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The KIA Carens is a well-equipped MPV priced below Rs 20 lakh in the Indian market. Offering a wide array of features, three engine choices, two seating configurations, and ample space, the Carens provides a premium cabin and an enjoyable driving experience, making it an ideal family car for Indian consumers.

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Carens Key Highlights

Fuel TypePetrol & Diesel
Number of Seats7 & 6 Seater
TransmissionManual & Automatic
Engine1482 to 1497 cc
Body TypeMPV
Mileage (Petrol/Diesel)Upto 21 kmpl
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Key Features of KIA Carens

  • Carens Air Purifier
    Air Purifier
  • Carens Instrument Cluster
    Instrument Cluster
  • Carens One-touch tumble seat
    One-touch tumble seat
  • Carens Sunroof
    Sunroof
  • Carens Gear Shifter
    Gear Shifter
  • Carens Ventilated Seat
    Ventilated Seat
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Expert Verdict on Carens

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Interior9
Ride and Handling9

The Kia Carens currently stands out as one of the most value-for-money offerings in its segment, providing a spacious, comfortable, feature-rich, and well-constructed cabin. Setting itself apart from many competitors, the Carens not only offers multiple powertrain options but also includes a comprehensive list of safety features as standard. Overall, this MPV presents an excellent choice for those seeking a dependable, economical, and feature-packed vehicle.

Overall User Rating
4.3/5
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KIA Carens Price

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ManualClutchless Manual (IMT)Automatic (DCT)Automatic (TC)
Premium 1.5L 7 Seater Petrol MT
Petrol, Upto 16 kmpl, Manual
₹ 10.52 Lakh
  • Keyless Entry
  • All Power Windows
  • Rear Door Sunshades
  • Follow Me Home Headlamps
  • 5 Usb Type C Ports
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Premium(O) 1.5L 7 Seater Petrol MT
Petrol, Upto 17.9 kmpl, Manual
₹ 10.92 Lakh
  • Rear View Camera With Dynamic Guidelines
  • Electrically Adjustable Orvms
  • 6 Speakers
  • 8 Inch Infotainment Touchscreen
  • Wireless Android Auto/ Apple Carplay
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Best SellerPrestige 1.5L 7 Seater Petrol MT
Petrol, Upto 16 kmpl, Manual
₹ 11.97 Lakh
  • Led Drls
  • Automatic Climate Control
  • Front Parking Sensors
  • Automatic Headlamps
  • Driver Side One Touch Up/down With Anti Pinch
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Prestige(O) 1.5L 6 Seater Petrol MT
Petrol, Upto 17.9 kmpl, Manual
₹ 12.12 Lakh
  • Front Parking Sensors
  • Led Taillamps
  • Smart Key Push Butoon Start/stop
  • Remote Engine Start
  • Second Row Captain Seats
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Prestige(O) 1.5L 7 Seater Petrol MT
Petrol, Upto 17.9 kmpl, Manual
₹ 12.12 Lakh
  • Front Parking Sensors
  • Led Taillamps
  • Smart Key Push Butoon Start/stop
  • Remote Engine Start
  • Autoatic Climate Control
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Premium(O) 1.5L Turbo 7 Seater Petrol iMT
Petrol, Upto 16 kmpl, Clutchless Manual (IMT)
₹ 12.42 Lakh
  • Rear View Camera With Dynamic Guidelines
  • Electrically Adjustable Orvms
  • 6 Speakers
  • 8 Inch Infotainment Touchscreen
  • Wireless Android Auto/ Apple Carplay
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The KIA Carens is available in six main variants: Premium, Prestige, Prestige+, Luxury, Luxury (O), and Luxury+. The Premium variant is ideal for budget-conscious buyers and fleet operators seeking an affordable MPV option. The Prestige+ variant is highly recommended as it offers a good balance of features. Opt for the Luxury variant if you desire a turbo petrol engine. For those interested in the 6-seater option, the Luxury (O) variant is the top choice. While the Luxury+ variant is pricier, it ensures you won't miss out on any feature, making it worth considering for those prioritizing a comprehensive feature set.

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Pros & Cons of KIA Carens

  • Features we admire in this car

    • It offers 3 engine options to suit various needs
    • The Carens offers a premium cabin feel with 6 & 7 seater option
    • It comes with features like a ventilated seat, 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment, an electric sunroof, wireless charging, automatic climate control and others
    • The safety kit includes 6 airbags, all-4 disc brakes, ESP, ABS, VSM, and others
    • The space inside the cabin is sufficient to carry big families
    • The six-seater variant comes with second-row captain seats for enhanced comfort
    • The ride quality of the Carens is impressive, despite being a long vehicle it gives normal car-like road manners
    • The one-touch topple-down second-row seats give easy access to the third-row
    • Availability of automatic transmission in all three powertrain options
  • Features that could have been better

    • The pricing of the top-spec variant is too high
    • Six-seater configuration is available in the top-spec variants only
    • The third row feels a little crammed mostly suitable for kids
    • The positioning of the air purifier eats up the kneeroom of the second-row passenger behind the driver
    • The reliability of the DCT gearbox is a question
    • It misses on some features such as a 360-degree camera, panoramic sunroof, and some others
    • The diesel engine does not offer a proper manual gearbox, it comes with an iMT unit

Should I buy the Carens?

