The Kia Carnival minivan is listed as a 2022 model, and has fuel economy ratings of 19 miles per gallon city, 26 mpg highway and 22 mpg combined. The EPA listing also confirms the use of a 3.5-liter V6 engine as well as an eight-speed automatic transmission. For comparison, the 2021 Sedona has an older 3.3-liter V6 and returns 18 mpg city, 24 mpg highway and 21 mpg combined.
The switch from Sedona to Carnival makes sense to us; we prefer the latter, honestly. It also won’t be the first time Kia’s changed the name of a US product for an all-new version. Last year, Kiafrom its midsize sedan, which is now called the .
Kia did not immediately return our request for comment, but given that the Carnival name appears on the official US EPA website, we can’t imagine this is a fluke. Look for the redesigned minivan to go on sale later this year.