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Kia Carens vs Maruti Suzuki Ertiga

Kia Carens Price starts at Rs. 10.44 Lakh which is Rs. 1.80 Lakh costlier than base model of Maruti Ertiga priced at Rs. 8.64 Lakh. The claimed mileage of Kia Carens (Diesel Model) is 21.3 Kmpl whereas claimed mileage of Maruti Ertiga (Petrol Model) is 20.3 Kmpl. In technical specifications, Kia Carens (Top Model) is powered by 1493 cc engine , while Maruti Ertiga (Top Model) is powered by 1462 cc engine. The Comparison Kia Carens Premium vs Maruti Ertiga Lxi (O) can be described on the basis of price and specifications.

Kia Carens vs Maruti Suzuki Ertiga Summary

Basic Info Carens Luxury Plus Diesel ATErtiga ZXI Plus AT
82 reviews
112 reviews
Brand Name Kia Maruti Suzuki
Ex-Showroom Price Rs. 18.94 Lakh View On Road Price Rs. 13.08 Lakh View On Road Price
Engine Displacement 1493 cc 1462 cc
Body Type SUV,MUVAll SUV Cars MUVAll SUV Cars
Max Power 114.41bhp@4000rpm 101.65bhp@6000rpm
No Of Cylinders 4 4
Transmission Automatic Automatic
Gear Box 6-Speed AT 6-Speed
Drive Type 2WD 2WD
Carens Colors
Ertiga Colors
Fuel Type Diesel Petrol
Mileage (ARAI) ... 20.3 Kmpl
Tyre Size 205/65 R16 185/65 R15
Steering Mounted Audio Control Yes Yes
Cruise Control Yes Yes
Airbags Driver, Passenger and Side Front Driver, Passenger and Side Front
Insurance Rs. 66,634 Carens Insurance Rs. 57,099 Ertiga Insurance

Engine Type
K15C Smart Hybrid
Engine Displacement
1493 cc
1462 cc
Max Power
Max Torque
Emission Norm Compliance
No Of Cylinders
Gear Box
6-Speed AT
Valves Per Cylinder
Drive Type
Paddle Shift
Fuel Supply System
Kerb Weight
1595 Kg
1150-1205 Kg
Turbo Charger

Fuel Type
Fuel Capacity
45 Liters
45 Liters
Mileage (ARAI)
20.3 Kmpl

Suspension Front
McPherson Strut with coil spring
Mac Pherson Strut & Coil Spring
Suspension Rear
Coupled Torsion Beam Axle with Coil Spring
Torsion Beam & Coil Spring
Brakes Front
Brakes Rear
Steering Type
Minimum Turning Radius
Tyre Size
205/65 R16
185/65 R15
Alloy Wheel Size
Tyre Type
Tubeless, Radial
Tubeless, Radial

Dual Tone Dashboard
Ventilated Seats
Additional Interior Features
Leather Wrapped D-Cut Steering Wheel with Carens Logo,Distinct Black High Gloss Dashboard with Techno Print,Opulent Two Tone Triton Navy and Beige Interiors,Premium Head Lining,Inside Door Handle Hyper Silver Metallic Paint,Leatherette Wrapped Door Trims,Luggage Board,Cabin Surround 64 Color Ambient Mood Lighting,Premium Leatherette (Beige and Triton Navy) Seats,Rear Doors Spot Lamp with Kia Logo Projection,Front Armrest with Open Storage and Tray,Multi Drive Modes linked with Ambient Mood Lighting,31.7 cm (12.5”) Full Segment LCD Cluster with Advanced (10.6cm) 4.2" Color TFT MID
Sculpted Dashboard with Metallic Teak-Wooden Finish,Metallic Teak-Wooden Finish on Door trims(Front),Premium Dual Tone Interiors,2nd Row 60:40 Split Seats with one touch Recline & Slide,3rd Row 50:50 Split Seats with Recline Function,Flexible luggage Space with Flat Fold(3rd Row),Plush Dual tone Seat Fabric,Driver & Co-Driver Seat Back Pockets,Leather Wrap Steering wheel with Metallic Teak-Wooden Finish,Split Type Luggage Board,Driver Side Sunvisor with Ticket Holder,Passenger Side Sunvisor with Vanity Mirror,Dazzle Chrome Tipped Parking Brake Lever,Gear Shift knob with Dazzle Chrome Finish,MID with Coloured TFT,Fuel Consumption(Instantaneous and Avg),Distance to Empty
Fabric Upholstery
Leather Seats
Rear Seat Headrest
Seating Capacity

