2022 Kia Carnival vs. 2022 Honda Odyssey

2022 Kia Carnival vs. 2022 Honda Odyssey
2022 Kia Carnival


2022 Honda Odyssey
$32,600 MSRP

Starting Price

$37,340 MSRP
8.0-inch infotainment screen

Standard Infotainment Screen

5.0-inch infotainment screen
5-year/60,000-mile warranty

Basic Warranty

3-year/36,000-mile warranty

Surround-View Camera System

Not Available
3.5L V6


3.5L V6
290 hp


280 hp

If you’re looking for a capable new minivan in the Jackson area, you might have come across the new Kia Carnival or Honda Odyssey. These are both excellent choices designed with the whole family in mind, offering strong performance specs and a full suite of advanced safety features. But which model best suits your unique needs? Wilson KIA has all the details comparing the Kia Carnival vs. Honda Odyssey in the guide below, to help you make an informed decision.



2022 Carnival vs. Odyssey: Trims & Engine Specs

Price and performance are typically two of the most important factors that drivers consider when shopping for a new car. Right off the bat, you’ll see that the Kia Carnival has the edge in both of these areas, with a lower starting price and a stronger 3.5L V6 engine. The two minivans offer the same torque, towing capacity, and fuel economy, and both are available in five trim levels. We’ve got all the details below:

2022 Kia Carnival Trim Levels

  • LX: MSRP from $32,600
  • LX Seat Package: MSRP from $34,600
  • EX: MSRP from $38,100
  • SX: MSRP from $41,300
  • SX Prestige: MSRP from $45,700

2022 Honda Odyssey Trim Levels

  • EX: MSRP from $37,340
  • EX-L: MSRP from $40,410
  • Sport: MSRP from $41,210
  • Touring: MSRP from $44,450
  • Elite: MSRP from $49,470

2022 Kia Carnival Engine Specs 

  • Engine: 3.5L V6 
  • Horsepower: 290 hp 
  • Torque: 262 lb-ft
  • Transmission: 8-speed automatic transmission 
  • Maximum Towing Capacity: 3,500 lbs 
  • Fuel Economy: 19/26/22 mpg city/hwy/combined 

2022 Honda Odyssey Engine Specs 

  • Engine: 3.5L V6 
  • Horsepower: 280 hp 
  • Torque: 262 lb-ft
  • Transmission: 10-speed automatic transmission 
  • Maximum Towing Capacity: 3,500 lbs
  • Fuel Economy: 19/28/22 mpg city/hwy/combined

2022 Carnival vs. Odyssey: Safety Features

Safety is another area that is of paramount importance to minivan drivers, since they’re usually purchasing a vehicle to carry the whole family around Brandon and beyond. Both the Honda Odyssey and the Kia Carnival come with their own unique safety suite – Honda Sensing® and Kia Drive Wise – but you’ll see that the Kia offers a bit more in terms of standard safety features. Let’s take a look at what you can expect from the base-level trim of each minivan:

2022 Kia Carnival LX Safety Features

  • Forward Collision Avoidance with Pedestrian Detection
  • Lane Following Assist, Lane Keep Assist, and Lane Departure Warning
  • Driver Attention Warning with Leading Vehicle Departure Alert
  • Blind Spot Collision Avoidance
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Avoidance
  • Rear View Monitor with Dynamic Parking Guidance
  • Rear Park Distance Warning
  • Rear Occupant Alert with Ultrasonic Sensors
  • Safe Exit Assist
  • Hill Start Assist Control

2022 Honda Odyssey EX Safety Features

  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Lane Keep Assist
  • Road Departure Mitigation System
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System
  • Blind Spot Information System
  • Multi-Angle Rearview Camera
  • Adaptive Cruise Control w/Low-Speed Follow
  • Rear Seat Reminder

Discover the New Kia Carnival in Brandon

If you’re still on the fence when it comes to deciding between the 2022 Kia Carnival or Honda Odyssey, why not see how the Carnival handles on the road? Just contact our office or stop by our dealership to set up a test drive around Ridgeland, and we’ll get you behind the wheel in no time! You can also contact us to learn more about the new Kia Carnival, and a member of our team will be happy to help you out. If you’ve made a decision and want to move forward with the buying process, you can apply for financing right from our website!


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