Best Kia Carnival Tires

Best Kia Carnival Tires

Kia’s not-a-minivan minivan. The Carnival looks more like an SUV, but delivers all the family-hauling attributes you’d want in a people mover. Replacing the Sedona in the brand’s lineup, it puts a lot of emphasis on luxury and technology.

Once the tires on your Carnival wear down, and it’s time to get a new set, we’ve assembled a list of top picks in numerous different categories, ranging from performance, to all-season grip, to price.


Kia Carnival Tire Sizes

Below is a list of available tire sizes for the Kia Carnival from the factory, depending on the trim level you select.

  • 235/65/17
  • 235/55/19


Best All-Season Tires for Kia Carnival

Of the options listed below, the Pirelli Scorpion S Plus 3 is brand new addition and gets a rave review from us – and everyone else. With exceptional wet grip and great summer performance it finally delivers in the one area many Pirellis fall short on – tire life.

A close runner-up, the Continental CrossContact LX 25 offers extremely similar performance, with sightly diminished handling and slightly superior winter grip.

For those hunting for a bit more performance from their daily driver, the Michelin Latitude Tour does the trick. They are expensive though and don’t last as long.

And a final, unique alternative is the Michelin CrossClimate 2. This tire wears the three-peak mountain snowflake logo on its sidewall, meaning that in addition to being a proper all-season tire, it also delivers real winter grip (unlike most all-seasons). It comes with a shorter tread life, and costs a premium, but for many it’s worth it to never have to think about swapping tires when the season changes.

Pirelli Scorpion AS Plus 3

Continental CrossContact LX 25

Michelin Latitude Tour HP

Michelin CrossClimate 2



Most Comfortable Tire for Kia Carnival

Goodyear Assurance ComfortDrive


Best Budget Tire for Kia Carnival

Firestone Destination LE3

General Grabber HTS 60


Cheapest Tires for Kia Carnival

Riken Raptor VR

Laufenn S Fit AS


Best Winter Tire for Kia Carnival

Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2


What Tires Come on the Kia Carnival?

Below are the individual tire options that come equipped from the factory on the Kia Carnival.

17-inch wheels

  • Nexen Roadian GTX
  • Hankook Dynapro HP2

19-inch wheels

  • Continental CrossContact RX
  • Goodyear Assurance Finesse

How Long do Kia Carnival Tires Last?

Tire life for the Kia Carnival will vary quite a bit depending on what model you own and what tires are equipped on it. Vehicles wth the larger 19-inch wheels use either Goodyear or Continental tires, which come with no set factory warranty. That said, expect a roughly 55,000 mile tread life for these. The base model Carnival with the smaller 17-inch tires actually gets a longer tread life, with the factory Nexen tires built to last 65,000 miles, while the factory Hankooks should hold up for around 70,000 miles.



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