Hyundai Kona Electric vs Kia Carens

Should you buy Hyundai Kona Electric 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. Hyundai Kona Electric price starts at Rs 23.84 Lakh ex-showroom for Premium (Electric) and Kia Carens price starts Rs 10.45 Lakh ex-showroom for Premium (Petrol).

Kona Electric Vs Carens

Key HighlightsHyundai Kona ElectricKia Carens
On Road PriceRs.25,23,859*Rs.22,83,509*
Range (km)452-
Fuel TypeElectricDiesel
Battery Capacity (kWh)39.2-
Charging Time19 h - AC - 2.8 kW (0-100%)-
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Hyundai Kona Electric vs Kia Carens Comparison

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        Hyundai Kona Electric
        Hyundai Kona Electric
        Rs24.03 Lakh*
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            Kia Carens
            Kia Carens
            Rs19.45 Lakh*
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          Basic Information
          On-Road Price in New Delhi
          Rs.25,23,859*
          Rs.22,83,509*
          Finance Available (EMI)
          Rs.48,047/month
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          Rs.44,362/month
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          Insurance
          User Rating
          4.4
          Based on 56 Reviews
          4.4
          Based on 354 Reviews
          Service Cost (Avg. of 5 years)
          -
          Rs.3,854
          Brochure
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          Brochure not available
          Running Cost
          Running cost per km measures the expense of driving your EV per kilometer. Running Cost/Km = (Battery Capacity of EV * Per Unit Electricity Cost ) / Range on full charge.
          ₹ 0.87/km
          -
          Engine & Transmission
          Engine Type
          Engine type in car refers to the type of engine that powers the vehicle. There are many different types of car engines, but the most common are petrol (gasoline) and diesel engines
          Not applicable
          1.5L CRDi VGT
          Displacement (cc)
          The displacement of an engine is the total volume of all of the cylinders in the engine. Measured in cubic centimetres (cc)
          Not applicable
          1493
          No. of Cylinders
          ICE engines have one or more cylinders. More cylinders typically mean more smoothness and more power, but it also means more moving parts and less fuel efficiency.
          Not applicable
          Fast Charging
          Fast charging typically refers to direct current (DC) charging from an EV charge station, and is generally quicker than AC charging. Not all fast chargers are equal, though, and this depends on their rated output.
          Yes
          Not applicable
          Charging Time
          19 h - AC - 2.8 kW (0-100%)
          Not applicable
          Battery Capacity (kWh)
          39.2
          Not applicable
          Motor Type
          Permanent magnet synchronous motor (PMSM)
          Not applicable
          Max Power (bhp@rpm)
          Power dictates the performance of an engine. It's measured in horsepower (bhp) or metric horsepower (PS). More is better.
          134.10bhp
          114.41bhp@4000rpm
          Max Torque (nm@rpm)
          The load-carrying ability of an engine, measured in Newton-metres (Nm) or pound-foot (lb-ft). More is better.
          395Nm
          250Nm@1500-2750rpm
          Valves Per Cylinder
          Valves let air and fuel into the cylinders of a combustion engine. More valves typically make more power and are more efficient.
          Not applicable
          4
          Fuel Supply System
          Responsible for delivering fuel from the fuel tank into your internal combustion engine (ICE). More sophisticated systems give you better mileage.
          Not applicable
          CRDi
          Turbo Charger
          A device that forces more air into an internal combustion engine. More air can burn more fuel and make more power. Turbochargers utilise exhaust gas energy to make more power.
          Not applicable
          Yes
          Range (km)
          452 km
          Not applicable
          Battery Warranty
          A battery warranty is a guarantee offered by the battery manufacturer or seller that the battery will perform as expected for a certain period of time or number of cycles. Battery warranties typically cover defects in materials and workmanship
          8 Years or 160000 km
          Not applicable
          Battery Type
          Small lead-acid batteries are typically used by internal combustion engines for start-up and to power the vehicle's electronics, while lithium-ion battery packs are typically used in electric vehicles.
          Lithium-Ion
          Not applicable
          Charging Time (A.C)
          The time taken to charge batteries from mains power or alternating current (AC) source. Mains power is typically slower than DC charging.
          6 H 10 Min (7.2 kW AC)
          Not applicable
          Charging Time (D.C)
          The time taken for a DC Fast Charger to charge your car. DC or Direct Current chargers recharge electric vehicles faster than AC chargers
          57 Mins (50 kW DC)
          Not applicable
          Charging Port
          CCS-II
          Not applicable
          Transmission Type
          Automatic
