2009 (09) Kia Carens2.0 CRDI GS 5dr

Dundee Renault / Hyundai / Dacia

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Digital clockElectric fuel filler flap
Ignition key in warning chimeInternal headlamp leveller
Power SteeringRemote tailgate release


4 speakersAuxiliary input socket
In dash single CD/RDS audio with mp3 player 

Exterior Features

3 speed wipers with 'flick' wipe facilityBody colour bumpers
Body colour door handles with chrome trimBody colour door mirrors
Chrome plated radiator grilleChrome side moulding trim
Electrically adjustable door mirrorsFront and rear electric windows
Front drivers side windows/one touch up/downFront fog lights
Front/rear mudflapsHeated door mirrors
Heated rear windowRear wash/wipe
Roof mounted aerialRoof rack
Roof railsTinted glass
Variable intermittent front wash/wipeWindscreen wiper de-icer

Interior Features

2 front seat back pockets60/40 split/folding 2nd row of seats
8 CupholdersCabin air filter
Cargo area lightsCentre room lamp
Cloth upholsteryDeluxe Console Box
Driver/passenger sunvisors and illuminated vanity mirrorsFront map light with sunglasses case
Front seats with lumbar supportFront/rear assist grips with coat hook
Heater with rotary controlHeight adj rear head restraints
Height adjustable front seatsIlluminated cigarette lighter
Illuminated ignition barrelIsofix on 2nd row outer seats
Leather wrapped gear shift knobLeather wrapped steering wheel
Lockable gloveboxLuggage area underfloor compartment
Manual air conditioningMetal finish inner door handles
Passenger under seat trayRear room light
Scuff plates on door sillsTilt adjustable steering wheel
Two 12V accessory power outletsVentilation ducts to rear compartment


3 point seatbelts on all seatsABS/EBD
Active front headrestsDriver/Front Passenger airbags
Foot operated parking brakeFront side airbags + full size curtain airbags
Height adjustable front seatbelts + pretensionersPassenger airbag deactivation system
Rear child proof door locksSeatbelt reminders for driver and front passenger
Side impact protection beams 


AlarmDriver's central locking switch
Engine immobiliserLocking wheel nuts
Remote central lockingSecurity window etching


PTC (Positive Temp Co-efficent) heater 


Soft touch cantre fascia + door switch panel 


15" alloy wheelsSpace saver spare wheel
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification


CO0.16CO2 (g/km)165
HC+NOx0.2Noise Level dB(A)70.2
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 4 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftSOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1991Compression Ratio17.3:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)83Cylinders - Stroke (mm)92
Gears6 SPEEDNumber of Valves16

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)45.6EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)53.3EC Urban (mpg)36.2


Badge Engine CC2.0Badge Power138
Coin DescriptionCRDICoin SeriesGS
Insurance Group 110Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0722D
Insurance Group 2DManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years6
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3EURO NCAP Front and Side Impact test - Star Rating.4
EURO NCAP Pedestrian test - Star Rating.1Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1


0 to 62 mph (secs)11Engine Power - BHP138
Engine Power - KW103Engine Power - RPM4000
Engine Torque - LBS.FT225Engine Torque - MKG31
Engine Torque - NM305Engine Torque - RPM1800
Top Speed116 


Alloys?TrueSpace Saver?True
Tyre Size Front205/65 R15Tyre Size Rear205/65 R15
Tyre Size SpareSPACE SAVERWheel Type15" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1650Height (including roof rails)1720

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)55Gross Vehicle Weight2155
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)2106Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)430
Max. Loading Weight524Max. Roof Load80
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1500Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked700
Minimum Kerbweight1631No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.8
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Kia Carens



For families there can be a multitude of expenses that take precedence over a plush family car. Food, clothing, heating, iPods, Sony Playstations, cutting edge Nike trainers, full suspension mountain bikes and so on. Once these essentials have been provided for your brood, there are often scant funds remaining for a vehicle to transport them between their football matches, dance classes, swimming lessons and youth clubs. What is a parent to do? One refreshingly affordable option would be a used Kia Carens.


Kia first launched the Carens in 2000. It was bland but it did the compact MPV job quite well. The Carens we look at here is the second generation model that was launched in September 2006 to minimal fanfare but continues where its predecessor had left off. The Carens arrived with three trim levels and two engine options. Buyers chose between S, GS and LS trims and then deliberated over 2.0-litre petrol and 2.0-litre CRDi diesel engines. There was also the big question of whether to take your Carens in five or seven-seat guise. The entry-level S cars are five-seaters and the GS could be specified in both guises but the LS models are all seven-seaters.

