Maruti Suzuki XL6 vs KIA Carens: Detailed MPV Comparison

  • Maruti Suzuki XL6 is prepared to challenge KIA Carens in the same segment
  • KIA Carens seems to be more powerful but XL6 is no less in terms of specifications
  • Know the key differences between KIA Carens and Maruti Suzuki XL6

Maruti Suzuki XL6 vs KIA Carens: Detailed MPV Comparison

KIA Carens has been dominating the MPV segment because of its features and price but Maruti Suzuki with its newly launched XL6 Facelift is ready to challenge that position. Since the upgraded 6-seater Maruti XL6 is competing with KIA Carens, here is a detailed comparison between both of these MPVs including their dimensions, seating configuration, engine, and transmission options.

Maruti Suzuki XL6 vs KIA Carens: Dimensions and Seating Configuration

Kia carens vs XL6

Both MPVs are pretty spacious, however, there is a slight difference in their dimensions. KIA Carens seem to be more prominent in dimensions measuring 4540 mm in length, 1800 mm in width, and 1708 mm in height while offering a wheelbase of 2780 mm. On the other hand, the Maruti Suzuki XL6 Facelift is slightly smaller than the Carens as it measures 4445 mm in length, 1775 mm in width, and 1755 mm in height having a wheelbase of  2749 mm.


   KIA Carens   

   Maruti Suzuki XL6   

  Length (mm)



  Width (mm)



  Height (mm)



  Wheelbase (mm)



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In terms of seating configuration, the KIA Carens is a 7-seater while the Maruti Suzuki XL6 offers a seating capacity for 6 persons. Both 5-door MPVs have three seating rows with the bootspace of 209 litres for the XL6 and 216 litres for Carens.

Maruti Suzuki XL6 vs KIA Carens: Engine and Transmission Options

XL6 vs carens Comparison

Under the hood of KIA Carens, you will get three powertrain options. The 1.5-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine with 6-speed manual transmission provides 113.4 bhp and 144 Nm of torque, the 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol unit with 6-speed manual transmission & 7-speed DCT produces 138 bhp and 242 Nm of torque, and the 1.5-litre turbo diesel with 6-speed manual transmission & 6-speed torque convertor automatic offers 113.4 bhp and 250 Nm of torque. 


KIA Carens

Maruti Suzuki XL6


  1.5-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine  

1.4-litre turbocharged petrol unit

1.5-litre turbo diesel

  1.5-litre K-series engine Dual Jet, Dual VVT engine  


113.4 bhp

138 bhp

113.4 bhp

102 bhp


144 Nm

242 Nm

250 Nm

136.8 Nm



6MT & 7DCT

6MT & 6-speed TC AT

5-speed Manual or the 6-speed AT gearbox


On the other hand, the Maruti Suzuki XL6 Facelift comes with the Next-Generation 1.5-litre K-series Dual Jet, Dual VVT engine with Progressive Smart Hybrid Technology to deliver a refined driving experience which is mated to a 5-speed manual or the new 6-speed automatic gearbox. For the automatic variant, there are paddle shifters as well. The XL6 offers 102 bhp and 136.8 Nm of torque. Talking about the powertrain comparison between both of these MPVs, the KIA Carens seems to be more powerful than the XL6.

Maruti Suzuki XL6 vs KIA Carens: Price in India

Maruti XL6 and KIA Carene

The price of KIA Carens is set at Rs 9.5 lakh (ex-showroom) which goes up to Rs 17.70 lakh (ex-showroom) while the Maruti Suzuki XL6 costs between the range of Rs 11.29 lakh (ex-showroom) to Rs 14.55 lakh (ex-showroom). Again, KIA Carens wins here as its pricing is lesser than XL6 Facelift.


Presently, the KIA Carens is more powerful than the Maruti XL6 Facelift. Carens delivers a maximum power output of 138 bhp. Its 1.5-litre diesel engine produces 250 Nm of peak torque. Even in terms of transmission, Carens has the upper hand as it provides a 7-speed DCT gearbox. Considering the specifications and pricing, Maruti XL6 can be a potential rival to Carens but KIA seems to be winning the game.

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