DARE TO COMPARE
Kia Carnival vs. Toyota Sienna
Kia Carnival
Toyota Sienna
At a Glance: Carnival vs. Sienna
Kia Carnival

Ready for something different, fun, and exciting? Introducing the Kia Carnival MPV (multi-purpose vehicle) and the Toyota Sienna, two burly automotive beasts that are great for any and all situations.

While either one will serve you well, there are some differences between them. The team at The Kia Store aims to help drivers in Louisville, KY, Elizabethtown, KY, and Clarksville, IN figure out which model will work better for them with this comparison. Read on!


MAX CARGO CAPACITY

MAX CARGO CAPACITY

145.1 cu. ft. | 101 cu. ft.
Carnival vs Sienna
HORSEPOWER

HORSEPOWER

290 HP | 245 HP
Carnival vs Sienna
AVAILABLE TOUCHSCREEN SIZE

AVAILABLE TOUCHSCREEN SIZE

12.3" | 9"
Carnival vs Sienna
Which One Is Perfect for Your Family?
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PERFORMANCE
Kia Carnival

Drivers who opt for a bigger set of wheels often like the idea of having an engine with more power. Both the Kia Carnival and the Toyota Sienna have impressive power outputs, but which one is going to offer the best performance?

Engine Performance

The engines in the Kia and the Toyota are both brawny, but there’s one big difference between them—and that’s power. In the Toyota Sienna, drivers will find a 2.5L hybrid engine that produces 245 net horsepower across all trims.

While that’s a lot of power and certainly not something to turn away from, you can get even more horsepower in the Kia. It offers a 3.5L V6 engine throughout all trims that produces 290 horsepower. So, if engine power is important to you, you’ll want to take a closer look at the Kia Carnival MPV.

Smooth Driving

Both models come standard with front-wheel drive, so you’ll find yourself with similar performance in that regard. In addition, both the Kia Carnival and the Toyota Sienna have different drive modes available, including an Eco drive mode.


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INTERIOR
Kia Carnival

Comfort is at the forefront of any trip, and part of that is being able to stretch out and still be able to carry extra luggage or equipment. With room for up to eight passengers in each model, it’s no surprise that the Kia Carnival and the Toyota Sienna have a lot to offer.

Interior Cargo Room

In the Toyota Sienna, you’ll have 33.5 cubic feet of cargo room behind the third row and a maximum 101 cubic feet when the second and third rows are folded down. That being said, the Kia Carnival MPV provides more cargo room.

You’ll have a minimum 40.2 cubic feet of cargo space and a whopping maximum 145.1 cubic feet in the Carnival.

Interior Dimensions

The Kia Carnival MPV also offers more headroom and legroom across the board. In the front, drivers and their copilots will enjoy 40.9 inches of headroom and 41.1 inches of legroom. By comparison, front-seat riders in the Toyota Sienna get 40.1 inches of headroom and 40.3 inches of legroom.


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TECHNOLOGY
Kia Carnival

Going on a long drive or just around the block? Regardless of how far you’re going, your trips can be enhanced with your favorite songs or podcasts. Rides like the Kia Carnival and the Toyota Sienna are fully equipped for all your entertainment needs.

Infotainment

In both the Kia and the Toyota, you’ll be treated to standard Bluetooth® connections, Apple CarPlay®, and Android Auto™. This will allow you to stay connected to the outside world and blast your favorite playlists.

However, when fully equipped, the Kia Carnival offers a bigger touchscreen at 12.3 inches compared to the 9-inch screen found in the Toyota. Both sets of wheels offer available top-notch audio systems. In the Toyota, drivers can access a 12-speaker system by JBL®. In the Kia, drivers will be treated to a 12-speaker premium audio system by Bose®.

Keep an Eye on the Kids

With room for up to eight passengers in either set of wheels, you’re bound to have a full boat on your hands at some point. With the Kia Carnival, you’ll easily be able to keep an eye on all your passengers. That’s because the Carnival offers available:

  • Passenger View - In Cabin Camera
  • Passenger Talk - In Cabin Intercom

Plus, you can keep the kids entertained with the available Dual-Screen Rear Seat Entertainment System. Unfortunately, these features are only available in the Kia, not the Toyota.


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The Final Word
Kia Carnival

Choosing between the Kia Carnival MPV and the Toyota Sienna as your next automotive companion should be fun and exciting. However, if you truly want to maximize fun and excitement with engine performance, more interior space, and amazing infotainment options, the team at The Kia Store believes the Carnival is the way to go.

Take the Kia Carnival MPV for a spin on the streets of Louisville, KY, Elizabethtown, KY, or Clarksville, IN by contacting the team at our Kia dealership today!

All of the tools you need to move forward with experiencing a new Carnival for yourself are conveniently available right here online.


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