What is the best 8 seater car for me?
If you’re considering an 8 seater car, you may already know that a 7 seater car might not have enough space for your needs!
However like most choices in life, there is not normally a clear cut answer to what is the best option. It all depends on what your needs are now and what they will be in the future.
What are the key things to consider when buying an 8 seater?
Reliability and Resale Value
The extra size of an 8 seater means you might have an extra passenger adding a voice to the “are we there yet?” choir.
We know that the last thing that busy mums want is to not have confidence in their vehicles. At Kia we’re confident that all of our cars can not only stand the test of time, but also that even with busy use, they shouldn’t break down mid-way through a school run.
As such we offer a 7 Year Unlimited KM Warranty. If something unfortunately does go wrong for Supermums and Superdads like yourself, at least you can be comfortable in the knowledge that it will be fixed under warranty.
Plus if it’s within the first 12 months you also qualify for Free Roadside Assist.
If your needs do change, because the Unlimited KM 7 Year Warranty is transferrable to a new owner, your resale value will certainly be higher!
Storage Space, Seating Options and Access
It’s important to make sure that you have room not only for family and friends, but also for all the accoutrements that come with them.
This is important not only for comfort, but also for safety. If you’re field of vision is impaired by loads of extra things, your safety on the road will be greatly reduced.
8 seaters may have slightly more expensive running costs due to their extra weight; however it is important to consider that the expense of purchasing a second car may be far higher than fuel costs for an 8 seater.
Whilst each car will have specifically different running costs for fuel, Kia understands the costs of running a vehicle and offers 7 Year Capped Price Servicing, 7 Year Capped Price Servicing, Unlimited KM 7 Year Warranty, and 7 Year Roadside Assist.
In addition to this, every time you have an annual scheduled service completed by an authorised Kia dealer, your Kia Roadside Assist membership will be renewed for an additional 12 months – for free!
The Kia Carnival 8 Seater
The Carnival is all about convenience. You can easily customise seating arrangements to fit as many people and as much baggage as you require. However it’s not all show and no go, our customers often tell us that they love the engine’s power when on freeways and the gutsy feeling when tackling hilly areas.
The Kia Carnival has all areas covered with 6 airbags and a solid 4 out of 5 ANCAP rating.
Groove to your own sound! The Carnival comes with Bluetooth and iPod USB input functionality.
If you take it for a test drive, test out the conversation mirror. This handy mirror makes it really easy to talk to passengers all the way in the back.
Comfort and ease of access
It’s easy to stay cool and warm in our harsh Australian conditions with air-conditioning standard across all Kia Carnival models. Check out our Platinum model to learn more about zone controlled cooling options!
If ease of access is especially important choose the Platinum model. Electric sliding doors mean that young and old passengers won’t hurt their arms when opening doors.
Storage and space
The Kia Carnival has deep boot space and the ability to fold down the back seats. This is perfect to make sure you’re your vision is clear and extra handy if you need to move bulky items like prams, trikes an scooters.
Check out the Kia Carnival gallery to see how the back seats fold down. You can even remove individual seats as needed. By changing seat configurations (such as removing the 2nd row middle seat) you can also make getting access to the back seats a breeze.
If you’re really in need of extra space – don’t forget you can always add on a roof rack set.
Plus, make sure to check out these carnival reviews
to learn why the industry experts say the Carnival is one of the most functional, well-designed and affordable 8 seater cars in Australia.