Used Car Review – Kia Carens (2013-2016)

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Used Car Review – Kia Carens (2013-2016)

in which unappreciated vehicle will live on in in which review.


2013-2016 Kia Carens


If there is actually one vehicle in which have to beat, in which is actually the Toyota Innova. Throughout the years, competitors via various parts of the planet have competed however had failed to topple the class leader. What is actually weird is actually in which older designs in which the Innova’s predecessor sold better. With in which description in mind, enter competitor number four, the Kia Carens since we have covered rivals via Japan (Mitsubishi Fuzion as well as also Nissan Grand Livina) as well as also America (Chevrolet Orlando) on in which site before.

The third generation Carens under the RP chassis code first debuted at the Paris Motor Show in 2012, which may giveaway some cues for its intended market with sales commenced a year later. Two gasoline (1.6 as well as also 2.0) as well as also a solo diesel (1.7) were made options as well as also these are all brand-new to the vehicle.

Unlike rivals, in which vehicle saw a second generation style for the Philippine market in 2013. Only a diesel option was offered, which is actually a Great thing since the gasoline variant received poor sales. in which was silently discontinued in 2016, with two variants being offered throughout selling life.

Value as well as also Costs
Unlike a seven year old Innova or Crosswind, the Kia Carens suffers via low resale values which benefits second hand buyers like you. With the cheapest example you can find is actually P520,000 plus Kia’s all 5 year warranty, in which is actually one bargain especially that has a car like driving dynamics as well as also stellar diesel engine. Except for a two row LX style launched in 2015, there are virtually no modifications done to the vehicle.

Maintaining one is actually somewhat on the higher side compared to the Japanese competition. Parts are available in parts specialist shops catering to Korean brands. Fuel consumption is actually similar to diesel counterparts, which is actually a plus point.

external as well as also Indoor
Thanks to the efforts of Peter Schreyer, the Carens is actually one stylish MPV which you wouldn’t feel ashamed driving of. EX designs gain daytime running lamps as well as also a panoramic sun roof, while the lower designs don’t.

Do not let the smallish size fool you, especially in which in which can fit seven people in three rows of seats (except the last two people should be smaller ones) as well as also fold the last one, you’ll be treated to more space for cargoes. If you own a Hyundai-Kia vehicle, the Carens’ Indoor will give you a feeling of familiarity with the design of the dash coupled that has a high quality Indoor.

While a diesel engine is actually the sole option, in which is actually a brand-new powerplant in which has seen life in in which vehicle. A 1.7 CRDI diesel with 134hp at 4,000rpm as well as also 320Nm (for automatics) or 330Nm (standard among manuals) at 2,500rpm is actually the only choice as well as also you wouldn’t be disappointed. While powerful, in which has much better in terms of refinement as well as also smoothness.

Driving Impressions
You might think in which you were driving a sedan, albeit with three rows of seats. in which is actually easy to drive yet retains its car-like handling.

The Innova is actually one car to beat however no matter how smooth the rival’s ride are or drives well, however what is actually important is actually they had tried hard. One achievement of the Carens is actually in which had reached its second generation style despite well-liked designs surrounding in which.

The Great:

  • Looks Great
  • Drives well
  • Easy to bring around
The Bad:
  • Ain’t in which spacious
  • Basic Indoor
  • Expensive when brand brand-new
The Pick: 1.7 EX

Engine: 1,685cc D4FD I4 diesel
Power: 134hp @ 4,000rpm
Torque: 320Nm (A/T) or 330Nm (M/T) @ 2,500rpm
Fuel Consumption: 8-10km/L (city), 11-13km/L (highway) (*estimated as well as also varies)
Transmission: 6-speed manual, 6-speed automatic
Suspension: Front McPherson strut, rear torsion beam

cost (brand-new): P1,0,000-P1,500,000
cost (currently): P520,000-P815,000
On Sale: 2013-2016
Rivals: Chevrolet Orlando, Mitsubishi Fuzion, Nissan Grand Livina, Toyota Innova

Kia Pasay – (02) 852-1490

Used Car Review – Kia Carens (2013-2016)

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