BMW X1 vs Kia Carens Comparison

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    BMW X1
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    sDrive20d xLine
    Rs44.50 Lakh*
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    Kia Carens
    Kia Carens
    Luxury Plus Diesel AT
    Rs17.70 Lakh*
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BMW X1 vs Kia Carens

Should you buy BMW X1 or Kia Carens? Find out which car is best for you - compare the two models on the basis of their Price, Size, Space, Boot Space, Service cost, Mileage, Features, Colours and other specs. BMW X1 price starts at Rs 41.50 Lakh ex-showroom for sDrive20i SportX (Petrol) and Kia Carens price starts Rs 9.60 Lakh ex-showroom for Premium (Petrol). X1 has 1998 cc (Petrol top model) engine, while Carens has 1497 cc (Petrol top model) engine. As far as mileage is concerned, the X1 has a mileage of 19.62 kmpl (Diesel top model)> and the Carens has a mileage of 21.3 kmpl (Diesel top model).

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Basic Information
Brand Name
On Road Price
Rs.47,30,438#
Rs.20,76,167#
Offers & Discount
1 Offer
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User Rating
4.5
Based on 39 Reviews
4.6
Based on 59 Reviews
Finance Available (EMI)
Rs.90,039
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Rs.41,340
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Insurance
Rs.1,04,264
X1 Insurance
Engine and Transmission
Engine Type
TwinPower Turbo 4-Cylinder engine
1.5 L CRDi VGT
Displacement (cc)
1995
1493
No Of Cylinder
Fast ChargingNo
-
Max Power (bhp@rpm)
187.74bhp@5000-6000rpm
113.42bhp@4000rpm
Max Torque (nm@rpm)
400nm@1750-2500rpm
250nm@1500-2750rpm
Valves Per Cylinder
4
4
Fuel Supply System
-
CRDi
Turbo Charger
Twin
Yes
Transmission Type
Automatic
Automatic
Gear Box
8-Speed
6-Speed
Mild HybridNo
-
Drive TypeNo
Clutch Type
Dual Clutch
No
Fuel & Performance
Fuel Type
Diesel
Diesel
Mileage (City)NoNo
Mileage (ARAI)
19.62 kmpl
18.4 kmpl
Fuel Tank Capacity
51.0 (Litres)
45.0 (Litres)
Emission Norm Compliance
BS VI
BS VI
Top Speed (Kmph)
222
No
Drag CoefficientNoNo

