Kia Carnival

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Kia has finally launched its much-avaited MPV in the Indian market, the Carnival. The success of the Seltos has managed to increase the hype for the Carnival and Kia has delivered the Carnival with a very attractive price for the market. The design of the MPV is elegant with a lot of chrome being used on the front and a side window line. Kia offers a lot of features and safety equipment. Kia Carnival variants offered are Premium, Prestige and Limousine.




Proportionally, the KIA Carnival measures 5,115mm in length, 1,985mm in width, 1,755mm in height and it sits on a 3,060mm long wheelbase. It features an unconventional design and a bold stance. The MPV has a boxy semblance, despite that, use of clever styling prevents it from looking like a typical utility vehicle with a chunky exterior. Upfront, it gets Kia’s tiger-nose grille.

The lower half of the bumper gets an airdam, skid plate and also houses LED fog lamps that resemble ice cubes. It additionally features pulled back headlamps and low-slung bonnet with prominent lines. At the side, there are roof rails and 18-inch crystal cut alloy wheels. The rear houses a LED tailamps and a rear skid plate.



The spacious cabin not only offers ample room for seating occupants, but it also packs in a host of comfort as well as connectivity features such as smart power tailgate, power sliding doors, resistance cloth seats, three-zone climate control and heated & ventilated seats. In addition, the KIA Carnival also gets engine start-stop, stand-up second-row seating and stain-resistant material seats.

The SUV can be had with a seven, eight and nine-seater layout. Premium features include one-touch power sliding doors, three-zone climate control, power tailgate, second-row sunshade curtains and leather upholstery. The top trim comes with VIP second row with leg support, premium wood garnish and leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear knob. The rear occupants also get a rear-seat entertainment system.

The MPV also houses a smart air purifier with perfume diffuser, electronic parking brake, ventilated and 10-way adjustable seat for the driver. Kia is also offering connected car features with UVO application through which you can perform various actions from your mobile phone itself. The dual electric sunroof, light-coloured upholstery and large glass area open up a sense of airiness in the cabin. The infotainment system is an 8-inch touchscreen system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Moreover, there is cruise control, smart key with push-button start/stop system, wireless charger and much more.



The KIA Carnival specifications come with a 2.2-litre diesel engine that comes with CRDi fuel system. The engine makes a maximum power of 197hp @ 3,800rpm and a peak torque output of 440Nm @ 1,750-2,750rpm. The engine is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission and is BS6 compliant to reduce the emissions.

Kia Carnival mileage is 13.9 kmpl according to Kia. However, the mileage depends on the driving style of the rider and the driving conditions.

The Kia Carnival performance is quite good and it is not meant to drive hard and fast. The main highlight of the Carnival is the space and the ride quality and it absorbs every bump on the road. The suspension of the MPV is very compliant and does not let the harsh potholes filter to the cabin.




Braking duties are handled by disc brakes in the front and at the rear. There is ABS with EBD, front and rear parking sensors, stability control and cornering brake control. Moreover, Kia also offers a roll over mitigation, hill assist control, side airbags and curtain airbags. The tyre pressure monitoring system alerts the driver when the air pressure of the tyre is not correct.



Kia Carnival is aimed towards those who are looking for a spacious cabin and have to spend most of their time on the second row of the seats as that is the place that you should be if you buy this.

Carnival Summary

Avg Ex Showroom Price ₹ 24.95 Lakh
Mileage: 13.9 kmpl
Engine 2199 cc
Seating Capacity 07
Top Speed 190 kmph
0-100 Speed Time 13.6s

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Specifications of Kia Carnival

Engine & Transmission
Engine 2199 cc, 4 Cylinders Inline, 4 Valves/Cylinder, DOHC
Engine Type 2.2L CRDi
Fuel Type Diesel
Max Power (bhp@rpm) 197 bhp @ 3800 rpm
Max Torque (Nm@rpm) 440 Nm @ 1750 rpm
Mileage (ARAI) 13.9 kmpl
Driving Range 834 Km
Drivetrain FWD
Transmission Torque Converter (Automatic) - 8 Gears, Manual Override
Turbocharger / Supercharger Turbocharged, Variable Geometry
Emission Standard BS 6
Dimensions & Weight
Length 5115 mm
Width 1985 mm
Height 1755 mm
Wheelbase 3060 mm
Ground Clearance 180 mm
Doors 5 Doors
Seating Capacity 7 Person
No of Seating Rows 3 Rows
Bootspace 540 litres
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 litres
Suspensions, Brakes & Steering
Front Suspension Macpherson Strut with coil spring
Rear Suspension Multi Link
Front Brake Type Disc
Rear Brake Type Disc
Minimum Turning Radius 5.8 metres
Steering Type Power assisted (Electric)
Wheels Alloy Wheels
Spare Wheel Space Saver
Front Tyres 235 / 60 R18
Rear Tyres 235 / 60 R18

