they choose one of the worst leather colors.. how do they do that.
I love this channel
That is effing ugly grill
I wish this had a AWD option 🤨😒
19 in the city and 26 on the highway? is it a typo?
That third row access seems to be less than optimal.
Super deep middle seat would be great for a parent to be able to entertain little ones in rear facing car seats while having lots of room for luggage on a vacation road trip.
When u drive pretty close in city no one will that turn light signal at the bottom 🤞
Thank you for the review. In your next review perhaps you can go more in depth on the safety features and the difference between the SX and the SX Prestige trims. It seems only the Prestige trim has the blind spot view like the Palisade and the SX trim can't get that or the HUD .
Awesome car! All I need is a plug in hybrid version with AWD here in the US and I am sold. Also, while the blind spot camera is a nice touch, it negates the benefits in a foggy, rainy environment so I would rather prefer a blind spot marker on my rear mirrors like it is on my Honda Accord.
Deer 🦌 at 22:16
🙄 Men always review family cars as if they are going to be full of adults. It would really benefit them to learn how to market to their #1 consumers. Some of the details men provide and focus on are ridiculous and have nothing to do with your primary consumers want, while other details they actually care about are vastly overlooked.
2022 Kia Carnival is Proudly Built in Leipzig,Germany The German Minivan 🇩🇪
All this guy does is complain about little things. What a pain in the ass! I would never like to talk to a person like this. They always find fault with everything.
front/side looks good except for rear. utility and interior layouts are nice.
Who else saw that buck?
Can a wheelchair fit through the sliding doors?
Looks cool but for a 2022 to not also be an AWD Hybrid why even bother 🤷🏻♂️
I have always wanted an SUV with sliding doors. Now if only they can make a PHEV version.
I used to say I would never buy a KIA. Never. The brand name was not exuding quality. Their new is terrific and their products are very nice and attractive. I would now buy a KIA. Good work!
The center seat may move so far back to accommodate for wheelchairs. Meaning you would only need to remove the outside chair and scoot middle chair back. Not sure it would fit, just an idea. It's expensive to get a van modified.
Give it a 6' lift and mud tires and everyone will want one, love the brown interior!!
The tv commercial with the Carnival towing a good sized boat is false advertising - no way it can do that with 3500 rating...
IF I was ever wanting a MPV, I would most definitely chose the Carnival!! VERY NICE!!! Great review Alex!!
I love this vehicle, but it really needs awd
Alex, you've had this review posted for 2 months now and you still don't have your numbers up at the end of your drive section. What gives?
Such an amazing review! Thank you sir.
Hi Alex. I visit the KIA web site and build the top trim (SX Prestige). For my surprise, the auto-diming Interior mirror is a $350 option!!. What about side mirrors. Are they even heated, or power foldable? I don't see an option to get auto-dimming side mirrors. I have them on a Toyota minivan 2006!!! On an almost 50K car I cannot believe that they didn't include that, for me, basic feature on this price range. Great review as usual....
Does it have wireless android auto/apple carplay?
Another reason for the center seat to slide that far: if you have three wide-shouldered adults, you could slide the middle seat back a bit so there is more shoulder/hip room for everyone
Bought one yesterday. Don’t really like the black wheels but otherwise it’s a big improvement on the already impressive Sedona we had before
@Meela234 on the SX and prestige, yes. The other trims have different wheels.
Is it only available with black wheels?
I think I can stop searching now.. Spent 12 years with my sienna.. I can live with any drawbacks in the carnival.thx
I own it. I LOVE IT. Period. Tough to get though. Took the color I could get, not what I wanted, because, according to all of the Kia Dealers here in TX, 85% sell before they make it to the dealers. GIANT inside, but put it in Sport mode, and it handles like a Mercedes coupe.
Is it true the Korean version of this minivan has a 4th row? That must be quite cramped...
22:20 Oh deer!
I completely agree... this is just missing AWD and if they added hydraulic lift - I wouldn't even look at SUVs.
Great video, thx.
Vehicle made for people like me. I don't like mini vans but baby I would drive the wheels of this one. Im going to get one.
After this review those two cars to start falling apart.
Some real owners of this beautiful vehicle claims that the entertainment system tablet in the back has terrible quality and resolution .. is that right?
Phenomenal review, as always, Alex! Great-looking vehicle and incredible seating arrangement!
excellent review and information ! went to the dealer and they said they were still learning about it and so didn't know the features that well ????? I actually love the idea of those back VIP lounge seats. many times the only time mom's have a chance to zone out or take a power nap is in the car.
The 2022 model is available in the US. I was going to purchase the Telluride but this seems to be more my style. Only negative is that AWD is not available. That should be an option especially in the US market given the terrain and weather conditions in some areas.
If they had 4wd or AWD i am totally buying
Alex will the 11 seater ever come to america?
I do not understand why it’s not AWD
Great detailed review!
Best car videos, thanks Alex!
Nice vehicle. Atrocious name.
no AWD? no turbo?
Ha, I was looking at vans over the last few weeks, and with the name and styling change, I thought they had killed the minivan and replaced it with a suv. Whoops.
I wonder which state he lives in where there aren't that many bugs.
