Phantasm22· Super Moderator
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Starting this thread for people to share their experiences with dealer pricing and ordering.
I agree! Most never heard of the Carnival. So I sat with one decent salesman and told him all about the Carnival!!!Same experience. Called me asking if I wanted to come in to drive a Cadenza. These dealers. Lol
Here are photos my dealer sent me of the LX trim Carnival they received today. SX trim should be arriving in about a week.
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Heres their window sticker https://www.kia.com/us/services/en/windowsticker/load/KNDNE5H35N6060914
Although the Carnival is impressive, I do not believe it will be as popular as the Telluride due to America’s love for the SUV. I DO think sales will improve over the Sedona and take sales from the Sienna and Pacifica. The Odyssey possibly too.New member of the forum... I am hoping the forum grows and we will see people posting their purchased price. Do you think the Carnival will be as popular as the Telluride?
Excellent insights... We have owned a Grand Caravan and a Honda Odyssey... The Grand Carvan's transmission failed twice in under 120k miles... The Odyssey has been basically trouble free since 2004... However, the Honda Odyssey seems a bit tired to me... Our preference would be an AWD... but we aren't going Hybrid and have reliability concerns with Pacifica... So, that leaves us with either a medium sized SUV or a Carnival... However, I'm going to take an aggressive wait and see approach depending on the pricing and initial quality reviews. Looking forward to other comments... thanks again!Although the Carnival is impressive, I do not believe it will be as popular as the Telluride due to America’s love for the SUV. I DO think sales will improve over the Sedona and take sales from the Sienna and Pacifica. The Odyssey possibly too.
Although Sienna has better MPG and AWD, the new polarizing exterior styling (it really is terrible) and hard plastic interior (cheap rental car feel) will turn many away. The Carnival has a far superior available option list. And a meager four cylinder with CVT transmission allows the engine to literally scream on full loads with depleted battery assist on a hot Texas. No thanks. My mom
had a Prius and that combo is fine for a small car, but not to haul/cool down eight people and their gear. Needs a V6.
The Pacifica fixes most of these Sienna issues with AWD, a V6, a hybrid option, and decent styling. However, if you read some of the owner reviews and owner forum posts, the reliability concern isn’t worth the hassle. Too many lemon law posts and vans literally dying on them requiring tows. No thanks with a small family that depends on their car.
The Carnival has A LOT going for it in the minivan class but I don’t think it will outsell any popular SUV. Thankfully, it will remain the best selling minivan in Australia and very popular in Korea too. Kia likely produces/sells as much as other makes as it’s a true global platform. The Sienna and Odyssey aren’t.
Thanks for sharing. I still think it’s so strange they moved the power sliding door buttons from the center console to where the gas refuel button typically is. Makes no sense to me.Instrument cluster is not full digital. Console screen is definitely 12.3. The blind spot alert is the warning lights on mirrors and the sound it makes.
I looked online again, looks like you can even configure a red with black interior. Here is another dealer with a red one in stock. Also black interior.