Citroen C5 Aircross Vs Kia Carnival - Here Is Everything You Should Know!

Updated On: 20 October 2021 Nitin Kadian

The Citroen C5 Aircross and the Kia Carnival are two of those cars in the market right now that boasts a spacious and comfortable cabin. Both these cars are currently being sold at a similar price and hence the buyers usually find it difficult to pick one of these two incredibly competent products. Here is a detailed Citroen C5 Aircross Vs Kia Carnival comparison that will help you decide which one is the perfect choice for you.

Design And Dimension Comparison

Citroen C5 Aircross Vs Kia Carnival

The C5 Aircross gets a unique and extremely sophisticated exterior design that not only looks upmarket and premium, but also helps the car boast a strong road presence. The SUV-like character lines and the bold front fascia may appeal to many but it is the side profile that will surely attract a number of eyeballs. The dual-cut alloy wheels complement the overall boxy design and give the C5 Aircross a premium look. The car also gets body cladding and has a hint of ruggedness that one would expect from an SUV. In addition to this, the car gets unique design elements like the square trims on either side of the front bumper that help it establish a unique identity.

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Citroen C5 Aircross Vs Kia Carnival

The Kia Carnival on the other hand comes with a more elegant design. The bold tiger-nose grille upfront along with large headlamps does help it look premium and expensive but the overall design does remain rather subtle when compared to the C5 Aircross. The large dimensions and MPV look of the Carnival may not be appreciated by many but the car does have a good presence while the design too attracts a number of people on the road. If you are looking for something that is a little more funky, unique and sophisticated, the C5 Aircross will definitely be a better choice.

Citroen C5 AircrossKia Carnival
Length4500 mm5115 mm
Width2099 mm1985 mm
Height1710 mm1740 mm
Wheelbase2730 mm3060 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity52.5 L60 L

Citroen C5 Aircross Vs Kia Carnival Interior Comparison

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The C5 Aircross is definitely one of the most comfortable cars in the market right now and offers supremely comfortable seats along with an extremely premium cabin. The quality of the parts and components used inside the cabin remains top-notch and you will appreciate the overall ambience. In addition to this, the car also gets Citroen Advanced Comfort Seats that are made of high-density foam and textured form to provide optimum comfort to the passengers. The car also gets adjustable rear seats where all three occupants can individually adjust their seating position as per their personal liking. Moreover, the insulation levels inside the cabin too are impressive and one of the best in the segment.

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The Kia Carnival is a full-size MPV and is offered as comfortable people's mover. While the cabin is spacious and comfortable, the quality levels could have been better. In addition to this, the car also misses out on many other features that we see in the Citroen C5 Aircross. Having said this, both these vehicles compete closely with each other when it comes to the interiors. While the Kia Carnival is suited for those who are looking for a spacious seven/nine-seater vehicle, the C5 Aircross will be a better car for those seeking better comfort and insulation levels.

Citroen C5 Aircross Vs Kia Carnival Specs

Citroen C5 Aircross Vs Kia Carnival

Powering the Citroen C5 Aircross is a 2-L turbo diesel engine. This engine produces 177Ps and 400Nm of peak torque output. An 8-speed automatic gearbox comes mated to this engine and offers a smooth driving experience. The engine too impressed us with its refinement and the NVH levels inside the cabin too were better than most of its rivals. The power delivery was linear and a negligible turbo-lag meant that you will enjoy driving this car in the city or in the hills.

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Citroen C5 Aircross Vs Kia Carnival

The Kia Carnival on the other hand gets a bigger and more powerful 2.2-L turbo engine. This engine is claimed to deliver a maximum power and torque output of 200Ps and 440Nm respectively. Just like the C5 Aircross, the Carnival too gets an 8-Speed automatic gearbox. However, despite having a more powerful engine, the performance offered by the Carnival is comparable to that of the C5 Aircross as the Carnival is heavier and has a larger footprint. Needless to say, the refinement and the NVH levels from this motor too are great and it's hard to pick up a clear winner here.

Citroen C5 AircrossKia Carnival
Engine1997cc DW10FC Turbo Diesel 2200cc Turbo Diesel
Max Power177PS200PS
Max Torque400Nm440Nm
Gearbox8-Speed AT8-Speed AT

Citroen C5 Aircross Vs Kia Carnival Price

The Citroen C5 Aircross is priced from INR 31.80 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the base variant while the Kia Carnival on the other hand gets a starting price tag of INR 25.15 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). It is however worth noting that the base variant of the C5 Aircross comes equipped with a number of class-leading features and an extremely competent mechanical setup to justify its price tag.

Citroen C5 AircrossKia Carnival
Starting Price
(ex-showroom, Delhi)
INR 31.80 lakhINR 25.15 lakh

Final Verdict

Both these cars offer a different package to the buyers and picking a clear winner will be difficult. However, it is the Citroen C5 Aircross that has an edge over the Kia Carnival when it comes to in-cabin experience and comfort levels. The car not only boasts extremely comfortable seats but in addition to this, also gets Hydraulic Cushion suspension that is specially designed to deliver class-leading comfort. The Kia Carnival on the other hand caters to buyers who are looking for a spacious MPV. When compared to other seven-seater or nine-seater rivals, the Carnival does offer a more premium cabin along with many other impressive features. However, the Carnival now seems to be slightly dated and the brand has still not introduced the new generation model in India. The new-gen Kia Carnival is currently on sale in many other countries across the globe and offers a better package.

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