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The Kia Carens is a compact SUV. It was first released in 1999. Balancing practicality and style, the Kia Carens is an excellent all-round car and is well suited to both city driving and country adventures. It is a competitor to other practical family carriers such as the Ford Grand C-MAX and Renault Grand Scenic.

When first launched, the model was only available as a five-seater MPV. But, with the launch of the second generation Carens in 2006, the model became available with five or seven seats. In the UK, seven seats come as standard.

Kia Carens updates and facelifts

Both its outer and inner features have been revised over its four generations and multiple facelifts, ensuring it remains an appealing option in the SUV market. The Mk1 Kia Carens was released in 1999 as a five-seat, five-door MPV. It received a facelift in 2002 which subtly revised its headlights and front grille.

The Mk2 became available in 2006 and was the first generation of Carens to come as a seven-seat model. It came with a minimalist exterior design, 16-inch alloy wheels and an infotainment system that supported MP3 connectivity.

In 2012, the third generation of Kia Carens was unveiled, boasting a longer and taller body and a revised set of petrol and diesel engines. Its facelift in 2016 added a new front grille, wheels, fascia and headlights. It expanded on the model’s range of engines, adding a powerful new four-cylinder 2.0-litre diesel engine to the range.

In 2022, the Kia Carens Mk4 was released and is configured as a compact crossover SUV, unlike previous generations. It has an entirely revised outer design, sits higher off the ground and has larger dimensions. This means that the compact space for those sitting in the sixth and seventh seats were given greater room and comfort.

Practicality and style of the Kia Carens

The Kia Carens is one of the more compact models in its class. It has a standard boot space of 100 litres, which can be expanded up to 492 litres by folding down the rear-most seats. There is a false floor in the boot, beneath which is a secret storage compartment and stowaway parcel shelf. Fold all the seats flat, and the space increases to 1,650 litres.

The Carens is well-suited to a large number of passengers by design, so you can expect good head and leg room throughout. The rear two seats are a good option for children. Keeping the Kia Carens tidy is no trouble thanks to the deep door bins and cubbyholes throughout. There is a large centre bin and two smaller slots underneath the feet of the middle-row passengers. There are nets and trays on the back of the front two seats as well as cup holders when you fold down the middle row’s centre seat.

For family journeys, the Caren’s diesel engines are an excellent choice. This gives the car a maximum braked towing capacity of 1,500kg. When equipped with a petrol engine, the Carens can tow up to 1,250kg.

Running costs

The Kia Carens comes with attractive running costs and has an insurance range of between 12 and 17. This is good when compared to the Ford Grand C-MAX’s 10-27 range and the Renault Grand Scenic’s 14-24. This model also qualifies for an annual road tax of up to £395.

How a used Kia Carens drives

The Kia Carens is available with two CRDi diesel engines and a petrol option. An automatic gearbox is available on the higher-powered diesel engine.

In the petrol range, there is a 1.6-litre engine which generates 133bhp. It goes from 0-62mph in 10.9 seconds with a top speed of 115mph. It returns 45.6mpg.

The 1.7-litre diesel engine is available in two formats. The first is a 114bhp option which goes from 0-62mph in 12.6 seconds while returning between 61.4 and 62.8mpg. This engine can also be configured to produce 134bhp. It accelerates from 0-62mph in around 14 seconds and is the only engine in the Mk4 available with an automatic transmission.

Start/stop is included as standard on all engines and there are three drive settings which adjust the suspensions and performance of the car. These are Normal, Comfort and Sport.

Engines and official MPG

Please refer to the table below for a comprehensive list of engines and their official MPG figures.

2013 - 2018

Engine Official NEDC MPG
1.6 GDi 45.6 mpg
1.7 CRDi 58.9–62.8 mpg
1.7 CRDi 114 61.4–62.8 mpg
1.7 CRDi Automatic 58.9 mpg

Features you can expect in a Kia Carens


The Kia Carens has a functional and comfortable interior. Soft touch yet hard-wearing plastics coat many of the buttons and interfaces. For added style, there are silver chrome strips which feature on your multi-function steering wheel and dashboard. You will find a perforated artificial leather material on the door liners.

