Underpinning the 2022 Carnival is the same “N3” platform as the Sorento and K5 to make the minivan lighter, stronger, and quieter than the outgoing Sedona.
Under the hood is a 3.5-liter V6 generating 290 horsepower and 262 lb-ft torque. This replaces the outgoing Sedona’s 276-hp 3.3-liter V6. Not only is it more powerful than the old unit, but it’s also more efficient with an EPA-estimated 19/26/22 mpg rating.
Paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission, the new Carnival offers a towing capacity of up to 3,500 pounds. Standard safety tech includes a forward collision-avoidance assist, blind-spot avoidance assist, rear cross-traffic collision avoidance assist, parking distance warning-reverse, lane-keeping assist system, high beam assist, and a driver attention warning.
Available in four trim levels (LX, EX, SX, and SX-Prestige), the all-new Carnival will arrive in US dealers in Q2 this year, with pricing to be confirmed at a later date.