Are you looking for a three-row minivan to take your family on long weekend drives in the Arizona desert? We’re sure you must have considered the 2022 Toyota Sienna and the 2022 Kia Carnival MPV. Both these multi-purpose vehicles, aka minivans, make for the perfect family vehicles, but the Sienna has some nice tricks up its sleeve that help it leave the Kia Carnival in the dust.
Join our team at Bill Alexander Toyota in Yuma, AZ, as we pit the 2022 Toyota Sienna against the 2022 Kia Carnival and see which car offers the most bang for your buck!
2022 Toyota Sienna
2022 Kia Carnival
Hybrid—2.5-Liter with DOHC, 16-Valve, D-4S Injection and Dual VVT-i
|Base Engine||3.5-Liter V6 engine with DOHC and 4-valves per cylinder|
245 net hybrid system hp
EPA Fuel Economy MPG Ratings (City/Highway/Combined)
When comparing the 2022 Toyota Sienna and the 2022 Kia Carnival, the noticeable and most significant difference is the choice of powertrains. While the Sienna is a hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) with a 2.5-liter hybrid engine with Permanent magnet synchronous motors, the Kia Carnival is purely a gasoline-fueled engine.
The advantage of having the hybrid powertrain in the Toyota Sienna at your disposal is that you can expect significantly higher fuel efficiency. Sienna’s hybrid engine smartly combines the power of gas and electric power to offer unmatched fuel economy for a vehicle its size. As a matter of fact, the 2022 Toyota Sienna offers double the city mpg ratings that the Kia Carnival and ten mpg more on the highway. This means you can rest easy about not running out of fuel any time soon and the anxiety that comes with having to stop frequently at the gas station to get a fill. The 2022 Toyota Sienna also comes with four different drive modes, which you can choose depending on your current driving situation. There are:
The 2022 Toyota Sienna and the 2022 Kia Carnival offer superior interior comfort and have all the technology features to keep you and your family entertained on your long drives. However, the Sienna features Toyota’s unmatched Star Safety System™, which includes Enhanced Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRAC), Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA), and Smart Stop Technology® (SST) and ten standard airbags help keep you and your family safe on the road.
The hybrid engine and unmatched safety features give the 2022 Toyota Sienna an edge over the Kia Carnival and the rest of its rivals. If you would like to learn more about it or take it for a test drive, fill out the form below and tell us how we can help you!