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2022 Kia Carnival: Boxy is foxy

Kia may call its latest family hauler an MPV instead of the dreaded 'm' word, but this spacious and versatile machine is still an excellent minivan.

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Craig Cole

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Meet the 2022 Kia Carnival, the South Korean automaker's new minivan. 

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Motivation is provided by a 3.5-liter V6 that serves up 290 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. 

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What do you think of Kia's new, angular logo?

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The instrument cluster in this EX model is visually clean and highly legible.

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The Carnival's interior is bright and airy with more cargo room than a Chevy Suburban.

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The second-row seats are super comfortable and easily slide fore and aft. 

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There's plenty of space in the Carnival's generously portioned third-row seat.

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A camera mounted in the headliner lets the driver keep tabs on passengers in the rear rows.

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Kia and Hyundai designers are in love with geometric patterns these days, and they've been tastefully applied to the new Carnival. 

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For more photos of the 2022 Kia Carnival, keep clicking through this gallery.

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