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Kia Carens Petrol Or Diesel? Mileage & Running Cost Comparison

If you’re wondering whether you should buy the Kia Carens 1.5L normal petrol or 1.5L turbo diesel then this article will help you come to a conclusion. Here, we’ll take the latest ex-showroom prices of the Carens and look at the price difference. Based on the current petrol and diesel prices, we’ll calculate the kilometres you need to drive the car to recover the higher upfront cost. This should help you decide which engine option of the Carens will work best for you and save you money in the long run. Let’s start with the difference in their ex-showroom prices.

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Kia Carens Petrol Vs Diesel - Price Comparison

Let’s look at the latest ex-showroom prices of the Kia Carens petrol and diesel to see what extra cost you’re paying for the Carens diesel over the Carens petrol.

KIA CARENS PETROL VS DIESEL PRICES - EX-SHOWROOM DELHI (JUNE 2022)

Variants

Petrol Prices

Difference

Diesel Prices

Premium Manual

Rs. 9,59,900

Rs. 1,80,000

Rs. 11,39,900

Prestige Manual

Rs. 10,69,900

Rs. 1,90,000

Rs. 12,59,900

For the Kia Carens diesel manual, you’re paying between Rs. 1.8 lakh and Rs. 1.9 lakh more than the petrol.

Kia Carens Petrol Vs Diesel - Running Cost Calculation - June 2022

Now, let’s compare the per kilometre fuel cost you’ll incur with both the engine options. For this, we’ll use the latest petrol and diesel prices in Delhi and the official mileage figures as a baseline.

KIA CARENS

COST PER KM (JUNE 2022)

 

Petrol

Difference

Diesel

Fuel Price Delhi

Rs. 96.76

Rs. 7.1

Rs. 89.66

Manual Mileage

15.7kmpl

5.6kmpl

21.3kmpl

Manual Cost Per KM

Rs. 6.16

Rs. 1.95

Rs. 4.21

At the current fuel prices, the Kia Carens 1.5L petrol manual will cost you Rs. 1.95 more than the Kia Carens diesel manual for every kilometre you drive.

Kilometres To Breakeven With Kia Carens Diesel

KIA CARENS PETROL VS DIESEL

KM TO RECOVER (JUNE 2022)

Variants

KM to Recover

Premium Manual

92,134km

Prestige Manual

97,253km

Depending on the variant, you’ll have to cover 92,134 to 97,253km with the Kia Carens diesel manual to recover the extra price you pay upfront over the Carens 1.5L normal petrol.

Should You Buy Kia Carens Petrol Or Diesel?

The Kia Carens diesel costs almost Rs. 2.0 lakh more than equivalent petrol variants. Although the Kia Carens diesel costs more than the petrol variants of the Carens, one cannot ignore the better torque and mileage or fuel efficiency figure of the Carens diesel. The diesel Carens manages to recover the higher upfront cost in 92,000 to 98,000km.

Another advantage the Carens diesel holds over the Carens petrol is its superior torque output, which will certainly help when hauling a full load of 7 passengers. Considering the better performance of the diesel engine, we believe that you can buy the Carens diesel even if you intend to drive the car for more than 60,000km. While the cost breakeven will happen at 90,000-1.0 lakh kilometre, the performance advantage will pay for itself off on a daily basis.

You can use our Fuel Cost Calculator to see how much any petrol, diesel or CNG car will cost to run based on the latest fuel price in your city.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Prathu Sharma

Engineer by upbringing, artist by passion, motorhead because ,why not! Likes to know about everything related to technology, switches between american muscle and german innovation depending on the day. Wants to own 69' Mustang Mach 1 and to drive BMW M3 87'someday.

11 Comments

  1. A Akshay Indulkar says:
    February 19 2022 19:25:35

    Hi, Do you think Carens 1.5 Petrol engine, Prestige model would be enough with 6 passenger ? For 300km once a while travel.(2 / yr). This drive would be not be more frequent And if you could suggest converting to CNG later stages, will still be performing good. Will it have any NCAP rating ?

  2. B Bhole says:
    February 21 2022 10:27:50

    I have decided to buy prestige plus. I am confused between 1.4 turbo petrol and the diesel engine. Ex-showroom price is same. There is an on-road price difference of 28-30 thousand only. Can you please guide? I am planning to keep the vehicle for 10+ years. Average running of my previous car is about 400km/month. Occasionally need to carry 5-6 passengers. Please guide

  3. D Durga Padhy says:
    February 22 2022 07:30:31

    Hi, I also have the same confusion between prestige plus petrol vs diesel. My running will be around 1000 km p.m. Apart from the high annual maintenance cost in diesel, is there any other cost in diesel car over 10 years?

  4. G Ganikhan says:
    February 24 2022 16:44:33

    Post

  5. G Gajanan says:
    March 03 2022 09:27:15

    I have decided to buy prestige plus. I am confused between 1.4 turbo petrol and the diesel engine. Ex-showroom price is same. There is an on-road price difference of 28-30 thousand only. Can you please guide? I am planning to keep the vehicle for 10+ years. Average running of my previous car is about 400km/month. Occasionally need to carry 5-6 passengers. Please guide

  6. v vinayak Kulkarni says:
    March 08 2022 08:32:24

    I have booked kia carens 1.5 prestige petrol model....can I installed CNG kit after purchase the car??

  7. S Sekar says:
    April 16 2022 08:41:10

    Guide me can I buy dct petrol usage of car will be 5000 km per year I will keep the car more than 10 years

  8. G Gurdeep Singh says:
    April 23 2022 17:19:35

    which one is better whether petrol 1.4 turbo vs diesel my running is 600 km per mth i need to have long time iwnt low mantainance & total expenditure on fuel.

  9. G Gurdeep Singh says:
    April 23 2022 17:20:24

    pl...... guide me

  10. P Puneet says:
    April 26 2022 09:36:16

    I have decided to buy prestige plus. I am confused between 1.4 turbo petrol and the diesel engine. Ex-showroom price is same. There is an on-road price difference of 28-30 thousand only. Can you please guide? I am planning to keep the vehicle for 10+ years. Average running of my previous car is about 400km/month. Occasionally need to carry 5-6 passengers. Please guide

  11. M Manish says:
    May 02 2022 12:11:46

    One should post a comparison of turbo petrol prestige plus and diesel. That will be a true comparison.

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