Toyota Granvia The Kia Carnival has won this segment for the past two years, but we couldn’t call ourselves good automotive journalists if we didn’t do an annual check-up on how the class-leader stacks up against its peers...

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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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