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Honda Odyssey vs. Kia Carnival

When comparing the Honda Odyssey to the Kia Carnival, The Kia Carnival has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, interior volume and base engine power. The Honda Odyssey and Kia Carnival have the same fuel efficiency. Based on this comparison of the Honda Odyssey versus the Kia Carnival, the Kia Carnival is a better car than the Honda Odyssey.

Honda Odyssey versus Kia Carnival Pricing

For a new model, the Honda Odyssey's price is between $36,651 and $49,611, with the Kia Carnival priced between $33,691 and $48,659.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Honda Odyssey’s base engine makes 280 horsepower, and the Kia Carnival base engine makes 290 horsepower. Both the Odyssey and the Carnival are rated to deliver an average of 22 miles per gallon, with highway ranges of 546 and 494 miles respectively. Both models use regular unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

While both models are minivans, the Kia Carnival has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, front leg room, rear shoulder room, and trunk space. The Honda Odyssey has the advantage in the areas of rear leg room The Honda Odyssey and Kia Carnival are comparable in regards to rear head room.

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2023 Honda Odyssey

2023 Kia Carnival

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$36,651 - $49,611

Used Asking Price:

$32,875 - $47,591

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

44.8%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$33,691 - $48,659

Used Asking Price:

-

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

49.9%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

9.0 / 10

Reliability:

8.7 / 10

Retained Value:

8.3 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

Not available

Reliability:

Not available

Retained Value:

7.6 / 10

Safety:

8.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

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2 / 7
2 / 7
2 / 7

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4 / 7
7 / 7

Summary Review

The Honda Odyssey is one of America’s most popular minivans and a top seller in the Honda line. Now in its fifth generation, the Odyssey is known as a reliable, comfortable family vehicle.

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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

  • Quiet, smooth ride
  • V6 power in all trims
  • Engaging driving dynamics
  • Compact spare on all trims (2022)

  • No green powertrain option
  • AWD not 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

Minivan

Available Body Styles

Minivan

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

Elite, Touring, Sport, EX-L, EX

Trim Levels

SX Prestige, LX, SX, EX

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

3 years / 36000 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):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK +

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

Not yet available

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

280 hp @ 6000 rpm

Torque:

262 foot-lbs @ 4700 rpm

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

0.062 hp per pound

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

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 / 28 / 22

Range (city/hwy):

371 / 546 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:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Standard

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:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

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:

40.7 inches

Front Leg Room:

40.9 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

63.1 inches

Rear Head Room:

39.5 inches

Rear Leg Room:

40.9 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

61.6 inches

Cargo Space:

32.8 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 3rd-row seat folded down:

89.2 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

196.4 cubic feet

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, 3rd-row seat folded down:

86.9 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

208.4 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4482 lbs

Width:

78.5 inches

Height:

69.6 inches

Length:

205.2 inches

Wheelbase:

118.1 inches

Ground Clearance:

4.5 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 7.5 inches

Wheel Type:

painted alloy

Tire Size:

235/60R18

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

17.0 x 6.5 inches

Wheel Type:

painted alloy

Tire Size:

P235/65R17