Carens Overview


Fuel Type

Petrol, Diesel


Manual, Automatic


16.2 - 21.3 KM/L

Tank Capacity

45.0 L


6,7 Seater



C&B Verdict on Kia Carens
car&bike Expert Rating
The car from Kia is a people mover. The MPV segment remains nascent in India and with the Kia Carens, it is expected to expand. It is not surprising that the Kia Carens is a well-rounded package. It comes across as premium, well-appointed, comfortable, and roomy. And the good looks will certainly only help its cause. It is not powerful or sporty, and so it lets you down on performance - which appears to be its Achilles heel. 
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Pros & Cons of Kia Carens

Things We Like

  • Sharp And Premium Styling
  • Comfortable 3Rd Row
  • Attractive Pricing

Things We Don't Like

  • Underpowered Petrol Engines
  • No Captain Seats For Lower Variants
  • Diesel-Automatic Is Sluggish

Kia Carens Variants


Ex - Showroom


Carens Premium 1.5 Petrol 7 STR

Manual,Petrol,16.2 KM/L

Starts at 10.45 Lakh

Carens Prestige 1.5 Petrol 7 STR

Manual,Petrol,16.2 KM/L

Starts at 11.65 Lakh

Starts at 12 Lakh

Starts at 13.25 Lakh

Starts at 14.75 Lakh

Starts at 15.75 Lakh

Starts at 16.2 Lakh

Starts at 17 Lakh

Starts at 17.5 Lakh

Starts at 17.55 Lakh

Starts at 17.7 Lakh

Starts at 18.4 Lakh

Starts at 18.45 Lakh
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Kia Carens Features & Specifications

  • Engine CC

  • 1353,1482,1493,1497 CC
  • Fuel

  • Petrol, Diesel
  • Mileage

  • 16.2 - 21.3 KM/L
  • Max Torque

  • 144,242,250,253 Nm
  • Max Power

  • 113,138,157 bhp
  • Transmission

  • Manual, Automatic
  • Length/Width/Height

  • 4540 mm /1800 mm /1708 mm
    • Child Safety Lock
    • Keyless Entry
    • Airbags
    • ABS
    • Rear Parking Sensors
    • Rear Parking Camera
    • USB Support
    • Bluetooth Support
  • About Kia Carens

    The Kia Carens, also known as the Kia Rondo in international markets, is a multi-utility vehicle (MUV) produced by the South Korean automaker Kia Motors. It was first launched in February 2022 in India. The Carens is designed to offer a spacious and comfortable ride for families, with seating for up to seven passengers. It is available with a choice of two gasoline engines and one diesel engine, with a manual or automatic transmission option. The MPV features a range of safety and comfort features like airbags, ABS, rear parking sensors, automatic climate control, and a touchscreen infotainment system. The Carens is known for its practicality and versatility, making it a popular choice for family buyers in the Indian market.

    Key Highlights:

    Ex Showroom Price

    From ₹ 10.45 Lakh Onward

    Seating Capacity



    16-21 KM/L



    Boot Space




    Fuel Capacity

    45 L

    Base Model

    Kia Carens Premium

    Top Model

    Kia Carens Luxury Plus Diesel AT

    Similar Models

    Maruti Suzuki XL6, Toyota Innova Crysta, Renault Triber

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    Carens Mileage

    • 16.20KM/L
      71%Better mileage than other MUV
    • Fuel Type
      16.5 KM/L
      16.2 KM/L
      18.4 KM/L
      21.3 KM/L

    Kia Carens Price in India

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    Kia Carens Colors

    Kia-Carens Imperial Blue

    Kia Carens : Imperial Blue

    Available for all variants.
    Kia-Carens Clear White

    Kia Carens : Clear White

    Available for all variants.
    Kia-Carens Glacier White Pearl

    Kia Carens : Glacier White Pearl

    Available for all variants.

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    Kia Carens

    The Kia Carens is a sleek and stylish vehicle that has managed to carve its presence in the ultra-competitive MPV space. Priced aggressively and coming with high-end features, the Carens could be another winner for Kia in the long haul.

    How is the design?

    The Kia Carens has a signature design with sleek and attractive headlights. It does away with the otherwise butch Tiger nose face hence having a unique design when compared to other Kia models in the country. The design is almost EV-esque with its grille positioned lower downwards and the more robust front fascia. There is generous usage of chrome as well. There are some design touches that are reminiscent of SUVs, like the overall stance of the MPV, the bonnet design and all-round black cladding as well along with roof rails. The design theme is uncluttered and with simple lines, minus the excessive body lines, creases, and other cuts. Chrome is used generously for the door handles, windowpane, and other areas while there are 16-inch wheels (could have been bigger) which do not fully complete the look. It is also the longest in this segment, even in comparison to full-blown SUVs like the Mahindra XUV700 or the Tata Safari. The taillights also give the Carens an edgy and sharp design.

    How does it perform?

    Petrol 1.5 litre 115 hp 144 Nm
    Petrol (Turbocharged) 1.4 litre 140 hp 242 Nm
    Diesel 1.5 litre 115 hp 250 Nm

    The naturally aspirated petrol engine functions well enough with its 6-speed manual gearbox. The turbo-petrol engine is a little more exciting to drive with its torque-y nature and is paired to 6-speed manual or 7-speed DCT units. At the same time, there is a 1.5 litre diesel engine that is paired to 6-speed manual or torque-converter automatic units as well. The Kia Carens has the same drive-train options as present on the Seltos SUV. The turbo-petrol engine has excellent power and torque figures, and is a responsive engine, accelerating swiftly in spite of all that bulk. The Carens offers great NVH levels, cutting out tyre and road noise completely. The refinement levels are also quite impressive. The turbo petrol offers decent performance overall for drivers and the DCT slots smoothly, without really needing the paddle shifters. The Eco and Normal modes function as they ought to, while the Sport mode offers more punch and responsiveness alongside. The diesel engine does not feel as responsive and powerful as the turbo petrol engine and the automatic transmission actually leads to a slightly duller driving feel. However, this is a steady and reliable engine and will offer higher efficiency levels. Refinement is pretty good for this one as well.

    How’s the mileage?

    ⮚ Petrol Manual (1497 cc)- 15.7 kmpl
    ⮚ Petrol Manual (1353 cc)- 16.2 kmpl
    ⮚ Diesel Manual (1493 cc)- 21.3 kmpl
    ⮚ Petrol Automatic (1353 cc)- 16.5 kmpl
    ⮚ Diesel Automatic (1493 cc)- 18.4 kmpl

    How’s the driving experience?

    The Kia Carens offers a generally responsive and sprightly driving experience, while offering oodles of comfort at the same time. It comes with smaller wheels and high-profile tyres along with a long wheelbase. The car is easy to drive around in the city and is a good highway cruiser as well. The car can take potholes and bumps without major issues. Some vibrations do filter into the ride, but they are minor issues. The ride is comfortable without being excessively bouncy at higher speeds. The car has a good and planted feel and this enables higher speeds on the highway without any jittery feelings. The steering does not offer as much feedback as one may desire, due to the body roll, the Carens cannot be pushed aggressively around bends and corners.

    What is the interior like?

    The Kia Carens comes with top-notch interiors for its segment. The dashboard looks and feels attractive, with its neatly positioned touch screen unit and digital instrument console. The 10.25-inch infotainment unit is the same as the Seltos SUV and gets tons of features. There is the 8-speaker audio system from Bose with ventilated seats, connected car features, and an air purifier. There is no panoramic sunroof since the last two rows have roof-mounted air conditioning vents. The six-seater option is only provided for the top-end trim while the rest are seven-seater models. The second row offers good legroom and headroom along with knee room. The seats feel plush and comfortable, while the cabin is airy. The air purifier is placed behind the driver’s seat and this may cause a few issues in terms of knee room. The air conditioning vents here do not feel robust. The third row offers comparatively smooth entry with the second-row getting the one-touch tumble functionality. The last row has decent space. It also gets a USB C-type port and cup holders. This is a fairly reasonable proposition for adults.

    Tech and Infotainment

    The Kia Carens gets the 10.25-inch touch screen infotainment unit with UVO Connect, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, an eight-speaker Bose audio unit, and digital instrument console. There is the multi-function steering wheel with buttons and ambient lighting in 64 colors. There is a single-pane sunroof with ventilated seats, an air purifier, electric tumble down second row seats, and more.

    Safety Equipment

    The Kia Carens comes with safety features like six airbags (standard throughout variants) and hill descent control. There are also hill-start assist, TPMS, ESC, and disc brakes along with ABS and rear parking sensors.

    Which variant to buy?

    The six airbags and many other safety features are standard throughout the range. This makes it slightly easier for customers. Even the Premium base model becomes a value proposition with its roof-mounted rear AC, tumble down feature, reclining and sliding seats, power windows, USB Type-C ports, front armrest and more.

    A little stretch will get you the Prestige variant which gets the 8-inch touch screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, six speakers, steering-mounted controls, automatic headlamps, reverse camera, and more. It is worth the price for the upgrade. The top-end Luxury Plus model gets the sunroof, ventilated seating, ambient lighting, logo door projection, eight-speaker audio unit and the 10.25-inch touch screen infotainment system along with climate control and several other features. This is suitable for those without any budgetary restrictions.

    Which cars compete in this segment?

    The Kia Carens takes on rivals like the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga and XL6, along with the Hyundai Alcazar and the Toyota Innova Crysta. It has the longest wheelbase amongst its rivals and the only one to get a turbo petrol option. The pricing is aggressive and is matched only by the Ertiga. The rest are comparatively costlier. The Carens also has the longest wheelbase although the Innova Crysta is the tallest and longest MPV overall. The Mahindra Marazzo has the most width while the Alcazar offers the highest ground clearance and the biggest tyres. Pricing-wise, the Carens is a reasonable proposition and the Innova Crysta is a few segments above it. The Carens gets all the features and more with an aggressive price point that helps it easily surpass the Marazzo, XL6, Ertiga, and the Alcazar.

    Verdict (Value for Money)

    The Kia Carens is a great option at its price point. It does not get some features like the panoramic sunroof, 360-degree camera, and some others. However, the refined and powerful engines, especially the turbo-petrol engine, great features overall, a striking design, and most importantly, an aggressive price point, make it one of the best picks in its segment. Kia has got it spot-on this time again with the Carens.

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    Carens FAQs

  • The engine type of the Kia Carens in India is 1.6-liter 4-cylinder gasoline engine that delivers a maximum power of 121 bhp and a maximum torque of 151 Nm.
  • The Kia Carens is a comfortable and plush MPV with its wheelbase of 2700 mm and sizable interior space, in addition to its powered driver’s seat with a higher seating position, along with ventilated seats in front. These features contribute towards making it a great long drive option, along with its good mileage and smooth engines. The average mileage figures are 15.7-21.3 kmpl depending on the variant and this is another plus point.
  • The Kia Carensoffers good build quality as rated almost universally by its owners, with great quality of plastics and a robust body. The top-end variant comes with several safety features including six airbags, rear parking sensors, ISOFIX child seat mounts, ABS, ESC, and TPMS. From a safety standpoint, the Kia Carens has gone through extensive Global NCAP testing and has scored a decent 3 stars each in terms of child occupant and adult occupant protection alike.

  • When it comes to safety the Kia Sletos and Kia Carens are some of the safest Kia vehicles on offer in India with a Global NCAP rating of 3 Stars each. The Europe NCAP safety rating for the Kia EV6 however, is a full 5 stars. The EV6 comes equipped with a wide range of safety features including side, frontal and head unit airbags respectively. The only safety equipment that seems to be a miss in the EV6 are Knee airbags, however it does not lose a star due to this.

  • Yes, the Kia Carens is also equipped with automatic emergency braking. This advanced safety feature builds on the forward collision warning system by automatically applying the brakes if the driver does not respond to the warning. This can help to reduce the severity of a collision or potentially avoid a crash altogether.

  • Yes, the Kia Carens is equipped with blind-spot monitoring. The system alerts the driver if there is a vehicle in the car's blind spot, reducing the risk of a collision. The blind-spot monitoring system uses sensors and cameras to detect other vehicles, and provides a visual and/or audio alert to the driver.

  • Yes, the Kia Carens is equipped with rear cross-traffic alert. The system alerts the driver if there is a vehicle crossing behind the car, helping to reduce the risk of a collision when reversing. The rear cross-traffic alert system uses sensors and cameras to detect other vehicles, and provides a visual and/or audio alert to the driver.

  • Yes, the Kia Carens is equipped with adaptive cruise control. The system allows the driver to set a cruising speed, and automatically adjusts the speed of the car to maintain a safe distance from the vehicle in front. The adaptive cruise control system uses sensors and cameras to detect other vehicles, and adjusts the speed of the car accordingly.

  • Yes, the Kia Carens is equipped with a lane departure warning system. This system uses a camera mounted on the windshield to monitor the road and detect when the vehicle is drifting out of its lane. When the vehicle starts to drift, the system will issue an audible warning and alert the driver to take corrective action. The lane departure warning system is a standard feature on some models of the Kia Carens and available as an option on others. It is designed to help prevent accidents and improve driving safety by keeping the vehicle within its lane.

  • Yes, the Kia Carens is equipped with a forward collision warning system. This system uses a camera or radar sensors to monitor the road ahead and detect when the vehicle is approaching another vehicle or object too quickly. If the system determines that a collision is imminent, it will issue an audible warning and visual alert to the driver, allowing them to take action to avoid a crash.

  • The Kia Carens comes equipped with anti-lock brakes (ABS) as a standard safety feature, which helps prevent the wheels from locking during sudden braking, providing better control of the vehicle.

  • Electronic stability control (ESC) may also be available in some models of the Kia Carens. This system helps maintain stability by automatically detecting and correcting under- or oversteer conditions.

  • Yes, the Kia Carens may have traction control. Traction control is a safety feature that helps improve traction on slippery roads by reducing wheel spin. The system works by monitoring the rotation of the wheels and applying the brakes to individual wheels as needed to maintain traction. This helps to improve stability and control, particularly during acceleration, and can reduce the risk of skidding or losing control in slippery conditions.

  • Yes, the Kia Carens may have front, side, and curtain airbags. Airbags are an important safety feature that provide protection in the event of a collision. Front airbags are designed to deploy in the event of a frontal impact, protecting the driver and front passenger from serious injury. Side airbags are typically located in the seats or doors and are designed to deploy in the event of a side impact, protecting the upper body of the driver and passengers. Curtain airbags are typically located in the roof lining and are designed to deploy in the event of a side impact, providing head protection for the driver and passengers.
  • The Kia Carens has a wheelbase of 2700 mm while the Toyota Innova has a wheelbase of 2750 mm. The Kia Carens measures 4540 mm, 1800 mm, and 1708 mm in terms of its length, width, and height respectively. The Toyota Innova Crysta measures 4735 mm, 1830 mm, and 1795 mm in terms of its length, width, and height respectively. Hence, the Kia Carens is longer than the Innova, while the latter is slightly wider and taller.

  • The Kia Carens has a wheelbase of 2700 mm and a length of 4540 mm. It is also 1800 mm and 1708 mm by way of its width and height respectively. The Hyundai Creta has a 2610 mm wheelbase along with length, width, and height of 4300 mm, 1790 mm, and 1635 mm respectively. This means that the Kia Carens is longer than the Hyundai Creta, while being wider and taller than it as well. It is certainly the bigger car.

  • Yes, the higher variants of the Kia Carens do come with a back-up camera. This is a very useful feature when it comes to parking in tight spaces.

  • Yes. The Kia Carens does come with Hill star assist with its automatic varients.

  • The Kia Carens has a single-pane sunroof for some variants. However, it does have other comfort and convenience features including 64-colour ambient lighting, ventilated front seats, and a 10.25 inch touch screen infotainment unit among others.

  • Yes, the Kia Carens is equipped with a large and user-friendly touchscreen infotainment system. The system is typically 8-inch or larger and features a high-resolution display. The infotainment system provides easy access to the car's various features and functions, such as navigation, music, climate control, and more. Users can also connect their smartphones to the system via Bluetooth or USB, allowing them to stream music, make hands-free calls, and access their contacts and other smartphone features.

