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BMW X3 vs Kia Carnival Comparison

BMW X3 vs Kia Carnival

Should you buy BMW X3 or Kia Carnival? 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 X3 price starts at Rs 57.50 Lakh ex-showroom for xDrive30i SportX (Petrol) and Kia Carnival price starts Rs 24.95 Lakh ex-showroom for Premium (Diesel). X3 has 1998 cc (Petrol top model) engine, while Carnival has 2199 cc (Diesel top model) engine. As far as mileage is concerned, the X3 has a mileage of 16.55 kmpl (Diesel top model)> and the Carnival has a mileage of 14.11 kmpl (Diesel top model).

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Basic Information
Brand Name
On Road Price
Rs.75,05,909#
Rs.40,27,963#
Offers & DiscountNoNo
User Rating
4.8
Based on 40 Reviews
4.5
Based on 74 Reviews
Finance Available (EMI)
Rs.1,44,422
Check Now
Rs.78,575
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Insurance
Rs.1,74,629
X3 Insurance
Engine and Transmission
Engine Type
TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder engine
2.2L VGT Diesel Engine
Displacement (cc)
1995
2199
Fast Charging
-
No
Max Power (bhp@rpm)
187.7bhp@4000rpm
197.2bhp@3800rpm
Max Torque (nm@rpm)
400Nm@1750-2500rpm
440nm@1750-2750rpm
No Of Cylinder
4
4
Valves Per Cylinder
4
4
Valve Configuration
DOHC
DOHC
Fuel Supply System
CRDi
CRDI
Turbo ChargerYesYes
Super ChargerNo
-
Transmission Type
Automatic
Automatic
Gear Box
8 Speed
8 Speed
Mild Hybrid
-
No
Drive Type
Clutch TypeNoNo
Fuel & Performance
Fuel Type
Diesel
Diesel
Mileage (City)NoNo
Mileage (ARAI)
16.55 kmpl
14.11 kmpl
Fuel Tank Capacity
60.0 (Litres)
60.0 (Litres)
Emission Norm Compliance
BS VI
BS VI
Top Speed (Kmph)
213
No
Drag CoefficientNoNo