Features of Kia Carnival


Airbags 6 Airbags (Driver, Passenger, 2 Curtain, Driver Side, Front Passenger Side)
Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Yes
Child Seat Anchor Points Yes
Seat Belt Warning Yes

Braking & Traction

Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) Yes
Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) Yes
Hill Hold Control Yes
Brake Assist (BA) Yes
Traction Control System (TC/TCS) Yes
Electronic Stability Program (ESP) Yes

Locks & Security

Engine immobilizer Yes
Central Locking Keyless
Speed Sensing Door Lock Yes
Child Safety Lock Yes

Comfort & Convenience

Air Conditioner Yes (Automatic Three Zone)
Front AC Two Zones, Individual Fan Speed Controls
Rear AC Separate Zone, Vents on Roof , Common Fan Speed Control
Third Row AC Vents on Roof
Heater Yes
Vanity Mirrors on Sun Visors Driver & Co-Driver
Cabin-Boot Access Yes
Anti-glare Mirrors Electronic – Internal Only
Parking Assist Reverse Camera
Parking Sensors Front & Rear
Cruise Control Yes
Headlight & Ignition On Reminder Yes
Keyless Start/ Button Start Yes
Steering Adjustment Tilt & Telescopic
12V Power Outlets 3


Remote Car Lock/Unlock Via app Yes
Emergency Call Yes
Find My Car Yes
Remote Car Light Flashing & Honking Via app Yes
Geo-Fence Yes
Remote Sunroof Open/Close Via app No
Over The Air (OTA) Updates Yes
Check Vehicle Status Via App Yes

Seats & Upholstery

Driver Seat Adjustment 10 way electrically adjustable (seat forward / back, backrest tilt forward / back, seat height up / down, lumbar up / down, lumbar forward / back) + 2 way manually adjustable (headrest up / down)
Front Passenger Seat Adjustment 6 way manually adjustable (seat forward / back, backrest tilt forward / back, headrest up / down)
Rear Row Seat Adjustment 6 way manually adjustable (seat forward / back, backrest tilt forward / back, headrest up / down)
Rear Row Seat Adjustment 2 way manually adjustable (headrest up / down)
Seat Upholstery Leather
Leather-wrapped Steering Wheel Yes
Leather-wrapped Gear Knob
Driver Armrest Yes
Rear Passenger Seats Type Captain Seats
3rd Row Seats Type
Captain Seats
Ventilated Seats Driver only
Ventilated Seat Type
Interiors Dual Tone
Interior Colours Black and Beige
Rear Armrest Yes
Folding Rear Seat Full
Split Rear Seat 60:40 split
Front Seatback Pockets Yes
Head-rests Front & Rear


Cup Holders Front & Rear
Driver Armrest Storage Yes
Third Row Cup Holders Yes
Sunglass Holder Yes

Doors, Windows, Mirrors & Wipers

Power Windows Front & Rear
One Touch -Down Driver
One Touch – Up No
Adjustable ORVM Electrically Adjustable & Retractable
Turn Indicators on ORVM Yes
Rear Wiper Yes
Rear Defogger Yes
Side Window Blinds
Rear – Manual
Exterior Door Handles Chrome
Interior Door Handles Chrome
Door Pockets No
Boot-lid Opener Electric Tailgate Release
Outside Rear View Mirrors (ORVMs) Body Coloured


Sunroof / Moonroof Electrically Adjustable
Roof rails Yes
Body-Coloured Bumpers Yes
Roof Mounted Antenna Yes
Chrome Finish Exhaust pipe Yes
Rub – Strips No


Daytime Running Lights LED
Fog Lights LED on front, Halogen on rear
Headlights LED Projector
Automatic Head Lamps Yes
Follow me home headlamps Yes
Tail Lights LED
Cabin Lamps Front and Rear
Headlight Height Adjuster Yes
Rear Reading Lamp Yes


Instrument Cluster Analogue – Digital
Trip Meter Electronic 2 Trips
Average Fuel Consumption Yes
Average Speed Yes
Distance to Empty Yes
Clock Digital
Low Fuel Level Warning Yes
Door Ajar Warning Yes
Adjustable Cluster Brightness Yes
Shift Indicator  No
Gear Indicator Yes
Instantaneous Consumption Yes
Tachometer Analogue

Entertainment, Information & Communication

Smart Connectivity Android Auto, Apple Car Play
Integrated (in-dash) Music System Yes
Display Touch-screen Display
GPS Navigation System Yes
Speakers 6+
USB Compatibility Yes
Aux Compatibility Yes
Bluetooth Compatibility Phone & Audio Streaming
MP3 Playback Yes
DVD Playback No
AM/FM Radio Yes
iPod Compatibility Yes
Steering mounted controls Yes
Voice Command Yes

Manufacturer Warranty

Warranty (Years) 3
Warranty (Kilometres) Unlimited

Pros & Cons of Kia Carnival

Pros of Kia Carnival

Stand Out Features

  • Premium people mover
  • Spacious interiors
  • Impressive ride quality

Cons of Kia Carnival

Need Improvement

  • Cumbersome to drive in city
  • Unimpressive steering feel
  • Brakes could do with more bite

FAQ About Kia Carnival

What is the price of Carnival in Mumbai?

