Kia Carnival Platinum 2.2d 2021 Review

Is the KIA Carnival any good for a Family, Stick around for a minute and find ou

Is the KIA Carnival any good for a Family, Stick around for a minute and find out. As far as people movers go the Kia Carnival has a 60% market share and the fourth generation Carnival is by far the best model yet. And the previous ones were excellent.

21 Kia Carnival grill Designed for a large family, the new modern and elegant design hides a cavernous interior.

This is like a lounge room on wheels for the family. The front seats are extremely comfortable with heaters, electric adjustments as well as a heated steering wheel.

The middle seats are spacious and would certainly be comfortable for transporting the family and the third row are the best in class. Add to this enough room for luggage for everyone on board and you start to understand just how practical the Carnival is.

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The Platinum is packed with standard features both for comfort and safety and some highlights are a massive moon roof, interior LED mood lighting and a large user friendly infotainment screen.

The 2.2L diesel engine is responsive and economical enough, providing relaxed driving and cruising and with an eight speed automatic transmission it’s smooth as well.

It’s hard to describe just how good the Carnival is, in a class of its own really.

Kia s 2.2L Platinum Carnival is priced from around $70,790 drive away.

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What is good?

What is not so good?

  • Interior comfort and practicality
  • Smooth and quiet ride
  • Performance / economy balance
  • Have to remove middle seats to get a long flat load area
  • Doesn’t have the in dash indicator camera
  • No wireless Apple CarPlay

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Model   

KIA Carnival Platinum 2.2l CDI    

Model Price $66,980 MLP*
Engine 2.2L 4 Cyl  Diesel
Drivetrain 8 Speed AT, FWD
Power 148kW @ 3,800rpm
Torque 440Nm @ 1,750-2,750rpm
Safety 5 Star ANCAP (tested 2021)
CO2 Emissions 170 g/km
Economy ADR 6.5 L/100km
Servicing 12 Months / 15,000 km  Service Plan
Warranty 7yr/ Unlimited km with 7 Yr. conditional roadside assist

*MLP – Manufacturers List Price includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of any options.

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Overall Rating    

 

91/100

Behind the Wheel 9
Comfort 9
Equipment 9
Performance 9
Ride and Handling 9
Practicality 9
Fit for Purpose 10
Technology/Connectivity 9
Styling/ Appeal 9
Value for Money 9

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  • 9/10
    Behind the Wheel - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Comfort - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Equipment - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Performance - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Ride and Handling - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Practicality - 9/10
  • 10/10
    Fit for Purpose - 10/10
  • 9/10
    Technology/Connectivity - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Styling/ Appeal - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Value for Money - 9/10
9.1/10

Summary

It’s hard to describe just how good the Carnival is, in a class of its own really.

Kia s 2.2L Platinum Carnival is priced from around $70,790 drive away.  

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Brianna has been driving a different car every week since she got her learners permit. Now writing and doing videos for us she is also qualified in the Hospitality, Beauty and Child Care industries but still finds time to be our resident gourmet chef. She provides the most magnificent meals when the mood takes her. Her camp oven damper made at Ute weekends and camping trips has to be tasted to be believed. In addition to that, she has a particular affinity with off road driving and has been driving since she was 9 years on the same farm as Rob learned to drive on. Unusually for one so young she is exceptionally competent with off road driving, keeping up with drivers that many more years experience. Brianna is currently compiling her own bush cook book along with her other business interests.