12Kia Carnival

Kia Carnival

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3.9

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3.8 (31)
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3.9 (28)
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4.0 (28)
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4.2 (26)
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4.2 (28)
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4.4 (26)
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4.1 (27)
Fuel Efficiency
4.1 (29)
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4.3 (28)
Interior Design
4.4 (29)
Boot Size
4.8 (28)
Comfort
4.4 (29)
Features
4.1 (27)
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Kia Carnival63 reviews
Cameron
CameronNSWSydney, NSW110 posts
  Carnival KA4 2.2L Diesel SLi
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Johnny M.
Johnny M.
  Carnival KA4 2.2L Diesel S

Punchy diesel engine

Nice car to drive!
Handling is great!
It feels pretty solid built Show details
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Banana Buzz
Banana BuzzQLDSouth East Queensland, QLD7 posts
  Carnival KA4 2.2L Diesel Si
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Vic
VicNSWSydney, NSW3 posts
  Carnival KA4 3.5L Petrol Si

Great Car great people mover

I recently went interstate with a number of family members and hired a car to get around with 8 people. In fairness the Kia isn't what i first booked but due to their similar car policy i ended up with the Carnival. The carnival is not a car i would typically buy as i have a small family but anyone with 5 or more members or just needing the extra seats this is a very good option. It didn't skip a beat. With a full car of 6 adults and 2 kids never once did i feel this car struggled for power. I was also impressed by the ECO mode having driven just over 400km on half a tank (60% freeway driving).I was also impressed by the interior space and the ease of people going into the 3rd row. Overall a very satisfying experience. Show details
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Moe
MoeWAPerth, WA
  Carnival KA4 2.2L Diesel SLi
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Mumof11
Mumof11Victoria
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Hoff
HoffMelbourne3 posts
  Carnival KA4 2.2L Diesel Platinum
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Tim Rae
Tim Rae9 posts
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Great when theres warranty. Faulty know headunit and electric doors. Dont buy sli or platinum

Over 4 years of ownership, it took 1 year and 6 trips to fix rear Rh electric doors (motor and wire). Free service supplied for inconvenience. Rear lh door same fault over 3 months to fix and 3 trips (motor and wire). Free service offered. 2 x headunit replacements in 12 months and air-conditioned rarely camera cd player all in unit. Great car but kia Australia takes no responsibility in the quality of their electronics and a vunch of muppets. I laughed when they released the remote sdlf drivjbg feature of the 2021 model as it might crash into another car. Buy the si or s model. Great cars rhe basic yp and a set of matts. Show details
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Lai D.
Lai D.2 posts
  Carnival KA4 2.2L Diesel Platinum

Annoying rear cross-traffic collision-avoidance assist

I have to reverse out of my driveway every morning. My street have 2 lanes each way. The inside lane is always clear of traffic, the outside lane is constant traffic(very busy). I can not reverse out of my driveway without turning off the rear cross-traffic collision-avoidance assist. The break automatically apply even no danger of collision. Turning it off is taking 3 steps (setting - vehicle- rear traffic). But once I turn the car off, next morning it auto turn back on!!! Show details
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Paul J
Paul JVICGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC28 posts
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good until you need parts then be prepared with the lube

Car only has 120,000k's on it and has always made a few noises from suspension etc i can deal with that, now brakes have failed, looks to be problem with the master cylinder which they want $600 for a new one! what a joke, most other cars you can pick them up for $150-$200. This is just price gouging because they know there is no aftermarket option available. Show details
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Mick
MickNSWRichmond-Tweed, NSW4 posts
  YP

Australia's Best 7 Year Warranty?

Great car to start with - you've just got to hope that nothing goes wrong. We've been happy with the car which bought new about 4 years ago until one morning the front screen went blank. We had no radio, reversing cameras, etc. We took it to the local Kia Dealer (Tweed Heads) who told us this was a common problem but it's not covered by "Australia's Best 7 Year warranty" The quote for the cost of repair was a bit over $8000!!!.
We were persuaded to buy this car because of the warranty - what a mistake. We've done nothing wrong, it's a common problem with many Kia models and there only response from the Customer "Service" Department was Sorry it's out of warranty.
I don't know how they can treat customers like this. Show details
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Aaron
AaronWAPerth, WA5 posts
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Great family van

We are a family of 5 with a 12 year old, 11 year old and 7 year old. Heaps and heaps of space even when sitting 8 in the car, with the 3rd row down. We got the diesel motor and it has heaps of torque and power and is very efficient. Recently the main screen stopped working and it was quickly replaced under warranty by Kia. No regrets with this purchase. Show details
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Troy
Troy
  Carnival KA4 2.2L Diesel S

Great car but couple of glaring issues

Good looking, comfy people mover. Brilliant economy from the 2.2 diesel. 1000km possible from the 70 odd litre tank with mixed driving. Upwards of 1100-1200 on a trip! Issues? Headlights are a disgrace for a $50k plus vehicle. Poor penetration and spread. Borderline dangerous. Plastic around ignition easily scratched by key. Instruments reflect on driver side window. Safety tech can be overly intrusive, especially lane keep assist. Show details
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Nic C
Nic CSAMetropolitan Adelaide, SA4 posts
  Verified Carnival KA4 2.2L Diesel SLi
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George
GeorgeNSWMurrumbidgee Region, NSW2 posts
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No Parts for 7 months

I have a faulty entertainment system on my car since April 2021. I have contacted Kia numerous times regarding this and they keep saying parts hasn’t arrived- Now understand it is just made up stories. I am driving a massive car without a reverse camera that includes school parking area putting ourselves and little kids at risk. I want to make a formal complaint about this issue. If you can’t provide parts, just stop selling Kia here. Such a bad Service. The service centre I use is now Leo Franco Motors Griffith ( Formerly Kia Griffith). Show details

Questions & Answers

Keithc
Keithc · Carnival

I had purchased a new 2023 Kia Carnival SLi in January 2023 and have had problem with the sliding door a month into getting the car. The sliding door doesn't close or open every now and then. It just makes a beeping sound and I end up manually having to slide it close or open. I've taken it back to Kia 3 times and it is still happening. Does anybody else have this issue? Keen to see if I'm an isolated case as this is very annoying.

