Kia Grand Carnival dubbed ‘ultimate minivan’ by cars.com and MotorWeek
(Dubai, UAE) October 1, 2015
The all-new 2015 Kia Grand Carnival was recently named by Cars.com as the winner in its Ultimate Minivan Challenge, a multi-day comparison test that brought together experts from Cars.com and PBS’ MotorWeek to conduct a detailed analysis on a competitive set of fully-loaded minivans. The results combined professional assessments with real-world opinions from car shoppers currently in the market for a new vehicle in the minivan segment.
This years’ competitors, in order of final rankings, included the 2015 Toyota Sienna, 2015 Honda Odyssey, 2015 Dodge Grand Caravan and 2015 Chrysler Town & Country. With its SUV-like styling and decidedly premium interior, the Kia Grand Carnival topped a segment full of long-standing stalwarts. The Ultimate Minivan Challenge evaluated competitors based on criteria such as technology, features and drivetrains. Testing included a 135-mile course on varying road types to determine real-world fuel economy as well as back-to-back comparisons of ride, handling, comfort and acceleration.
The Kia’s Grand Carnival’s Cars.com “Ultimate Minivan Challenge” win comes on the heels of other recent accolades for this multi-purpose model, such as receiving the J.D. Power Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Award in the minivan segment and being named to Ward’s 10 Best Interiors list. For full results and scoring details on the Ultimate Minivan Challenge, visit www.cars.com/news.
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