If you're in the market for an MPV priced below Rs 20 lakh in India, the KIA Carens deserves your attention. It delivers a premium cabin ambiance along with a generous array of features. With multiple engine options available, it caters to diverse consumer preferences. However, if you're on a tight budget and prioritize fuel efficiency, the Maruti Suzuki XL6 is worth considering as it offers excellent value for money.

Rivals and Segment 8.5

The Kia Carens compete against other six and seven-seater offerings in the Indian market. These include the more affordable offerings like the 2022 Maruti Ertiga, 2022 Maruti XL6, and the Mahindra Marazzo while the other rivals include Mahindra XUV700, Toyota Innova Crysta, Hyundai Alcazar, MG Hector Plus, and the Tata Safari. The Carens offers strong competition to the rivals with its VFM pricing, a feature-rich cabin, and sorted powertrain options. It is worth noting that the Maruti Ertiga is currently the best selling 7-seater MPV in the Indian market and with super aggressive pricing, Kia is making all the efforts to give a tough competition to the Ertiga. The XL6 too has been updated recently. In terms of sales, Kia Carens is doing well too and climbing the ladder of success. Overall, Kia Carens caters to the different buyers by offering multiple powertrain options. 

Summary

The Carens enters a busy segment with ample SUV and MPV options. However, it has immediately become a very popular family vehicle .

Modern Urban Cool Look 8
Premium Interior With No Compromise On Convenience Features 9
Good Ride And Handling 9
Verdict 8.5
Multiple-Engine Options To Choose 9

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KIA Carens Car Owner Reviews

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  • Design
    4.7
  • Comfort
    4.5
  • Mileage
    4.5
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    Pradeep
    5 Month ago
    5.0
    KIA Carens is the best car. Good mileage for the diesel variant. Good look. Excellent off-road and in-city performance.
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    Aswanth
    5 Month ago
    5.0
    Good car but mileage is not good. Rest everything is fantastic especially space is very good. You can feel comfortable everywhere inside the car and AC cooling is very nice.
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    Aadil
    5 Month ago
    4.3
    Good car for family and 7 seater comfortable for family I like this car so much I can buy the next month in diesel engine.
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    Gopi
    6 Month ago
    5.0
    I am really impressed this car two- or three-month Iam booking this car Salem to Rameswaram visit Kia carens good experience driveway to engine performance very good 7-person good compare for this vehicle suspension Seven persons luggage child overall good suspension this vehicle two months buy now.
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    Priyansh agarwal
    8 Month ago
    4.4
    It offers a high level of comfort through its well-designed interior, smooth ride quality, effective noise insulation, and advanced climate control system. These factors combine to create a comfortable and enjoyable driving and riding experience for all occupants.
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Carens Questions and Answers

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  • 91Wheels Expert
    91Wheels Expert4 month ago

    KIA Carens is available to purchase through csd. To avail the csd benefit, you should be eligible to get csd benefits. You are qualified for the csd canteen if you or a member of your family currently serves in the Indian Army, Navy, Air Force, or De

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    91Wheels Expert4 month ago

    Yes, You Can Get It Register As A Commercial Vehicle And Use It In Fleet Operations

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    91Wheels Expert1 year ago

    Selecting an engine oil totally depends on the engine type of KIA Carens. Whether it is petrol engine, diesel engine or turbo engine. For petrol engine - SAE 0W20 - SN Plus - 3.8 L, For diesel engine - SAE 0W20 - ACEA C5 - 4.8 L, For turbo engine - S

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    91Wheels Expert4 month ago

    No, It Is Not Available With This Variant, It Comes From The Luxury Variant

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    91Wheels Expert3 month ago

    For the Kia Carens, Kia does not formally release a different reserve fuel tank capacity. The approximate distance you may travel before entirely running out of fuel when the low fuel indicator activates is probably specified in the owners manual. Gi

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Latest On KIA Carens

Last Updated on 22nd June'24 : The Kia Carens MPV continues to do decently for the brand. The facelift of Kia Crens has been spotted testing for an early 2025 launch with major cosmetic as well as feature upgrades.

