Kia Carens vs Maruti Suzuki XL6

Maruti XL6 Price starts at Rs. 11.56 Lakh which is Rs. 1.11 Lakh costlier than base model of Kia Carens priced at Rs. 10.44 Lakh. The claimed mileage of Kia Carens (Diesel Model) is 16.8 Kmpl whereas claimed mileage of Maruti XL6 (Petrol Model) is 20.27 Kmpl. In technical specifications, Kia Carens (Top Model) is powered by 1493 cc engine , while Maruti XL6 (Top Model) is powered by 1462 cc engine. The Comparison Kia Carens Premium vs Maruti XL6 Zeta can be described on the basis of price and specifications.

Kia Carens vs Maruti Suzuki XL6 Summary

Basic Info Carens Luxury Plus Diesel ATXL6 Alpha Plus AT Dual Tone
129 reviews
80 reviews
Brand Name Kia Maruti Suzuki
Ex-Showroom Price Rs. 18.94 Lakh View On Road Price Rs. 14.82 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
XL6 Colors
Fuel Type Diesel Petrol
Mileage (ARAI) ... 20.27 Kmpl
Tyre Size 205/65 R16 195/60 R16
Boot Space ... 209 Liters
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. 54,959 XL6 Insurance
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Engine Type
K15C Smart Hybrid
Engine Displacement
1493 cc
1462 cc
Max Power
Max Torque
Emission Norm Compliance
BS VI 2.0
BS VI 2.0
No Of Cylinders
Gear Box
6-Speed AT
Valves Per Cylinder
Drive Type
Paddle Shift
Fuel Supply System
Kerb Weight
1595 Kg
1225 Kg
Bore X Stroke
74.0 x 85.0
Turbo Charger
Mild Hybrid

Fuel Type
Fuel Capacity
45 Liters
45 Liters
Mileage (ARAI)
20.27 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
195/60 R16
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
Sun Visor Vanity Mirror Illumination,All-Black Sporty Interiors,Sculpted Dashboard with Premium Stone Finish and Rich Silver Accents,2nd Row Plush Captain Seats with One-Touch Recline and Slide,3rd Row Seats with 50:50 Split and Recline,Flexible Space with 3rd Row Flat Fold,2nd Row Individual Armrests,Adjustable Headrests in Front Row, 2nd Row and 3rd Row,Chrome Finish Inside Door Handles,Split Type Luggage Board,Front Overhead Console with Map Lamp and Sunglass Holder,Premium Soft Touch Roof Lining,Soft Touch Door Trim Armrest,MID with Coloured TFT,Eco Drive Illumination,Fuel Consumption (Instantaneous and Avg),Distance to Empty, Trip Summary, Driving Behaviour, Share Trip History, Area Guidance Around Destination, Vehicle Location Sharing, ALERTS AND NOTIFICATIONS Overspeed, Seatbelt, AC Idling, Trip (Start & End), Low Fuel & Low Range, Dashboard View, 3rd Row Bottle Holder
Fabric Upholstery
Leather Seats
Rear Seat Headrest
Seating Capacity
Boot Space
209 Liters

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
Bold Front Grille with Sweeping X-Bar Element,Front and Rear Skid Plates with Side Claddings,New Back Door Garnish with Chrome Insert,Dual-Tone Machined-Finish R-16 Alloy Wheels,Quad Chamber LED Reflector Headlamps,Smoke Grey LED Tail Lamps with Light Guide,Chrome Plated Door Handles,Glossy Black Outside Mirrors with Integrated Turn Signal Lamp,Chrome Element on Fender Side Garnish,B & C-Pillar Gloss Black Finish,LED High Mount Stop Lamp
Rain Sensing Wiper
Outside Rear View Mirror
Turn indicators on ORVM
Trunk Light
Rear Spoiler
Roof Rails
4540*1800*1708 mm3
4445*1775*1755 mm3
2780 mm
2740 mm

,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),Accessory Socket (12V) with Smartphone Storage Space (Front Row and 2nd Row),Accessory Socket (12V) 3rd Row,Cabin Lamp,Door Courtesy lamp (Fr),Footwell Illumination (Fr),IR Cut Front Windshield,UV Cut Side Glasses and Quarter Glass, Navigation System with Live Traffic Update (Through Smartplay Studio App)
USB Charger
Front & Rear
Central Control Armrest
With Storage
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
17.78 cm SmartPlay Pro Touchscreen Infotainment System,Onboard Voice Assistant (Wake-up through ""Hi Suzuki"" with Barge-in Feature),2 Tweeters, Smartwatch Connectivity, Suzuki Connect Skill for Amazon Alexa, Turn-By-Turn navigation, Surround Sense
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
Tilt and 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

Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock
ISOFIX Child Seat Mounts
Day/Night Rearview Mirror
Hill Assist
Impact Sensing Auto Door Unlock
360 View Camera
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,Tyre Pressure Display,Dual Horn,Heartect platform, Idle Start Stop, Brake Energy Regeneration, Torque Assist During Acceleration, SUZUKI-TECT BODY, PEDESTRIAN PROTECTION COMPLIANT, FULL FRONTAL IMPACT COMPLIANT, FRONTAL OFFSET COMPLIANT, SIDE IMPACT COMPLIANT, SUZUKI CONNECT(Seat Belt Reminder Lamp with Buzzer (Dr.+Co-Dr.). Breakdown notification, Stolen Vehicle Notification and Tracking, Tow Away Alert and Tracking, Time Fence, Valet Alert, Trip Summary, Door Lock Cancel Lock, Hazard Light ON/OFF, Headlight OFF, Immobilizer Request, Battery Health)
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 XL6

  • Larger
  • two-tone 16-inch alloys. 4 airbags. Ventilated seats. Better Infotainment Interface. Revised
  • refined engine. 6-speed automatic option with paddle shifts

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 XL6

  • No XL7 version at the time of launch. Prices have jumped up. Engine lacks punch for highway overtakes.
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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 XL6 Comparison FAQs

Which car is cheaper Carens vs XL6?

The Maruti XL6 is cheaper than Kia Carens by Rs. 4.12 Lakh.

Which car offers better performance Carens vs XL6?

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 Alpha Plus AT Dual Tone version, 1462 cc Petrol engine of XL6 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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