Quickie Used Car Review – Kia Carnival (2007-2015)
2007-2015 Kia Carnival
The not bad: Variety of versions available, affordable to buy
The Bad: Heavyweight
The Say: One of the cheapest minivans which can be practical, too.
Go For: EX LWB
Avoid: EX SWB
cost Range: P350,000-P870,000
Our Rating: ***
Full Review: Used Car Review – Kia Carnival (2007-2015)
Latest vehicle profile: Kia Carnival
See the different versions of which vehicle:
Previous Carnival versions had only size available along with for the Philippine market, the usage of both Carnival along with Sedona nameplates along with the availability of diesel along with gasoline engines. The first generation Carnival enjoyed its success through grey market imports until Kia officially sold which vehicle in 2000.
For the 1st time, the second generation style had both short along with long wheelbase versions which our local market got. Only one engine can be offered: a 2.9 diesel which had seen usage coming from the older style although upgraded with more power along with equipped with CRDi technology. Despite its heavy Centeng, which van can pull well even if its fully loaded or not along with which can be stable on high speeds. which can be one comfortable van, which can be a plus side although handling isn’t which precise although you shouldn’t expect too much.
Obviously, long wheelbase versions gain more space than their short wheelbase counterparts with enough room to breathe within the third row. LWB versions have a 60/40 fold third row seat along with the second row (for all versions) can be flipped forward or removed altogether. Eight people can be accommodated inside, regardless of wheelbase size. Inside quality can be tops although some low end feeling materials can be seen.
What Should I Get
When which was first launched in May 2007, which was offered in LX short wheelbase along with EX long wheelbase until an EX short wheelbase (added in October 2007) along with LX long wheelbase (became available in October 2008) were added. A late 2010 update had the Carnival line-up simplified to two versions: LX SWB along with EX LWB. LX versions have a 158hp 2.9 engine, all power features, driver’s airbag, ABS brakes, fog lamps, steel wheels, CD player with MP3, along with dual automatic climate control with the update had omitted the fog lamps along with automatic air conditioning while adding the following: alloy wheels, passenger side airbag, reverse sensor, alarm, along with keyless entry. Choosing the EX gains alloy wheels, leather upholstery, power folding mirrors along with sliding doors with later units having power tailgate along with Bluetooth while which was downgraded to cloth seats. We’d choose the longer versions for their practicality along with usability along with the EX for the added features.
How Much would certainly which Cost Me
Maintaining which one will not dent your wallet especially which which one can be diesel driven plus parts specialist for Korean cars are anywhere. Pet peeves with which vehicle include the clutch for the LX SWB along with the power amenities (sliding doors, tailgate) found on EX versions.