Kia Carnival – Autotrader New Zealand

23 Jan 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on Kia Carnival – Autotrader New Zealand

Kia Carnival

The Kia Carnival may not be stylish, but too useful to ignore

MPVs sell in great numbers If people have a lot of kids to they prefer SUVs even if they don’t four-wheel-drive. Most folk to pay the handling compromises of a big SUV, and go for instead of seats-and, than with the automotive equivalent of – practical and colourful, but of style or character.

This Kia Carnival may not be stylish, but too useful to ignore, for it fits an amount of guff alongside a lot of people – at which we get to the elephant in the room.

There are seats in this Carnival, but the one has only a lap belt. That’s than no belt – it you flying into the driver, for a But it’s nothing like as for its occupant as a three-point, and it’s a omission these days.

At least the seat folds to make a table, but still.

So, seats and a table – a boot deep enough to a big stroller in upright. Fold the seats flat and you lose the section of boot, but get a flat floor. The second row seats individually, swivel forward, or out entirely, the Carnival then as a carpet-lined van.

A rather comfy one. The are capacious. There are cubbies A new iPod and USB port sit next to a point and storage cubby. a little mirror to check on the in the back, and a reversing camera shows its image in the rear mirror, which you’re checking.

Plus six airbags, ESP and ABS brakes, and like cruise and climate

Kia Carnival

The downsides used to be the petrol thirst, but there’s now this It’s a 136kW/343Nm 2.9-litre matched to a five-speed auto. The comes in strongly across a range of revs, but it feels at its round-town speeds.

The engine had well under 1000km I collected it and would no doubt get a tad and more efficient as it beds in my fairly demanding, hilly netted a 10.3l/100km average generously above the 9.0 claim.

My home environment also up the handling, which is as biased to rather than incisive as you’d expect from the

But the magic trick? That’s the electronic doors. Press the fob and the doors slide open, or the lifts.

Great when raining and you’ve armfuls of and toddlers; or to fascinate older with your magical

Either way, the Kia Carnival a lot of sense if you’ve got bods and to carry on a daily basis provided you don’t need the seat as more than an extra.

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