What You Get

The key decision with compact MPV models like the Carens, and the one that has taxed the minds of many major manufacturers, is whether to go with five or seven seats. Volkswagen and Ford were midway through the design process of five-seat MPVs when Vauxhall launched the seven-seat Zafira, completely changing the rules. Original designs were scrapped, only to be revisited when it was realised that a niche for five seat models still existed. Kia neatly sidestepped this quandary by offering the Carens in both five and seven seat forms. The ultimate testament to how well the Carens is packaged comes when you try to lever an adult into the back row of a seven-seat model. With most mini-MPVs, their knees will be up around their ears and there's a very good reason for this. Not only is overall legroom limited by the sheer amount of cabin space required to fit three rows of seats, but the petrol tank is usually situated under the last row, forcing the cabin floor upwards. Next time you get in a seven-seat mini-MPV, get a tape measure and check the height between the top of the seat cushion and the floor. It's often around four or five inches which is frankly laughable if you're expecting adults to get in the third row. Kia got around this problem by designing a shallow petrol tank that sits inside the rear suspension subframe. This drops the floor height by some 40mm, allowing for a more relaxed seating position. The Korean company reckoned that adults of 5'11" will be comfortable in the rearmost row of seats in the seven seat model, although that may be pushing it a little. This Carens is substantially larger than its already sizeable predecessor. Despite competing price-wise against compact MPVs, the Carens is definitely at the large end of the mini-MPV sector in terms of size. From front bumper to rear, it's less than 10cm shorter than something in the class above, such as a Volkswagen Sharan. Longer, wider and taller than its predecessor (by 55, 50 and 40 mm respectively), this Carens does not share a single panel with its predecessor and its smoother exterior results in significantly improved aerodynamics. The 4,545mm long Carens has an aerodynamic coefficient of drag of an impressive 0.32 - down from 0.35 for the previous model - which helps with fuel economy and high speed refinement. The sleek look to the Carens helps in the styling department too. The windscreen is raked further back, the front styling features a twin chromed bar grille, a lower centre air intake and a front bumper with inset air intakes or, when specified, fog lamps. There are some Sports Utility Vehicle design cues there too, with a more aggressive look and black roof rails. You'd be surprised to hear that this is one of the cheapest mini-MPVs you could lay your hands on if you didn't know what it was.

What to Look For

The Carens, like other Kia products, holds up reasonably well to the ravages of time. No serious faults have been reported but always make the basic checks before parting with any cash for a pre-owned model. The interior of the Carens is tougher than you may expect given its lowly price but it's well worth checking for rips, stains and other damage to upholstery and minor trim parts. Inspect for parking knocks and make sure that tyre wear looks normal,

Replacement Parts

(Estimated prices, based on a 2006 2.0 GS) Kia spares prices have gained an enviable reputation for good value, and replacement parts for the Carens are no exception. A clutch assembly is around £250, whilst front brake pads weigh in at around £60. An alternator will cost around £150, and for a starter motor you'll be looking at £130. A replacement headlamp will require £130.

On the Road

Two engines were offered in the Carens, both of 2.0-litre capacity, one drinking petrol the other quaffing diesel. Kia's upgraded four-cylinder 2.0 CRDi diesel engine features a variable geometry turbocharger (VGT) and a particle filter as standard to clean up its act. It generates 138bhp and has a six-speed manual gearbox. The twin-cam four-cylinder 2.0-litre 'Theta' petrol engine, with continuously variable valve timing (CVVT), produces 142bhp and is accompanied by a five-speed manual box. Performance is nothing special from either engine, the Carens being a substantial vehicle to haul about. The 2.0-litre unit manages the hit 60mph in 11 seconds before trundling on to a 118mph top speed and the diesel does a similar job while feeling stronger through the middle of the rev range with its superior torque. Economy is measured at 34.9mpg for the petrol and 46.3mpg for the diesel. The automatic gearbox makes only a small dent in the petrol's economy figure but it knocks the diesel down to 39.8mpg.


The used car market has quite a bit of respect for the honest virtues of the Kia Carens. It's one of the most affordable ways to get hold of a seven-seat MPV and it does the job of cheap family transport very effectively.


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Dundee Renault / Hyundai / Dacia

Kingsway East, Dundee, DD4 7HG

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