2025 Kia Carnival Price Up Nearly $3,000

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, Automotive Editor - June 25, 2024
2025 Kia Carnival

Minivans continue to soldier on as SUVs become even more popular. For the 2025 model year, Kia gave the Carnival a refresh with an updated design, a revised cabin, an upgraded infotainment system, and a new hybrid powertrain. While substantial, the changes have seen the 2025 Kia Carnival’s price tag increase by $2,900 to $37,895. And if you want the new hybrid powertrain, you’ll have to pay an extra $2,000.

The base 2025 Carnival LX trim now starts at $37,895, a significant price increase from last year when it used to cost $34,995. The SX Prestige is now the range-topping version of the gas-powered model and is priced at $51,995. That’s an increase of $3,900 from the 2024 model.

Kia also announced pricing for the 2025 Carnival Hybrid and it costs $41,895. Unlike the gas-powered model that’s available in an entry-level LX trim, the Carnival Hybrid starts off with the LXS. It’s $2,000 more than the gas-powered LXS. The Carnival Hybrid SX Prestige becomes the new range-topping model and carries a starting price tag of $53,995.

2025 Kia Carnival Rear

While an extra $2,900 is a lot of money for a new model year, Kia has made significant changes to the Carnival for 2025. The minivan now has a more modern design that’s inspired by the all-electric EV9, while the cabin has a revised center console and an updated climate control panel. The Carnival’s standard 12-inch infotainment screen now utilizes Kia’s latest infotainment system, while the minivan is available with a new lane-centering assist feature that is better integrated with adaptive cruise control.

The 2025 Kia Carnival will continue to come with a 3.5-liter V6 engine that makes 287 horsepower. The engine is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission and routes power to the van’s front wheels. For 2025, there’s a new Carnival Hybrid that combines a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine with an electric motor and a six-speed automatic transmission. Power is rated at up to 242 hp.

Pricing for the 2025 Carnival may have gone up, but it’s still competitively priced for the segment. When you look at the Carnival’s standard features, the minivan still offers strong value. The Carnival costs less than the Chrysler Pacifica ($41,095) and the Honda Odyssey ($39,635). The Kia Carnival Hybrid is pricier than the Toyota Sienna ($39,080), but much cheaper than the Chrysler Pacifica PHEV ($52,690).

Pictured: 2025 Kia Carnival

Source: Kia

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, Automotive Editor

Based out of the Washington, D.C. area, Joel Patel is an automotive journalist that hails from Northern Virginia. His work has been featured on various automotive outlets, including Autoweek, Digital Trends, and Autoblog. When not writing about cars, Joel enjoys trying new foods, wrenching on his car, and watching horror movies. 

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