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Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Front Suspension
Dynamic Damper Control
MacPherson Strut with coil spring
Rear Suspension
Dynamic Damper Control
Multi Link
Steering Type
Power
Power
Steering Column
Electrically Adjustable
Tilt & Telescopic
Steering Gear Type
Rack & Pinion
Rack & Pinion
Turning Radius (Metres)
5.95
-
Front Brake Type
Disc
Disc
Rear Brake Type
Disc
Disc
Top Speed (Kmph)
213
-
0-100kmph (Seconds)
8
-
Braking (100-0kmph)
36.28 m
verified
-
Emission Norm Compliance
BS VI
BS VI
Tyre Size
245/50 R19
235/60 R18
Tyre Type
Tubeless,Radial
Tubeless,Radial
Alloy Wheel Size
R19
R18
Quarter Mile
16.06s@134.83kmph
-
City driveability (20-80kmph)
5.46 s
verified
-
Braking (60-0 kmph)
23.10 m
verified
-
Dimensions & Capacity
Length (mm)
4708
5115
Width (mm)
1891
1985
Height (mm)
1676
1755
Ground Clearance Unladen (mm)
211
180
Wheel Base (mm)
2864
3060
Front Tread (mm)
1620
-
Rear Tread (mm)
1636
-
Kerb Weight (kg)
-
2195
Grossweight (kg)
-
2830
Rear Headroom (mm)
994
verified
-
Front Headroom (mm)
1045
verified
-
Front Shoulder Room (mm)
1522
verified
-
Rear Shoulder Room (mm)
1477
verified
-
Seating Capacity
5
7
Boot Space (Litres)
485
540
No. of Doors
5
5
Comfort & Convenience
Power SteeringYesYes
Power Windows FrontYesYes
Power Windows RearYesYes
Power Boot
-
Yes
Power folding 3rd Row Seat
-
No
Automatic Climate Control
3 Zone
3 Zone
Air Quality ControlYesYes
Remote Climate Control (A/C)
-
No
Remote Trunk OpenerYesYes
Remote Fuel Lid OpenerYes
-
Remote Engine Start/Stop
-
No
Low Fuel Warning LightYes
-
Accessory Power OutletYesYes
Trunk LightYesYes
Remote Horn & Light Control
-
No
Vanity MirrorYesYes
Rear Reading LampYesYes
Rear Seat HeadrestYesYes
Adjustable Headrest
-
Yes
Rear Seat Centre Arm RestYes
-
Height Adjustable Front Seat BeltsYesYes
Cup Holders FrontYesYes
Cup Holders RearYesYes
Rear AC VentsYesYes
Heated Seats FrontNo
-
Heated Seats RearNo
-
Seat Lumbar SupportYesYes
Active Noise Cancellation
-
No
Multifunction Steering WheelYesYes
Cruise ControlYesYes
Parking Sensors
Front & Rear
Front & Rear
Navigation SystemYesYes
Find My Car Location
-
No
Real-Time Vehicle Tracking
-
No
Foldable Rear Seat
-
60:40 Split
Smart Access Card EntryYesYes
Smart Key Band
-
No
Engine Start Stop ButtonYesYes
Glove Box CoolingYesYes
Bottle Holder
Front & Rear Door
Front & Rear Door
Voice ControlYesYes
Steering Wheel Gearshift PaddlesYes
-
USB Charger
Front
Front & Rear
Steering Mounted TripmeterNo
-
Central Console ArmrestYes
With Storage
Tailgate AjarYesYes
Hands-Free Tailgate
-
Yes
Gear Shift IndicatorNoYes
Rear CurtainYesYes
Luggage Hook And NetYesNo
Battery SaverNoNo
Lane Change IndicatorYesNo
Additional Features
Performance Control,Park Distance Control (PDC), front and rear
One Touch Power Sliding Doors, 10.1-25.65cm Dual Touchscreen Rear Seat Entertainment System, Dual Panel Electric Sunroof, Smart Pure Air Purifier, UV Cut Front Door glass and windshield, Tinted Rear Door Glass, Follow me home headlamps with Anti Fog, Front Console Sunglass Case, Assist grips, Coat hook, Get on/off Grip, 2nd and 3rd Row Sunshade Curtains, LED Type Room lamp, LED Type Luggage lamp, LED Type Personal Lamp, Conversation Mirror, Dr and Fr Passenger Extended Sunvisor with Vanity Mirror LED illumination, 8-way Driver power seat, 2-way Electrical Lumbar Support for Driver, Driver and Passenger Seatback pocket, Electronic Parking Brake, 1st Row Passenger Sliding and Double Reclining Seats, 2nd Row Sliding and Double Reclining Seats, 3rd Row 60:40 Split folding and sinking seats, 3rd Row Double Reclining Seats, 2nd Row Headrest Wing out type, Front Console and Luggage Power Outlet and USB Charging Ports, Auto Antiglare mirror (ECM) with UVO controls, Auto Cruise control, Diffused Rear Air Conditioner Vents, Cluster Ionizer, Laptop Charger (220V)
Massage SeatsNoNo
Memory Function Seats
Driver's Seat Only
No
One Touch Operating Power Window
Driver's Window
All
Autonomous Parking
Semi
No