Alloy Wheels
Additional Exterior Features
Digital Radiator Grille (with Chrome Décor),Body Colored Front Bumper,Kia Signature Tiger Nose Grill (with Chrome Surround Accents),Body Colored Rear Bumper,Rear Bumper Garnish (Chrome Garnish with Diamond Knurling Pattern),Rear Skid Plate (Black Premium Hi- Gloss),Wheel Arch and Side Moldings (black),Beltline (Chrome),Two Tone Side Door Garnish,Chrome Outside Door Handles,Integrated Rear Spoiler with Hi-Gloss Black Side Cover,Sky Light Sunroof,Crown Jewel LED Headlamps,Star Map LED DRLs with integrated turn signal,Ice Cube LED Fog Lamps,Star Map LED Taillamps,Body Colored Outside Rear View Mirror,Dual Tone Crystal Cut Alloys
3D Origami Style LED Tail Lamps,Dynamic Chrome Winged Front Grille,Floating Type Roof Design in Rear,Machined Two-Tone Alloy Wheels,New Back Door Garnish with Chrome Insert,Chrome Plated Door Handles,Body Coloured ORVMs
Rain Sensing Wiper
Outside Rear View Mirror
Turn indicators on ORVM
Trunk Light
Rear Spoiler
Roof Rails
4540*1800*1708 mm3
4395*1735*1690 mm3
2780 mm
2740 mm

In Car Entertainment (Audio)
17.8 Cm Touchscreen SmartPlay Infotainment System, Tweeters 2, Apple Carplay, Android auto, FM/AM/Radio, Speakers Front and Rear, Integrated 2DIN Audio, Bluetooth Connectivity, USB and Auxiliary input, Touch Scree
,Android Auto,Apple CarPlay,
,Android Auto,Apple CarPlay
Addtional Comfort Features
1st Row Cup Holders (with Cooling Function),2nd row Can Holders (with Cooling Function),Easy Push Retractable Tray,Easy Push Retractable Cup Holder,Sunglass Holder,Sunvisor with Vanity Mirror (Passenger side),Sunvisor with Ticket Holder (Driver Side),Retractable Roof Assist Handles,Umbrella Holder,Rear Door Sunshade Curtains,3rd row Boarding Assist Handles (with Illumination),Lower Seat Back Pocket - Passenger,Lower Seat Back Pocket - Driver,Retractable SeatBack Table with Cup Holder and Gadget Mount,Sliding Type Under Seat Tray,2nd row 60:40 split seats with Sliding, Reclining and Tumble,2nd row SeatBack Folding Armrest with Cup Holders (7STR),2nd Row Seat One Touch Easy Electric Tumble,2nd row One Touch Easy Tumble,3rd row 50:50 Split Seats with Reclining and Full Flat Folding,Luggage Room Seat Back Hooks,2nd Row Adjustable Headrests,3rd Row Adjustable Headrests,Burglar Alarm,Auto Anti
2nd Row Roof Mounted AC with 3 Stage Speed Control,Air Cooled Twin Cup Holder(Console),Power Socket(12V) Front Row with Smartphone Storage Space,Power Socket(12V) 2nd Row,2nd Row Smart Phone Storage Space,Power Socket (12V) 3rd Row,Retractable ORVMs(Key Operated),Coin/Ticket Holder(Driver Side),Cabin Lamp(Fr. + Rr.),Foot Rest
USB Charger
Front & Rear
Central Control Armrest
With Storage
Gear Shift Indicator
Rear Curtain
Additional Entertainment Features
26.03 cm (10.25”) HD Touchscreen Navigation with Next Generation Kia Connect,BOSE Premium Sound System with 8 Speakers,Bluetooth Hands Free
17.78cm Smartplay Pro Touch Screen Infotainment System,2 Tweeters, Turn-By-Turn navigation, Surround Sense’ powered by ARKAMYS
Smart Entry
One Touch Operating Power Windows
Driver's Window
Driver's Window
Drive Modes
No of Speakers
Rear AC Ducts
Power Steering
Steering Column
Tilt & Telescopic
Steering Mounted Audio Control
Cruise Control
Power Windows ( Front / Rear )
Front and Rear
Front and Rear
Adjustable Driver Seat
Heated Seat Front
Heated Seats Rear
Touch Screen size
Adjustable Front Passenger Seat
Lumbar Support
Folding Rear Seat
3rd Row 50:50 Split
3rd Row 50:50 Split
Rear Seat Center Armrest
Dual Trip Meter
Low Fuel Warning Lamp
Seat Belt Warning
Push Ignition
AM/FM Radio
USB Auxiliary Input
Touch-screen Display
GPS Navigation System
Speakers Front
Speakers Rear
Automatic Head Lamps
Auto Rain Sensing Wipers
Follow me home headlamps
Adjustable Head Lights
Parking Sensors
Front & Rear
Front Cupholders
Door Pockets
Front & Rear Door
12V Power Outlets
Bottle Holder
Front & Rear Door
Sun Roof
Moon Roof

