Kia Carens Vs Renault Kiger – Compare the Uniquely Designed Utility Cars!

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.

kia carens vs renault kiger comparison

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

Dimensions

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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

Design

Renault Kiger

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.

Boot Space

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.

Interiors

Kiger Interior

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 Carens Interior

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 Steering Yes Yes
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
Trunk Light Yes No
Height Adjustable Front Seat Belts Yes No
Multifunction Steering Wheel Yes Yes
Cruise Control Yes  No
Parking Sensors
Front & Rear
Rear
Navigation System Yes Yes
Foldable Rear Seat
3rd Row 50:50 Split
60:40 Split
Smart Access Card Entry Yes Yes
Drive Modes 3 3

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
Cylinders 4 3
Fuel type Petrol Petrol
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).

Price Range

Kia Carens Prices

Kia Carens Exterior

Kia Carens 1.5-litre petrol

Variant Manual
Carens 1.5 petrol Premium ₹8.99 lakh
Carens 1.5 petrol Prestige ₹9.99 lakh

 

Kia Carens 1.4-litre turbo petrol 

Variant Manual Automatic (7DCT)
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

Variant Manual Automatic (6AT)
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

Renault Kiger SUV Unveiled in India

Petrol Variants Ex-Showroom price
RXE Rs.5.79 Lakh
RXL Rs.6.72 Lakh
RXT Rs.7.23 Lakh
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
RXZ Rs.8.09 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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