On road price of base variant of Kia Carnival in mumbai is ₹ 24.95 Lakh.  On road price is made up of ex-showroom price, RTO registration, road tax and insurance amount.

Which car is better between Carnival vs Innova Crysta?

Carnival is priced at ₹ 24.95 Lakh. It comes with 2199 cc engine which generates 197 bhp of power & 440 Nm of torque. Whereas, Innova Crysta is priced at ₹ 15.67 Lakh, comes with 2393 cc engine which generates 148 bhp of power & 343 Nm of torque.

What is the minimum down payment required/minimum EMI for Carnival?

Yes, Carnival can be financed with a down payment of Rs. 2.50 Lakh. Whereas, the exact minimum down payment amount depends on multiple factors like car’s on-road price, your financial eligibility and loan provider bank’s limitations.

What is the mileage of Carnival?

As per ARAI, the mileage of Carnival is 13.9 kmpl.  Real mileage of the vehicle varies depending upon the driving habits. City and highway mileage figures also vary depending upon the road conditions.

Is there any exchange offer on Carnival?

There are multiple factors on which exchange value depends. Model year, kms driven, looks, insurances claimed and many such other factors contribute to deciding upon an exchange amount. Hence, to get the best exchange value or offer, we would advise you to get in touch with your nearest Kia showroom.

Things to keep in mind before Buying Kia Carnival



When buying a new car in general one must look for things like body panels that are out of line, or load bearing beams that seem to have been damaged. The next thing to check whether the paint is original or it has been repainted, a quick check under concealed plastic panels is a great way to check for unmatched paint. Another thing to check for is underbody rust in humid or sea adjacent areas.

A good way to check if the car has been rear-ended is by checking the boot. Flip open the spare wheel cover and remove the wheel completely. If the car was repaired after an accident the floor will have visible signs as the surface wouldn’t be smooth as it would in an undamaged car.

In the end, always remember to check for complete documentation including service records. Also, do check with the insurance company for any past claims, which will make you aware of the accidents the car has been involved in. Last but not the least, get the car checked from a trusted workshop before closing the deal.


Kia Carnival Price List

Variants Ex-Showroom price
Carnival Premium 7 STR

2199 cc, Diesel, Automatic (Torque Converter), 13.9 kmpl
₹ 24.95 Lakh
Carnival Premium 8 STR

2199 cc, Diesel, Automatic (Torque Converter), 13.9 kmpl
₹ 25.15 Lakh
Carnival Prestige 7 STR

2199 cc, Diesel, Automatic (Torque Converter), 13.9 kmpl
₹ 28.95 Lakh
Carnival Prestige 9 STR

2199 cc, Diesel, Automatic (Torque Converter), 13.9 kmpl
₹ 29.95 Lakh
Carnival Limousine 7 STR

2199 cc, Diesel, Automatic (Torque Converter), 13.9 kmpl
₹ 33.95 Lakh

Kia Carnival Expert Reviews

Value for money
for Kia Carnival

Car is very good and spacious built quality must improve from outside interior must me more improved music system should be improved overall at this price range the car is very good after few thousand of kms the engine make little bit of sounds

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for Kia Carnival

It’s a best family luxury car ,very comfortable car with a great power in it and the driving experience was awesome ,the exterior and interior design are best of all and they give all time services and maintenance..

for Kia Carnival

i have great experience with this car i love this car engine , space, design everything. this is wonderful car at this price. excellent product by kia.

Surely you will love it…
for Kia Carnival

Kia is the good company and will be satisfied if we choose this company. I am really happy with this car, I am having really good experience while driving the car.

Average above 15 on highway
for Kia Carnival

Received Average of 15+ on highway Amazing Features So comfort and spacious Even after a big size car handling is so good Just loved the car

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    Ex-Showroom ₹24,95,000
    The Kia Carnival is a premium people mover that combines imposing street presence with rugged looks, and is feature-loaded too. It is ideal for buyers looking to upgrade from the Toyota Innova Crysta, without breaking the bank. And that, combined with its spacious interiors and impressive ride quality, ticks all the right boxes.
    Body Station Wagon
    Fuel type Diesel
    Engine 2199 cc
    Transmission Automatic (Torque Converter)
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    Interior Color Beige, Black, Multi-pattern
    Kilometers Driven 13.9 kmpl
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