Confused about which model to choose, the mini low budget SUV Renault Kiger or the new wisely priced Kia Carens MPV? Read this comparison of these uncommon but potential cars that may appear to some people as rivals and find out which model matches your needs.
Firstly, Kia Carens is an MPV while Renault’s Kiger is a subcompact crossover SUV. So the wide choice would be based on which class of car you prefer. Both these models are 5 door vehicles with 6 seats in Carens and 5 in the Kiger
If we look at the dimensions, Carens is 549 mm longer, 50 mm wider and 103 mm taller than the Kiger. The wheelbase is also 280mm longer than that of Kiger’s.
|Kia Carens||Renault Kiger|
|Length||4540 mm||3991 mm|
|Width||1800 mm||1750 mm|
|Height||1708 mm||1605 mm|
|Wheelbase||2780 mm||2500 mm|
Kiger has a sporty and SUV-coupe-like appearance and the Carens comes off looking contemporary and more compact than it actually is. Carens on the outside looks like an MPV in profile and possesses SUV-inspired design elements.
Kiger might look a bit similar to Kwid with its front grille and split headlights but its bold, muscular shape and rich-looking details like the sculpted C-shaped LED tail lamps, give it a unique style. The top-spec variant of Kiger sports an attractive set of 16-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels similar to the Carens.
Carens has 216 litres of luggage space when all three seats are up. With the third row down, it offers around 645 litres of space. With the second-row seats folded down, cargo space increases up to 1164 litres. As for the Kiger, it only offers up to 405 litres of space for luggage.
Kiger has a well-raised driver seat that is slightly firm and wide enough for the driver to comfortably sit. Highlights of the cabin are a sensitive 8.0-inch touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, an efficient 7.0-inch digital instrument cluster, a cooled glovebox, automatic climate control and multiple driving modes. It also has optional features such as a wireless phone charger, an air purifier, puddle lamps and front parking sensors.
Kia has outfitted its Carens with not less than 66 connected features, Ventilated front seats, voice command activated controls. A wireless charger with a cooling function, antimicrobial air filter, 3 driving modes are just icing on the cake for buyers. As for the instrumentation, Carens comes with 4.2-inch TFT instrumentation and a 10.25-inch infotainment unit with navigation as well. More impressive features are the 64 choices for ambient themes, 8 Bose speakers, the one-touch-tumbling second-row seat and paddle shifters.
|Kia Carens||Renault Kiger|
|Power Windows Front & Rear||Yes||Yes|
|Automatic Climate Control||Yes||Yes|
|Air Quality Control||No||Yes|
|Remote Engine Start/Stop||Yes||No|
|Low Fuel Warning Light||Yes||Yes|
|Accessory Power Outlet||Yes||Yes|
|Height Adjustable Front Seat Belts||Yes||No|
|Multifunction Steering Wheel||Yes||Yes|
Front & Rear
|Foldable Rear Seat||
3rd Row 50:50 Split
|Smart Access Card Entry||Yes||Yes|
Engine and Transmission
Let’s compare the 2 high-end variants of Carens and Kiger.
|Kia Carens Luxury Plus Turbo DCT 6 STR||Renault Kiger RXZ Turbo CVT DT|
|Engine||Smartstream G1.4 T-GDi||1.0 L Turbocharged|
|Engine Displacement||1353 cc||999 cc|
|Max Power||138.05 bhp||98.63 bhp|
|Mileage||16.5 kmpl||18.24 kmpl|
Apart from this, the other variants of Carens are offered with 3 engine choices: 1.4-litre turbo petrol, 1.5-litre petrol, and 1.5-litre diesel.
In Kia Carens, the transmission options are a 6-speed manual gearbox that is offered as standard with all the engines while the turbo-petrol and diesel engines also get automatic gearbox as an option. The turbo-petrol can be mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, and the diesel with a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox.
For the Kiger, two engine options are offered with the other variants: a 1-litre naturally aspirated unit and a 1-litre turbo-petrol unit. Transmissions are a 5-speed manual as standard and an optional AMT (with the 1-litre engine) and a 5-speed CVT (with 1-litre turbo-petrol).
Kia Carens Prices
Kia Carens 1.5-litre petrol
|Carens 1.5 petrol Premium||₹8.99 lakh|
|Carens 1.5 petrol Prestige||₹9.99 lakh|
Kia Carens 1.4-litre turbo petrol
|Carens 1.4 petrol Premium||₹10.99 lakh||NA|
|Carens 1.4 petrol Prestige||₹11.99 lakh||NA|
|Carens 1.4 petrol Prestige Plus||₹13.49 lakh||₹14.59 lakh|
|Carens 1.4 petrol Luxury||₹14.99 lakh||NA|
|Carens 1.4 petrol Luxury Plus||₹16.19 lakh||₹16.99 lakh|
|Carens 1.4 petrol Luxury Plus 6-seater||₹16.19 lakh||₹16.99 lakh|
Kia Carens 1.5-litre diesel
|Carens 1.5 diesel Premium||₹10.99 lakh||NA|
|Carens 1.5 diesel Prestige||₹11.99 lakh||NA|
|Carens 1.5 diesel Prestige Plus||₹13.49 lakh||NA|
|Carens 1.5 diesel Luxury||₹14.99 lakh||NA|
|Carens 1.5 diesel Luxury Plus||₹16.19 lakh||₹16.99 lakh|
|Carens 1.5 diesel Luxury Plus 6-seater||₹16.19 lakh||₹16.99 lakh|
Renault Kiger Prices
|Petrol Variants||Ex-Showroom price|
|RXL AMT||Rs.7.27 Lakh|
|RXT DT||Rs.7.46 Lakh|
|RXT Opt||Rs.7.58 Lakh|
|RXT AMT||Rs.7.78 Lakh|
|RXT Opt DT||Rs.7.81 Lakh|
|RXT AMT DT||Rs.8.01 Lakh|
|RXT AMT Opt||Rs.8.13 Lakh|
|RXZ DT||Rs.8.32 Lakh|
|RXT Turbo||Rs.8.33 Lakh|
|RXT AMT Opt DT||Rs.8.36 Lakh|
|RXT Turbo DT||Rs.8.56 Lakh|
|RXZ AMT||Rs.8.64 Lakh|
|RXZ AMT DT||Rs.8.87 Lakh|
|RXT Turbo CVT||Rs.9.13 Lakh|
|RXZ Turbo||Rs.9.19 Lakh|
|RXT Turbo CVT DT||Rs.9.36 Lakh|
|RXZ Turbo DT||Rs.9.42 Lakh|
|RXZ Turbo CVT||Rs.9.99 Lakh|
|RXZ Turbo CVT DT||Rs.10.22 Lakh|
Note – Ex-showroom, Delhi prices mentioned for all Kia Carens and Renault Kiger trims.
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