          Automatic
          Gear Box
          1-Speed
          6-Speed AT
          Drive Type
          FWD
          Charging Options
          2.8 kW AC | 7.2 kW AC | 50 kW DC
          Not applicable
          Charger Type
          2.8 kW Wall Box Charger
          Not applicable
          Charging Time (7.2 k W AC Fast Charger)
          6 H10 Min
          Not applicable
          Fuel & Performance
          Fuel Type
          Electric
          Diesel
          Mileage ARAI (kmpl)
          -
          21
          Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
          -
          45
          Emission Norm Compliance
          ZEV
          BS VI 2.0
          Top Speed (kmph)
          -
          174
          Suspension, Steering & Brakes
          Front Suspension
          McPherson strut type
          McPherson Strut with coil spring
          Rear Suspension
          Multi - link
          Coupled Torsion Beam Axle with Coil Spring
          Steering Type
          Electric
          Electric
          Steering Column
          Tilt & telescopic
          Tilt & Telescopic
          Front Brake Type
          Disc
          disc
          Rear Brake Type
          Disc
          disc
          Top Speed (Kmph)
          -
          174
          Tyre Size
          215/55 R17
          205/65 R16
          Tyre Type
          Tubeless, Radial
          Tubeless, Radial
          Alloy Wheel Size Front (Inch)
          -
          16
          Alloy Wheel Size Rear (Inch)
          -
          16
          Dimensions & Capacity
          Length (mm)
          The distance from a car's front tip to the farthest point in the back.
          4180
          4540
          Width (mm)
          The width of a car is the horizontal distance between the two outermost points of the car, typically measured at the widest point of the car, such as the wheel wells or the rearview mirrors
          1800
          1800
          Height (mm)
          The height of a car is the vertical distance between the ground and the highest point of the car. It can decide how much space a car has along with it's body type and is also critical in determining it's ability to fit in smaller garages or parking spaces
          1570
          1708
          Wheel Base (mm)
          Distance from the centre of the front wheel to the centre of the rear wheel. A longer wheelbase is better for stability and also allows more passenger space on the inside.
          2600
          2380
          Front Tread (mm)
          The distance from the centre of the left tyre to the centre of the right tyre of a four-wheeler's front wheels. Also known as front track. The relation between the front and rear tread/track numbers decides a cars stability.
          1624
          -
          Kerb Weight (kg)
          It is the weight of just a car, including fluids such as engine oil, coolant and brake fluid, combined with a fuel tank that is filled to 90 percent capacity.
          1420
          -
          Seating Capacity
          5
          6
          Boot Space (Litres)
          332
          216
          No. of Doors
          5
          5
          Comfort & Convenience
          Power SteeringYesYes
          Power Windows FrontYesYes
          Power Windows RearYesYes
          Automatic Climate ControlYesYes
          Air Quality Control
          -
          Yes
          Remote Engine Start/Stop
          -
          Yes
          Accessory Power OutletYesYes
          Trunk LightYesYes
          Vanity MirrorYes
          -
          Rear Reading Lamp
          -
          Yes
          Rear Seat HeadrestYesYes
          Adjustable HeadrestYesYes
          Rear Seat Centre Arm RestYesYes
          Height Adjustable Front Seat Belts
          -
          Yes
          Cup Holders Front
          -
          Yes
          Cup Holders RearYesYes
          Rear AC Vents
          -
          Yes
          Heated Seats FrontYes
          -
          Seat Lumbar SupportYes
          -
          Multifunction Steering WheelYesYes
          Cruise ControlYesYes
          Parking Sensors
          Rear
          Front & Rear
          Real-Time Vehicle Tracking
          -
          Yes
          Foldable Rear Seat
          60:40 Split
          60:40 Split
          Smart Access Card EntryYes
          -
          Engine Start Stop ButtonYesYes
          Bottle Holder
          -
          Front & Rear Door
          Voice CommandYesYes
          Steering Wheel Gearshift PaddlesYesYes
          USB Charger
          Front
          Front & Rear
          Central Console Armrest
          With Storage
          With Storage
          Luggage Hook And NetYes
          -
          Battery SaverYes
          -
          Additional Features
          10-way power driver seat with lumbar support,Rear seat center headrest,Smart electric sunroof,Button type shift-by-wire technology,Electric parking brake with auto hold,Paddle shifters for adjustable regenerative braking,FATC with auto defogger,Electro chromic mirror,Rear ventilation duct (under front seats),Driver & passenger side vanity mirror with illumination,Sunglass holder,LED map lamps,LED room lamp,Intermittent variable front wiper,Rear parcel tray,Headlamps Auto-levelling function
          -
          One Touch Operating Power Window
