Grunt my ride
Any parent out there familiar with sprinting from one child’s sporting event to another will be pleased to know the Carnival can comfortably hold its own in the traffic-light stakes. Foot flat from zero to 160km/ h (the old imperial ton) – surely a prerequisite with this type of vehicle – the Carnival is barely a softball mit away from breaching the magic 20-second barrier (at 20.2sec), and is just a second off the pace of the Kluger (19.3sec), Sorento (19.1sec) and CX-9 (19.1sec). Hardcharging award goes to the Santa Fe and Pathfinder ( both 18.8sec for 0-160km/ h), while the wooden spoon gets passed (slowly) to the Volkswagen Multivan ( 0-140km/ h in 29.1sec!).
Carnival’s transformation has been so profound it deserves a new name
BINS, CUBBIES, STORAGE GALORE. IF CARNIVAL WAS ANY MORE USEFUL, IT WOULD FIX YOUR LEAKY TAP