Kia announced pricing for its updated Carnival minivan. And it's considerably more expensive across the lineup. Expect to pay around $2,900 more on average, but the range-topping SX Prestige jumps $3,900 from 2024.

The least-expensive Carnival is now $37,895. That gets you the LX trim with a 3.5-liter V-6 engine making 287 horsepower, turning just the front wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission. Seven-passenger seating is standard, as are power sliding rear doors, three-zone climate control, and 17-inch alloy wheels.

On the tech side, the entry-level LX has a 12.3-inch touchscreen and supports wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Kia also includes a suite of driver assist systems like automatic emergency braking, blind-spot detection, rear cross-traffic alerts, and lane-keep assist, and more. So while the price is $2,900 more than last year, you get a lot of stuff for your money.

Kia Carnival Trim 2025 Price 2024 Price Increase
LX $37,895 $34,995 $2,900
LXS $39,895 $36,995 $2,900
EX $42,095 $40,495 $1,600
SX $46,995 $43,695 $3,300
SX Prestige $51,995 $48,095 $3,900
LXS Hybrid $41,895 NA NA
EX Hybrid $44,095 NA NA
SX Hybrid $48,995 NA NA
SX Prestige Hybrid $53,995 NA NA

On the other end of the spectrum is the SX Prestige, checking in a full $3,900 more compared to last year. At this level you get standard heated and ventilated leather seats, dual 12.3-inch panoramic displays, LED lights, larger wheels, more cameras, a heads-up display, and more driver-assist systems. The fundamentals—namely the V-6 engine and three-row seating—remain the same.

You need to jump to the new-for-2025 hybrid model for a significantly different experience. In place of the six-cylinder engine is a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder connected to a 54-kW motor. The system produces a combined 242 hp and 271 pound-feet of torque, sent to the front wheels through a six-speed automatic. This isn't a plug-in hybrid, so there's no electric-only range, and thus far there are no fuel mileage estimates available.

The standard model is available to order now. The Carnival Hybrid should reach dealerships this fall.

Get the best news, reviews, columns, and more delivered straight to your inbox, daily.
For more information, read our
Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.
Got a tip for us? Email: