Kia Carens 1 (2014)
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Kia Carens 1 (2014) review: 36 facts and highlights

1. better fuel economy (city)

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.
4.8l/100 km
Citroen C4 Picasso (2014): 3.6l/100 km

2. greater cargo volume

A larger cargo area is more practical as it allows you to transport more things.
492l
Mazda Mazda 5 Sport (2014): 1257l

3. better fuel economy (highway)

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.
3.4l/100 km
Citroen C4 Picasso (2014): 3.2l/100 km

4. faster acceleration (0-100)

The time it takes for the car to accelerate from 0-100 kilometres per hour.
12.6s
Volkswagen Sharan SEL 2.0 TSI: 8s

5. Has fully independent suspension

This allows all four wheels to move up and down independently, providing a smoother ride when, for example, going over bumps in the road.
Kia Carens 1 (2014)
64% have it

6. more headroom (front)

More headroom in the front of the car makes for a more comfortable driving experience, and is especially important for taller people.
1.03m
Nissan Cube 1.8 SL (2014): 1.08m

7. more horsepower

Horsepower is the most common unit for measuring the power of an engine.
114hp
Dodge Grand Caravan R/T (2014): 283hp

8. more airbags

Airbags are designed to cushion occupants in the event of an impact. The standard number is around six as some cars now incorporate additional ones, such as knee airbags, side airbags and side curtain airbags.
8
Seat Alhambra I-TECH (2014): 12

9. Has air suspension

Air suspension offers a smoother ride than the traditional steel spring suspension. It is also often adjustable, allowing you to raise or lower it based on the type of driving you are doing.
Kia Carens 1 (2014)
55% have it

10. Has smart key as standard

A smart key is a wireless key that offers several benefits over a traditional key. For example when you approach the car the doors will automatically unlock, and you can turn the engine on with the press of a button.
Kia Carens 1 (2014)
42% have it

11. height

1.6m
Nissan Note Advance CVT (2015): 1.54m

12. higher Euro NCAP rating

The European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) carries out safety tests for new vehicles, providing an overall rating for each car’s safety. It covers different areas such as safety for an adult occupant, child occupant or pedestrian.
5
Mazda Mazda 5 Sport (2014): 5

13. width

1.8m
Nissan Note Advance CVT (2015): 1.7m

14. less CO2 emissions

The CO2 emissions of the car, measured in grams per kilometre. A car with less emissions is better for the environment.
124g/km
Ford B-MAX Zetec (2014): 104g/km

15. longer basic warranty (years)

The basic warranty of a car covers all aspects other than parts which are subject to normal wear and tear, such as windscreen wipers and brake pads. It lasts either a certain number of years or amount of kilometres driven.
7yrs
Kia Rondo Platinum (2014): 7yrs

16. longer basic warranty (km)

The basic warranty of a car covers all aspects other than parts which are subject to normal wear and tear, such as windscreen wipers and brake pads. It lasts either a certain number of years or amount of kilometres driven.
160000km
Kia Rondo Platinum (2014): 160000km

17. larger engine size

This measurement is the total volume of all the engine's cylinders, also known as the engine displacement. This is one of many aspects of an engine that determine its horsepower, but generally speaking a greater size indicates more power.
1.7l
Dodge Grand Caravan R/T (2014): 3.6l

18. Has height-adjustable seat belts

Height-adjustable seat belts permit passengers of different sizes to move the seat belt up or down for improved comfort. They are also especially useful for increasing the safety of children.
Kia Carens 1 (2014)
92% have it

19. shorter length

4.53m
Nissan Cube 1.8 SL (2014): 3.98m

20. Has front-wheel drive

Front-wheel drive is the most common type of drivetrain and offers several advantages. It is cheaper to manufacture (reducing the cost of the vehicle) and also lighter which helps improve fuel economy. Due to having the weight of the engine over the drive wheels it also benefits from increased traction.
Kia Carens 1 (2014)
92% have it

21. greater cargo volume (seats down)

A larger cargo area is more practical as it allows you to transport more things. With some vehicles you can put the rear seats down in order to gain more space for cargo.
1650l
Toyota Sienna SE (2014): 4247l

22. weight

1.58t
Nissan Note Advance CVT (2015): 1.5kg

23. larger fuel tank

A larger fuel tank means that you have to stop to refill less often.
58l
Honda Odyssey Touring (2015): 79l

24. longer drivetrain warranty (years)

The drivetrain warranty covers parts of the car such as the engine, transmission, driveshaft etc. This is usually longer than the basic warranty. It lasts either a certain number of years or amount of kilometres driven.
12yrs
Kia Rondo Platinum (2014): 12yrs

25. more cylinders

Although there are many aspects that determine the power, a higher number of cylinders is generally a good indication of the potential power of the engine.
4
Nissan Quest SL (2014): 6

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