Hyundai Stargazer Vs Kia Carens – Everything That We Know So Far!

Hyundai Stargazer Vs Kia Carens

The Maruti Suzuki XL6-rivaling Kia Carens is currently one of the best-selling seven-seater MPVs in the Indian market

Kia launched the new Carens a few months ago in India and is currently one of the most VFM and feature-rich offerings in the affordable seven-seater MPV segment in the market. The Carens takes on the rivals like the Maruti Ertiga, Maruti XL6, Mahindra Marazzo, and the Hyundai Alcazar. To spice up the competition in India, Hyundai is also planning to launch the new Stargazer in India. The Hyundai Stargazer will offer a similar package when compared to the Kia Carens and here is a detailed Hyundai Stargazer Vs Kia Carens spec comparison that will help you understand the two SUVs better.

Hyundai Stargazer Vs Kia Carens Design And Dimensions Comparison

Hyundai will be launching the new Hyundai Stargazer by next year and will position it below the Alcazar in the Indian market. For starters, the Stargazer features an extremely sharp design and might not impress everyone with its not-so-conventional design language. The version sold in the global markets measures 4460 mm in length, 1780 in width, 1690 mm in height ad weighs 1209 kgs. The wheelbase on the other hand measures at 2780 mm. The Kia Carnes however does have an edge over the Stargazer in terms of exterior design language.

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For those wondering, the Kia Carens, on the other hand, is slightly larger than the Hyundai Stargazer and measures 4540 mm in length while the width and the height measure at 1800 mm and 1700 mm respectively. The wheelbase however is the same and measures 2780 mm. In addition to this, the Carens also boast a better road presence and offer a more subtle design. The front profile is largely dominated by sleek lights and a simple front grille. The bumper too features a bold design while the side profile too looks elegant and attractive. A quick spec comparison is given below in the table:

Dimensions Hyundai Stargazer Kia Carens
Length 4460 mm 4540 mm
Width 1780 mm 1800 mm
Height 1690 mm 1700 mm
Wheelbase 2780 mm 2780 mm
Ground Clearance NA 190 mm
Boot Space 200L (Expandable Up to 585L) 216L (Expandable Up to 645L)
Wheels 205/55 R16 205/65 R16
Kerb Weight 1209 kgs 1221 kgs

Hyundai Stargazer Vs Kia Carens

Engine, Gearbox, And Performance

In the global markets, the Hyundai Stargazer is available only with a single engine option that includes a 1.5L NA petrol engine that churns out 115 PS and 114 Nm of peak torque. This engine comes mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox while the buyers can also opt for an optional CVT gearbox. In the Indian market, Hyundai might also offer the upcoming Hyundai Stargazer with a diesel engine. An option of turbo-petrol may also be offered with the new Stargazer in India.

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The Kia Carens is offered with three engine options that include a 1.5L NA petrol, a 1.4L turbo-petrol engine, and a 1.5L turbo diesel engine. The 1.5L NA aspirated petrol churns out identical power and torque output as the Stargazer while the turbo petrol engine on the other hand delivers peak power and torque output of 140 PS and 242 Nm respectively. While the former can be had with either a 6-speed MT or CVT gearbox, the turbo engine is available either with a 6-speed MT or with a 7-speed DCT gearbox.

Specifications Hyundai Stargazer Kia Carens
Engine 1.5L NA Petrol 1.5L NA petrol/1.4L turbo petrol
Power 115 PS 115 PS/ 140 PS
Torque 144 Nm 144 Nm/ 242 Nm
Gearbox 6 MT & iVT 6 MT, iVT/ 6 MT, 7 DCT

Hyundai Stargazer Vs Kia Carens Price Comparison

Hyundai Stargazer Kia Carens
Starting Price Rs 10-12 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) Rs 9.59 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi)

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Final Verdict

The Kia Carens is currently one of the best offerings for anyone looking for a comfortable, feature-rich, and practical seven-seater MPV in India. Furthermore, the Carens give stiff competition to its rivals with its competent engine options. While more details about the Hyundai Stargazer are yet to be shared by the Korean carmaker, we do feel that the Stargazer will be a great alternative to other MPVs in India and will offer a premium and a comfortable cabin for the buyers.

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Nitin Kadian

Nitin Kadian

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An engineer by education and a motorhead by heart, he loves spending time behind the wheels. In the age of SUVs and crossovers, he still adores old-school low-slung sedans and drools over the Mustang '69.