In the driving seat, there is plenty of comfort on offer thanks to the supportive fabric materials. The seat offers you a commanding view of the road and you can easily adjust the steering wheel to find the ideal driving position.


The Kia Carens has a functional set of technology including LED daytime running lights, cruise control with a speed limiter, all-round electric windows and Bluetooth connectivity. Depending on the trim, you will also find a rear-view camera, blind spot detection, electronic stability control and a hill start assist system.

On the centre console, you’ll find the infotainment system. This includes a six-speaker radio and CD player which can be controlled via your multifunction steering wheel. This system features USB and Bluetooth connectivity so you can always be in control of the entertainment. The 2 trim gets a 4.3-inch touchscreen. In the higher-level 3 and premium 4 trims, there is a 7-inch touchscreen which comes with sat nav.


Euro NCAP awarded this model a full five-star safety rating, as well as a class-leading 94% adult occupancy safety rating. It received a child safety rating of 76%. Among its standard set of safety features, you will find full-surround airbags – comprising the driver, driver’s knee, front passenger, two front-side and two side-curtain airbags – three ISOFIX points in the rear and a speed assistance system.

Trims available on the Kia Carens

Kia Carens 1

The entry-level trim comes with air conditioning, cruise control with a speed limiter and a six-speaker sound system. Infotainment features include MP3 and Bluetooth connectivity which supports your hands-free system. There are USB and auxiliary ports, 16-inch wheels and cloth seats.

Kia Carens 2

This trim comes with 16-inch alloy wheels and woven cloth seats for extra comfort. For added safety, there are reversing sensors, automatic headlight controls and rain-sensing wipers. You will have a 4.3-inch infotainment touchscreen.

Kia Carens 3

This trim features 17-inch alloy wheels, heated front seats and steering wheel as well as sun blinds for more comfortable summer driving. Extra comfort is provided through your 10-way electrically adjustable front seat and there’s a 7-inch infotainment touchscreen with sat nav. There is a revised sound system in the form of an external amp and subwoofers.

Kia Carens 4

The flagship trim comes with a panoramic sunroof, leather-trimmed seats and a small digital instrument cluster which helps you see key driving information at a glance. For extra safety, you’ll find a parallel park assist which displays on your 7-inch touchscreen.

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Frequently asked questions

Q. How much does a used Kia Carens cost?

A. We have 5 used Kia Carens cars in stock ranging from £7498 to £15,998.

Q. How many MPG does the Kia Carens get?

A. The Kia Carens MPG varies from 46 mpg to 67 mpg.

Q. How much is car tax for a used Kia Carens?

A. The Kia Carens car tax ranges from £35 to £255 per year for the models in stock.

Q. What is the average mileage on a used Kia Carens?

A. The average mileage on a used Kia Carens in stock is 41349 miles.

Q. Which transmission options are available with the Kia Carens?

A. Currently in stock, the Kia Carens is available in Automatic, Manual.

Q. What different fuel types are available for the Kia Carens?

A. Of the Kia Carens used cars in stock, they are available in the following fuel types: Diesel, Petrol.

Q. What are the most popular engine sizes in the Kia Carens?

A. The most popular engine sizes in the Kia Carens we have in stock are 1.7 litres, 1.6 litres.

Q. What are the most popular colours in the Kia Carens range?

A. The Kia Carens is available in various colours. The most popular we have in stock are Silver, White, Blue

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Monthly Payment £305.50
Deposit £249
Term (Months) 60
Cash Price £14498
Credit Amount £14249
Completion Fee £1
Total Amount Payable £18,580
Fixed Interest Rate 5.7%
Representative APR 10.9%
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* MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they’re not intended to represent real world efficiency.