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Kia Carens 1 (2014)

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

Kia Carens 1 (2014)
Kia Carens 1 (2014)

Why is Kia Carens 1 (2014) better than the average?

  • better fuel economy (city)
    4.8l/100 kmvs9.62l/100 km
  • better fuel economy (highway)
    3.4l/100 kmvs6.59l/100 km
  • more headroom (front)
    1.03mvs1.03m
  • more airbags
    8vs6.95
  • Height
    1.6mvs1.7m
  • Width
    1.8mvs1.94m
  • less CO2 emissions
    124g/kmvs153.74g/km
  • longer basic warranty (years)
    7yrsvs3.59yrs

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General info

1.Has fully independent suspension
Kia Carens 1 (2014)

This allows all four wheels to move up and down independently, providing a smoother ride when, for example, going over bumps in the road.

2.Has air suspension
Kia Carens 1 (2014)

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.

3. higher Euro NCAP rating

5

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.

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4. less CO2 emissions

124g/km

The CO2 emissions of the car, measured in grams per kilometre. A car with less emissions is better for the environment.

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5. longer basic warranty (years)

7yrs

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.

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6. longer basic warranty (km)

160000km

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.

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Dimensions

1. greater cargo volume

492l

A larger cargo area is more practical as it allows you to transport more things.

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1257l

2. more headroom (front)

1.03m

More headroom in the front of the car makes for a more comfortable driving experience, and is especially important for taller people.

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1.08m

3.height

1.6m

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1.54m

4.width

1.8m

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5. shorter length

4.53m

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6. greater cargo volume (seats down)

1650l

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.

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Speed

1. faster acceleration (0-100)

12.6s

The time it takes for the car to accelerate from 0-100 kilometres per hour.

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2. faster top speed

180km/h

The fastest speed that the car can reach.

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220km/h

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Engine

1. better fuel economy (city)

4.8l/100 km

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.

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3.6l/100 km

2. better fuel economy (highway)

3.4l/100 km

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.

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3.2l/100 km

3. more horsepower

114hp

Horsepower is the most common unit for measuring the power of an engine.

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4. larger engine size

1.7l

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.

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3.6l

5. larger fuel tank

58l

A larger fuel tank means that you have to stop to refill less often.

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6. more cylinders

4

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.

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Features

1. more airbags

8

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.

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2.Has smart key as standard
Kia Carens 1 (2014)

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.

3.Has height-adjustable seat belts
Kia Carens 1 (2014)

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.

4.USB ports

1

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.

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5.Has Bluetooth
Kia Carens 1 (2014)

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.

6.Has ISOFIX/LATCH
Kia Carens 1 (2014)

ISOFIX (also known as LATCH) is a standard system of attachment points for child safety seats, allowing them to be fitted quickly and safely.

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