It might subjectively be the least sexy category of car but it’s very hard to deny the Kia Carnival (or Sedona depending on your location) is one of the best people movers on the used car market.
Offering incredible practicality, a refined driving experience, excellent levels of safety and technology and near class-leading warranty and after sales support, the Carnival more than makes up for its lack of cool or desirability.
The third-generation Carnival/Sedona was launched in 2015, offering excellent levels of equipment and an ingenious use of space to provide incredible practicality.
2019 brought with it a mid-life update with the Carnival/Sedona receiving exterior and interior aesthetic treatments including a revised face with new LED headlights, revised tail-lights and ‘ice cube’ LED fog-lights along with various tech, equipment and safety revisions.
Mechanically, the 3.3-litre V6 petrol engine was mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission, replacing the outgoing version’s six-speeder.
Kia also thoroughly overhauled the Carnival/Sedona’s base structure. The body shell’s rigidity was increased by 74 per cent while fresh soundproofing material in the wheel arches and under the bonnet provided better refinement.