Used Kia Carnival buying guide
The Kia Carnival is the ultimate family-friendly ride. You’ll love driving it as much as your family love being in it, thanks to Kia’s latest tech, comfort features, and safety equipment. Like many popular people-movers such as the Honda Odyssey and Hyundai iMax, there’s room for up to eight passengers. Everyone can enjoy the journey comfortably with space to fit groceries, sports gear, and more. Whether you're running errands, going on a road trip, or just cruising around town, a used Kia Carnival has you covered.
At a glance
Used Kia Carnival models overview
All Kia Carnival people-movers come with either petrol or diesel engines and 8-speed auto transmission. Here’s a few more features we love across the range:
Kia Carnival S
The base model Carnival S has 17-inch steel wheels, smart cruise control, power windows, conversation mirror, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, bluetooth connectivity, anti-lock braking system, electronic stability control, hill-start assist control, rear view camera, lane departure warning system, keyless entry and tailgate release, and ten cup holders throughout the cabin. With all the space you can pack features in, Kia offers a generous amount of equipment and value for this entry-level model.
Kia Carnival Si
The Carnival Si is fitted with 17-inch alloy wheels, and adds front fog lights, rear and tailgate privacy glass, premium steering wheel and shift knob, satellite navigation, tri-zone climate control, auto defog function, and a JBL premium sound system. The Si sits in the middle of the range, with practical amenities and a comfortable drive that’ll suit your needs.
Kia Carnival SLi
Higher up on the range, we have the Carnival SLi. You’ll find more features like 18-inch alloy wheels, leather appointed seats, push button start, power sliding doors and hands-free smart power tailgate, and front parking sensors. It has premium stylings, clever layouts, and a strong mix of value and quality.
Kia Carnival Platinum
Finally, the Carnival Platinum rolls in with 19-inch alloy wheels, with extra features like auto high beams, blind spot monitoring, lane change assist, 360° camera view, rear cross traffic alert, wood-look heated steering wheel, heated and ventilated front seats, and 2nd and 3rd row sunshade blinds. This top-spec choice offers refined style and comfort all throughout the cabin, and designed to provide the easiest drive for families.
Is a used Kia Carnival a good family car?
Being a people-mover, the Kia Carnival immediately signals itself as a family car. That’s not all either. An 8-seater certainly fits the bill for many families, but Kia has filled Carnival with clever practicalities designed to help you with busy family life. On many used Kia Carnivals you’ll find features like door open warning, YES Essentials® stain resistant material cloth trim, rear seat walk-in switch, hands-free power tailgate, conversation mirror, and a portable LED lamp. Throughout the cabin, there are also USB charging ports, power outlets, cup holders, pockets, and hooks for your convenience.
Each Kia Carnival is fitted with airbags in the front, side, and rear, with top tether and ISOFIX anchorage points for child seats, impact sensing auto door unlocking, and child-proof rear door locks. Kia's active safety suite includes essentials such as auto emergency brake, forward collision warning system, reverse parking sensors, anti-lock braking system, and electronic stability control. All Kia Carnival variants since 2016 have recorded maximum 5-star ANCAP ratings, and used Kia Carnivals since 2014 have also been selected as the ‘safer pick’ by the NSW Centre for Road Safety as well.
What are the benefits of buying a used Kia Carnival?
When considering a family car, a used Kia Carnival can offer some major perks. For starters, you'll save money compared to buying brand new. A slower depreciation rate can also help you hold onto more value down the line. Kia makes reliable cars with quality builds, and used Kia Carnival models have all the bells and whistles your family needs. Plus, with the long wait times for new cars today, used cars are attracting more and more buyers. In short, a used Kia Carnival is a smart choice for families looking for an affordable, dependable, and feature-packed ride.
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