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Parkers overall rating: 2 out of 5 2.0

All models have dual front airbags and ABS and three-point seatbelts all-round. SE models gain side airbags. Security isn't great, just the mandatory immobiliser (no alarm or deadlocks).

A useful amount of head and legroom, but not up to standards set by the latest C-MAX, Scenic and Touran. Family-sized boot, but the rear seats can only be folded down - not removed.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Kia Carens (00-06).

  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Side airbags
  • Steel wheels
  • Traction control

EX equipment

EX standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Steel wheels
EX optional equipment
None available

GS equipment

GS standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Steel wheels
GS optional equipment
None available

GSX equipment

GSX standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Roof rails
GSX optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts

LE equipment

LE standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • CD
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Steel wheels
LE optional equipment
None available

LX equipment

LX standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • Remote locking
  • Steel wheels
LX optional equipment
  • CD

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Side airbags
  • Traction control
SE optional equipment
  • Electric sunroof

SX equipment

SX standard equipment
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Steel wheels
SX optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Height adjustable drivers seat