Kia Announces Carnival MPV Hybrid

Pricing has increased for the Carnival MPV.

Pricing for the 2025 Kia Carnival rises significantly compared to 2024.

Kia’s minivan, which now offers a hybrid trim, starts at $37,895, up $2,900 from last year. This is the Carnival LX, which nets buyers a front-wheel drive van with space for seven, and not much else, though powered rear doors, tri-zone climate control, and 17-inch alloy wheels are standard.

Similarly, the LXS trim rises in price by $2,900 to $39,895. The bump in price comes with better equipment, like wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. In addition to the equipment from the LX model, Kia adds standard driver assists including automatic emergency braking, lane-keep assistance, blind-spot detection, and others. EX and SX trims follow the same trend, rising in price to $42,095 and $46,995 MSRP respectively.

The Carnival’s 287 horsepower V6 is used up to the SX Prestige trim, which sits at the top of the van’s ICE-powered lineup. This year, it gets a massive $3,900 price increase (as does the lower SX trim) increasing to $51,995. There are luxurious features to enjoy for the money, including heated and ventilated seats, huge 12.3-inch dual displays, more driver assists, a head-up display, and even more cameras.

A 1.6-liter four-cylinder paired with a 54 kW electric motor replaces the standard V6.

Kia has structured the Carnival Hybrid’s trims similarly to its ICE twin, starting with the LXS Hybrid at $41,895. From there, the EX SX and SX Prestige Hybrid trims round out the lineup, priced as follows: $44,095 (EX), $48,995 (SX), and $53,995 (SX Prestige).

For your hard-earned dollars, the V6 is replaced with a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder paired with a 54 kW electric motor. The hybrid is slightly less powerful than its V6 counterparts, producing 242 hp and 271 lb-ft of torque, but presumably, the trade-off is worth it for better fuel economy — we’ll find out when Kia publishes the hybrid’s fuel economy figures.

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Chase Bierenkoven
Chase Bierenkoven

Chase is an automotive journalist with years of experience in the industry. He writes for outlets like Edmunds and AutoGuide, among many others. When not writing, Chase is in front of the camera over at The Overrun, his YouTube channel run alongside his friend and co-host Jobe Teehan. If he's not writing reviews of the latest in cars or producing industry coverage, Chase is at home in the driver's seat of his own (usually German) sports cars.

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