Drive Modes
3
-
Air ConditionerYesYes
HeaterYesYes
Adjustable SteeringYesYes
KeyLess EntryYesYes
Interior
TachometerYesYes
Electronic Multi TripmeterYesYes
Leather SeatsYesYes
Fabric UpholsteryNoNo
Leather Steering WheelYesYes
Leather Wrap Gear Shift Selector
-
Yes
Glove CompartmentYesYes
Digital ClockYesYes
Outside Temperature DisplayYes
-
Cigarette LighterYes
-
Digital OdometerYesYes
Electric Adjustable Seats
Front
Front
Driving Experience Control EcoYesYes
Folding Table In The RearNo
-
Height Adjustable Driver SeatYesYes
Ventilated SeatsNoYes
Dual Tone DashboardNo
-
Additional Features
Floor mats in velour,Interior rear-view mirror with automatic anti-dazzle function,Rear backrest, foldable and 40:20:40 dividable with thorough loading function,Roller sunblind for rear-side windows, mechanical,Rear backrest unlocking, with electric release button,Galvanic embellish in chrome for controls,Instrument panel in Sensatec,Storage Compartment package, folding compartment below the driver's side,power socket in the rear centre console (12V) including USB adapter and storage nets behind the front seat backrests,Loading sill of luggage compartment in stainsless steel,Fully Digital 12.3” (31.2 cm) Instrument Display,Fine-wood trim poplar grain grey with highlight trim finisher Pearl Chrome,Leather ‘Vernasca’ Canberra Beige with decor stitching
Luxury 2nd Row VIP Seats, Seat Upholstery Premium Nappa Leather, Door Step Plate, Door Scuff Plates SUS Type, SUS Type Transverse Trim, Wood Grain Door Upper Garnish, Chrome Inside door handle, Advance 3.5-8.89cm Display panel
Exterior
Available ColorsMineral WhitePhytonic BlueSophisto Grey Brilliant EffectBlack SapphireX3 ColorsGlacier White PearlSteel SilverAurora Black PearlCarnival Colors
Body Type
Adjustable HeadlightsYesYes
Fog Lights FrontYesYes
Fog Lights RearNoYes
Power Adjustable Exterior Rear View MirrorYesYes
Manually Adjustable Ext Rear View MirrorNoNo
Electric Folding Rear View MirrorYesYes
Rain Sensing WiperYesNo
Rear Window WiperYesYes
Rear Window WasherYesYes
Rear Window DefoggerYesYes
Wheel CoversNoNo
Alloy WheelsYesYes
Power AntennaNoNo
Tinted GlassNoNo
Rear SpoilerYesYes
Removable Or Convertible TopNoNo
Roof CarrierNoNo
Sun RoofYesYes
Moon RoofYesYes
Side StepperNoYes
Outside Rear View Mirror Turn IndicatorsYesYes
Integrated AntennaYesYes
Chrome GrilleYesYes
Chrome GarnishNoYes
Smoke HeadlampsNo
-
Projector Headlamps
-
Yes
Roof RailYesYes
Lighting
LED Headlights,DRL's (Day Time Running Lights),Cornering Headlights,LED Tail lamps,LED Fog Lights
LED Headlights,Projector Headlights,LED Tail lamps,LED Fog Lights
Trunk Opener
Remote
Smart
Heated Wing MirrorNo
-
LED DRLsYes
-
LED Headlights
-
Yes
LED Taillights
-
Yes
LED Fog Lamps
-
Yes
Additional Features
BMW kidney grille with seven exclusively designed vertical slats and Grille frame in Chrome,Front bumper with specific design elements in Chrome,Trim element Air Breather with design elements in Chrome,Side window surrounds and window recess finisher in Chrome,Mirror base and mirror foot in Black high-gloss, Side skirt trim in Frozen Grey with accent in Chrome,Underbody protection front and rear in Frozen Grey Matt with accent in Chrome,Front door sill finishers in aluminium with “Luxury Line” lettering,Accent lighting with turn indicators, low and high-beam in LED Technology,Hexagonally shaped daytime running lights and two-part LED tail lights,High-beam assist,Rain sensor and automatic driving lights,Acoustic comfort glazing,Ambient light with 6 pre-defined selectable light designs in various colours with contour and mood lighting- additionally with Welcome Light Carpet,Automatic parking function for passenger side exterior mirror,Panorama glass roof,Roof rails aluminium satinated,Active Air Stream Kidney Grille
Ice Cube LED Type Fog lamps, R18-45.72cm (18") Sputtering Finish Alloy Wheels, Kia Signature Tiger nose grille with Chrome Inserts, Body Colour bumper and Outside mirror, Front and Rear Skid plates, Chrome Surround DLO, Chrome Outside Door handle, Rear Spoiler with LED HMSL, Projector LED Type Headlamps with Escort and Anti Fog function, LED Position Lamps