          Driver's Window
          Driver's Window
          Drive Modes
          4
          3
          Idle Start Stop System
          -
          Yes
          Rear Window Sunblind
          -
          Yes
          Voice assisted sunroof
          -
          Yes
          Drive Mode Types
          -
          Normal/Eco/ Sport
          Air ConditionerYesYes
          Heater
          -
          Yes
          Adjustable SteeringYesYes
          KeyLess EntryYesYes
          Ventilated SeatsYesYes
          Height Adjustable Driver Seat
          -
          Yes
          Electric Adjustable Seats
          Front
          Rear
          Automatic HeadlampsYesYes
          Follow Me Home Headlamps
          -
          Yes
          Interior
          Tachometer
          A tachometer shows how fast the engine is running, measured in revolutions per minute (RPM). In a manual car, it helps the driver know when to shift gears.
          -
          Yes
          Electronic Multi TripmeterYes
          -
          Leather SeatsYes
          -
          Leather Steering WheelYesYes
          Glove Compartment
          It refers to a storage compartment built into the dashboard of a vehicle on the passenger's side. It is used to store vehicle documents, and first aid kit among others.
          YesYes
          Digital Clock
          Refers to a display that shows the current time in a digital (numerical) format.
          Yes
          -
          Digital OdometerYes
          -
          Driving Experience Control EcoYes
          -
          Dual Tone Dashboard
          -
          Yes
          Additional Features
          Premium black interiors,Soft touch pad on dashboard,Inside door handles-metal paint,Metal pedals,Digital instrument cluster with supervision,Seat back pockets
          Opulent Two-tone Triton Navy and Beige Interiors, Dark Metal Paint Dashboard, Console Lamp (Bulb Type) with Sunglass Case, Passenger Seat Back Multi Pockets, Driving Rear View Monitor, Under Seat Tray (Sliding Type),
          Digital Cluster
          -
          Full
          Digital Cluster Size (Inch)
          -
          10.25
          Upholstery
          -
          Leatherette
          Ambient Light Colour
          -
          64
          Exterior
          Available ColorsFiery Red With Abyss BlackTitan Grey With Abyss BlackAtlas WhiteAtlas White With Abyss BlackAbyss BlackKona ColorsGlacier White PearlSparkling SilverIntense RedAurora Black PearlImperial BlueGravity Gray+1 MoreCarens Colors
          Body Type
          Adjustable HeadlightsYesYes
          Fog Lights Rear
          Rear fog lights are lights placed near the lower half of a car's rear bumper. Unlike front fog lights, rear fog lights are designed to ensure cars driving behind you can see you better in bad weather conditions such as fog or heavy rains.
          Yes
          -
          Power Adjustable Exterior Rear View Mirror
          Power-adjustable exterior rear view mirror is a type of outside rear view mirror that can be adjusted electrically by the driver using a switch or buttons.
          YesYes
          Manually Adjustable Ext Rear View Mirror
          Manually adjustable exterior rear view mirrors refer to stick-like controls inside the car that are used to adjust the angle of the exterior rear view mirrors.
          -
          No
          Electric Folding Rear View Mirror
          It refers to a vehicle's mirrors opening and closing at the touch of a button.
          YesYes
          Rain Sensing Wiper
          It refers to a water/moisture sensor that automatically starts the wiper when it rains or water is splashed onto the car's windshield. It is a feature that aids both convenience and safety.
          -
          Yes
          Rear Window Wiper
          It is a single wiper used to clear the rear windshield of dust and water. It can be used by itself or with a washer that sprays water.
          YesYes
          Rear Window Washer
          It is the sprayer/water dispenser located near the rear windshield that works with the rear wiper to clean the glass.
          Yes
          -
          Rear Window Defogger
          Rear window defoggers use heat to increase the temperature of the rear windshield to clear any fogging up of the glass caused by weather conditions.
          YesYes
          Wheel Covers
          -
          No
          Alloy Wheels
          Refers to lightweight wheels made of metals such as aluminium. Available in multiple designs, they are used to enhance the look of a vehicle.
          YesYes
          Rear Spoiler
          A rear spoiler is used to increase downforce on the rear end of the vehicle. In most cars however, they're used simply for looks.
          YesYes
          Sun Roof
          A sunroof is a glass panel on the roof of the vehicle. It can either be just over the front seats or extend further backward towards the rear.
          YesYes
          Moon RoofYes
          -
          Outside Rear View Mirror Turn Indicators
          It refers to an additional turn indicator located on the outside mirror of a vehicle. It warns both oncoming and following traffic.
          YesYes
          Integrated AntennaYesYes
          Halogen Headlamps
          -
          No
          Cornering Headlamps
