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Has anyone else with an SX or higher had issues with the 115V power plugs? Mine worked the day after pick up but have not since. The red light is even on but definitely not charging my laptop. I’ve tried both plugs and with the van running and no luck yet.

I thought I saw someone else on here that had this issue and had taken it to the dealer
I just checked my SXP and no juice from either plug. Tested with a lamp and a laptop. However, the 12V plugs do work. Now to find where they have hidden the fuses......
 

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Well, I don't Face, or Insta, or Twit, so I missed that. Thanks for the info.

In terms of a drawback, I had a pleasant email exchange with a customer service person at Kia.com. Basically, no one knows when a hitch for the Carnival will appear.
 

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Has anyone else with an SX or higher had issues with the 115V power plugs? Mine worked the day after pick up but have not since. The red light is even on but definitely not charging my laptop. I’ve tried both plugs and with the van running and no luck yet.

I thought I saw someone else on here that had this issue and had taken it to the dealer
Hi, we just tested our 115V power plugs on our SX and they do not work.
 

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Hmmmm. Well, I am hoping it is something simple like Kia forgot to install the inverter. If they forgot to install the wires to the plugs....that will be difficult to fix. :rolleyes:
 

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It is only when the headlights are on that you get that narrow full light across the back. Not associated with the brake lights.
 

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I'm drawn to the SX-P because of the VIP seating for all the highway driving I do with sciatica issues. The reality is, I transport bicycles and recumbent trikes in the rear of my Odyssey and need to consider the SX instead, because the VIP seats are stationary.

But golly, for the same money as the SX (or less with negotiations), the Odyssey Touring gives me the sunroof, Homelink, leather, Wi-Fi, sunglass holder in the ceiling and no backseat monitors I'd remove immediately.

I was really excited when the Carnival was announced thinking I'd save money and get more content but their marketing people are not considering Honda's model offerings too well.
 

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I'm drawn to the SX-P because of the VIP seating for all the highway driving I do with sciatica issues. The reality is, I transport bicycles and recumbent trikes in the rear of my Odyssey and need to consider the SX instead, because the VIP seats are stationary.

But golly, for the same money as the SX (or less with negotiations), the Odyssey Touring gives me the sunroof, Homelink, leather, Wi-Fi, sunglass holder in the ceiling and no backseat monitors I'd remove immediately.

I was really excited when the Carnival was announced thinking I'd save money and get more content but their marketing people are not considering Honda's model offerings too well.
I do agree Kia may have set up the SX-P trim to distinguish itself from the other minivans and cater to a different demographics (retired senior folks that might occasionally pick up grand kids, shuttle limo service to/from airports/hotels, family of 4 with 2 older teenagers that won't be caught in the 3rd row and business execs doing chaffeured trips). Unfortunately, this trim does not target the average family that want flexibiity (ability to remove/configure seats to maximise cargo space) while wanting all the comforts and features that the van offers. For this reason, I will wait for the 2023 model, hope Kia offers some of the top features (In Canada, Bose Audio, sunroof, cooled leather front seats, memory function, parking collision avoidence - reverse, etc) in a penultimate trim or offer a more configurable 7 (non-VIP) or 8 seater option at the SX-P trim. If not, I will consider Toyota Sienna. The Honda Odyssey is getting long in the tooth in its tech and safety features and so less attractive, even though its engine and chassis is on par with the Carnival.
 

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The monitors are specifically on 3 year warranty for a reason :)

Btw I may be the only one loving the monitors once we've got it figured out 1. turn on mobile hot spot and kids pick it up from there 2. the younger kid who doesn't how to operate the screen can just mirror the screen 3. we can cast / control through the software when we want to play pre-downloaded contents instead of hot spot (I think it operates through blue tooth or some sort of UWB)
One more thing.

Memory seats are included in SX and Prestige but no where on the site, builder, specs sheet are memory steering wheel or mirrors mentioned for any trim.

Does anyone have clarification on this?
I have the SX prestige, my mirrors are programmed with my setting.
 

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And some people go for the clean de-badged look. I haven't actually seen a Carnival yet (not here in Oklahoma), but looking at some of the pictures in this thread, removing the Carnival badge (and any dealer advertisements) from the rear and just having the new Kia logo above the license plate would look really clean, and keep a lot of people guessing for a while.
I have a SX prestige, I have so many people driving by my house wondering what the heck kind of car I have lol.. keeps them guessing
 

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How does it compare to your previous ....minivan??
I had a 2015 Kia Sedona ex when it first came out, trades it for a 2018 Infiniti QX60 (hated it.. no room) and this year; 4-19-2021 I traded the Infiniti for the 2022 carnival SX prestige, and I absolutely love it.. the ride is much nicer, it’s roomier, comfortable, and so much easier to get my 2 granddaughters in and out of.
 

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I had a 2015 Kia Sedona ex when it first came out, trades it for a 2018 Infiniti QX60 (hated it.. no room) and this year; 4-19-2021 I traded the Infiniti for the 2022 carnival SX prestige,
Funny how once you have a minivan you cannot be without!
I've owned them for 26 years. I have no kids, I used them first for business travel and now for transporting items between my winter and summer homes 1,700 miles apart.
I consider it my gentleman's pickup truck with the middle seats removed!

Last thought: The upright seating is the best thing for back issues!
 
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