Tyre Size
245/50 R19
235/60 R18
Tyre Type
Tubeless,Radial
Tubeless,Radial
Wheel Size
-
-
Alloy Wheel Size
R19
R18
Safety
Anti Lock Braking SystemYesYes
Brake AssistYesYes
Central LockingYesYes
Power Door LocksYesYes
Child Safety LocksYesYes
Anti Theft AlarmYesYes
No Of Airbags
-
6
Driver AirbagYesYes
Passenger AirbagYesYes
Side Airbag FrontYesYes
Side Airbag RearNoNo
Day Night Rear View MirrorYes
Auto
Passenger Side Rear View MirrorYesYes
Xenon HeadlampsNoNo
Rear Seat BeltsYesYes
Seat Belt WarningYesYes
Door Ajar WarningYesYes
Side Impact BeamsYesYes
Front Impact BeamsYesYes
Traction ControlYesNo
Adjustable SeatsYesYes
Tyre Pressure MonitorYesYes
Vehicle Stability Control SystemYesNo
Engine ImmobilizerYesYes
Crash SensorYesYes
Centrally Mounted Fuel TankYesNo
Engine Check WarningYes
-
Automatic HeadlampsYesYes
Clutch LockNo
-
EBDYesYes
Electronic Stability Control
-
Yes
Advance Safety Features
Servotronic assistance at all speed ranges,,Brake Energy Regeneration,Head airbags front and rear,BMW Condition Based Service,Cornering Brake Control,Electric parking brake with auto hold function,Run-Flat Tyres with reinforced side walls,Warning triangle with first-aid kit, Dynamic braking lights,Emergency Spare Wheel,BMW ure Advance includes Tyres, Alloys, Engine ure, Key Lost Assistance and Golf Hole-in-One,Roadside Assistance 24x7
Roll Over Mitigation, Cornering Brake Control, Curtain Airbags, Burglar Alarm, Passenger Seat belt reminder
Follow Me Home HeadlampsNoYes
Rear CameraYesYes
Anti Theft DeviceYesYes
Anti Pinch Power Windows
-
All
Speed Alert
-
No
Speed Sensing Auto Door LockYesYes
Knee AirbagsNoNo
Isofix Child Seat MountsYesYes
Heads Up DisplayNoNo
Pretensioners And Force Limiter SeatbeltsYesYes
Sos Emergency Assistance
-
No
Blind Spot MonitorYesNo
Hill Descent ControlYesNo
Hill AssistYesYes
Impact Sensing Auto Door UnlockYes
-
360 View CameraNoNo
Entertainment & Communication
Cd PlayerNoNo
Cd ChangerNoNo
Dvd PlayerNoNo
RadioYesYes
Audio System Remote ControlNo
-
Mirror Link
-
No
Speakers FrontYesYes
Speakers RearYesYes
Integrated2DINAudioYesYes
Wireless Phone ChargingYesYes
USB And Auxiliary InputYesYes
Bluetooth ConnectivityYesYes
Wifi Connectivity
-
No
Compass
-
No
Touch ScreenYesYes
Touch Screen Size
10.25
8 inch
Connectivity
Apple CarPlay
Android Auto,Apple CarPlay
Android Auto
-
Yes
Apple Car PlayYesYes
Internal StorageYes
-
Number Of Speaker
16
8
Rear Entertainment SystemNoYes
Additional Features
Harman Kardon Surround Sound system,ultrasound-based parking assistance system,BMW Operating System 7.0 with variable configurable widgets, iDrive Touch with handwriting recognition and direct access buttons, Integrated 20GB hard drive for maps and audio files
harman/kardon premium 8-speaker Sound system (Acoustics by harman/kardon), UVO Connected Car
Warranty
Introduction DateNoNo
Warranty TimeNoNo
Warranty DistanceNoNo
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Pros and Cons

  • Pros
  • Cons

    BMW X3

    • The BMW X3 has solid build quality
    • Despite being a compact crossover, it offers adequate space at the rear
    • The sporty handling makes the X3 a fun to drive car

    Kia Carnival

    • Most comfortable seats for the second and third row
    • Loaded with luxury features like rear touchscreens, dual sunroof and VIP seats.
    • Innovative boot space solutions
    • Lots of space inside the cabin

    BMW X3

    • Though handling is good, the ride quality of the X3 isn't plush
    • There's a noticeable lag in power delivery from the engine of the X3
    • The larger 3.0-litre diesel engine is not available in the BMW X3

    Kia Carnival

    • Too big for regular parking lots. Longer than the Ford Endeavour
    • Ground clearance could limit use to city and well paved roads
    • 9-Seater configuration is too tight for 9 adults

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