Can’t decide which minivan is right for your family? We can help you out. This match-up of the Chrysler Pacifica and Kia Carnival will let you know how they compare in two very important areas:


If you’re looking for a family vehicle, this probably means that children will be involved. And as such, you’ll want to be able to keep them entertained (aka, distracted) whether you’re driving to the store or across the country. The Chrysler Pacifica makes this easy. First of all, it comes with a user-friendly infotainment system with a 10.1-inch touchscreen. Other standard features include Android Auto™, wireless Apple CarPlay®, and Amazon Alexa®.

You will also get a USB port, HD and satellite radio, a six-speaker stereo, and remote start. There are also loads of add-ons, including a Wi-Fi® hot spot, extra USB ports, wireless device charging, and a rear-seat dual-screen entertainment system. The Kia Carnival has some of the same features, but satellite radio requires an upgrade. Plus, the infotainment system touchscreen is only eight inches.


Chrysler always puts a strong emphasis on safety, especially when it comes to their minivans. The Chrysler Pacifica comes with numerous standard features to help keep you and your passengers safe. These include adaptive cruise control, forward-collision warning, lane-keep assist, blind-spot monitoring, automatic emergency braking, rear parking sensors, lane-departure warning, and rear cross-traffic alert. You can also get a surround-view parking camera system. The Kia Carnival doesn’t come with as many standard features. Both adaptive cruise control and blind spot monitoring are only available in upper trims.

Want to see how else the Chrysler Pacifica tops the Kia Carnival? Come down to Jake Sweeney Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM in Cincinnati to check it out.