Here we compare the features, price, engine, and features of the all-new Maruti XL6 and Kia Carense so that you can choose the better MPV for yourself. Let’s have a look…(Maruti XL Facelift Vs Kia Carens Comparison)
New Maruti XL6 Vs Kia Cars – Price
The Maruti Suzuki XL6 facelift has been launched in India at a starting price of Rs 11.29 lakh. The price of its top variant goes up to Rs 14.55 lakh. The Kia Carens has been launched at a starting price of Rs 9.5 lakhs. The price of its top variant goes up to Rs 17.70 lakh. All prices are applicable on ex-showroom basis. If you are looking for an MPV under Rs 10 lakh, then Kia Carens is definitely the one for you. This will get you around Rs 1.50 lakh cheaper than the XL6 facelift.
New Maruti XL6 Vs Kia Cars- Engine
The biggest change in the new XL6 is a new 1.5-litre DualJet petrol engine with start-stop technology, which is also powering the Ertiga facelift. This engine uses two injectors per cylinder, which gives it more control over fuel injection and as a result is also more fuel efficient. This engine churns out 103hp at 6,000rpm and 136.8Nm of torque at 4,400rpm, which is 2hp and 1.2Nm less than the older 1.5-litre petrol engine. This engine is mated to a 5-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic transmission.
The Carens comes with two petrol options, which have been borrowed from the Seltos SUV. The first engine is a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated unit making 115hp power and 144Nm torque which is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox only. On the other hand, there is a 1.4-litre direct-injection turbo petrol unit that generates 140hp power and 242Nm of torque. The turbo-petrol variant of the Carence gets the option of a 6-speed manual and a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox.
New Maruti XL6 Vs Kia Carriage – Dimensions & Space
In terms of size and space, the XL6 facelift remains the same as its predecessor. It comes with 4,445 mm in length, 1,775 mm in width, 1,700 mm in height, 2,740 mm long wheelbase and 180 mm ground clearance.
The Kia Carense gets the longest wheelbase as compared to all other MPV cars. It has a wheelbase of 2780 mm, which is higher than the XL6, Ertiga, Hyundai Alcazar and Toyota Innova Crysta.
New Maruti XL6 Vs Kia Cars – Features
The driver and front passenger ventilated seat feature has been added to the new Maruti XL6. Apart from this, now it also gets 360 degree camera, pedal shifters, heads up display (HUD) and many connect features of Suzuki Connect app. Captain seats are found in its middle row. In terms of safety, it has been given many features including 4 airbags, electronic stability program, ABS-EBD, tire pressure monitoring system, ISOFIX child seat anchorage.
Talking about the Kia Cars, it will get LED headlamps and LED DRLs, 10.25-inch touchscreen with Kia Connect Car technology, Bose sound system, front ventilated seats, virus and bacteria protection with PM 2.5 air filter and sunroof among many other features. went. In terms of safety too, the carence has been made strong. Many features like 6 airbags, tire pressure monitoring system, electronic stability control, ABS, rearparking sensor, all wheel disc brake have been provided with this MPV.
In terms of features, the Kia Carens is a step ahead of Maruti’s new XL6. Overall, according to our assessment, if you are looking to buy an MPV with more features, then the Kia Carense is the better option for you, while if brand trust is more important to you then you can definitely go for the Maruti Suzuki XL6.