Discover the All-New 2022 Kia Carnival in Auburn, ME

Is it a minivan or is it an SUV? The all-new 2022 Kia Carnival has an SUV-like profile, but inside, it's all minivan, with three rows of spacious seats. Families in Auburn, ME will appreciate the Carnival's affordable price and wealth of standard tech features. The Carnival also has class-leading cargo space behind the third row, and it's for sale now at Rowe Kia Auburn.

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You'll enjoy a calm, relaxed ride in the 2022 Kia Carnival. Its strut-and-multi-link suspension soaks up most bumps in the road for smoother travels. Saco, ME drivers will like the Carnival's Normal, Eco, Smart, and Sport drive modes, which let them tailor its ride to their preferences. Front-wheel drive is standard. Each Carnival model comes with a 290-horsepower V6 engine and an eight-speed automatic transmission for quick acceleration. It gets better gas mileage than most minivans - at 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway. With its 3,500-pound tow rating, the Carnival is fully capable of pulling a boat or camper on a trip.

Exterior/Interior Features

At first glance, you might think the 2022 Kia Carnival is an SUV. Its squared-off rear end, integrated roof spoiler, and buff wheel arches resemble Kia crossovers. But the Carnival has a belt line that wraps around the vehicle and visually connects its full-width taillights to its LED headlights. Kinked daytime running lights frame the Carnival's concave grille, and available black alloy wheels further enhance its rugged appearance.

Get inside the 2022 Kia Carnival, and you'll be taken with its open, airy cockpit and seating for seven. EX and SX models seat eight people. The Carnival's stylish cabin is adorned in gloss black or aluminum trim and cloth or leather upholstery. People in Portland, ME will appreciate the Carnival's sliding and removable second-row middle seat for easier access to the front-row passenger. You can even fold down the middle section to make it into a table between the outboard seats. There's also plenty of room for luggage or camping equipment in the Carnival, which has 40.2 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third-row seats, 86.9 cubic feet with the third row folded, and 145.1 cubic feet of room with the second and third rows down.


The 2022 Kia Carnival comes with the UVO infotainment system, which has a well-placed touch screen, clear graphics, and intuitive menus that make it a breeze to operate while driving. There are also physical controls for some functions, especially in lower Carnival models, but higher trims feature more touch buttons with haptic feedback. An optional quiet mode lets Westbrook drivers deactivate all but the front speakers to help backseat riders sleep in peace. Standard amenities in the new Carnival include:

  • An 8-inch touch screen
  • Android Auto and Apple Carplay compatibility
  • Push-button start
The Carnival's available passenger-view camera lets you check on rear-seat occupants without turning around.


People in Gorham, ME will feel secure about their safety in the 2022 Kia Carnival. It's made with a light, high-strength steel structure to protect you from collisions. The Carnival also comes with numerous helpful standard driver assistance features, including:

  • Forward collision warning
  • Driver drowsiness monitoring
  • Rear cross traffic alert
Standard lane keeping assist steers the Carnival back into its lane if it begins to drift over the lane marker. Available adaptive cruise control maintains a driver-set distance between the Carnival and the vehicle in front of it.

Trim Level Breakdown


The 2022 Kia Carnival is available in four trim levels so that Auburn drivers can have one with all the features they prefer. These trims include:

  • Carnival LX: Even the base Carnival LX trim comes with convenient, hands-free power-sliding rear doors. Other standard features in the Carnival LX include a rear-seat reminder, remote start, a six-speaker stereo, and HD Radio. Standard active safety features include a rearview camera, pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, and rear parking sensors.
  • Carnival EX: The Carnival EX model has all the base trim's features, but adds tri-zone automatic climate control, cyclist detection, front parking sensors, a 12.3-inch touch screen, navigation, satellite radio, and wireless device charging.
  • Carnival SX: In addition to the lower trims' features, the Carnival SX comes with skid plates, a power-adjustable passenger seat, ventilated front seats, a surround-view parking camera system, and a rear-seat entertainment system.
  • Carnival SX Prestige: The range-topping SX Prestige model comes with seating for seven, dual sunroofs, leather upholstery, second-row lounge seats, a heated steering wheel, a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster, and a 12-speaker Bose audio system.

Test Drive the 2022 Kia Carnival at Rowe Kia Auburn

The 2022 Kia Carnival is an all-new minivan that's spacious and feature filled. Its swift acceleration and soft ride are sure to make it a favorite for families in Saco, ME. The Carnival even comes with lengthy warranty coverage for added peace of mind. Kia backs it with a five-year/60,000-mile basic warranty and a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty. Rowe Kia Auburn has a wide array of Carnival trims for sale at competitive prices. Come see us and test drive one today.