Are you shopping for a minivan? Two main options are the Toyota Sienna 2023 and the Kia Carnival 2023. Both pickups have different strengths, but in this article we focus on the advantages of the Sienna. In another article in the near future, we will cover the advantages of the carnival. Here are four reasons to buy a 2023 Sienna, not a 2023 Carnival.
2023 Toyota Sienna Gets Better Fuel Miles Than Kia Carnival 2023
The number one reason to buy a Toyota Sienna 2023 instead of a 2023 Kia Carnival is because the Sienna gets better gas miles than the Carnival. With gasoline prices on the rise, many drivers feel the pain at the fuel pump these days. Therefore, choosing a gas minibus like the Sienna can save a lot.
Thanks to its hybrid powertrain, the Sienna gets a fuel economy of 36 city/36 mpg highway. However, the Carnival had a conventional internal combustion engine, which resulted in a gas mileage estimate of 19 city/26 mpg on the highway.
Unlike the 2023 Carnival, the 2023 Sienna offers all-wheel drive
The second reason to buy a Toyota Sienna 2023 instead of a 2023 Kia Carnival is that unlike the Carnival, the Sienna offers all-wheel drive. Thanks to the available all-wheel drive system, the Sienna delivers confident traction on slippery roads. This makes the Sienna a good choice of minivan for drivers who live in a place with harsh winter weather.
The Sienna’s all-wheel drive is also useful for driving on lower quality roads, such as those with broken concrete, cracks and potholes. Also, while no one would confuse the Sienna for off-road power, the all-wheel drive system gives it more ability to drive on uneven terrain.
Toyota Sienna is safer than Kia Carnival
The third reason to buy a Sienna 2023 instead of a 2023 Carnival is that the Sienna is safer than the Carnival. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is one of the most authoritative authorities on safety assessments. For the previous model year’s crash tests, the Sienna received an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award, the highest possible rating from IIHS.
By comparison, the Carnival was named IIHS Top Safety Pick. Given that both the Sienna and Carnival are carryover models, the minivan will likely have similar safety ratings for 2023.
Unlike Carnival 2023, 2023 Siena has a free maintenance plan
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The fourth reason to buy a Sienna 2023 instead of a 2023 Carnival is that unlike the Carnival, the Sienna has a free maintenance plan. All new Sienna models have ToyotaCare free maintenance, and are good for two years or 25,000 miles. ToyotaCare for Sienna includes engine oil and filter changes, tire rotation, multi-point inspections, and fluid ejection.
Regular maintenance helps ensure that your vehicle runs safely and smoothly for many miles and years. With the free maintenance plan, this is an affordable endeavor for Siena.
The Toyota Sienna 2023 has advantages over the Kia Carnival 2023 for gas mileage, available all-wheel drive, safety, and a free maintenance plan. These are four main reasons minivan shoppers should buy a 2023 Sienna, not a 2023 Carnival.
Stay tuned for an article where we highlight the reasons to buy a 2023 Carnival rather than a 2023 Sienna. This includes performance benefits, interior space, warranty coverage, and price.
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