2022 Kia Carnival MPV vs 2022 Chevrolet Traverse

Collage showing the side view of a blue-colored 2022 Kia Carnival MPV and a red 2022 Chevrolet Traverse side-by-side

With a best-in-class passenger and cargo space, seating for up to eight passengers, and an SUV-like design, the all-new 2022 Kia Carnival MPV is the quintessential full-size family SUV that you can buy in Naples, FL. The family hauler offers practical family-focused innovations, a suite of driver-assist technologies, and undeniable versatility and best-in-class power. However, the 2022 Carnival has a worthy competitor in the 2022 Chevrolet Traverse, which is not an MPV, but rather a midsize SUV that offers seating for up to eight and falls in the same price range. Can it match up with the 2022 Kia Carnival MPV? Let’s find out at Airport Kia of Naples, FL.

2022 Kia Carnival MPV


2022 Chevrolet Traverse

3.5L V6 engine Base Engine 3.6L V6 engine
290 hp @ 6,400 rpm Horsepower 310 hp @ 6,800 rpm
145.1 cu. ft. Maximum Cargo Space 98.2 cu. ft
19/26/22 MPG (City/Highway/Combined) EPA-estimated MPG Fuel Economy 18/27/21 MPG(City/Highway/Combined)

Features Available on the 2022 Kia Carnival MPV

As illustrated by the comparison chart above, the 2022 Kia Carnival MPV and the 2022 Chevrolet Traverse are quite similar when it comes to their engine specs and power delivery. And while the 2022 Chevrolet Traverse offers slightly higher horsepower, drivers and new car buyers in Naples, FL will find the 2022 Kia Carnival more practical because it offers a much larger 145.1 cubic-feet cargo space and more standard features than the Traverse. The 2022 Kia Carnival MPV also offers 40.5 inches of second-row legroom and 35.6 inches of third-row legroom which is more than what the 2022 Chevy Traverse has to offer. Besides, the Carnival gives you the option to remove the second and third-row seats and make more room for whatever you’re hauling. You can also opt for available VIP Lounge Seating with relaxation mode and two rows of heated and ventilated leather or SynTex seat trims. The Carnival also lets you speak with the rear passenger in the second and third-row with its available two-way intercom system and the available Passenger View with night vision lets you check on the second and third-row passengers on the available dual 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment displays with ease even at night. Ideal for families with small kids.

In terms of safety too, the 2022 Kia Carnival leaves no stones unturned, offering standard Kia Drive Wise intelligent driver-assist technologies, an advanced airbag system, and the Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) system in the second and third-row seating areas for securing child seats. The Kia Carnival has also been built with a high-strength steel structure that offers improved rigidity in a lighter chassis which means you can have a confident ride with peace of mind.

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