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2025 Kia Carnival Price and Specifications

The Kia Carnival has received a bold EV9-inspired look as part of a mid-life update, but it’s more than just a cosmetic tweak.

Australia’s best-selling people mover has received additional equipment including the latest generation of Kia infotainment, more safety features and a new hybrid powertrain – a first for the Carnival range.

There’s also retuned suspension and steering, but higher prices overall.

The Carnival is on sale now, with the hybrid hitting the market in June. The electrified model is only offered in the flagship GT Line trim.

The petrol and diesel range still starts with the base S version, but the old Si, SLi, Special Edition and Platinum versions have been replaced by the Sport, Sport+, GT-Line Lite and GT-Line variants.

This brings the Carnival range in line with other Kia models.

Pricing

Model Price
2025 Kia Carnival S V6 $50,150 (+$2670)
2025 Kia Carnival S Diesel $52,380 (+$2900)
2025 Kia Carnival Sport V6 $56,050 (+$3,070 via SI)
2025 Kia Carnival Sport Diesel $58,280 (+$3,300 via SI)
2025 Kia Carnival Sport+ V6 $62,380 (+$4600 over SLi)
2025 Kia Carnival Sport+ Diesel $64,610 (+$4830 over SLi)
2025 Kia Carnival GT-Line Lite V6 $66,350 (+$5,160 over the special edition)
2025 Kia Carnival GT-Line Lite Diesel $68,580 (+$5,390 over the special edition)
2025 Kia Carnival GT-Line V6 $70,680 (+$5,100 over Platinum)
2025 Kia Carnival GT-Line Diesel $72,910 (+$5,330 over Platinum)
2025 Kia Carnival GT-Line Hybrid $76,210

All prices do not include travel costs.

Powertrains

Kia Australia has not yet released full local specifications for the hybrid model, although we know it uses a turbocharged 1.6-litre four-cylinder petrol engine with a lithium-ion battery and a six-speed automatic with an integrated electric motor.

Like all Carnival models, it has front-wheel drive.

petrol Diesel
engine 3.5 liter V6 petrol engine 2.2-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel
Performance 216 kW (6400 rpm) 148 kW (3800 rpm)
Torque 355 Nm (5000 rpm) 440 Nm (1750-2750 rpm)
transmission Eight-speed automatic Eight-speed automatic
Driven wheels Front wheel drive Front wheel drive

Efficiency

petrol Diesel
Fuel consumption (combined cycle information) 9.6L/100km 6.5L/100km
Fuel tank size 72L 72L
Fuel requirements 91 RON normal lead-free Diesel
CO2 emissions (combined information) 220g/km 170g/km

Dimensions

Kia Carnival
length 5155mm
Width 1995mm
Height (including roof rails) 1775mm
wheelbase 3090mm
Luggage compartment (all seats folded up) 627L
Luggage compartment (third row of seats folded down) 2827L
Braked towing capacity 2000kg
Unbraked towing capacity 750kg
Maximum weight 2206 kg (petrol)
2245 kg (diesel)

Maintenance and warranty

The Kia Carnival comes with a seven-year, unlimited mileage warranty.

Maintenance is required every 12 months or 15,000 km. We will update this article when complete information on maximum maintenance pricing becomes available.

Security

Kia Australia has confirmed it is consulting ANCAP on the adjustments made and expects the Carnival to be able to continue its existing five-star ANCAP safety rating from 2021 testing.

In this evaluation, the Carnival before the facelift achieved a protection rating for adults of 90 percent, a protection rating for children of 88 percent as well as 68 percent for the protection of unprotected road users and 82 percent for the safety assistant.

Standard safety equipment includes:

  • Autonomous emergency braking
    • Pedestrian detection
    • Cyclist detection
    • Intersection assistant
  • Adaptive cruise control with stop/go
  • Intelligent speed limit assistant
  • Lane departure warning
  • Lane keeping assistant
  • Lane following assistant (lane centering)
  • Blind Spot Assist
  • Rear cross traffic warning
  • Warning of passengers in the rear (NEW)
  • Trailer stability control support
  • Intelligent speed limit assistant
  • Multi-collision braking
  • backup camera
  • Parking sensors front and rear
  • Networked services with SOS calling function in case of crashes
  • Front and side airbags
  • Head airbags for all three rows of seats
  • Knee airbag for the driver

The front parking sensors are a new addition to the base S version and were previously only available on higher-equipped Carnival models.

New to the range is a center side airbag, while a rear occupant warning system is now available across the range.

Carnival Sport adds:

  • Highway driving assistant 1 (NEW)

Sport+ and higher additionally:

  • Parking collision avoidance – rear (AEB reverse, NEW)
  • Blind Spot Monitor (NEW)
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Surround view camera
  • Side parking sensors
  • Crossing intersections, oncoming lane, avoid lane directly (NEW)
  • Highway driving assistant 2 (NEW)
    • Steering, braking, acceleration and stop-start traffic jam assistant

Standard equipment

The Carnival range includes five trim levels.

The standard equipment of the Carnival S includes:

  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • spare wheel
  • LED headlights
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Automatic high beam
  • Electrically heated mirrors
  • Sliding sun visor with illuminated cosmetic mirror
  • Fabric upholstery
  • Electronic parking brake with automatic holding function
  • Proximity access with push button start (NEW)
  • “Basic” digital instrument cluster including 4.2-inch screen
  • 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Wired and wireless Apple CarPlay, Android Auto
  • 8 speaker sound system
  • Kia Connect with OTA updates (NEW)

Carnival Sport adds:

  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • LED rear light
  • Electrically folding exterior mirrors
  • Artificial leather upholstery (NEW)
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Leather gear lever
  • Automatic window demisting
  • Dual zone climate control
  • Single zone rear temperature control
  • Wireless phone charger (NEW)

Carnival Sport+ adds:

  • Electric tailgate with automatic closing
  • Electric sliding doors on the sides
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster (NEW)
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated second row outboard seats
  • Side parking sensors
  • 8-way electric seat adjustment
  • 2-way lumbar adjustment for the driver
  • Rain-sensing wipers (NEW)
  • Rear privacy glass
  • Heated rear window

Carnival GT-Line Lite adds:

  • 19-inch alloy wheels
  • LED interior lighting
  • Automatically raises and lowers the window for the driver
  • Chrome styling elements (external handles, underrun protection)
  • Double sunroof
  • *Removes 8-way power passenger seat adjustment

Carnival GT-Line adds:

  • LED headlights with two projectors
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Bose sound system with 12 speakers
  • Selector switch
  • Shift paddles
  • Digital rearview mirror (NEW)
  • Head-Up Display
  • Automatic windows up and down with safety function
  • Glossy black center panel
  • Remote start parking assistant (NEW)
  • 8-way electrically adjustable front seats with memory (NEW)
  • 4-way lumbar support (driver)

Colors

All models feature a two-tone black and taupe interior color scheme.

Ceramic Gray is the standard paint color; the following finishes are available as options:

  • Astra blue
  • Flare red
  • Panthera Metal
  • Snow-white pearl
  • Deep Chroma Blue (except S, Sport)
  • Aurora Black Pearl (except S, Sport)

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