Anti-Pinch Power Windows
Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock
ISOFIX Child Seat Mounts
Day/Night Rearview Mirror
Hill Assist
Impact Sensing Auto Door Unlock
Crash Sensor
Driver, Passenger and Side Front
Driver, Passenger and Side Front
Tyre Pressure Monitor
Seat Belts
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
No of Airbags
Brake Assist (BA)
Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
Engine Immobilizer
Central Locking
Advance Safety Features
BAS (Brake force Assist System),DBC (Downhill Brake Control),High Mount Stop Lamp with Emergency Stop Signal included, Curtain Airbags
Headlamp On Warning,Suzuki Heartect Platform,Suzuki Connect (Emergency Alerts,Breakdown notifications,Stolen Vehicle Notification and Tracking,Tow Away alert and Tracking,Time fence,Valet Alert,Trip Summary,Driving Behaviour,Share Trip History,Area Guidance Around Destination,Vehicle location Sharing,AC Idling,Trip(Start & End),Dashboard View), Remote Function(Hazard Light On/Off,Headlight Off,Alarm,Immobilizer Request,Battery Health,Smartwatch Connectivity,Suzuki connect skill for Amazon,Alexa),Idle Start Stop,Brake Energy Regeneration,Torque Assist
Child Safety Lock
Rear Wash Wiper
Rear Defogger

Pros and Cons

  • Positives
  • Negatives

Kia Carens

  • Distinctive looks
  • great presence
  • plenty of practical touches
  • comprehensive powertrain options and an attractive price point

Maruti Ertiga

  • Looks better
  • four airbags in the top-end variant
  • 6-speed automatic with paddle shifters. CNG is available with more features
  • claimed efficiency gets a slight boost

Kia Carens

  • Misses out on some wow features
  • SUV lovers may find it's people mover looks a little hit or miss
  • could have done with larger rims.

Maruti Ertiga

  • Not much change to the exterior. Power numbers have dropped slightly. Prices have jumped up.
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Recently Asked User Questions

