Competition in the segment of full-size three-row SUVs is fierce, and more vehicles are venturing into the space every year. Despite the competition, few automobile manufacturers have managed to stay relevant for years, and they are still growing strong, thanks to the robust vehicles in their lineup. Toyota and Kia have been active in the space over the years, envisaging customer requirements. In 2022, Toyota Sienna and Kia Carnival are going head-on, and if you ask us, it will be challenging to pick a winner. Join us at Lum's Toyota in Warrenton, OR, as we explore the critical differences between the 2022 Toyota Sienna and the 2022 Kia Carnival and bring to you the vehicle that is worth your buck.
2022 Toyota Sienna
2022 Kia Carnival
|2.5-Liter hybrid engine with DOHC, D-4S Injection and Dual VVT-i
||Base Engine||3.5-Liter V6 engine with DOHC and 4-valves per cylinder|
||Transmission System||Eight-speed Automatic|
|245 net horsepower
||Horsepower Rating||290 horsepower|
||Combined Fuel Economy||22 MPG|
The 2022 Toyota Sienna is available in six trim levels: Woodland Edition, XSE, LE, XLE, Platinum, and Limited. All trims in the 2022 Sienna lineup are powered by a 2.5-liter DOHC 16-valve hybrid engine with Dual VVT-I that produces 245 horsepower and sprints to 60 mph in 7.6 seconds. The 2022 Toyota Sienna has an ECVT transmission with sequential shift mode to transmit engine power to all four wheels. The selectable driving modes are Normal, Eco, EV, and Sport, and the fuel efficiency figure is 36 MPG city, 36 MPG highway, and 36 MPG combined.
Although the official safety ratings for the 2022 Toyota Sienna have not yet been released, we can confidently predict that the minivan will be safe. The 2021 Sienna was recognized to the IIHS'IIHS' list of Top Safety Pick+ cars and received a five-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The 2022 Sienna is expected to maintain Sienna's reputation as a safe and trustworthy minivan.