          Cornering headlamps either refer to headlights that turn slightly with your steering input or a secondary light within the headlight cluster that switches on when your steering is turned. Like cornering fog lamps, this feature improves visibility while turning.
          Yes
          -
          Roof Rail
          Roof rails are parts attached to a car's roof that can either enhance a car's styling or be used to carry luggage carriers. Not all roof rails are designed to take loads and if they are, they have strict weight limits.
          YesYes
          Heated Wing Mirror
          Heated wing mirrors can also be called mirror defoggers. As the name says, using heat, the outside rear view mirrors can be cleared from fogging up during cold/rainy weather, improving rearward visibility and safety.
          Yes
          -
          LED DRLs
          LED daytime running lights (DRL) are not to be confused with headlights. The intended purpose is to help other road users see your vehicle better while adding to the car's style.
          YesYes
          LED Headlights
          Refers to the use of LED lighting in the main headlamp. LEDs provide a bright white beam, making night driving safer.
          YesYes
          LED Taillights
          Refers to the use of LED lighting in the taillamps.
          YesYes
          LED Fog Lamps
          Refers to the use of LED lighting in the fog lamp. A fog lamp is placed low on the bumper to help illuminate the road and surrounding area enhancing safety in foggy/rainy conditions.
          -
          Yes
          Additional Features
          LED positioning lamps,Body colored Bumpers,Body colored Outside door mirrors,Body colored Outside door handles,Rear skid plate,Sporty roof rails,Rear spoiler with HMSL,R17 alloy wheels
          High Mount Stop Lamp, 3rd Row 50:50 Split Seats with Reclining and Full Flat Folding, Kia Signature Tiger Nose Grille with Black High Glossy Surround Accents,
          Fog Lights
          -
          Front
          Antenna
          -
          Shark Fin
          Sunroof
          -
          Single Pane
          Boot Opening
          -
          Manual
          Puddle Lamps
          -
          Yes
          Tyre Size
          215/55 R17
          205/65 R16
          Tyre Type
          Tubeless, Radial
          Tubeless, Radial
          Safety
          Anti Lock Braking SystemYesYes
          Brake Assist
          -
          Yes
          Central LockingYesYes
          Child Safety Locks
          -
          Yes
          Anti Theft Alarm
          -
          Yes
          No. of Airbags
          6
          6
          Driver AirbagYesYes
          Passenger AirbagYesYes
          Side Airbag FrontYesYes
          Side Airbag RearNoNo
          Day Night Rear View Mirror
          -
          Yes
          Seat Belt WarningYesYes
          Door Ajar Warning
          -
          Yes
          Tyre Pressure MonitorYesYes
          Engine ImmobilizerYesYes
          Electronic Stability ControlYesYes
          Advance Safety Features
          Rear camera with dynamic guidelines, Curtain Airbags,Headlamp escort function,Rear defogger with timer,Virtual engine sound system,Electronic dual shell horn,Burglar alarm
          -
          Rear Camera
          -
          With Guidedlines
          Anti Theft Device
          -
          Yes
          Anti Pinch Power Windows
          -
          Driver
          Speed AlertYesYes
          Speed Sensing Auto Door LockYesYes
          Isofix Child Seat MountsYes
          -
          Pretensioners And Force Limiter Seatbelts
          -
          Driver
          Hill Descent Control
          -
          Yes
          Hill AssistYesYes
          Impact Sensing Auto Door UnlockYesYes
          Curtain Airbag
          -
          Yes
          Electronic Brakeforce Distribution
          -
          Yes
          ADAS
          Adaptive Cruise Control
          -
          Yes
          Advance Internet
          Remote Vehicle Status Check
          -
          Yes
          Navigation With Live Traffic
          -
          Yes
          Over the Air (OTA) Updates
          -
          Yes
          Google / Alexa Connectivity
          -
          Yes
          Remote AC On/Off
          -
          Yes
          Remote Door Lock/Unlock
          -
          Yes
          Remote Vehicle Ignition Start/Stop
          -
          Yes
          Entertainment & Communication
          RadioYesYes
          Speakers FrontYesYes
          Speakers RearYesYes
          Integrated 2DIN AudioYesYes
          Wireless Phone ChargingYesYes
          USB And Auxiliary InputYes
          -
          Bluetooth ConnectivityYesYes
          Touch ScreenYesYes
          Touch Screen size (Inch)
          7
          10.25
          Connectivity
          Android Auto, Apple CarPlay
          Android Auto, Apple CarPlay
          Android AutoYesYes
          Apple Car PlayYesYes
          No. of Speakers
          4
          8
          Rear Entertainment System
          -
          Yes
          Additional Features
          17.77cm touchscreen display,Front tweeters
          -
          Usb Ports
          -
          5 USB Type C
          Touch Screen Rear
          -
          Yes
          Rear Touch Screen Size
          -
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          Pros and Cons