Keithc
Keithc  

Just to clarify, its the Diesel SLi

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wendy mitchell
wendy mitchell · Carnival KA4 2.2L Diesel SLi (2020-2024)

does this SLi have heated leather seats

rogersp
rogersp · Carnival

Is there any way of removing the 2022 Kia Carnival outboard second row seats?

Debro
Debro  

Roger, Yes the seat can be removed. They simply release by pulling a cord.
If you're still interested please email me:
bernburg@bigpond.net.au.
I can send you photos and more details.
Deb

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Adrian F.
Adrian F.  

I also want to get an answer to this, manual seems to ignore the existence of the cables.

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CategoryPeople MoversPeople MoversPeople MoversPeople Movers
Starting Price $64,190$53,690$71,890$59,390
Warranty Distance Unlimited kmsUnlimited kmsUnlimited kmsUnlimited kms
TransmissionAutomaticAutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
Fuel TypeDieselDieselDieselDiesel
Wheels18" Alloy17" Alloy19" Black Alloy18" Alloy
Doors 4444
Seats 8888
Fuel Consumption7.8 L/100km7.8 L/100km7.8 L/100km7.8 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 72 L72 L72 L72 L
EngineSmartStream In-line 4 cyl. E-VGT5 CRDi6 16 valveSmartStream In-line 4 cyl. E-VGT5 CRDi6 16 valveSmartStream In-line 4 cyl. E-VGT5 CRDi6 16 valveSmartStream In-line 4 cyl. E-VGT5 CRDi6 16 valve
Max Power148kW @ 3800rpm148kW @ 3800rpm148kW @ 3800rpm148kW @ 3800rpm
Max Torque440Nm @ 1750-2750rpm 440Nm @ 1750-2750rpm 440Nm @ 1750-2750rpm 440Nm @ 1750-2750rpm
Country of ManufactureSouth KoreaSouth KoreaSouth KoreaSouth Korea
Phone ConnectivityAndroid Auto (Wired), Apple CarPlay (Wired), Bluetooth and USBAndroid Auto (Wired), Android Auto (Wireless), Apple CarPlay (Wireless), Bluetooth and USBAndroid Auto (Wired), Apple CarPlay (Wired), Bluetooth and USBAndroid Auto (Wired), Apple CarPlay (Wired), Bluetooth and USB
Wireless ChargerNoNoYesNo
Security FeaturesImmobilizerImmobilizerImmobilizerImmobilizer
RoofSunroof
Steering Wheel AdjustmentTelescoping (Manual) and Up/DownTelescoping (Manual) and Up/DownTelescoping (Manual) and Up/DownTelescoping (Manual) and Up/Down
Maximum Towing Capacity (braked)2,000 kg2,000 kg2,000 kg2,000 kg
Maximum Towing Capacity (unbraked)750 kg750 kg750 kg750 kg
Manufacturer Warranty7 year(s)7 year(s)7 year(s)7 year(s)
Keyless Features
Keyless Locking/UnlockingYesYesYesYes
IgnitionRemote StartRemote Start
Headlights
Headlight TypeLEDLEDLEDLED
Headlight FeaturesAuto High-Beam Dip, Auto-Dimming and Automatic On/OffAuto High-Beam Dip, Auto-Dimming and Automatic On/OffAuto High-Beam Dip, Auto-Dimming and Automatic On/OffAuto High-Beam Dip, Auto-Dimming and Automatic On/Off
Safety Features
Cameras360° and RearRear360° and RearRear
Cruise ControlAdaptive (ACC)Adaptive (ACC)Adaptive (ACC)Adaptive (ACC)
Parking SensorsCross-Traffic Alert (Rear), Front and RearCross-Traffic Alert (Rear) and RearCross-Traffic Alert (Rear), Front and RearCross-Traffic Alert (Rear), Front and Rear
Hazard PerceptionBlind Spot Monitoring (BSM)Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM)Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM)Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM)
Lane AssistanceLane Departure Warning (LDW) and Lane Keep Assist (LKA)Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Lane Keep Assist (LKA)Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Lane Keep Assist (LKA)Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Lane Keep Assist (LKA)
Speed Sign RecognitionNoneNoneNoneNone
Dimensions
Kerb Weight2,134 kg2,134 kg2,134 kg2,134 kg
Ground Clearance172 mm172 mm172 mm172 mm
Driver Information
GaugesAnalogue and DigitalAnalogue and DigitalAnalogue and DigitalAnalogue and Digital
Built-In Navigation SystemYesNoYesYes
Heads Up DisplayNoNoNoNo
Voice ControlYesYesYesYes
Digital Radio (DAB+)YesNoYesYes
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