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Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Front Suspension
-
McPherson Strut with coil spring
Rear Suspension
-
Coupled Torsion Beam Axle with Coil Spring
Steering Type
Power
Power
Steering Column
Tilt & Telescopic
Tilt & Telescopic
Steering Gear Type
Rack & Pinion
-
Front Brake Type
Ventilated Disc
disc
Rear Brake Type
Ventilated Disc
disc
Top Speed (Kmph)
222
-
0-100kmph (Seconds)
7.9
-
Braking (100-0kmph)
-
40.02m
verified
Emission Norm Compliance
BS VI
BS VI
Tyre Size
225/55 R17
205/65 R16
Tyre Type
Runflat Tyres
Tubeless, Radial
Alloy Wheel Size
17
R16
0-100Kmph (Tested)
-
9.61
verified
Quarter Mile (Tested)
-
18.05s @ 129.33kmph
verified
City driveability (20-80kmph)
-
6.67s
verified
Braking (80-0 kmph)
-
24.95m
verified
Dimensions & Capacity
Length (mm)
4447
4540
Width (mm)
2060
1800
Height (mm)
1598
1708
Wheel Base (mm)
2670
2780
Front Tread (mm)
1561
-
Rear Tread (mm)
1562
-
Rear Headroom (mm)
1002
verified
-
Front Headroom (mm)
1065
verified
-
Front Shoulder Room (mm)
1440
verified
-
Rear Shoulder Room (mm)
1453
verified
-
Seating Capacity
5
7
No. of Doors
5
5
Comfort & Convenience
Power SteeringYesYes
Power Windows FrontYesYes
Power Windows RearYesYes
Power BootYes
-
Automatic Climate ControlYesYes
Air Quality ControlYes
-
Remote Trunk OpenerNo
-
Remote Engine Start/StopNoYes
Low Fuel Warning LightYesYes
Accessory Power OutletYesYes
Trunk LightYesYes
Remote Horn & Light ControlNo
-
Vanity MirrorYesYes
Rear Reading LampYesYes
Rear Seat HeadrestYesYes
Adjustable HeadrestYesYes
Rear Seat Centre Arm RestYes
-
Height Adjustable Front Seat BeltsYesYes
Cup Holders FrontYesYes
Cup Holders RearYesYes
Rear AC VentsYesYes
Heated Seats FrontYes
-
Seat Lumbar SupportYesYes
Active Noise CancellationNo
-
Multifunction Steering WheelYesYes
Cruise ControlYesYes
Parking Sensors
Rear
Front & Rear
Navigation SystemYesYes
Find My Car LocationYes
-
Real-Time Vehicle TrackingYes
-
Foldable Rear Seat
-
3rd Row 50:50 Split
Smart Access Card EntryYesYes
Smart Key BandNo
-
Engine Start Stop ButtonYesYes
Glove Box CoolingYes
-
Bottle Holder
Front Door
-
Voice ControlYesYes
Steering Wheel Gearshift PaddlesYesYes
USB Charger
Front
Front & Rear
Steering Mounted TripmeterNo
-
Central Console Armrest
With Storage
With Storage
Tailgate AjarYes
-
Hands-Free TailgateYes
-
Gear Shift IndicatorYes
-
Rear CurtainNoYes
Luggage Hook And NetNo
-
Lane Change IndicatorNo
-
Additional Features
Launch Control,Park Distance Control (PDC)
1st Row Cup Holders (with Cooling Function),2nd row Can Holders (with Cooling Function),Easy Push Retractable Tray,Easy Push Retractable Cup Holder,Sunglass Holder,Sunvisor with Vanity Mirror (Passenger side),Sunvisor with Ticket Holder (Driver Side),Retractable Roof Assist Handles,Umbrella Holder,Rear Door Sunshade Curtains,3rd row Boarding Assist Handles (with Illumination),Lower Seat Back Pocket - Passenger,Lower Seat Back Pocket - Driver,Retractable SeatBack Table with Cup Holder and Gadget Mount,Sliding Type Under Seat Tray,2nd row 60:40 split seats with Sliding, Reclining and Tumble,2nd row SeatBack Folding Armrest with Cup Holders (7STR),2nd Row Seat One Touch Easy Electric Tumble,2nd row One Touch Easy Tumble,3rd row 50:50 Split Seats with Reclining and Full Flat Folding,Luggage Room Seat Back Hooks,2nd Row Adjustable Headrests,3rd Row Adjustable Headrests,Burglar Alarm,Auto Anti-glare (ECM) Inside Rear View Mirror with Kia Connect Controls,Rear View Camera with Dynamic Guidelines,Driving Rear View Monitor with button,Roof Flushed 2nd & 3rd Row Diffused AC Vents,Rear AC 4 Stage Speed Control,Console Lamp (LED type) with Sunglass Case,Room Lamps (LED Type) - All Rows,USB A type Media Port,Multiple Power Sockets with 5 C-Type USB Ports,Smartphone Wireless Charger with Cooling Function,Smart Pure Air Purifier with Virus and Bacteria Protection,Auto Cruise Control with Speed Limiting Option
Massage SeatsNo
-
Memory Function Seats
Front
-
One Touch Operating Power Window
Driver's Window
Driver's Window
Drive Modes
3
3
Air ConditionerYesYes
HeaterYesYes
Adjustable SteeringYesYes
KeyLess EntryYesYes
Interior
TachometerYesYes
Electronic Multi TripmeterYesYes
