2022 Kia Carnival  RealSafeCars81Safety Rating

#4 of 2022 Minivan/Vans

#98 of all 2022 vehicles

The Carnival, which Kia introduced in 2022, is a three-row large minivan with seating up to 8. Exceeding the average MPG (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and the carbon footprint. The Kia Carnival provides superior horsepower for its class, offering great power. Kia offers a 5-year, 60,000-mile basic warranty, and a 10-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2022 Kia Carnival is average compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2022 Kia Carnival has a score of 81, implying a 0.04% chance of driver death (3.6% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.035%, and the chance of injury falls to 3.1%.

We estimate that the 2022 Kia Carnival has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.04% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.5711%, meaning the average driver has a 0.04% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.5711% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2022 Kia Carnival is 14% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other , the 2022 Kia Carnival is 6% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2022 Kia Carnival offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 12%.

Active safety features greatly enhance occupant safety by reducing the likelihood of a crash. All trims and versions of the 2022 Kia Carnival include the following active safety systems: Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA), Lane Keeping Assist (LKA), and Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA).

Some safety technologies get a lot of press, but another may also improve safety. Standard side mirror turn signals can help when you don't see a vehicle in your blind spot, by alerting them to your intention to switch lanes, which allows the other driver to avoid an accident with you.

And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9762GMC CanyonFord RangerChrysler VoyagerKia CarnivalChevrolet TraverseHyundai PalisadeVolkswagen AtlasNissan PathfinderSubaru AscentHonda RidgelineKia TellurideDodge DurangoComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2022 Kia Carnival with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 62 to 97. The 2022 Kia Carnival is safer than the 2022 GMC Canyon and the 2022 Ford Ranger and less safe than the 2022 Chevrolet Traverse, the 2022 Hyundai Palisade, the 2022 Dodge Durango, the 2022 Kia Telluride, the 2022 Honda Ridgeline, the 2022 Subaru Ascent, the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder, and the 2022 Volkswagen Atlas.

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