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Compare The 2023 Honda Odyssey Vs. Kia Carnival

2023 Kia Carnival vs. 2023 Honda Odyssey 
2023 Honda Odyssey EX
2023 Kia Carnival MPV LX
Rear Cargo Volume (behind first row)
158.0 cu ft
145.1 cu ft

Thank you for reading our 2023 Honda Odyssey vs. Kia Carnival comparison. If you are shopping for a new minivan or SUV, you're probably interested to know how the new 2023 Honda Odyssey for sale compares to the new 2023 Kia Carnival.

To help you make an informed decision, our team has assembled a model comparison that reviews the differences in size, passenger room, performance, and interior features. When you're done reading this page, we're confident you'll call Muller Honda of Highland Park to schedule your test drive in the 2023 Honda Odyssey minivan.

2023 Honda Odyssey vs. Kia Carnival Performance

Regarding performance, a 2023 Honda Odyssey vs. Kia Carnival comparison is pretty balanced. The Honda Odyssey EX boasts a V-6 that can tow up to 3,500 pounds1. The robust engine sends 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque through a 10-speed automatic transmission with Shift-By-Wire and paddle shifters.

The Kia Carnival also has a V-6 engine with 290 horsepower, 262 pound-feet of torque, and the same towing capacity when properly equipped. While the Carnival has 10 horsepower more than the Odyssey, it only has an eight-speed transmission.

Regarding EPA-estimated fuel consumption, the new 2023 Odyssey minivan for sale delivers 28 MPG on the highway2 while the Kia Carnival comes up short with an estimated 26 highway MPG.3.

2023 Honda Odyssey vs. Kia Carnival Interior Features

The 2023 Honda Odyssey lineup begins with the EX trim and many impressive features. The entry-level model comes with the Honda Sensing suite of driver-assistive features, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration, and Magic Slide second-row seats. You and your co-pilot will also enjoy heated front seats and the added safety of a blind spot information system with a cross-traffic monitor.

The new Kia Carnival MPV LX offers the same audio integration options and similar safety features, but you won't find Magic Slide second-row seats or heated front seats on the new Kia Carnival LX.

These are just some of the ways the Odyssey stands out. If you're satisfied with the many ways the Honda Odyssey outperforms the competition, don't miss our current Honda Odyssey lease deals. Our finance team is waiting to review your credit application and help you secure a low-rate auto loan.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the Kia Carnival AWD?

No, the current Kia Carnival MPV lineup does not offer an AWD option. For the 2023 model year, all five Kia Carnival trim models for sale are equipped with front-wheel-drive. The 2023 Kia Carnival powertrain is based on a 3.5-liter V-6 engine with 290 horsepower, 262 pound-feet of torque, and an eight-speed automatic transmission.

Is Honda discontinuing the Odyssey?

No, Honda is not discontinuing the Odyssey minivan for the 2023 model year. The current lineup offers five distinct trim models to compare. They are the Honda Odyssey EX, Honda Odyssey EX-L, Honda Odyssey Sport, Honda Odyssey Touring, and Honda Odyssey Elite. Compare the trim model features and current lease deals at our nearby Honda dealership, conveniently located in Highland Park, IL.

Is the 2023 Kia Carnival a van or SUV?

The 2023 Kia Carnival MPV is not a minivan or an SUV. It is a multi-purpose utility vehicle (MPV) that combines the benefits of a minivan with SUV styling. The Kia Carnival MPV claims best-in-class status in certain benchmarks, but it needed to create its own vehicle class to do so. If you compare Honda Odyssey vs. Kia Carnival cargo room, the Honda Odyssey has more.

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1Requires surge-type or electric trailer brakes and available Honda accessory towing package and hitch ball. Premium unleaded fuel recommended when towing. Please see your Honda dealer for details.

219 city/28 highway/22 combined mpg rating. Based on 2023 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

3EPA fuel economy estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and your vehicle's condition.

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