Leather SeatsYesYes
Fabric UpholsteryNoNo
Leather Steering WheelYesYes
Leather Wrap Gear Shift SelectorYesYes
Glove CompartmentYesYes
Digital ClockYesYes
Outside Temperature DisplayYes
-
Cigarette LighterYes
-
Digital OdometerYesYes
Electric Adjustable Seats
Front
-
Driving Experience Control EcoYesYes
Folding Table In The RearNo
-
Height Adjustable Driver SeatYesYes
Ventilated SeatsNoYes
Dual Tone DashboardYesYes
Additional Features
Micro-activated Carbon Particulate Filter for fresh and recirculated air,Ambient Lighting: Mood lighting in front and rear with 6 selectable light designs for instrument panel and door trims,Floor Mats in velour,Interior mirror with Automatic Anti-dazzle Function,Sport Leather Steering Wheel in Black with Black stitching and decorative finisher in Chrome,Panorama Glass Roof with automatic sliding/tilting function,Rear seat backrest adjustable in 2 tilt positions,Stainless Steel insert - in the loading edge cover of the luggage compartment,Storage Compartment Package,Instrument Cluster in Black Panel Technology with 5.7” (14.4 cm) TFT display including display of navigation arrows,Fine-wood trim ‘Fineline’ Stream with highlight trim finishers Pearl Chrome,Sensatec Oyster
Leather Wrapped D-Cut Steering Wheel with Carens Logo,Distinct Black High Gloss Dashboard with Techno Print,Opulent Two Tone Triton Navy and Beige Interiors,Premium Head Lining,Inside Door Handle Hyper Silver Metallic Paint,Leatherette Wrapped Door Trims,Luggage Board,Cabin Surround 64 Color Ambient Mood Lighting,Premium Leatherette (Beige and Triton Navy) Seats,Rear Doors Spot Lamp with Kia Logo Projection,Front Armrest with Open Storage and Tray,Multi Drive Modes linked with Ambient Mood Lighting,31.7 cm (12.5”) Full Segment LCD Cluster with Advanced (10.6cm) 4.2" Color TFT MID
Exterior
Photo Comparison
Rear Right Side
Available ColorsStorm Bay MetallicAlpine WhiteSunset OrangeMediterranean BlueSparking Brown MetallicBlack Sapphire+1 MoreX1 ColorsIntense Red Glacier White PearlSparkling SilverMoss BrownClear WhiteAurora Black PearlImperial BlueGravity Gray+3 MoreCarens Colors
Body Type
Adjustable HeadlightsYesYes
Fog Lights FrontYesYes
Fog Lights RearYes
-
Power Adjustable Exterior Rear View MirrorYesYes
Manually Adjustable Ext Rear View MirrorNoNo
Electric Folding Rear View MirrorYesYes
Headlamp WashersYes
-
Rain Sensing WiperYesYes
Rear Window WiperYesYes
Rear Window WasherYesYes
Rear Window DefoggerYesYes
Wheel CoversNoNo
Alloy WheelsYesYes
Power AntennaNoNo
Tinted GlassNo
-
Rear SpoilerYesYes
Removable Or Convertible TopNo
-
Sun RoofYesYes
Moon RoofYesYes
Outside Rear View Mirror Turn IndicatorsYesYes
Integrated AntennaYesYes
Chrome GrilleYesYes
Chrome GarnishYesYes
Dual Tone Body ColourNo
-
Projector HeadlampsYes
-
Halogen HeadlampsNoNo
Cornering FoglampsNo
-
Roof RailYesYes
Lighting
LED Headlights,DRL's (Day Time Running Lights),Rain Sensing Driving Lights
-
Trunk Opener
Smart
-
Heated Wing MirrorYes
-
LED DRLsYesYes
LED HeadlightsYesYes
LED TaillightsYesYes
LED Fog LampsYesYes
Additional Features
BMW Kidney Grille with exclusively designed vertical slats with front sides in Aluminium Matt, grille frame in Chrome High-Gloss,Front Bumper with sump guard and other design elements in Silver Matt,Side Sill Trim in Matt Silver,Door Sill insert in Aluminium with embossed designation,Sump guard in the back with main part in body colour and inset trim painted Silver,Aerodynamically optimised vehicle underbody - Front air guide and engine compartment shielding,Comfort Suspension,Sun Protection Glazing,Rain Sensor and automatic driving lights,LED Tail Lights with aerodynamicaly optimized 3D two-part L-Shaped design,Roof Rails in Aluminium Satinated finish,Twin exhaust tailpipe in Chrome finish,Wind deflectors on wheel arch, air curtain -specifically located air inlets in front bumper and air line through wheel arch for enhanced aerodynamics
Digital Radiator Grille (with Chrome Décor),Body Colored Front Bumper,Kia Signature Tiger Nose Grill (with Chrome Surround Accents),Body Colored Rear Bumper,Rear Bumper Garnish (Chrome Garnish with Diamond Knurling Pattern),Rear Skid Plate (Black Premium Hi- Gloss),Wheel Arch and Side Moldings (black),Beltline (Chrome),Two Tone Side Door Garnish,Chrome Outside Door Handles,Integrated Rear Spoiler with Hi-Gloss Black Side Cover,Sky Light Sunroof,Crown Jewel LED Headlamps,Star Map LED DRLs with integrated turn signal,Ice Cube LED Fog Lamps,Star Map LED Taillamps,Body Colored Outside Rear View Mirror
