The MPV segment in the Indian market is observing an uptrend in the MPV segment. In the recent past, Kia launched the new Carens MPV, while the new Maruti Suzuki XL6 made its debut just yesterday (21 April 2022). The two new MPVs compete fiercely in the three-row vehicle segment that has been attracting the family audience lately. In this comparison, we pin the new Maruti Suzuki XL6 against the Kia Carens MPV. We will be comparing the price and technical specifications of the MPVs, so you can make an informed buying decision.
2022 Maruti Suzuki XL6 Vs. Kia Carens – Price
The Maruti Suzuki XL6 comes with a starting price tag of INR 11.29 lakh ex-showroom. The brand offers the XL6 in four variants – Zeta, Alpha, Alpha+ and Alpha+ Dual Tone. The company also offers the new XL6 with manual and automatic gearbox options. The Kia Carens comes with a starting price tag of INR 8.99 lakh ex-showroom. The brand offers the Carens in five variants – Premium, Prestige, Prestige Plus, Luxury, and Luxury Plus 6/7-seater. The company offers petrol, turbo-petrol and turbo-diesel engine options. The car also comes with a manual, 6-speed automatic and 7-speed DCT transmission options.
Here is a side by side comparison of the price list:-
|2022 Maruti Suzuki XL6||2022 Kia Carens|
|Manual||Automatic||Trim||Petrol (Naturally-Aspirated)||Petrol (Turbocharged)||Diesel (VGT Turbocharged)|
|Zeta||INR 11.29 lakh||INR 12.79 lakh||Premium||INR 8.99 lakh||INR 10.99 lakh||INR 10.99 lakh|
|Alpha||INR 12.29 lakh||INR 13.79 lakh||Prestige||INR 9.99 lakh||INR 11.99 lakh||INR 11.99 lakh|
|Alpha+||INR 12.89 lakh||INR 14.39 lakh||Prestige Plus||
INR 13.49 lakh 6MT / INR 14.59 lakh 7DCT
|INR 13.49 lakh|
|Alpha+ Dual-Tone||INR 13.05 lakh||INR 14.55 lakh||Luxury||INR 14.99 lakh||INR 14.99 lakh|
Luxury Plus 6/7-seater
INR 16.19 lakh 6MT / INR 16.99 lakh 7DCT
|INR 16.19 lakh 6MT / INR 16.99 lakh 6AT|
*All Prices Mentioned Above Are Ex-Showroom.
2022 Maruti Suzuki XL6 Vs. Kia Carens – Engine Specification
Powering the XL6 is the next-generation 1.5-litre 4-cylinder K-Series engine. The new naturally-aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine with progressive Smart Hybrid technology comes with 102 PS of power and 136.8 Nm of torque. The brand offers the new XL6 with a 5-speed manual and an all-new 6-speed torque converter automatic. The new MPV also comes with steering-mounted paddle shifters. Maruti Suzuki claims that the XL6 returns a fuel efficiency of 20.97 kmpl for the manual and 20.27 kmpl for the automatic gearbox.
On the other hand, the Kia Carens come with a 1.5-litre Smartstream petrol engine that makes 115 PS of power and 144 Nm of torque. A 1.4-litre Smartstream turbo-petrol engine that produces 140 PS of power and 242 Nm of torque. For diesel aficionados, the MPV also comes with a 1.5-litre CRDi VGT turbocharged diesel engine that produces 115 PS of power and 250 Nm of torque. The brand offers a 6-speed manual, 6-speed automatic and 7-speed DCT transmission options.
2022 Maruti Suzuki XL6 Vs. Kia Carens – Dimensions
The Maruti Suzuki XL6 measures 4,445mm, in length, 1,775mm in width, 1,755mm in height, and 2,740mm in wheelbase. The XL6 MPV comes with 16-inch alloy wheels. The Kia Carens MPV measures 4,540mm in length, 1,800mm in width, 1,708mm in height and a wheelbase of 2,780mm. The Carens MPV comes with a ground clearance of 195mm and 16-inch alloy wheels.
2022 Maruti Suzuki XL6 Vs. Kia Carens – Safety
The Maruti Suzuki XL6 comes with four airbags that include driver+co-driver front and driver+co-driver side airbags as standard. The MPV also comes with Electronic Stability Program (ESP), Hill Hold Assist (HHA), reverse parking sensors, and second-row ISOFIX anchors as standard. The XL6 also gets safety features like a 360-degree camera and Tyre Pressure Monitoring System on higher-spec variants. On the other hand, the Kia Carens MPV comes with 6 airbags as standard. The MPV also gets all-wheel disc brakes, rear parking sensors, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, ESC, VSM, HAC, DBC, ABS and BAS as standard on all five trims.