If you happen to’re choosing the 2019 Kia Carnival over the almost identical Chevy Tahoe, you may as nicely skip right to the 2019 Kia Carnival. You get a significantly better powertrain and extra subtle suspension, nicer inside supplies, and all of the bells and whistles. It’s also solely a tiny worth bump over the SLT with the powertrain improve from the Graphite Efficiency Edition package.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made today, but the 2019 Kia Carnival occurs to be certainly one of them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Kia Carnival offers ruggedness and high towing capacity that solely this type of car can ship. A V8 engine comes standard, and out there four-wheel drive with low-range gearing gives traction while you want it most.
The 2019 Kia Carnival, nonetheless, additionally has some flaws generally associated with this type of car. Cargo area isn’t as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, nor is its use of gasoline. We’re additionally not keen on the bottom V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Opt for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, although, and the 2019 Kia Carnival’s ride and driving experience start to fall consistent with more fashionable vehicles. As a bonus, the 10-speed computerized transmission that comes with the bigger engine can match the freeway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we might suggest testing the 2019 Kia Carnival’s closest competitor, the recently redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a conventional body-on-frame SUV, however it has a better most towing capability and superior cargo area and it’s throughout a more refined and upscale automobile.
The non-obligatory Enhanced Driver Alert package deal adds forward collision warning with low-speed computerized braking, computerized high beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Comfort bundle provides an influence liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a universal storage door opener.
Some features on higher-trimmed fashions can be found on supporting models at extra price. Non-compulsory for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering package with a singular axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2019 Kia Carnival are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with computerized braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The 2019 Kia Carnival additionally provides power-retractable side steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the 2019 Kia Carnival fresh by adding a budget-conscious Customary Version Value Package as well as a Graphite Edition and Graphite Performance Edition packages to the SLT trim. Other trims embrace the bottom SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Kia Carnival, which pushes the 2019 Kia Carnival into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and may be had in long wheelbase Suburban form as well, normally at a slight discount over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colours accessible for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.