Carens Price : The KIA Carens is priced within the range of Rs 10.45 lakh and Rs 18.90 lakh (ex-showroom pan-India). It is offered in six variants: Premium, Prestige, Prestige Plus, Luxury, Luxury (O) [new], and Luxury Plus.

Interior/Features: With Triton Navy and Sahel Beige interior, KIA Carens is a modern car with 66 smart features. Its 26.03 cm HD touchscreen navigation system provides intuitive navigation, while the smart pure air purifier ensures protection from viruses and bacteria. The three drive modes - Eco, normal, and sport - cater to varied driving preferences. The intelligent manual transmission adds a responsive edge to driving. The immersive 8 Bose speaker sound system guarantees premium audio quality. The 2nd Row One-Touch Easy Electric Tumble effortlessly reconfigures the interior space, and the thoughtful inclusion of a back seat table and cooling cup/can holders exemplify comfort.

Engine : Kia's MPV offers three engine options: 1.5-litre petrol (114bhp/144Nm) paired with a six-speed manual, a new 1.5-litre turbo-petrol (159 bhp/253Nm) coupled with a six-speed iMT or a seven-speed DCT (dual-clutch automatic), and a 1.5-litre diesel (114bhp/250Nm) available with an iMT gearbox or a six-speed automatic transmission.

Mileage : The mileage of the Kia Carens varies from 15.7 Kmpl to 21.3 Kmpl.

Dimensions : The KIA Carens' measurements are as follows: Length of 4,540 mm, Width of 1,800 mm, and Height ranging from 1,700 mm to 1,708 mm.

Safety : The KIA Carens is equipped with multiple safety features, including six airbags, all-wheel disc brakes, ABS with EBD, electronic stability control (ESC), and a tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS).

Colours : The Kia Carens is available in eight monotone colors: Imperial Blue, Moss Brown, Sparkling Silver, Intense Red, Glacier White Pearl, Clear White, Gravity Grey, and Aurora Black Pearl.

Ground Clearance : The KIA Carens boasts a ground clearance of 195 mm.

Rivals : The KIA Carens faces tough competition from rivals like the Maruti Ertiga and XL6.

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KIA Carens Videos

  • KIA Carens 1.5L Turbo iMT Review |5 Pros & 3 Cons of the Carens Explained
    KIA Carens 1.5L Turbo iMT Review |5 Pros & 3 Cons of the Carens Explained
    Publish date : 12 September 2023
  • Kia Carens iMT Diesel Review || How To Use This Semi-Automatic iMT Gearbox Explained
    Kia Carens iMT Diesel Review || How To Use This Semi-Automatic iMT Gearbox Explained
    Publish date : 3 June 2023
  • Kia Carens Makes its World Premiere in India
    Kia Carens Makes its World Premiere in India
    Publish date : 25 July 2022
  • 2021 Kia Carens vs Hyundai Alcazar Detailed Comparison | Which 7-Seater Makes More Sense?
    2021 Kia Carens vs Hyundai Alcazar Detailed Comparison | Which 7-Seater Makes More Sense?
    Publish date : 25 July 2022
  • Kia Carens 2022 Walkaround Review With Interior Details || Best Look At The Cabin So Far!
    Kia Carens 2022 Walkaround Review With Interior Details || Best Look At The Cabin So Far!
    Publish date : 25 July 2022
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KIA Carens Colours

  • Imperial BlueKIA Carens Imperial Blue colour Cars
  • Pewter OliveKIA Carens Pewter Olive colour Cars
  • Intense RedKIA Carens Intense Red colour Cars
  • Aurora Black PearlKIA Carens Aurora Black Pearl colour Cars
  • Sparkling SilverKIA Carens Sparkling Silver colour Cars
  • Gravity GreyKIA Carens Gravity Grey colour Cars
  • Glacier White PearlKIA Carens Glacier White Pearl colour Cars
  • Matte GraphiteKIA Carens Matte Graphite colour Cars
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KIA Carens Overview

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Premium (O) MT Diesel
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X Line 1.5L 6 Seater Diesel AT
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Premium 1.5L 7 Seater Diesel MT, Prestige 1.5L 7 Seater Diesel MT, Prestige Plus 1.5L 7 Seater Diesel MT, Luxury 1.5L 7 Seater Diesel MT, Luxury 1.5L 7 Seater Diesel iMT, Luxury Plus 1.5L 6 Seater Diesel MT, Read more
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Luxury Plus 1.5L Turbo 6 Seater Petrol AT (DCT), Luxury Plus 1.5L Turbo 7 Seater Petrol AT (DCT), Luxury Plus 1.5L 7 Seater Diesel AT, Luxury Plus 1.5L 6 Seater Diesel AT, X Line 1.5L Turbo 6 Seater Petrol AT (DCT), X Line 1.5L 6 Seater Diesel AT Read more

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