  • Yes, the Kia Carens is compatible with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. This allows drivers and passengers to easily connect their smartphones to the car's infotainment system, giving them access to their favorite apps, music, and other features. With CarPlay or Android Auto, drivers can easily control their smartphone functions through the car's touch screen or voice commands, reducing the need to look at their phone while driving.

  • Yes, the Kia Carens comes with a built-in navigation system. The navigation system provides turn-by-turn directions, real-time traffic updates, and other features to help drivers reach their destination quickly and efficiently. The navigation system is integrated into the car's infotainment system, making it easy to use and offering a seamless experience.

  • Yes, the Kia Carens comes with a premium audio system. The audio system may include features such as a high-quality sound system, subwoofers, and amplifier. The audio system provides rich and immersive sound quality, making it an ideal choice for music lovers.

  • Yes, the Kia Carens is equipped with a rearview camera. The camera provides drivers with a clear view of what's behind the car, making it easier to park and maneuver in tight spaces. The rearview camera display is displayed on the car's infotainment screen, making it easy to view and use.

  • Yes, the Kia Carens is available with park assist. This technology uses sensors located around the vehicle to help the driver find a suitable parking space and guide the vehicle into the space. The system will automatically control the steering, making it easier for the driver to park the vehicle in a tight spot.

  • Yes, theKia Carens is available with keyless entry and push-button start. This convenient feature allows the driver to unlock and start the vehicle without having to remove the key fob from their pocket or purse. The driver simply needs to have the key fob in close proximity to the vehicle to access it.

  • Yes, the Kia Carens is equipped with automatic climate control. This system automatically adjusts the temperature, fan speed, and air flow within the vehicle to maintain a comfortable cabin temperature. The driver can set their desired temperature and the system will automatically make adjustments as needed to maintain that temperature. This makes it easier for the driver to stay comfortable in all weather conditions.

  • The Kia Carens comes with power-adjustable front seats. The driver and front passenger can adjust the height and tilt of their seat, as well as the lumbar support, for optimum comfort. This feature is typically available in higher trims or as part of an optional package.

  • Heated front seats are also available in the Kia Carens. These seats use heating elements to warm the seat cushion and backrest, providing comfort in cold weather. This feature is usually available in higher trims or as part of an optional package.

  • A panoramic sunroof is another optional feature for the Kia Carens. This sunroof covers a larger area of the roof, providing a more expansive view of the sky and adding a sense of openness to the interior of the car.

  • The 360-degree camera system is a state-of-the-art safety feature that provides a full view of the car's surroundings. This camera system displays a bird's-eye view of the car on the infotainment screen, making it easier to see obstacles when parking or maneuvering in tight spaces. The feature is typically available as part of an optional package or in higher trims

  • The Kia Carens in India is offered with both manual and automatic transmission options. The automatic transmission is a 6-speed unit, while the manual transmission is a 6-speed unit. The automatic transmission provides a smooth and comfortable driving experience with quick and responsive gear shifts. The manual transmission provides a more engaging and sporty driving experience for those who prefer to have more control over their driving experience. Both transmissions are well-matched to the engine and provide smooth, confident acceleration.

  • The Kia Carens is an MUV with 7 or 6 seater options. The Carens has engine options ranging from 1353-1497 cc with a total of 19 variants in all. It also has manual and automatic (TC/DCT) transmission options available while having a starting price of Rs. 10.9 lakh onwards.
  • The average mileage of the Kia Carens is between 15.7-21.3 kmpl. The Kia Carens comes with approximate running costs of Rs. 37 paise for every kilometre as per Kia’s reports. The Kia Carens comes with a 1.4 litre four cylinder engine and 1.5 litre four cylinder engine in the petrol category, while also getting a 1.5 litre four cylinder diesel engine.
  • The Kia Carens is not a high-maintenance vehicle. Kia has taken strategic steps with regard to lowering maintenance costs for the 2022 Carens to just Rs. 37 paise for every kilometre as per reports. The mileage figures are decent at 15.7-21.3 kmpl (based on the variant) and this ensures that costs are lower overall.