Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Car Profiles - Kia Carens

KIA CARENS

One stare at this, and you'll forget about the staid looks of the previous model. Powerful diesel engine coupled with leather seats and sun roof in 1.7 EX. A choice for those who want something low and car-like.

The Good: Efficient and powerful diesels, kitted with everything except a kitchen sink, stylishly modern family MPV.
The Bad: Not that much spacious, not that cheap.

Price Range: P1,195,000-P1,525,000
Our Rating: ****

Last Update: May 24, 2015


OWNERSHIP DETAILS1.7 EX1.7 LX
PriceP1,525,000P1,155,000 (MT), P1,270,000 (AT)
Warranty5 Years or 100,000kms5 Years or 100,000kms
ENGINE SPECS
EngineU2 1.7 DOHC 16V I4U2 1.7 DOHC 16V I4
Horsepower134hp @ 4,000rpm134hp @ 4,000rpm
Torque320Nm @ 2,500rpm330Nm @ 2,500rpm (MT), 320Nm @ 2,500rpm (AT)
Fuel TypeDieselDiesel
Fuel SystemCommon Rail Direct Injection with VGTCommon Rail Direct Injection with VGT
Transmission6-Speed Automatic6-Speed Manual, 6-Speed Automatic
Fuel Tank Capacity58 Liters58 Liters
DIMENSIONS
Length4,525mm4,525mm
Width1,805mm1,805mm
Height1,610mm1,610mm
Wheelbase2,750mm2,750mm
Curb Weight1,530kg1,522kg (MT), 1,530kg (AT)
Body Style5 Door MPV5 Door MPV
Engine/Drive TypeFront Engine/Front Wheel DriveFront Engine/Front Wheel Drive
Seating77
SUSPENSION & TIRES
Front SuspensionMcPherson Strut with Coil Spring and Stabilizer BarMcPherson Strut with Coil Spring and Stabilizer Bar
Rear SuspensionCoupled Torsion Beam AxleCoupled Torsion Beam Axle
Front BrakesVentilated DiscVentilated Disc
Rear BrakesDiscDisc
Tires225/45 R17205/55 R16
Wheels17 Inch Alloy16 Inch Alloy
SAFETY
Airbags21
Anti-Lock BrakesYesYes
Traction/Stability ControlYes, Electronic Stability ProgramNone
Other Safety FeaturesAdds: Front and Rear Parking AssistHigh Mount Stop Lamp, ISO-FIX Seats
EXTERIOR
Fog LampsYesYes (AT)
Other Exterior FeaturesAdds: Sun Roof, DR-LedsRear Spoiler, Rear Wiper, Cornering Lamps, Puddle Lamp, Color Coded Side Mirrors (AT), Roof Rail (AT), Black Side Mirrors (MT)
INTERIOR
Steering Wheel AdjustmentTilt and TelescopicTilt and Telescopic
Steering Wheel MaterialLeatherPlastic
Seating AdjustmentPower (Driver's Seat)Manual
Seating MaterialLeatherFabric
Other Interior FeaturesAdds: Paddle Shift, Push Start/Sop Button, Rheostat Adjuster, Cruise Control, 4.3" TFT LCD Audio Screen, Supervision Instrument Panel with 4.2" TFT LCD Screen w/ HD Graphics

Undertray, 60/40 Fold 2nd Row Seat, 50/50 Split Flat 3rd Row Seat, Auto Trunk Opener
CONVENIENCE FEATURES
Power AmenitiesSteering, Windows, Door Locks, MirrorsSteering, Windows, Door Locks, Mirrors
Climate ControlAutomatic, DualManual, Dual
Audio SystemAM/FM/CD/MP3/AUX/USB/IPOD Connectivity and BluetoothAM/FM/CD/MP3/AUX/USB
Speakers66
Steering Wheel ControlsNoneNone
AlarmYesYes
Keyless EntryYesYes
RIVALSChevrolet Orlando, Isuzu Crosswind Sportivo, Mitsubishi Fuzion, Peugeot 3008, Peugeot 5008, Toyota Innova, Volkswagen Touran

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