Yaajyaansh Bhardwaj
Feb 22, 2022
3 min read
Car Review

Kia Carens Prestige Vs Ertiga Zxi+: Features, Mileage, Price, Specs, Colours, Safety, Space

Kia Carens Prestige Vs Ertiga Zxi

Kia Carens has launched with a bang, due to its super aggressive pricing, and aims to eat into the sales of almost every car in its segment, like Ertiga, XL6, Marrazzo, Innova Crysta, Alcazar, Safari and XUV 700.

Here’s how the Kia Carens fares against its biggest rival, the Ertiga, in terms of pricing, mileage, engine specs, safety, seating configuration and dimensions.

So here is a detailed comparison of Kia Carens vs Maruti Suzuki Ertiga. Kia Carens prestige vs Ertiga ZXI+   Since Kia Carens is priced higher than the Ertiga, we take the prestige variant, which is the most value for money variant of the Carens against the top model of Ertiga, Zxi+ both manual variants. Feature + price Comparison - Carens vs Ertiga







Prestige Manual Petrol 

Zxi+ Manual Petrol 


9.99 lakhs

10.14 lakhs


  • 8 Inches Touchscreen with Android Auto, Apple Carplay (6 Speakers)
  • Fabric and Leatherette Seats (Black & Beige)
  • Rear View Camera with Dynamic Guidelines
  • 12.5 Inches LCD Cluster with 4.2 Inches MID
  • Keyless Entry with Burglar Alarm
  • Electric Adjust Outside Mirror with LED Turn Signals
  • Auto headlamps


  • 7’’ touchscreen with Android Auto, Apple Carplay (6 Speakers)
  • Fabric Seats only in beige colour
  • Rear view camera
  • Instrument cluster with MID
  • Keyless entry

Value for money score



Safety Feature comparison  - Carens vs Ertiga




  • ABS (Anti-lock Brake System)
  • Speed sensing door lock
  • 2 Airbags
  • Rear Parking Sensors
  • Front disc brake, rear drum brakes
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System [available as an optional accessory, charges are extra]

  • ABS (Anti-lock Brake System)
  • BAS (Brake force Assist System)
  • ESC (Electronic Stability Control)
  • HAC (Hill-start Assist Control)
  • VSM (Vehicle Stability Management)
  • DBC (Downhill Brake Control)
  • 6 Airbags
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Rear Parking Sensors
  • All Wheel Disc Brakes
  • Reverse Camera

From the tables above, it is absolutely clear, that the Kia Carens is ahead in terms of features, both convenience and safety. Kia Carens prestige variant [manual] starts at 10 lakhs and has basic features such as an 8’’ touchscreen with Apple Carplay and Android Auto, 6 speakers, front parking sensors, etc… along with standard 6 airbags, ABS, ESC, HAC, all four disc brakes, and Tire air pressure system as standard across all variants.   On the other hand, most of these features are not available in Ertiga’s similarly priced variant, which is the top model, Zxi+ [manual] priced at 10.14 lakhs. Thus, over here Kia Carens certainly wins. However, if one were to look at better fuel economy and better after sales service, Ertiga is the go to choice, due to its mild hybrid system and revered after sales service network.

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Engine Specs + Mileage comparison - Carens vs Ertiga

The Kia Carens is available in both diesel and petrol engines with only manual available in the Prestige variant, but for Ertiga, only Petrol engine comes. Also, only Kia Carens comes with the option of a turbocharged engine. If one were to go for an automatic, for Ertiga, you would have to shell out 71k INR more than the manual variant. To get an automatic petrol option in Kia Carens, one would have to a whopping 4.5 lakh INR more. So getting an automatic Kia Carens is way more expensive than getting an automatic Ertiga. 




1.5 litre Naturally aspirated Petrol engine Manual + Mild Hybrid system

1.5 litre NA engine, 1.4 turbo Petrol, 1.5 litre diesel engine - All Manual 

103 bhp@6000rpm

113 bhp for 1.5 litre NA Petrol                138 bhp for Turbo Petrol                          113 bhp for Diesel                                             


144nm for 1.5 litre NA Petrol             242nm for Turbo Petrol                      250nm for Diesel

5 Speed Gearbox

6 Speed Gearbox





Claimed Mileage = 18 kmpl 

Claimed Mileage 1.5 litre NA Petrol =  15.7 kmpl                                                                                       Claimed Mileage 1.4 litre turbo = 16.2 kmpl  

Dimension + Space comparison - Carens vs Ertiga






Ground Clearance 


Tyre Size


4540 mm

1800 mm

1708 mm with roof rails

195 mm

2780 mm



4395 mm

1735 mm

1690 mm

185 mm

2740 mm


From the table, it is clear that Carens is bigger in every aspect than the Ertiga. The middle row space feels the same in both cars, however in matters of third row seating the Carens wins again 












Price + overall value



Service + After sales






Engine Power




White, Silver, Gray

Silver, white, blue, red, grey 

So this was all you need to know about the new Kia Carens vs Maruti Suzuki Ertiga.

We at Carorbis hope that this article helped you to learn about the differences between Kia Carens and Ertiga. If you found this blog informative, make sure to check out other interesting reads on the Carorbis Blog.



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Yaajyaansh Bhardwaj

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