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Best review ever congrats
Will you get the new Hyundai Staria Lounge as well in N-A ?
Is there an 11 seat option in the US?
You have 8 roller bags!?
I am sold
I watched so long looks nice and all but still a Kia LOL 😂 like ikea
this MPV would be great as a car-camper, softroader, especially if Kia can offer AWD and maybe a little bit more ground clearance!!!!!
That middle seat going all the way back is great for Physically challenged/ wheelchair bound passengers!
Great video, thank you!
22:19 deer crossing
Greetings from South Korea. To answer your question, the reason the 2nd row middle seat slides so far back is for its use as a drinks table. Stay with me. The left and right 2nd row middle seats are taken out during a car camping trip or beach party. You take the left seat around to the right side of the car, and the right seat around to the left side of the car and install the seats backwards. You will know when they are installed properly when you see the green light come on at the bottom of the seat. With the turned seats, and middle seat down as a table...you now have a drinks lounge or conversation booth in the back of the car. You're welcome!
No AWD, GDI engine… I pick Toyota over this, despite I do like the style of this Kia
I don't like minivans. But this, this is nice.
Awesome video, is there a full review coming for the Carnival soon? Can you also talk about the recall in the video if you can.
It looks good. Has a ford explorer look to it from the side.
so the NA version dont get the 2nd row reverse seats eh?
Kia continues to impress.
I am amazed at the silly things he complains about. Smh I see nothing wrong with this setup at all.
Show the black version. It looks like a hearse. And just like the new Tucson, the turn signals are at the bottom. What a dangerous and stupid design trend.
My son n law and daughter just got his after waiting a few weeks for a so called chip. It’s actually very nice . The chrome strip in person is actually worse looking. My knock! He picked it up yesterday very late. So this morning my 4 yr old Grandaughter said while watching tv inside of it . That Amazon delivered it last night and daddy just took it out of the box .
Side view of the Chevy traverse. Korean car makers always “Copy paste” from every other Manufacturers 🤦🏻
Nice Ford flex
can't wait to buy it half the price next year.
One of the most commonly used humble celeb/VIP MPV "limo" (in black/white) in South Korea for those looking to keep a low profile.
Until stow-n-go seats are available in other makes, the Pacifica is the best vehicle when you have three senior greyhounds (lowest entry level and maximum floor space)
This is a mini-van? Holy crap! No wonder kids are so spoiled these days. There was a time something like this was reserved for high class limos from Mercedes. Now you're telling me every soccer mom has one of these? WOW!
Had a Mazda MPV in the early 1990's (or maybe the late '80's. The early stage Alzheimer's may be setting in.) It was a great vehicle and the only minivan at the time that offered AWD. That feature arguably saved my wife's and my life when it got stuck in deep snow in a ditch on a lonely logging road in the Washington Cascades. Without AWD I don't think I could have extracted it and it would have been a long, long hike to civilization. I wondered for years after why other vans didn't offer AWD. Kudos to the Pacifica for offering AWD on the non-hybrid model. And kudos to Toyota for its version of AWD on the Sienna with its hybrid powertrain. I'm not impressed with the new Sienna though it's admittedly a significant upgrade over the last generation. As far as the Odyssey is concerned it appears that Honda is resting on its laurels. So for me it would be a choice between Pacifica and the KIA Carnival. And that would be a difficult one. No AWD or hybrid powertrain the Carnival but appealing looks and near luxury interior. The Pacifica, on the other hand, offers a choice between AWD and a hybrid powertrain. Fortunately, I can avoid the choice as I have little use for a minivan these days.
Yeah, I'd want to remove the badge and give it a new name, but pretty nice.
Mini Vans are Limos in Asia…. With a driver.
Boo!! NO AWD!!
You are a good reviewer. You give useful insights. Thank you!
"I suspect" Alex is well endowed. 🙈 I swear I try to pay attention to the vehicles (because that's my purpose for subscribing) and really absorb the information being presented, but Alex ALWAYS has a bulge and my wandering eyes go right to it. 🙈 In other news....... I'd totally drive this minivan.
As usual, Alex hits the ground running with what is important like the seating configuration. Thank you!
Looks remind me more of a Ford Flex than anything else
I love the Carnival!
I like kia's ... but this is my favorite one so far... :)
wow i like it.
They should have made it a hybrid or plug in hybrid then I’d consider maybe getting one
I test drive the Hybrid Sienna and I am Toyota owner here... The hybrid powertrain was rough and jerky and while had sufficient power, you had to really floor it... The Kia on the other hand was smooth as butter and felt like a high end SUV... Interior wise Sienna was using a old grainy back up camera and dated head unit vs a high resoultion touch 12 inch display that is very fast and responsive on the Kia... I recommend you test drive it and compare...
Shout-out to the host. Pretty nice explanation👌
I keep thinking how comfortable this car is for my parents and my grandma. The back seats look so comfortable for elderly people. Will consider buying this for them
Awesome mini van
Soooo...why do foreign vehicles get cooler stuff than North America...? Can't stand it 😒🙄 just make everything available to everyone, unless they want it that way (which obviously they do) but why? Does the world really hate North America that much???
Imma live in this van