Tyre Size
225/55 R17
205/65 R16
Tyre Type
Runflat Tyres
Tubeless, Radial
Wheel Size
-
-
Alloy Wheel Size
17
R16
Safety
Anti Lock Braking SystemYesYes
Brake AssistYesYes
Central LockingYesYes
Power Door LocksYesYes
Child Safety LocksYesYes
Anti Theft AlarmYes
-
No Of Airbags
6
6
Driver AirbagYesYes
Passenger AirbagYesYes
Side Airbag FrontYesYes
Side Airbag RearNo
-
Day Night Rear View MirrorYes
Auto
Passenger Side Rear View MirrorYesYes
Halogen HeadlampsNoNo
Rear Seat BeltsYesYes
Seat Belt WarningYesYes
Door Ajar WarningYes
-
Side Impact BeamsYes
-
Front Impact BeamsYes
-
Traction ControlYes
-
Adjustable SeatsYesYes
Tyre Pressure MonitorYesYes
Vehicle Stability Control SystemYesYes
Engine ImmobilizerYes
-
Crash SensorYesYes
Centrally Mounted Fuel TankYes
-
Engine Check WarningYesYes
Automatic HeadlampsYesYes
EBDYesYes
Electronic Stability ControlYesYes
Advance Safety Features
Expert function for race track operation,Sporty, rapid gearshift timing in specific combinations of Driving Experience Control and gear selector switch,Engine control and brake interventions during cornering, agility enhancement and curve neutrality,Servotronic Steering Assist,Brake Energy Regeneration,Head airbags for the whole side window area,Electric Parking Brake,Analyses the driving behaviour of the driver,Suggests when to take a break in the control display,BMW Condition Based Service,Cornering Brake Control,Integrated Emergency Spare wheel,Runflat tyres with reinforced side walls,Warning triangle with first-aid kit,BMW ure Advance includes Tyres, Alloys, Engine ure, Key Lost Assistance and Golf Hole-in-One,Road Side Assistance 24x7
BAS (Brake force Assist System),DBC (Downhill Brake Control),High Mount Stop Lamp with Emergency Stop Signal included, Curtain Airbags
Follow Me Home HeadlampsYesYes
Rear CameraYesYes
Anti Theft DeviceYes
-
Anti Pinch Power Windows
Driver's Window
Driver's Window
Speed AlertYes
-
Speed Sensing Auto Door LockYesYes
Knee AirbagsYes
-
Isofix Child Seat MountsYesYes
Heads Up DisplayNo
-
Pretensioners And Force Limiter SeatbeltsYesYes
Sos Emergency AssistanceNo
-
Blind Spot MonitorYes
-
Geo Fence AlertNo
-
Hill Descent ControlYes
-
Hill AssistYesYes
Impact Sensing Auto Door UnlockYesYes
Entertainment & Communication
Cd PlayerNo
-
Cd ChangerNo
-
Dvd PlayerNo
-
RadioYesYes
Audio System Remote ControlNo
-
Speakers FrontYesYes
Speakers RearYesYes
Integrated2DINAudioYesYes
Wireless Phone ChargingYesYes
USB And Auxiliary InputYesYes
Bluetooth ConnectivityYesYes
CompassNo
-
Touch ScreenYesYes
Touch Screen Size
8.8 Inch
10.25 Inch
Connectivity
Apple CarPlay
Android Auto,Apple CarPlay
Android AutoNoYes
Apple Car PlayYesYes
Internal StorageNo
-
Number Of Speaker
6
8
Rear Entertainment SystemNo
-
Additional Features
BMW Apps,Configurable user interface,iDrive Touch Controller
26.03 cm (10.25”) HD Touchscreen Navigation with Next Generation Kia Connect,BOSE Premium Sound System with 8 Speakers,Bluetooth Hands Free
Warranty
Introduction DateNoNo
Warranty TimeNoNo
Warranty DistanceNoNo
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Pros and Cons

  • Pros
  • Cons

    BMW X1

    • Engaging drive experience
    • Diesel engine is super-refined
    • Ride quality is excellent over not so good roads.

    Kia Carens

    • Looks unique, in a good way.
    • Good presence with generous exterior dimensions
    • Lots of practical elements integrated into the cabin
    • Available in 6- and 7-seater configurations
    • Turbo-petrol and diesel engine options
    • Automatic transmission option with both engines

    BMW X1

    • Lack of features for its price
    • Steering wheel buttons feel tacky
    • Cost cutting is apparent in places

    Kia Carens

    • Missing some premium features
    • Looks more like an MPV, than an SUV
    • 16-inch wheels look small on the overall large side profile

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