#301 2022 KIA Carnival First Impressions; What Is Driving Up New Car Prices?

published 1 week ago by Consumer Reports

This week we rented the 2022 Kia Carnival, and share our first impressions on its unique styling, utility, driving dynamics, and how it compares to the Toyota Sienna, Honda Odyssey, and Chrysler Pacifica. We also examine why people are spending more on new vehicles, and what is driving the average car prices so high. We also discuss whether it is wise to sell an older vehicle and purchase a brand new one; if panoramic sunroofs are less safe in a rollover crash; when to consider purchasing an extended warranty on a new car; and which safety features are a must when exploring a conversion van build #VanLife.     ----------------------------------- Have a question for our experts? Leave a comment on this episode, or reach out to us directly!   From your iOS device, iMessage us at TalkingCars@icloud.com to send a photo, video, or text directly to the Talking Cars team!   We love to feature our viewers on the show, so submit video questions at    Subscribe to Talking Cars on Spotify:      SHOW NOTES ----------------------------------- 00:00 - Introduction 00:14 - High New Car Prices 05:23 - 2022 Kia Carnival First Impressions 13:24 - Question #1: Is it wise to sell an older vehicle while the used car market is hot and purchase a new one? 18:19 - Question #2: Do panoramic sunroofs make a car less safe in a rollover crash? 21:02 - Question #3: When should you consider purchasing an extended warranty on a new vehicle? 23:25 - Question #4: Which safety features are a must when exploring a conversion van build?   ----------------------------------  People Are Spending More on New Cars, But Prices Aren’t Necessarily Rising   Preview: 2022 Kia Carnival Is a Minivan Masquerading as a High-Tech SUV   Should You Get an Extended Warranty for Your Car?   The Most Discounted New Cars Right Now   Leasing vs. Buying a New Car   Exploding Sunroofs: Danger Overhead   Here’s the Tech That Could Be on Your Next Car   Beginner’s Guide to Motorhomes   Guide to Car Safety   Coronavirus Resource Hub     ----------------------------------- Check out   for the latest reviews, tips, and recommendations and subscribe to our YouTube Channel: 

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