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Chevrolet Suburban vs. Kia Carnival

When comparing the Chevrolet Suburban to the Kia Carnival, the Chevrolet Suburban has the advantage in the area of base engine power. The Kia Carnival has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing and fuel efficiency. Based on this comparison of the Chevrolet Suburban versus the Kia Carnival, the Kia Carnival is a better car than the Chevrolet Suburban.

Chevrolet Suburban versus Kia Carnival Pricing

For a new model, the Chevrolet Suburban's price is between $59,586 and $85,283, with the Kia Carnival priced between $34,866 and $51,711.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Chevrolet Suburban’s base engine makes 355 horsepower, and the Kia Carnival base engine makes 290 horsepower. The Suburban is rated to deliver an average of 17 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 560 miles. The Carnival is rated to deliver an average of 22 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 494 miles. Both models use regular unleaded.

Safety Ratings Comparison

The Chevrolet Suburban has an average safety rating of 4 out of 5 Stars. When comparing IIHS evaluations, the Kia Carnival has the advantage with a Top Safety Pick award.

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2023 Chevrolet Suburban

2023 Kia Carnival

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$59,586 - $85,283

Used Asking Price:

$35,703 - $62,900

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

45.6%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$34,866 - $51,711

Used Asking Price:

-

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

49.9%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.0 / 10

Reliability:

8.8 / 10

Retained Value:

7.2 / 10

Safety:

8.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

Not available

Reliability:

Not available

Retained Value:

7.6 / 10

Safety:

8.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

3 / 12
4 / 31
4 / 12
5 / 12
6 / 12
6 / 8
13 / 31
15 / 31
15 / 21
22 / 31

iSeeCars Rankings

4 / 7
7 / 7

Summary Review

Not yet available

Summary Review

Kia changed its minivan name, and substantially upped its game, when it introduced the stylish and feature-laded Kia Carnival.

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Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

  • Largest interior volume in the category
  • Highest horsepower and towing capacity in the category
  • Impressive list of standard and optional features
  • Attractive exterior styling gives it SUV-like mojo

  • Coolest features reserved for pricier SX and SX Prestige trims
  • Reclining second-row seats won’t work for tall adults

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Body Styles

Minivan

Available Drivetrain Options

Diesel, Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

Fleet, LS, LT, RST, Premier, High Country, Z71

Trim Levels

LX, EX, SX, SX Prestige

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 100000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

10 years / 100000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years / 60000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

4 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

Not yet available

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

355 hp @ 5600 rpm

Torque:

383 foot-lbs @ 4100 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.063 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

7800 lbs

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

290 hp @ 6400 rpm

Torque:

262 foot-lbs @ 5000 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.066 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not applicable

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

5.3 liters

Engine Configuration:

V

Number of Cylinders:

8

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

4X2 / 4X4

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

15 / 20 / 17

Range (city/hwy):

420 / 560 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

3.5 liters

Engine Configuration:

V

Number of Cylinders:

6

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

19 / 26 / 22

Range (city/hwy):

361 / 494 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

42.3 inches

Front Leg Room:

44.5 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

66 inches

Rear Head Room:

38.9 inches

Rear Leg Room:

42 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

64.8 inches

Cargo Space:

41.5 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

144.7 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 3rd-row seat folded down:

Not applicable

Overall Interior Volume:

Not yet available

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

40.9 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.1 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

64.2 inches

Rear Head Room:

39.5 inches

Rear Leg Room:

40.5 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

63.2 inches

Cargo Space:

40.2 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

Not applicable

Cargo Space, 3rd-row seat folded down:

86.9 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

208.4 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

5616 lbs

Width:

81.1 inches

Height:

75.7 inches

Length:

225.7 inches

Wheelbase:

134.1 inches

Ground Clearance:

8 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4376 lbs

Width:

89.2 inches

Height:

68.5 inches

Length:

203 inches

Wheelbase:

121.7 inches

Ground Clearance:

6.8 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 8.5 inches

Wheel Type:

painted aluminum

Tire Size:

265/65R18

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

17.0 x 6.5 inches

Wheel Type:

painted alloy

Tire Size:

P235/65R17