Used Kia Carens 2013-present review

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Used Kia Carens 13-present
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What used Kia Carens MPV will I get for my budget?

An early Kia Carens from 2013 will set you back around £7000 for a 1.7 CRDi model. If you need a petrol Carens, you’ll need to spend a little bit more at around £8000, because they weren’t that popular when they were new. So the limited numbers that are around now are usually lower-mileage examples that will be worth more money.

Up the budget to £10,000 and you will find a 2015 diesel car in our preferred 2 trim with around 25,000 miles and the majority of its warranty left. If you’d like a facelifted car from 2017 onwards, you’ll need around £13,000.

All of this means the Carens is about average in price for its class; you’ll pay less for the Ford Grand C-Max, but more for a Renault Grand Scenic or Volkswagen Touran.


Used Kia Carens 13-present

How much does it cost to run a Kia Carens MPV?

The 114bhp version of the 1.7 CRDi has the lowest overall fuel consumption at 67.2mpg and costs £20 road tax, but the 139bhp version isn’t too far off at 62.8mpg and £30 road tax. If you go for the automatic version of the higher-powered diesel, then this drops to 58.0mpg and road tax jumps up to £120.

If you go for the petrol model, it will cost you a bit more to run, with an average figure of 45.6mpg and £155 road tax.

If you’re buying a Carens registered after 1 April 2017, you’ll be charged a flat rate of £140 for road tax, regardless of which engine you choose.

In terms of fuel economy, the Carens beats the Touran and Grand C-Max, but not the Grand Scenic.

Kia doesn’t do fixed-price servicing for used cars, but its servicing costs don't tend to be too high, so maintenance costs for the Carens should be relatively low.

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Used Kia Carens 13-present
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