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
Value for money score
Safety Feature comparison - Carens vs Ertiga
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.
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
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
1708 mm with roof rails
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
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.
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