          • Pros
          • Cons

            Hyundai Kona Electric

            • Claimed range of 452km as per ARAI. Even if the real world range drops by a big margin, there’s enough for a week’s worth of commuting
            • 3 year/unlimited km warranty on the car & 8 year/1,60,000km warranty for the battery pack
            • Feature loaded electric car. Gets goodies like LED projector headlamps, powered driver seat, heated and cooled front seats, sunroof, 8-inch touchscreen, 6 airbags, traction control & a lot more
            • Super smooth drive experience. Immediate acceleration, nearly noise free driving and easy to understand driving behaviour make it a good purchase for first time electric vehicle buyers
            • Multiple charging options - DC fast charge, level 2 AC wallbox charger & level 1 portable charger
            • Low running cost. Hyundai claims overall operational cost, including services, is 1/5th of an equivalent petrol car

            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

            Hyundai Kona Electric

            • Average cabin space. Not comparable to a similarly priced petrol/diesel SUV like the Jeep Compass or Hyundai Tucson
            • Average boot space is on par with sub-10 lakh Rupee hatchbacks
            • Limited traveling charge options. You will depend on availability of fast charge stations or have to use the portable charger that takes several hours for a full charge
            • Lacks the road presence and size of a price rival like the Compass or Tucson

            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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          Which car is cheaper between Hyundai Kona Electric and Kia Carens?

          Hyundai Kona Electric price starts at Rs 23.84 Lakh & Kia Carens price starts at Rs 10.45 Lakh in New Delhi. Kia Carens is cheaper between these two cars.
          *Ex-showroom price in New Delhi
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