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Have a look around our long-term 2022 Kia Carnival

Kia built one very premium minivan.

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We used our long-term 2022 Kia Carnival to assist with a staff relocation from Detroit to Los Angeles. We encountered everything from rain to sleet and even snow and unrelenting sun.

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With three senior rescue animals in tow and a boatload of stuff to transport, we couldn't help but add a Yakima Roof Box. 

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Road grime is a fact of life on trips like this.

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Yep, we packed it to the headliner. Here's a cold and ugly photo of a test fitting before we departed wintry Michigan.

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Fuel economy could've been better, but the drag-adding roof box and our editor's heavy right foot didn't help matters. 

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Over 6 days, 10 states and 2,300+ miles, the Kia performed flawlessly.

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We have this long-term minivan for a year of testing.

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Kia doesn't actually call the Carnival a minivan, however. Apparently that's uncool.

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But what could be uncool about this? It looks awesome.

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Our Carnival is the fully loaded SX Prestige model.

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Power comes from a naturally aspirated V6 engine.

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We'll be road tripping with this one all the time.

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Inside, the Carnival's cabin is luxurious and full of tech.

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We're looking forward to having this one for a year.

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