Kia Carnival Named 2022 Family Vehicle of the Year by

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The 2022 Kia Carnival MPV was named “Family Vehicle of the Year” by AutoGuide. The vehicle was recognized as the top family vehicle due to its impressive interior capacity, extensive safety features, and modern design.

“The Kia Carnival MPV is truly a multi-purpose vehicle and breaks the mold of what many perceive a vehicle like this should be,” said Steven Center, COO and EVP, Kia America.

“We’re proud to receive AutoGuides’ family vehicle award, celebrating the Carnival MPV’s premium design and abundant safety technology. This award further validates the Carnival MPV’s wide-reaching appeal, which resulted in our popular MPV capturing 9.3 percent market share in its segment in 2021.”

Kia’s Carnival known as an MPV or Multi-Purpose Vehicle differentiates itself from the competition in its styling and function. The interior is massive, offering even full-sized adults a comfortable ride no matter which seat they choose.

The styling of the Carnival intentionally offers a more SUV-like look to distinguish itself from the minivan look this segment is known for. The Carnival also comes packed with all of the latest and greatest Kia technology, including Blind Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist, Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist and even Navigation-based Cruise Control. This combination of quality and style left the editors at AutoGuide thoroughly impressed with the Carnival. 

“It’s not just the cool, crossover-adjacent styling. Nor is it those first-class middle-row seats. The Kia Carnival MPV is such an impressive package because it blends that together with a smooth driving demeanour and lots of standard safety equipment. That it rings in as one of the most affordable in its segment solidifies it as the vehicle of choice for families. That’s why we’re happy to crown the Carnival MPV the AutoGuide 2022 ‘Family Vehicle of the Year,’” said Kyle Patrick, AutoGuide editor.

Want to learn more about the 2022 Family Vehicle of the Year? Check out our detailed research guide on the Kia Carnival, or stop by our showroom to experience it for yourself!