2022 Kia Carnival Infotainment

 The all-new 2022 Kia Carnival minivan makes a big impression when it first hits the market. It has a lot of space, a comfortable ride, and it's packed with technology. Because complete reliability data is not yet available, the Carnival does not have an overall score or ranking.

2022 Kia Carnival

2022 Kia Carnival Infotainment

The Kia Carnival 2022 takes a significant step forward in terms of interior technology and infotainment. While a single 8.0-inch infotainment screen is standard, dual 12.3-inch displays that span two-thirds of the van's dashboard are optional, with one serving as a digital gauge display and the other as infotainment. Both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard features. The Carnival cabin has up to nine USB ports. Starting with the SX trim, a rear-seat entertainment system is standard, but a 12-speaker Bose stereo is only available on the top-spec SX-Prestige trim.

Kia Carnival Bluetooth, and Navigation

This Kia Carnival has a plethora of prizes, er, features. The touch screen is easy to see and reach (though it doesn't always respond quickly), and the intuitive interface makes it simple to navigate menus. Some functions have physical controls, particularly in lower trims, but upper trims have more touch buttons that provide haptic feedback, which not everyone will appreciate.

And, unlike at a real carnival, this Kia has a quiet mode that allows you to turn off all but the front speakers in order not to wake any tuckered-out tykes napping in the back.

Standard infotainment features: an 8-inch touch screen, a six-speaker stereo, HD Radio, Bluetooth, seven USB ports, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay

Available infotainment features: a 12.3-inch touch screen, navigation, an eight-speaker audio system, a 12-speaker Bose audio system, satellite radio, additional USB ports, wireless device charging, and a rear-seat entertainment system

Additional standard features: push-button start and remote start

Other available features: dual sunroofs, tri-zone automatic climate control, an in-vehicle intercom, and a passenger-view camera (lets you check on rear-seat occupants without turning around; includes night vision assist)