The Kia Carens has so many fine qualities that it’s hard to know where to begin. A seven-seat capacity and a seven-year warranty are just two examples but there are many more advantages to owning this accomplished MPV.
A vehicle that offers five-door access is pretty much a must for busy families; that the Carens happens to be a good-looking car doesn’t hurt either. Getting in and out of the car is straightforward, especially since the rearmost row pops up quickly and simply whenever required. The middle row slides forwards and backwards too, providing even more wriggle room. The front two benches can comfortably seat five adults, while the third row is particularly suited to accommodating a pair of younger travellers.
Passengers in all compartments will find plenty of cubby spaces in which to place drinks and various knick-knacks. When not in use, the rear bench drops flush to the floor, thus providing a 492-litre boot space. With just its front seats in place, the Carens offers an impressive 1,650 litres of cargo capacity.
The Kia Carens is available in four trim levels, with entry-level ‘1’ grades featuring a 1.6-litre 133bhp petrol engine that manages up to 45.6mpg, while producing a 143g/km CO2 emission figure. An optional 1.7-litre 114bhp diesel unit (standard with ‘2’ trims and above) returns as much as 62.8mpg and produces emissions as low as 117g/km.
All good family cars come with a maximum five-star crash-test rating, as awarded by Euro NCAP. This is certainly the case with the Carens, which includes six airbags and a full complement of three-point seatbelts. Children are kept safe and secure too, thanks to ISOFIX attachments that feature in rows two and three.
A six-speaker audio system is included as standard, as is Bluetooth connectivity, which enables music streaming and hands-free telephone communication. A seven-inch touchscreen navigation system also features with ‘2’ grades and higher, offering 3D mapping, voice control and real-time updates that make route-planning as straightforward as possible.
The Kia Carens is available now at your nearest EMG Motor Group showroom. If you have any questions or wish to book a test drive, please complete our online enquiry form at your earliest convenience.