2022 Kia Carnival MPV vs 2022 Honda Odyssey

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2022 Kia Carnival MPV vs 2022 Honda Odyssey

The 2022 Kia Carnival MPV is a whole new brand of vehicle. It’s commanding some of the fiercest attention this model year. As a “multi-purpose” vehicle, it’s striding away into whole new territory. It’s not quite an SUV, not quite a minivan, but it’s all industrious and all elegant. Today’s comparison between the 2022 Kia Carnival MPV vs 2022 Honda Odyssey brings customers closer to what both of these vehicles would mean for your family. The Odyssey is a straight minivan, something that has fallen out of favor with many people over time. It is actually the 2022 Kia Carnival MPV that is tweaking the minivan formula and making it chic and cool to own a multi-purpose vehicle again.

Boardman OH - 2022 Kia Carnival MPV's Overview

Exterior – Kia Dealership serving Boardman

The 2022 Honda Odyssey is a straight out minivan design with a very sloped hood and angled windshield. What this means is that you’re getting more of the same old thing. The 2022 Carnival MPV is anything but the same old thing. Its near straight across, shorter hoodline makes it look like a cross between a minivan and SUV, so it’s absolutely one of the biggest things at Drive Taylor this year. It’s an entirely new kind of vehicle, with a roof that goes straight across like a razor instead of sloping downward like any old regular minivan. The exterior design is serving Boardman Lancaster Hermitage customers with “beauty in capability.” The exterior is beautiful, too, though. The model gets LED headlamps, a sharp, crisp set of lines on the hood, a sporty straight across body build, and a Dual Power Sunroof. Ask yourself what you need your MPV to do for you this year. The Carnival MPV will do all of those things, plus it’ll make you look ultra cool while on the road.

Boardman OH - 2022 Kia Carnival MPV's Exterior

Interior – 2022 Kia Carnival MPV near Boardman

Seven or eight people can fit happily into a Carnival MPV, so you’ve got spacious seating and the same wide open entry into the MPV. The Odyssey gets your same sometimes pesky sliding door and doesn’t do much to make it easier to pile your whole family in for a nice, long drive. The third row of the Carnival MPV is also more spacious and daring than the Odyssey’s very tame interior. It seems like Honda was more than willing to go with the formulas of the past, while Kia was willing to take chances and redecorate. They’ve made the 2022 Carnival MPV even more spacious than last year’s model and give you an easy way to configure passenger capacity and cargo capacity. Mix and match at will. And with new leather interior options and optional second-row VIP captain’s chairs, your kids can travel in style, too.

Boardman OH - 2022 Kia Carnival MPV's Interior

2022 Kia Carnival MPV Powertrain specs

MPVs need an extra boost everywhere they go, so you always want to look for a near 300 horsepower with this class of vehicle. And it’s the one class where horsepower legitimately does matter here. The Carnival MPV’s 3.5L V6 engine get 290 horsepower compared to the Odyssey’s 280. The performance of the Carnival MPV stands out in another way, too. It gets a hybrid powertrain option that the Odyssey doesn’t bother throwing in at all. It also has a wonderful 8-speed automatic transmission that works perfectly with its hybrid setup.

Boardman OH - 2022 Kia Carnival MPV's Mechanical

Winner: 2022 Kia Carnival MPV

When the Carnival MPV first showed itself in early pictures, people were blown away by its new build. Yes, it falls near the minivan category, but this is NOTHING like a minivan. It’s all cool and may even best the SUV design in its gorgeous and sharp lines. The model’s bold design comes in colors like Astra Blue, Silky Silver, and Aurora Black Pearl. The bold 19-inch machine-finish wheels remind people more of a sports cars wheels than an MPV wheels. The smart power liftgate gives you seamless loading and unloading with no waits and hassles in-between. It’s simply a stunning new achievement for Kia, and the 2022 Honda Odyssey can only stand back and watch in wonder with the rest of us.

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Drive Taylor is serving Boardman Lancaster Hermitage customers with a fun-filled day in the 2022 Carnival MPV. Stop by our dealership to get your first test drive of this innovative new design from Kia.

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