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How much? £14,045
On sale in the UK: Now
Engine: 1991cc 16v turbodiesel four, 138bhp@4000rpm, 225bhp@1800-2500rpm
Transmission: six-speed manual, front-wheel drive
Performance: 11sec 0-62mph, 116mph, 45.6mpg, 165g/km CO2
How heavy / made of? 1657kg/steel
How big (length/width/height in mm)? 4545/1820/1720
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Rated 2 out of 52

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Rated 2 out of 52

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Rated 2 out of 52

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Rated 4 out of 54

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Rated 2 out of 52

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Rated 2.5 out of 52.5

Kia Carens 2.0 CRDi (2007) CAR review

By Chris Chilton

First Drives

31 January 2007 03:25

So it's a Kia. And an MPV

Okay, so it's not exactly high on your lottery win wish list but Kia is quickly becoming a force to be reckoned with in car circles thanks to cars like the Picanto and its new Focus challenger, the Ceed.

And this new Carens will help it climb couple of steps closer?

Well maybe one step. If you were expecting something with the aesthetic attitude of a Ford S-Max or confidence of a Scenic then you're unlikley to be bowled over by Carens' bland Asian lines. If you're the sort of person who buys your clothes from market stalls because they're cheap and serve a purpose you're unlikley to mind, but you'll never feel even a twinge of pride.

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