Q. Which one to choose diesel or petrol?
  • Selecting the right fuel type depends on your utility and the average running of the car. If you drive less than 50km in a day then we recommend you to go with a petrol car as they are easy to maintain, have a longer life span and they cost less initially than the diesel car. On the other hand, diesel cars are preferred if the average daily run is more than 50km which makes it a feasible purchase. Diesel cars are more fuel-efficient and provide more torque, therefore, are preferred for a person who drives more than 50km. Whereas, petrol engine has a low service cost, more life span, generally have a well-controlled NVH level and are cheaper in cost than the diesel engines. Moreover, we would suggest you to take a test drive before making the final decision. Follow the link and select your desired city for dealership details.
  • Petrol
Q. Which option is better in terms of comfort and mileage? Petrol AT or Petrol MT?
  • If you'll be driving more in heavy city traffic then we suggest you opt for Automatic Transmission which is easier to use and more comfortable for the driver, and mileage is better than MT variant, while Manual Transmission vehicles are less expensive more involved and are more fun to drive on highways. And we would suggest you take a test drive before making the final decision. Follow the link and select your desired city and brand for dealership details.
Q. What's the differnce between Carens and Alcazar?
  • Selecting the right car would depend on several factors such as your budget preference on the segment, features required, cabin space, engine options, brand preference, etc. Alcazar will feel homely if you’ve experienced the Creta’s cabin. The layout is easy to navigate and get familiar with as well. There isn’t a difference in quality, fit or finish, and it feels well-built and premium. On the other hand, The Kia Carens recently launched in the Indian market on 15 February. The surprising bit is that the Carens is larger than its cousin, the Hyundai Alcazar, in every dimension. The wheelbase is longer by 20mm, much of which has been added after the B-pillar as is made obvious by the long rear doors. This, along with a taller roofline, change the proportions subtly but surely, resulting in an MPV-like look. The 16” wheels, when compared to the 18” on the Alcazar, temper the stance too. Moreover, we would suggest you to take a test drive before making the final decision for a better understanding of performance and comfort. Follow the link and select your desired city for dealership details.
  • It's just that alcazar comes with a bigger engine of 2000cc while carens commes with a 1500cc, same one as in creta, this adds to giving more mileage in cares and also very quiet cabin, also, a small engine doesn't mean the car is laging in power..... The carens can do quite a bit of off roaring too(if you are careful enough) although what I'd miss in my carens when compared to alcazar is the projector headlamp setup that lits up the road very well ahead of your alcazar.... But on the contrary, the carens gets a halogen 50 watt setup on all its models other than the top trim where it gets an led/hid setup.... Although you could replace the halogen bulbs with an aftermarket relay an 100/120 watt bulb combo or get the osram CBI pro projector bulbs or hid bulbs from any aftermarket car accessories shop..... These were certain observations i made while buying the carens and comparing it to the alcazar in the showrooms...... Youre welcome...😁
  • Carens is best
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Carens Vs Ertiga Comparison FAQs

Which car is cheaper Carens vs Ertiga?

The Maruti Ertiga is cheaper than Kia Carens by Rs. 5.86 Lakh.

Which car offers better performance Carens vs Ertiga?

For the Luxury Plus Diesel AT version, 1493 cc Diesel engine of Carens produces 114.41bhp@4000rpm of power and 250Nm@1500-2750rpm of torque. Whereas for the ZXI Plus AT version, 1462 cc Petrol engine of Ertiga produces 101.65bhp@6000rpm of power and 136.8Nm@4400rpm of torque

User Reviews of Comparison

  • Kia Carens
  • I am eagerly waiting for kia carens to launch on 3rd feb 2022 as it seems to be a very impressive car.The price of this car is expected to be around 14.50 lakh which will be very good pricing considering the current indian market.The looks of this car is very futuristic and i hope the features with which it comes will also be very good.All the details will be reviled in the launch event.

    Hemant Kumar1 few weeks ago
  • Overall "awesome".Nothing else.Luxury plus gives ultimate comfort that no other car/suv provides in this segment.

    Shine K 6 days ago
  • Car is excellent in look, Comfort, Space and style, Overall this car is very good features in mid range sector

    Jagadeesh Cherukuri 3 weeks ago
  • Design from front is not that appealing and width of car is quite less around 1830 to 1840 was required.Features are very good on the car and comfort level is also very fine space in the third row is very nice and can fit a 6 feet person nicely and featues are also very cool and good.

    Husky Man 1 week ago
  • Value for money.Performance is good and very comfortable at 3rd row.Interior is super.Feel like very luxury.

    Pradeep Lv 6 days ago
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