Carpooling is beneficial for many reasons. It’s good for the environment, contributes to less traffic, and is a money saver. With that in mind, which Kia SUVs are ideal for regular carpooling? We have multiple models that fit the bill.
Though technically classified as a multi-purpose vehicle (MPV), the Kia Carnival still has many hallmarks of an SUV. The Kia Carnival seats seven people in the base trim and up to eight in the premium trims. Entering and exiting for the rear passengers is made easy with the hands-free sliding doors. Furthermore, the second-row seats can be adjusted to create a makeshift VIP lounge.
The Kia Telluride is a three-row midsize SUV that seats up to eight occupants. With the interior’s boxy and luxurious styling, passengers in the rear will have ample space and comfort for long commutes. Even adults seated in the third row will have plenty of legroom.
This midsize SUV seats up to seven people with a 12.6-cubic feet of cargo space that can be accessed through a hands-free power liftgate. The model also makes it convenient to travel with small children in tow thanks to a set of easy-to-use LATCH connectors in the second and third-row seats. A rear seating entertainment system and USB ports are optional add-ons.
Despite being a compact SUV, this model still suffices nicely for carpooling if traveling with a smaller group. It can seat up to five people. With 26.6-cubic-feet of storage in the rear and 62.8-cubic-feet if you fold down the second-row seats, that’s quite an ample amount of storage for a subcompact SUV. Rear seats are reclinable, making longer commutes comfortable and spacious for rear passengers.
Visit Folsom Lake Kia to see any of the above SUVs, all of which suffice nicely as a vehicle for carpooling and are available for purchase and lease.