Auto123 pits the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid and 2022 Kia Carnival against one another in a head-to-head comparison.
With these two minivans, we set out to answer the age-old question: Is it better to go with the experienced vet, or the spunky newcomer?
Kia is not new to the segment, of course. But its resident minivan was getting long in the tooth, and many even wondered if Kia wasn’t simply content to let the Sedona stumble on until it finally died, its people-moving responsibilities shifting over to the automaker’s many SUVs. But wouldn’t you know it, Kia had plans – an indication, perhaps, that minivans haven’t been as easily replaced by three-row SUVs as all that – and so we have the all-new and quite striking Carnival.
So load the suitcases (or hockey bags), strap in the child’s seats and hit the Tim Horton’s drive-thru. It’s minivan time!