2023 Kia Carnival  RealSafeCars82Safety Rating

#3 of 2023 Minivan/Vans

#96 of all 2023 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 2023 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 2023 Kia Carnival has a score of 82, implying a 0.04% chance of driver death (3.5% 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 2023 Kia Carnival has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0397% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.5295%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0397% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.5295% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2023 Kia Carnival is 15% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other , the 2023 Kia Carnival is 7% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2023 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. The following active safety systems are included even on lower trims/versions of the 2023 Kia Carnival: Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA), Lane Keeping Assist (LKA), and Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA).

Another safety feature seems simpler but should still be considered. Side mirror turn signals are standard on the Kia Carnival. They alert other vehicles of your intention to switch lanes, which allows the other vehicle's driver to prevent an impending accident with you.

And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9575Hyundai Santa CruzFord RangerChrysler PacificaToyota TacomaKia CarnivalV. Atlas Cross SportToyota HighlanderHonda PassportFord ExplorerFord EdgeChrysler VoyagerNissan MuranoComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2023 Kia Carnival with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 75 to 95. The 2023 Kia Carnival is safer than the 2023 Hyundai Santa Cruz and less safe than the 2023 Ford Edge, the 2023 Ford Explorer, the 2023 Honda Passport, the 2023 Toyota Highlander, and the 2023 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport. It is about as safe as the 2023 Toyota Tacoma.

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