Kia Carens Turbo Petrol Or Diesel? Mileage & Running Cost Comparison

If you’re wondering whether you should buy the Kia Carens turbo petrol or 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 Turbo Petrol Vs Diesel - Price Comparison

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

KIA CARENS TURBO PETROL VS DIESEL PRICES

EX-SHOWROOM DELHI (MAY 2022)

Variants

Turbo Petrol Prices

Difference

Diesel Prices

Premium Manual

Rs. 11,19,900

Rs. 20,000

Rs. 11,39,900

Prestige Manual

Rs. 12,39,900

Rs. 20,000

Rs. 12,59,900

Prestige Plus Manual

Rs. 13,89,899

Rs. 20,001

Rs. 14,09,900

Luxury Manual

Rs. 15,29,900

Rs. 20,000

Rs. 15,49,900

Luxury Plus 6 Manual

Rs. 16,54,899

Rs. 20,001

Rs. 16,74,900

Luxury Plus Manual

Rs. 16,59,900

Rs. 19,999

Rs. 16,79,899

Luxury Plus 6 Automatic

Rs. 17,44,900

Rs. 19,999

Rs. 17,64,899

Luxury Plus 7 Automatic

Rs. 17,49,900

Rs. 20,000

Rs. 17,69,900

For the Kia Carens diesel manual, you’re paying about Rs. 20,00 more than the turbo petrol. With the automatic transmission also, the ex-showroom price for the Carens diesel is about Rs. 20,000 higher than the turbo petrol.

Kia Carens Turbo Petrol Vs Diesel - Running Cost Calculation - May 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 (MAY 2022)

 

Petrol

Difference

Diesel

Fuel Price Delhi

Rs. 105.45

Rs. 8.74

Rs. 96.71

Manual Mileage

16.2kmpl

5.1kmpl

21.3kmpl

Manual Cost Per KM

Rs. 6.51

Rs. 1.97

Rs. 4.54

Automatic Mileage

16.5kmpl

1.9kmpl

18.4kmpl

Automatic Cost Per KM

Rs. 6.39

Rs. 1.13

Rs. 5.26

At the current fuel prices, the Kia Carens turbo petrol manual will cost you Rs. 1.97 more than the Kia Carens diesel manual for every kilometre you drive. With the automatic, the Kia Carens diesel will save you Rs. 1.13 per kilometre compared to the turbo petrol automatic.

Kilometres To Breakeven With Kia Carens Diesel

KIA CARENS TURBO PETROL VS DIESEL

KM TO RECOVER (MAY 2022)

Variants

KM to Recover

Premium Manual

10,158km

Prestige Manual

10,158km

Prestige Plus Manual

10,159km

Luxury Manual

10,158km

Luxury Plus 6 Manual

10,159km

Luxury Plus Manual

10,158km

Luxury Plus 6 Automatic

17,621km

Luxury Plus 7 Automatic

17,622km

You’ll have to cover about 10,000km with the Kia Carens diesel manual to recover the extra price you pay upfront over the Carens turbo petrol. With the automatic, you’ll have to cover about 17,500km with the Carens diesel to recover the extra price you pay upfront over the Carens turbo petrol-automatic.

Should You Buy Kia Carens Turbo Petrol Or Diesel?

Considering the nominal price gap between the Carens turbo petrol and diesel, the diesel engine seems like an obvious choice. However, the diesel engine isn’t offering significant performance advantage over the 1.4L petrol engine as this engine also gets turbocharging and direct injection. The Carens turbo petrol has good torque output for easy city and highway drivability.

So, you should decide based on your driving requirements. If you drive short distances, then the petrol engine will suit your needs as it takes very little time to warm up. The diesel engine takes a good while to completely warm up and will suit your needs if you drive the car for longer distances or durations. If your state allows you to hold on to a diesel vehicle for longer than 10 years, then that can also count as a point in favour of the Carens diesel.

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.

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