Despite a Price Increase, The 2024 Kia Carnival is Still an Ideal Choice.

Despite a Price Increase, The 2024 Kia Carnival is Still an Ideal Choice.
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The 2024 Kia Carnival has experienced a slight price increase compared to the previous year’s model, but despite this change, it still retains its position as an almost perfect minivan option. With its impressive features, spacious interior, and comfortable seating arrangements, the Carnival continues to be a top choice for families and individuals seeking a reliable and practical vehicle.

The EX trim has been modified to omit specific features, most likely to reduce costs. Meanwhile, the SX and SX Prestige trims continue to include all-auto up/down and Safety Power Windows. However, due to low demand, the Power Tailgate Delete Package is no longer offered on EX trims.


Kia’s 2024 Carnival minivan’s pricing structure remains fairly consistent with the previous year. The starting price for the base LX trim level is $33,200, which is only $100 more than the 2023 model. The LX model has the capacity to seat seven passengers, but Kia also offers the LX Seat Package for $35,200, which enables eight passengers with a second-row sliding flex seating. The mid-level EX trim is priced at $38,700, while the SX trim costs $41,900. Kia is offering an optional Rear Seat Entertainment system with built-in screens for an additional $1,000 for those interested in upgrading their trims.

The luxurious SX Prestige model offers the ultimate minivan experience, starting at a price point of $46,300. With the ability to provide up to eight seats without any additional charges, buyers also have the option to choose the SX-Prestige Seat Package, which features comfortable reclining captain’s chairs. However, the Carnival Hi Limousine, which boasts a seating capacity of nine and even includes a built-in foot massager, is unfortunately only available in the Korean market, leaving American buyers envious.

Despite a Price Increase, The 2024 Kia Carnival is Still an Ideal Choice.

Kia didn’t change the drivetrain from last year’s model. All Carnival trims come with a 3.5-liter GDI Lambda III V6 engine, an eight-speed automatic transmission, and no all-wheel-drive or hybrid option. The Carnival’s fuel economy of 19/26/22 mpg city/highway/combined is not as efficient as the Toyota Sienna.